Daniel Bryan's Path To And From Retirement Was As Messy As It Gets

Wrestling fans rejoiced on Tuesday when WWE announced that after two years in retirement, Bryan “Daniel Bryan” Danielson had been medically cleared to return to action. Hours later, he bookended this week’s edition of SmackDown Live, opening the show with his return speech and closing it by shooting the angle for his…

"Maybe My Brain Wasn't As OK As I Thought It Was": Daniel Bryan Explains Concussions-Driven Retirement On WWE Raw

One of professional wrestling’s most popular performers shocked the community today when Daniel Bryan announced suddenly on Twitter that he was retiring, effective immediately. Tonight on Raw, Bryan told the Seattle audience—many of whom were seen openly weeping—that “I don’t want to be doing this any more than you…

Daniel Bryan's Yes! Is The Worked Shoot Of Wrestling Books

Late in Yes!, the new memoir from the great pro wrestler Daniel Bryan, there’s a moment where Bryan comes to an epiphany about what he’s doing in the WWE—the place where he’s been employed since 2009: “I came to the realization that what we were doing in WWE was no longer pro wrestling,” he writes. “Instead, what most…

Daniel Bryan WWE HOF Speech: Wrestling's Fake, But Here's A Real Story

Daniel Bryan's WWE Hall of Fame induction speech for child cancer victim Connor "The Crusher" Michalek not only brought the pro wrestling superstar to tears but also—to the shock of some viewers—tore down the façade of wrestling storylines multiple times, admitting that "everything I've done...is fiction. It's not…