Daniel Bryan officially retired from the WWE on last night's Monday Night RAW due to his ongoing issues with concussions.
With #ThankYouDanielBryan trending on social media and tributes pouring in from former wrestlers, WWE fans have likely already seen and heard what Bryan had to say when he addressed the crowd at the KeyArena in Seattle.
But WWE has now released a new video, shot backstage at RAW, showing the Yes! Movement leader reflecting on what he'd just had to do. Scroll down to watch the emotional footage.
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Sitting alongside his wife, WWE Diva Brie Bella, Bryan opened up in an interview with WWE:
It was clearly an emotional night for Bryan, as it was for the entire WWE community, and there surely can't be anyone still speculating that this is a work from the Superstar after watching the emotional roller coaster he has been on in the last 24 hours or so.
It is interesting to hear Bryan reflect at length on what he described as a "wonderful career", and the idea of him and Ryback crying together backstage before his announcement shows just how the news affected the entire WWE roster.
Although his WWE career has had to be cut short, Daniel Bryan can still look back on a hugely successful time in the company.
In reaching the heights of WWE Heavyweight Champion and having his own very special WrestleMania moment, the diminutive wrestler captured the imaginations of fans and was seen as someone who defied the odds.
As he says in the video, he wants to be remembered for the good times not for the way things have ended.
WWE fans: What will be your lasting memory of Daniel Bryan? What is his career highlight? Have your say in the comments below...
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