Bryan Danielson’s contributions in the pro wrestling world are well documented. He has proven to be one of the best in the business, working in several companies including Ring Of Honor. It seems he commented on the latest set of releases from both WWE and ROH.
Ring Of Honor shocked the pro wrestling world to its core when it announced that it will undergo a reimagining, which led to the company releasing all of its talents at the same time. WWE also released several talents just this month as well.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Bryan Danielson talked about Ring of Honor and WWE’s latest batch of releases and admitted that it is a very unfortunate time to be released because of the pandemic.
“I was just sad. I guess what the hard part with all of it is, I think of is the people with the jobs. They’re not going to do the full-time contracts or anything like that anymore. This is coming in a year when we’ve still got the pandemic going on,” he added. “We’ve got a lot of people being cut from the WWE side. There’s not a ton of full-time jobs out there.
People sign these contracts and they buy houses on these contracts, they think it’s guaranteed money. Where that really hits hard for me is I was fired twice by WWE. It’s funny because both times I was fired shortly after buying a new car,” he revealed. “You have to think, none of these are nice cars and they’re used cars. But in both of them, I wasn’t able to pay it off in full. The first time especially in 2001 when I got fired I had a $350-a-month car payment. All of a sudden that car payment, I was having to work two jobs between that and insurance and all that kind of stuff. I had bought that car with the idea that I was going to make $500-a-week for the next three years or whatever it is. All of a sudden you don’t have that guaranteed money coming in.”
Bryan Danielson is set to compete against Alan Angels on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. It remains to be seen how his feud against Adam Page will be booked in the coming weeks.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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