Over the last week, a rumor surfaced that Daniel Bryan was set to be released next Monday. As Raj reported earlier, the WWE quickly dismissed those claims, saying they weren't true.

Wrestling reporter Scott Keith posted an anonymous email last week from someone claiming to work in WWE's Human Resources department saying that Bryan would be released this week. As it turns out, Keith was trolled thoroughly by longtime rival, Scotsman.

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The Scotsman has long had a feud with Keith, dating all the way back to the 1990s. A user on Reddit noticed the first letter in each paragraph of the email spelled out "Scotsman," revealing the gag, as seen below. Scotsman also showed up on SquaredCircle and offered a simple grin.


Can't believe I'm doing this I'm writing from a throwaway account but please keep my details private anyway. Although feel free to paste the whole e-mail or delete it. Sorry just a bit frazzled.

Okay so I've been debating all weekend whether to send this e-mail or not. I'll be honest one major reason I'm doing this is because when it all comes out I want to silently smile and say "Yep, I called it". Not out loud or anything but just privately to myself.

This is going to be hard to believe and you probably get a lot of nutjobs writing every day but I work in WWE HR. I'm not high up the totem pole by any means though.

So on Friday one of my co-workers had to process a release and that release was for Daniel Bryan.

Monday, January 18th is the date that is listed for when the deal is processed. Not sure exactly why my coworker was very quiet about the whole thing other than letting a few people know.

And to be honest she didn't let me know I'm not in her inner circle. I just overheard her telling someone else and she was in shock.

Not sure why it's a week away or anything like that as our usual releases are dated that very day. She seemed shocked by it all. Anyway that's all I know. Going to click send before I chicken out now.

So no, Daniel Bryan isn't going anywhere. Unless it's the World of Wheels auto show in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, January 22nd.

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