Despite being released from WWE, Evan Bourne looks to be appearing in the next season of Total Divas. Cast member Alicia Fox shared the following image from filming:
Shawn Michaels praises Daniel Bryan
In a recent interview with NBA.com Shawn Michaels who helped train Daniel Bryan, said he was proud of how far he’s come:
He was a talented young man, he was always a hard worker and that’s a combination that is hard to deny. The only thing you have to have is patience and an attitude that you aren’t ever going to give up. He had that as well. As proud as I am of him, I’m not surprised by it and I don’t think other people should be. That’s one of the things that I think is funny, people have a hard time grasping; people like him and people like me didn’t get into the wrestling business just to do it, just to be average. We got into it to excel and to be really good at it, and hopefully make an impact that lasts a long time, and he’s no different.
Viral Video Wrestler Speaks Out
Chris Dickinson, the male wrestler in the viral video that saw Kimber Lee take a stiff chair shot and dangerous move in the corner, had the following to say about the incident:
Let’s put it in the context of professional wrestling. Let’s forget that it’s just a 50-second video of me smashing a girl over the head with a chair and giving her a pazuzu bomb and let’s look at it in the context of professional wrestling, because obviously there’s a million people out there who thought it was real. What they got worked. So you put it back into context and then you say, ‘Wow. They actually had a wrestling match.’ So what are we going to do here? Are we just going to come out and say, ‘Listen, everybody: I’m sorry. I know it was a little extreme. Guy-on-girl violence is totally wrong. And women…they shouldn’t take chair shots and they shouldn’t take bumps. It’s completely unacceptable in professional wrestling. And you know what? Because the WWE doesn’t do it, we’re never going to do this, ever again because I just want to be like everybody else.’ Am I going to say that? Is that what I should say?
[Ultimately this is just a publicity stunt based on shock value. They are both professionals and chose to be reckless on purpose. That’s their own problem, and nothing to do with gender inequality. At the end of the day, what have they accomplished? 10 more people to their Indy show? Was it worth it?]