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Update: Danielson fired over choking Justin Roberts with tie

In an update to last night's Cageside Seats story over Bryan Danielson being fired, Dave Meltzer reported late last night that Danielson was fired over the spot in the NXT angle where he choked Justin Roberts with his own tie.  Given WWE's recent move to the PG rating, Linda McMahon's current campaign for the US Senate, and WWE likely still being quite sensitive over choking spots three years after Chris Benoit killed his family, this doesn't feel like a total overreaction on their part.  It was a momentary lapse in judgment by one of the very best wrestlers in the world, and unfortunately it cost him his job.