Last week on WWE Raw, Liv Morgan suffered a concussion during a tag team match against Brie Bella, and the injury came when Brie landed several “Yes Kicks” to the head and face of Morgan, resulting in Morgan having to be removed from the match, and what was described as temporary memory loss following the bout.
Morgan made her return to WWE at live events over the weekend, however, she was kept out of the ring and instead appeared in the corner during matches for her Riott Squad partners Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan. As of this writing, it remains unknown when Morgan will be cleared to return to the ring.
Since the injury occurred one week ago, fans online have been none-too-gentle on Brie Bella, accusing the grappler of sloppy in-ring work following not only the Morgan injury, but a botched dive Bella attempted on Raw several weeks ago. Clearly Brie could use some WWE 2k19 tips.
In a new statement posted on Instagram, Bella addressed what she is calling “cyberbullying” following the Liv Morgan injury, and below is Bella’s full statement:
“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.”
Brie was not the only person to issue a statement on the incident, as her husband Daniel Bryan also issued the following statement via Twitter:
“I am proud of how strong my wife is. After accidentally injuring Liv Morgan last week, the first time Bri’s ever hurt another performer, she’s been subject to a constant barrage of social media attacks. Almost every wrestler has accidentally hurt someone…but rarely do you see this kind of hate when it happens. For example, I concussed Randy Orton in 2012 after hitting him with what was supposed to be a chair to the back. Unfortunately part of the side hit him in the back of the head, and he was forced to miss a PPV…In 2009 in our last match against each other, I concussed Nigel McGuinness after doing a dive into him in the crowd, where his head hit the floor. And there are others…As for the Yes kicks, two weeks ago I accidentally kicked Andrade directly in the head due to a miscommunication on my part. I feel fortunate that he was ok, because there are few feelings worse than hurting someone…Despite all of that, never did I receive the backlash Bri did this week. With all the negative things said about my wife, nobody was harder on her than she was on herself…Thank you to the many people who reached out to support her, both publicly and privately. We all wish Liv Morgan a speedy recovery.
Despite the backlash from the media to Brie, she is still focused on getting rid of the ring rust to get back to championship status. Brie is scheduled to team with Ronda Rousey and her sister Nikki Bella to compete against the Riott Squad at Super Show-Down.