Last week, Brie executed a couple of accidentally-impactful kicks to Liv Morgan which have forced her out of action. As we’ve covered elsewhere, she’s also been diagnosed with a concussion. Earlier today, Daniel jumped on Twitter to defend his wife. In case these disappear, I’ll type them out for your viewing pleasure. there are seven of them. The whole thing reads:
I am proud of how strong my wife is. After accidentally injuring Liv Morgan last week, the first time Bri’s [sic] ever hurt another performer, she’s been subject [sic] to a constant barrage of social media attacks. Almost ever 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 shot 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 together, I concussed Nigel McGuinness after doing a dive into him into the crowd, where his head hit the floor. And there are others. As for Yes kicks, two weeks ago, I accidentally kicked Andrade directly in the head due to 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 [sic] 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.
A little later, we got this:
In the Nigel example, I did much worse. We continued the match, head butting each other, and me giving him multiple elbows to the head. And if by “botch” you mean hit my feet on a suicide dive, I’ve done that countless times as well.
Botch Take: Okay… Daniel isn’t wrong. People have been coming for her and it’s completely unfair. I actually disagree with our very own Jester Jason in this regard. He posted an article that came down hard on Brie and, while he is certainly entitled to his opinion, I don’t co-sign it in any way. Brie made a mistake. Liv also had a part in said mistake. If you look at the footage, Liv blew it a little too but putting her head down too far when she was selling. Still, had Brie been paying more attention, it could have been avoided. That said, Bryan coming out to defend her is wonderful but he’s the wrong person to do it. He’s getting skewered for it as we speak. Others have justifiably come out in her defense and his defense of her just isn’t needed.
As for not receiving the backlash Brie has received for his errors, of course he hasn’t. He’s Daniel Bryan. The internet loves him. They hate Brie (she was a Diva) so they’re absolutely going to come for her and not Daniel.