Unlike anything Matt Hardy has ever been involved in in his big fat useless life, this is a possible work I am actually interested in. From WWE.com:
WWE has come to terms on the release of NXT first season rookie Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) as of today June 11, 2010. We wish Daniel Bryan the best in all future endeavors.
This is potentially a part of the NXT Invasion Angle. We here at Stunt Granny will keep you abreast of the situation. Huh huh huh, I said “breast.” – Dusty
UPDATE: From Meltzer:
The people who needed to know were told that Bryan Danielson was fired for choking ring announcer Justin Roberts with his tie during the angle on Monday night. That shot was edited from replays of the show. It’s not known why this would lead to someone getting fired and from all accounts, Danielson was described as the type of person you want a dressing room filled with.
The choking with a tie was described as being too violent for what is allowed on WWE television.
UPDATE PART 2: Gabe Sapolsky put as his Facebook status “It’s not a work”.
Someday I hope it’s explained to me why WWE made this ridiculous, IQ lowering decision.
Update Part 3: According to Prowrestling.net, John Cena is as upset as the rest of the online WWE fans about the release of Bryan Danielson aka Daniel Bryan. It looks like Dusty was correct to assume that this firing was a work in the first place because Cena wouldn’t comment on something like this without the company’s permission. Cena going against the company would be like Matt Hardy turning down a ho ho buffet. – Kevin