By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Daniel Bryan took to Twitter to defend his wife Brie Bella following the concussion she accidentally gave Liv Morgan on last week’s WWE Raw. “I am proud of how strong my wife is, Bryan wrote. “After accidentally injuring Liv Morgan last week, the first time Bri’s ever hurt another performer, she’s been subject to a constant barrage of social media attacks. Almost every wrestler has accidentally hurt someone but rarely do you see this kind of hate when it happens.
“For example, I concussed Randy Orton in 2012 after hitting him with what was supposed to be a chair to the back. Unfortunately part of the side hit him in the back of the head, and he was forced to miss a PPV. In 2009 in our last match against each other, I concussed Nigel McGuinness after doing a dive into him in the crowd, where his head hit the floor. And there are others. As for the Yes kicks, two weeks ago I accidentally kicked Andrade directly in the head due to a miscommunication on my part. I feel fortunate that he was ok, because there are few feelings worse than hurting someone.
“Despite all of that, never did I receive the backlash Bri did this week. With all the negative things said about my wife, nobody was harder on her than she was on herself. Thank you to the many people who reached out to support her, both publicly and privately. We all wish Liv Morgan a speedy recovery. #EndCyberbullying”. Follow Bryan on Twitter at Twitter.com/WWEDanielBryan
Powell’s POV: I mentioned last week multiple times that the fan reaction over this situation reached an absurd level. Yes, Brie needs to improve after having some rough outings since she returned to the ring. Yes, WWE should evaluate whether their safety precautions for such situations were adhered to or need to be improved. But it’s no excuse for piling on the way that some people have and apparently still are.