Bryan Danielson makes indy rounds, suggests jumping to TNA?? :-o

Bryan Danielson

No no, Bryan, no one stabbed you back there.

Keeping in mind we are a rumor-and-hearsay Web site, check this out: Bryan Danielson worked a couple of independent shows this past weekend, including the Chikara Pro show in Cleveland, Ohio, this past Sunday night. According to a report at,

Bryan Danielson defeated Tim Donst. Danielson won a great match and made Donst look great. Afterward, Bryan cut a promo and joked about going to TNA, saying the fans did not want to see Desmond Wolfe vs. Lloyd Boner.

How hilarious is that? Now, how hilarious is *this?*: Danielson was overheard talking to people backstage about his future plans, and he said he’d be with TNA when his 90-day no-compete clause with WWE ends. That would suck, because I’m one of those guys who doesn’t want to see Desmond Wolfe vs. Lloyd Boner. Also keep in mind that he might just be talking out of his head, trying to fire up the ol’ rumor mill, so there ya go. -Eric

People for the Eating of Tasty Animals sides with Daniel Bryan

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Is this ethical?

I saw this on some hack site yesterday and thought nothing of it until I saw it on the Torch and Dot Net, sooo… according to and, PETA director Dan Shannon reached out to WWE and Vince McMahon to get animal-friendly free agent Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) back on the WWE roster.

I might not personally carry the same clout as other Bryan supporters like John Cena or Shawn Michaels (although I do consider myself “The Showstopper of PETA”), but I am, along with many of my colleagues, a huge Daniel Bryan fan, not only because he humiliated The Miz and Michael Cole a few weeks back on Raw but also because he’s vegan.

Shannon also suggested “there could even be a storyline romance between Bryan and the gorgeous vegan Tiffany!” Well, that’s the last we’ve seen of Tiffany.

OK, how do I put this nicely…….. you see, PETA is full of fags. They take themselves way the fuck too seriously, going so far recently as suggesting Punxsutawney Phil, the famed groundhog upon whom we lay blame for six more weeks of snow every Feb. 2, be replaced with a robotic groundhog because Phil is being abused every year. You know what? Fuck you. I do my part: I don’t kick stray dogs, I cry during “Animal Cops: Houston,” and I stopped tearing the wings off of bugs months ago. I love all living beings, but I do it during my real-life time, not my escapism. I don’t need you interfering in my enjoyment of pro wrestling. If and when Bryan Danielson comes back to WWE, it’s not going to be because of you queers, or because he took a reusable bag back to the co-op grocery store, or because he planted a tree while John Denver music played in the background. It’ll be because he’s the best in the world. (And so is a nice, juicy rib-eye.) -Eric

Eric’s Blog: Where are Bryan Danielson’s better marquee matches?

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"Are you still talking about ME?"

In a recent PWTorch Livecast, Wade Keller and Jason Powell discussed Bryan Danielson (of course, we all are) and the possibility of him landing in TNA. A caller asked what it would take for Danielson to jump ship (even though he’s not really on a ship right now), and although Keller has said numerous times that Danielson is not interested in working for TNA, he and Powell did mention the names of some current TNA wrestlers with whom Danielson could work. Upon suggesting “Joe, AJ, Angle, even Nigel,” my brain started churning: How good would those matches be? Some of those matches have been done and done again in Ring of Honor, but TNA would give them a greater national platform. And what matchups await Danielson in WWE that would make me part with my money, if any?

Well, let’s run through some possibilities:

TNA main-eventers: Rob Van Dam (I almost worry there would be a clash of styles here, and I don’t know which one would have to adapt his approach to work well with the other), Kurt Angle (oh my god, these two would put on a wrestling clinic; it would be like revisiting the Angle vs. Benoit matches of WWE 2001-2003), Jeff Hardy (Danielson would need to go into this match as a strong heel, which is fine, but Hardy is so sloppy and flip-floppy that their styles could clash as well; their match would almost have to be character-driven, with good wrestling a happy accident/by-product), AJ Styles (I like this match, although I’m continuing to tire of Styles atop TNA).

