Brie Bella’s accidental kick to the face of Liv Morgan has been the talk of the wrestling world for more than a week now. The result — a reported concussion suffered by Morgan didn’t slow the conversation. The backlash ranged from Bella’s sloppiness in the ring to her wrestling skills in general, and others taking their digs even lower.
Fed up from a week of criticism, her husband Daniel Bryan finally released a succession of tweets against what he called “Cyberbullying.” Bryan pointed to his own accidents while defending his wife, mentioning a chair shot he gave to Randy Orton in 2012 that resulted in a concussion, the brutal 2009 contest against Nigel McGuiness and even a kick to the face against Andrade “Cien” Almas in a similar accident to that of Brie’s.
Bryan’s comments reflect those of his wife, who earlier in the day Instagrammed a photo of her daughter, discussing overcoming cyberbullies and silencing hate.
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It’s so hard to leave this one. I wish I could fit her and her babies in my luggage. 💜 As a first time Mom I’ve never experienced unconditional love like this. The way she loves on me, needs me and makes me feel that I’m her whole world. Her sweet smile makes my day better, her laugh sounds like heaven and her hugs make my heart skip a beat. We all were babies at one time. Filled with innocence, laughter and love. We never judged, hated or bullied people. We’d look in the mirror and played peek a boo with ourselves and thought our shadow was the best thing ever. We just simply lived. I hope people can find that feeling again, happiness. Happy people don’t waste their time or energy being cyber bullies….miserable people do. If you aren’t living the life you wish I pray that you find what makes your heart happy and stop wasting energy on promoting hate. For the happy people, silence hate. Don’t let it bring you down.
As for Morgan, she broke her Twitter silence earlier on Monday and appeared in the corner of Ruby Riott during her match with Ronda Rousey.
As recently as Monday, WWE was still promoting Saturday’s Super Show Down as a six-woman tag with Rousey and the Bella twins facing off against the Riott Squad.