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It appears that some wrestling fans are acting rather childish and rude towards Bryan Danielson after he decided to leave World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and join AEW.
Many in the world of professional wrestling were surprised when Bryan Danielson left WWE and appeared at AEW All Out this year. However, in most interviews after leaving Danielson has praised the company unlike others who have left also would release a public letter thanking the WWE for his time within the company.
Sadly, Danielson has revealed that some individuals have contacted him with disapproving words about Danielson’s choice to leave, some even with threats not only to Danielson himself but his own child as well.
Speaking on ABC 6 Action News in Philadelphia, Danielson would go into detail about the comments he has received, which he would describe as “Weird”, Danielson would state:
“So, it just felt, it’s weird. You know, there’s a decent amount of tribalism in our culture today where it’s like people are, you know, say politically. If you’re right, everything on the left is bad. If you’re left, everything on the right is bad and same thing with wrestling. There’s WWE fans, and they would — the worst ones would be like sending death threats to me on Instagram or not death threats but, ‘I hope you die’ or, ‘I hope your son dies’ or something like that. But, that’s a small minority. I think wrestling fans for the most part are great people and great humans but what it does is it tells you — it’s kind of like conspiracy theories. The really bad conspiracy theories so like flat earth or something like that. It’s like, you don’t listen to the flat earthers. Why do they — the issue is distrust, right? They don’t have a trust, so the most hardcore of these people who are saying these horrible things, well they’re mad. Why are they mad? ‘Well because we supported you for years and years and we’re the ones who pushed you to this level and we feel like you’ve betrayed us and we feel like you left us and that sort of thing.”
Yet, Danielson would elaborate that he does not believe these few represent all fans of wrestling. As his overall views of fans will not be tainted by a few.
Danielson is preparing for his match tonight in AEW against the elite on the second anniversary show of AEW Dynamite.