I don’t know whether this is the first time Bryan Danielson a.k.a Daniel Bryan has spoken since his WWE release, but nonetheless, it is a post-WWE speech.
For someone who deeply hopes he returns to WWE, I was encouraged by his speeach after his appearance at CHIKARA. If anything, he reassured the suits at WWE and their affiliates (if I may be so cynical) that it is possible to ‘wrestle hard’ and keep it PG, like they do so well at CHIKARA, and that he is one of the best proponants of it. I don’t think anyone would argue with that. He didn’t shoot on WWE, and said he isn’t sure about the direction of his career.
He is, at the moment, one of the most important men in the entire industry, with everyone hanging on his every word. With this apparant, it is nice to see him championing indy wrestling. Good on him!