On the Monday February 8, 2016 edition of WWE’s Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan ended the show by confirming live his retirement announcement from earlier in the day and explaining why he needed to retire.
It seems he received new medical news after his initial attempts to leave WWE were unsuccessful.
Daniel Bryan, real name Bryan Danielson, revealed the following yesterday:
Within the first five months of my wrestling career, I’d already had three concussions. For years after that, I would get a concussion here and there, or here, or there, and it gets to the point when you’ve been wrestling for 16 years that it adds up to a lot of concussions. It gets to a point where they tell you that you can’t wrestle anymore. […]
I have loved this in a way that I have never loved anything else. But a week and a half ago I took a test that said maybe my brain wasn’t as OK as I thought it was. And I have a family to think about, and my wife and I want to start having kids soon. […]
I’ve been angry, I’ve been sad, I’ve been frustrated, and all that. But when I woke up this morning, I felt nothing but gratitude. […]
You guys got behind me in a way that made me feel like I was more than just me. And for that, I’m grateful.
Bryan’s wife, Brie Bella, joined him at the end of his address to end Raw. Daniel Bryan was given almost 30 minutes to say thank you and good bye to fans as Raw ended close to 11:30 p.m.
Bryan has a few years left on his WWE contract. Daniel Bryan’s new role in WWE has yet to be revealed. Although, Travis Leamons thinks he may be NXT bound as a trainer.
A #ThankYouDanielBryan standing ovation from fans and the locker room opened up WWE’s Monday Night Raw yesterday, emanating from Seattle.
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