Due to medical reasons, effective immediately, I am announcing my retirement. Tonight on Raw, I'll have a chance to elaborate. #gratitude
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) February 8, 2016
After Daniel Bryan announced his retirement via Twitter, we’ve seen an outpouring of support and sadness from WWE superstars and wrestling superfans on Twitter. So, we decided to compile the best of those responses as we continue to look back fondly on Daniel Bryan’s career.
Firstly, from his peers:
@WWEDanielBryan Thank you for everything you did for wrestling.
— The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) February 8, 2016
— Hideo Itami / 伊丹英雄 (@HideoItami) February 8, 2016
— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) February 8, 2016
Love you @bryanldanielson! You are one of the smartest, funniest, strongest, most courageous and brave people I know! Tonight will be emotional for all of us as we watch one of the best wrestlers that ever stepped foot into that ring retire. Bryan you will leave such an impactful and inspiring legacy behind. Very big shoes to fill! Thank you for inspiring me and coaching me and helping me become a better me! #ThankYouDanielBryan #TheYESMan #YESYESYES #Repost @wwe ・・・ WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan announced his retirement from in-ring competition today via Twitter. He will address his retirement further live tonight on WWE Raw on USA Network. #ThankYouDanielBryan
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— Sami Zayn (@iLikeSamiZayn) February 8, 2016
Thank you @WWEDanielBryan ! There will never be another like you.
— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) February 8, 2016
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) February 8, 2016
— Donkey Kong Daddy (@ReneeYoungWWE) February 8, 2016
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) February 8, 2016
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) February 8, 2016
Selfishly. I always wanted 1 more, DB! I'm no mark for titles, etc. but us "not quite ready for prime time players"
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) February 8, 2016
.@WWEDanielBryan is without a doubt the best wrestler I've ever been in the ring with. He paved the way for guys like me. Thank you.
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) February 8, 2016
— Joey Styles (@JoeyStyles) February 8, 2016
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) February 8, 2016
The trade off in pro wrestling is our bodies. As much as I’d like to see Daniel Bryan and Kurt Angle wrestle forever, that’s just selfish.
— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) February 8, 2016
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) February 8, 2016
Congrats on an incredible career. Glad I was able to be there for it. An honor to share the ring w/ u. https://t.co/gpBl40n53T
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) February 8, 2016
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) February 8, 2016
— The Big Guy (@Ryback22) February 8, 2016
— Hyrule Husky (@PrinceCGR) February 8, 2016
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) February 8, 2016
Now, for some celeb takes:
— Wale (@Wale) February 8, 2016
Is Daniel Bryan retiring from the WWE tonight on RAW? #DramaAlert
— KEEM (@KEEMSTAR) February 8, 2016
Daniel Bryan's impact on modern WWE cannot be understated. Along with Punk, he changed who could could be the face of the company.
— Rich (@GCNStorm) February 8, 2016
First #ThankYouBeastMode and now Daniel Bryan is retiring, too. Damn. Two of my favorites to watch.
— Adam Rank (@adamrank) February 8, 2016
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) February 8, 2016
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) February 8, 2016
We’ll continue to update this list as reactions pour in from the IWC.
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