Bryan Danielson Blogs: WWE Return, Leaving The Indies
On returning to WWE at Summerslam: Even though I love the independent scene, being the surprise 7th member of Team WWE at SummerSlam was by far the biggest opportunity of my career. Coming out in the Staples Center and walking past The Miz to go fight with Nexus was an amazing experience and something I'll never forget. And though I always feel I can do better, I was thrilled to be able to tap out two Nexus members before I was eliminated.
On leaving the indies: First off, I'd like to thank all of the people who have supported me since I left the WWE two months ago. You guys have been great and have come out in droves to the independent shows. You've been nothing but awesome and I appreciate it. And even though I will only be able to do a couple more independents before I start full time with WWE, I urge anyone who loves wrestling to continue to seek out independent shows in your area. My goal when I left WWE was to bring new fans to the independent scene, where you not only get a unique intimate experience, but you also get to see the superstars of the future. Guys like Evan Bourne, C.M. Punk, Kaval and I all honed our skills in the underground wrestling scene, as well as internationally. Two shows I'd especially like to encourage local fans to go to would be the New York Wrestling Connection (www.nycwrestling.com) show in Deer Park, NY on August 28th, and the Millenium Wrestling Federation (www.bostonwrestling.com) show on September 18th in Melrose, MA. Both promotions have been incredibly understanding when it comes to my situation and they also have incredible talent.