AEW Superstar Shoots on Bryan Danielson Over Recent WWE Firings

Published 11/06/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Last night, WWE shockingly released 18 superstars from their WWE contracts. This list included former WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Nia Jax, and former NXT Champions, Keith Lee and Karrion Kross.

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This came as a shocker for everyone involved in the pro wrestling business because Vince McMahon and company labeled these recent firings to – “budget cuts”. However, in this week’s AEW Rampage edition, Max Caster took shots on these recent firings and silenced Bryan Danielson, aka Daniel Bryan, in WWE.

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While entering, Caster was doing his freestyle as usual. However, this time he upped the ante by rhyming the words which ended with WWE’s recent firing and Bryan Danielson’s connection with WWE.

John Laurinaitis works with WWE as the head of talent relations and is also the father-in-law of Bryan Danielson. And when Caster mentioned this relationship in his freestyle, the crowd’s reaction said it all.

“I’m gonna put you in poverty dawg, because I’m ending careers quicker than your father-in-law,” 

Is AEW becoming a new breeding ground for WWE-released wrestlers?

Recently, ROH announced they are currently going on a hiatus as an aftermath of the pandemic, and released all of their wrestlers. Even IMPACT Wrestling is hanging on a thread for a few years now.

With Vince McMahon’s company firing superstars from left, right, and center, it becomes difficult for the superstars to go elsewhere if they don’t want to go to Japan.

The only reason the company is giving for these releases is “budget cuts”, yet it doesn’t look like the company is in debt or has any plans to sell for now.

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With the other promotions not as good as WWE, does this mean that the former WWE superstars will eventually end up working in Tony Khan’s company?

HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 28: Tony Khan, son of team owner Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, waits on the field before their game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 28, 2014, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Since its inception, many former WWE superstars have jumped ship to AEW and are having a fresh start in Tony Khan’s promotion. Superstars like Karrion Kross and Keith Lee are natural performers and are likely to work with AEW soon.

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The “real” reason behind these abrupt firings is still not clear to the audience. However, Chief Revenue Officer, Nick Khan has denied the possibility of WWE getting sold to someone.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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