Daniel Bryan has announced his retirement from wrestling.
The former WWE World Heavyweight champion made the announcement on Twitter, adding that he will elaborate on tonight’s episode of Raw.
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
Bryan last wrestled in April 2015, as reigning WWE Intercontinental champion, before being pulled from the ring and relinquishing the championship. Over the last few months, several doctors have cleared him to return however, crucially, WWE’s doctor would not.
Many people are speculating that this is the start of an angle, however Mike Johnson of PWInsider has stated that the retirement is genuine.