A WWE veteran was said to be “livid” and “very upset” that Johnny Knoxville was allowed to wrestle at the 2022 Royal Rumble.
In the run up to the 2022 Royal Rumble one of the more unexpected feuds getting people talking was between Jackass star Johnny Knoxville and Sami Zayn.
The rivalry began after Knoxville declared himself as an entrant in the men’s Royal Rumble match. Zayn later talked down to Knoxville on an episode of SmackDown and the pair went back and forth for a number of weeks.
Even after the Royal Rumble, the pair have continued to take shots at each other with Zayn being kicked out of the premiere for Jackass Forever.
While Knoxville’s appearances were seen as harmless light entertainment by many, it appears that not everyone was so impressed. Speaking on Fightful’s Raw Review Show, Sean Ross Sapp said that he had been contacted by an unnamed WWE veteran who was “livid” that Knoxville had been allowed to wrestle.
The star pointed to the fact that WWE prevented Bryan Danielson from wrestling for years as a result of concussion related issues, but Knoxville was allowed to be physically involved despite previously suffering a brain haemorrhage.
“I had a WWE veteran in my DMs this week very upset because they didn’t let Bryan Danielson wrestle for years, and they’re letting Johnny Knoxville wrestle when he had a brain haemorrhage. I mean, livid,”
During the filming of Jackass Forever, the 50-year-old Knoxville suffered a brain haemorrhage, concussion, broken wrist and broken ribs after being hit by a bull.
Bryan Danielson was famously forced to retire in early 2016, although he was cleared to return to the ring two years later.
Following his appearance at the Royal Rumble it has been reported that Johnny Knoxville will be back in action at WrestleMania, where he will challenge for the Intercontinental Championship.
H/t to Wrestle Talk for the transcription.