As Monday Night Raw surpasses its usual time limit on the USA Network, it was done for a wonderful moment. Daniel Bryan had announced his retirement from the WWE on Twitter earlier in the day and was set to address the WWE Universe in his hometown of Seattle on Monday Night Raw.
Bryan gives us one of the best speeches on Raw since the late Ultimate Warrior. Tears were flowing and chants of “Thank You Daniel” to “YES! YES! YES!” And even a slick joke about his wife Brie Bella.
Daniel begins his speech with the story of his concussions and how he was basically forced to retire after some recent tests to his brain and head.
I haven’t felt this emotionally connected to a superstar since most of the Attitude Era and while Edge’s retirement and the passing of others have affected me, Daniel Bryan is truly one of a kind.
Thank you Daniel Bryan for everything. The blood, sweat, and tears you poured to us fans for almost two decades.