WWE.com issued the following statement late tonight.
“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.”
Danielson changed his official Twitter name to “Bryan Danielson” and wrote, “Just changed my twitter name to Bryan Danielson. The winds of change are stirring.” All indications are this is a fake firing and would be a first for WWE by future endeavoring a talent via their website.