Bryan Danielson Addresses CM Punk's AEW Firing
CM Punk’s firing has been addressed by Bryan Danielson
Bryan Danielson has given his thoughts on CM Punk’s recent firing from All Elite Wrestling.
Punk was fired after All In, with his exit marking the third promotion he has left whilst Danielson has remained, having previously left Ring Of Honor and WWE in 2005 and 2014 respectively. ‘The American Dragon’ was asked about Punk’s departure during an interview with Sports Illustrated, with Danielson saying the following:
“In any job, when you lose somebody who’s very important, or you lose somebody you really like working with, that’s hard,” said Danielson. “But everyone keeps doing the job. And any time there is loss or controversy or struggle inside an organisation, it’s a chance to bring people closer. It’s also a chance to divide people. So you have this thing where you can use struggle to make your life worse, or you can use struggle to make your life better. When I lost my father, I came out on the backside. I was worse. Struggling with my depression, I’ve come out of it better. So how you approach something and how you learn from something, that’s what makes the difference.”
Historically Danielson’s career has reached new heights whenever Punk has left town, with Danielson winning his first ROH World Championship a month after Punk left for WWE, and then going on to headline WrestleMania XXX and win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship shortly after Punk’s exit at Royal Rumble 2014.