Despite appearances, this strip does not contain a Daniel Bryan reference. Not intentionally, anyway. That’s just a coincidence. Although… That I am the (co-)creator of this strip and recognize it as a potential reference, does that then make it a defacto reference? Or is the inverse true, whereby my power as creator allows me to define whether or not I’ve slipped a reference into my work even if I find myself questioning whether or not something is (or is not) a reference?

Or to put it simply: can god create a reference he did not himself approve of?

This is all too heavy. Lets just enjoy Geoff’s suffering instead.