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Watch: Daniel Bryan Gives Incredibly Emotional Speech On WWE Raw About Retirement

Watch: Daniel Bryan Gives Incredibly Emotional Speech On WWE Raw About Retirement
By PJ Browne

The adoration for Daniel Bryan in Seattle last night was universal.

That's no surprise really, he was in his home state after all. Additionally, he is - by far - the WWE's most popular star. Also, he's just a really likeable individual.

Bryan announced his retirement via Twitter on Monday. Later, on Raw, gave an emotional speech explaining his reasons for calling it a day while also thanking the fans.

Bryan cited concussion as the main factor for his retirement. Just over a week ago, he underwent tests which showed the damage exerted on his brain during nearly 16 years of wrestling was substantial.

The 34-year-old told of - at the age of only 18 - suffering three concussions in the first five months of his career. The knocks accumulated over the years, resulting in Monday's announcement.

In a 20-plus minute appearance on Raw - well worth watching - Bryan talks about one of the most prevalent issues in sport today, concussion, makes a sex joke, relates what he loved about being a wrestler and has a genuinely poignant moment with his mother.

It might be a 'fake sport' but none of Bryan's emotion on the night was disingenuous.

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