The main reason why I don't think it's a work is because Daniel Bryan is "not under WWE contract" in storyline. None of the NXT guys are except Wade Barrett. That was what they were competing in NXT for.
If it were an angle, it should be Wade Barrett released.
- If this is a work it could be because he has now attacked Cole and Chimmel, which means they could go with the loose cannon angle if they so choose.
- If this is a work, it could present him as an outcast even more.
- If this is a work, it could be a means for him to Take a Level in Badass by reclaiming his name back (which they sorta did before), and to further separate Season 1 from Season 2.
Also, doesn't a certain current WWE announcer who had issues with "Daniel Byran" have a heavy presence on WWE.com (Cole)?
EDIT: Apparently a couple of days ago Daniel Bryan played a big role in the continuation of this storyline in FCW. Click Here (rajah.com) to see the whole article.
Could enough have changed for him to really REALLY been released over the course of a day or two? Or maybe like I said before that this, along with the name change, is their way of differing him from the other people with "fake" names?
(edited by El Nastio on 12.6.10 0025) You know, I really don't know what to put here. Close your eyes and thank of something funny!
Thing is, 99% of the time someone has been future endeavored on wwe.com, it isn't questioned. But Daniel Bryan is. Yeah, the NXT angle just started. Others have been fired in the middle of angles before. Hell, Carlito was just fired while he was still a Pro on NXT.
In a weird way, I hope it's not a work. I'd like to believe wwe.com's credibility when they say someone has been released from the company.
Originally posted by Super Shane SpearThere is no way that this is real
"Within WWE, the word has been sent out internally that the Bryan Danielson firing is legitimate. All the higher-ups in the company were informed that he was gone before the item that everyone assumes to be a work was put on the web site. It's difficult to believe given the timing that it could possibly be legitimate. The idea they would work Donna Goldsmith and Michelle Wilson on a wrestling angle is also hard to fathom, and we've already seen examples of companies trying to work its employees and they are never good in the long-run".
This whole angle is starting way too oddly. I very much doubt that Bryan has been released legit, cause they have no reason to do it. He just got started in the company a few weeks ago and he had the only major fued on NXT. This is probably an elaborate WORKED part of the NXT rebellion angle.
Originally posted by CruelAngel777I very much doubt that Bryan has been released legit, cause they have no reason to do it.
I've decided on the wait-and-see approach to this*, but I've got to point out that your statement isn't correct. He could have failed a test and refused rehab. He could have asked for his release. He could have shown his balls to Stephanie. There are many things that can happen to cause someone to get released that are not planned.
*Of course, my hope is work.
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I would have thought a Petey Willimas "Loser Leaves Town" match would have seen him finish the Steiner/Steiner Jr. story. The entire idea of "The guy who gets pinned is canned, but his partner's safe" really confuses me.