WWE looks bad to me regardless if Danielson being fired is a work or a shoot.
|Posted: 14 June 2010 at 12:03pm | IP Logged | 7
If he is really fired...
It was a situation easily avoided. Apparently you can hit people with steel chairs, put them through tables, if you're Batista you can try and run over John Cena with a car at Wrestlemania but choking someone out with a tie is a serious no no that no one bothered to tell Danielson. They allowed him to follow up Raw with another angle at FCW involving Christian and The Miz and then fired him late Friday under pressure from someone outside of the WWE.
Bowing to the pressure is bad enough but if they were going to, they could have at least waited until today. Cena calls out Danielson for spitting on him, demands a match. They have one hell of a match on TV and in the end Cena destroys him. Then Danielson can at least have added to the angle before he was gone.
As it is now, what they just pretend he never existed? Try to explain that he was fired. How? If the storyline is followed, none of the NXT guys besides Wade Barrett are even under contract. If that is forgotten they say he was fired, how do they explain that choking a ring announcer was worthy of a firing but destroying the ring, beating up Cena, attacking Lawler, Striker and the timekeeper was fine and dandy for the other 7?
If this is a big work...
Wrestling is based on lies. They say the lies and we "believe" them to allow the story to unfold. Teddy Long "fired" Drew McIntyre on Smackdown. We all knew it was a storyline but for sake of the story, you believe it. CM Punk really isn't trying to get Rey Mysterio to join a Straight Edge Society and The Undertaker is not in a vegetative state.
If tonight on Raw Brian Danielson was fired. We'd follow the story and see what happens next. The WWE would be doing what wrestling has done for decades.
The WWE has told everyone he is fired. They announced it on their website which has never been done for an angle before. They told the lawyers and executives, the people in the toy line and merchandising. They told the medical staff and most importantly, all the other wrestlers.
Lie to us, fine that's part of the game. Lie to your own people? That is going to screw with morale, cause distrust and make a lot of people wonder why they got involved with the company in the first place.