WWE star Daniel Bryan took to Twitter on Monday and issued a series of tweets commenting on the incident with his wife, Brie Bella, on RAW last Monday night.
Brie made headlines last Monday night when she ended up repeatedly kicking Liv Morgan in the face live on RAW, a moment that caused a huge reaction on social media.
WWE confirmed the next day that Morgan did indeed suffer a concussion. Brie issued a statement last Monday saying her intention as a WWE star is to never injure someone.
Bryan defended his wife and cited two examples in his career when he accidentally caused Randy Orton and Nigel McGuinness to suffer concussions.
I am proud of how strong my wife is. 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.
Bryan also pointed out that he accidentally caught WWE star Andrade “Cien” Almas recently with a bad kick, but that social media never reacted to that in the same way.
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.