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
Daniel Bryan won over fans with his infectious, everyman personality and expert technical wrestling skills. He is a professional wrestler who won over fans so much that they forced Vince and Co. to make him WWE Champ even though Mr. McMahon thought we was too small to carry the top belt and the company on his back. He proved his harshest critics wrong and was so over that other faces (ahem, Roman Reigns) were booed out of arenas when they defeated him.
I understand that his health comes first. He is making a choice I would also make, as he wants to live to be able to pick up his future kids and play with them. I wish him all the best in his post-wrestling life.