WWE Star Daniel Bryan Announces Retirement

Former Heavyweight World Champion cites medical reasons for decision to pack it in

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Daniel Bryan has wrestled his last match.

After being sidelined by injuries for months, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion made it official on his Twitter account Monday, citing “medical reasons.”

“Due to medical reasons, effective immediately, I am announcing my retirement,” Bryan wrote.

Promising to elaborate on Monday night’s episode of “Raw,” Bryan ended his tweet with the hashtag, “#gratitude.”

The 34-year-old Bryan has been sidelined for much of the past year due to health issues.

In July, he announced that he had suffered a concussion-related injury and was awaiting clearance to wrestle again from the WWE.

Bryan, who’s married to fellow WWE wrestler Brie Bella, has wrestled under the ring names American Dragon, Bryan Danielson and Daniel Wyatt at various times during his wrestling career.

The WWE confirmed Bryan’s retirement on its official website.