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Davey Richards retiring, Bryan Danielson active, Dixie Carter likes drunks

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This was Davey Richards' paramedic school final to prove his mental and physical toughness: Please Don't Tap 101.

Davey Richards retiring later this year: According to, indy superstar and new “best in the world” Davey Richards has said he plans to retire this year. Well, kinda retire:

“I’ve gotten done with paramedic school and have other things I want to concentrate on. I want to get my black belt in jiujitsu and finish the fire academy. I’m married now, too… Ric Flair retires. Lou Thesz retires. For me, I’m just not going to show up anymore.”

Richards has been a Stunt Granny favorite (well, at least of Eric’s and Jeremy’s), and despite the fact that he’s a little nutso, it’ll be too bad to see him go, especially while he’s at the top of his game. Kinda like “Seinfeld.” Congratulations, though, Davey, on having a life. (What are the odds of him beating Tyler Black for the ROH World Title, keeping us all guessing who’ll beat Richards before he retires? Dun dun duuunnnnn…)

Bryan Danielson already booked in a few places: According to, Bryan Danielson (recently released WWE NXT Season 1 rookie Daniel Bryan) will wrestle for Chikara in Detroit tomorrow (Saturday) and also is booked for a weekend of WXW shows in Germany on July 3-4, EVOLVE’s show in Rahway, N.J., on July 23 and Dragon Gate USA’s one-year anniversary show in Philadelphia on July 24. Duh, he’s the previous “best in the world,” of course he’ll get bookings. By the way, if you click around on, not only will you see a banner ad for HDNet’s “Hottest Girl in America” TV show which is barely safe for work, but you’ll also see stories with thoughts on Danielson’s WWE release from John Cena, Jim Cornette and former WWE writer Dave Lagana. Everyone has opinions on this Danielson story, and Danielson is reaping all the benefits. (*sneaks behind curtain like Jon Lovitz in “The Wedding Singer”*)

Dixie Carter proud of drunk Scott Hall: According to, Dixie Carter posted on her beloved and storied Twitter account that she’s lookin’ out for Scott Hall.

“Scott Hall and I talked and together decided he needed time to focus on some personal issues,” Carter wrote. “I am proud of the action he is taking.”

Well good. I’m glad Southern Mama Carter doesn’t mind playing baby-sitter for the Halls, Waltmans, Hardys and Angles of the world. I’m also glad these guys have found essentially a sugar mama who will fork over money every time they need it. Mark. -Eric

Stunt Granny Audio #103

Awww yeah even this creepy kid and her Ewok lover are excited. Stunt Granny Audio #103 is up and ready for your ears to absorb. Jeremy and Kevin are up to bat this time around and they bring a lot to the table. They discuss the NXT angle on Raw. They discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what needs to be changed.  Of course they bring up Daniel Bryan and his release from WWE. Does it hurt the NXT faction/angle or is it just water under the bridge. They also get in to a disagreement about Laycool. Jeremy wins because Laycool sucks but it is a good listen anyway. There is also talk of Evan Bourne’s push, the Fatal 4-Way PPV and much more. All you have to do is download and listen.

Stunt Granny Audio #103

Daniel Bryan Released? (Update #3)

David Blaine might have just used his street magic powers to make Daniel Bryan disappear.

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 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, 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

Happy birthday, pro wrestlers! (May 21-27)

Oooh, someone controversial turns 29 tomorrow!

May 22: Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson, 29)
May 22: Traci Brooks (Tracy Brookshaw, 35)

May 23: Alex Shelley (Patrick Martin, 27)

May 24: D’Angelo Dinero (The Pope, 32)

May 27: Charlie Haas (Charles Haas II, 38
May 27: Natalya (Natalie Neidhart, 28 and hot)
May 27: Eric Bischoff (ATM Eric, 55)

I’m just kidding, D’Angelo Dinero’s real name is Elijah Burke. But Sylvester Terkay is his twin brother, who changed his last name from “Burke” because he doesn’t get along with their mother, Delta. -Eric

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