One can’t imagine Wrestlemania without the likes of Daniel Bryan. Though he is now retired, he is one of the pillars of the company drawing fans from all over the world in his wrestling days. He is now more active on the administrative side of things rather than in the ring putting down opponents who square up to him.
Owning to his retirement, people have often asked ‘why did Daniel Bryan retire?’ Here we are going to discuss what we found to be the reason for his retirement and in addition spice up your reading with details about his family, net worth and the injuries he sustained in the course of his career, in addition to several other trivia we are going to chip in at one point or the other.
Daniel Bryan’s Age
Wondering how old he is, well Daniel Bryan is not older than those born on May 22, 1981. His birth was recorded at Aberdeen, Washington, where he also grew up as the son of a logger, Donald Orrin Danielson and therapist mother, Darlene Jean Danielson. His full name is Bryan Lloyd Danielson and he has a brother named Jason Brown while his sister’s names are Billie Sue Deck, Kelly Marlene Sutera, and Jeri Ann Nagala.
Married Life – Wife, Kid
Daniel Bryan got married to WWE Superstar Brie Bella (ring name) on April 11, 2014, after being in a relationship with her for almost 3 years. Brie retired from wrestling on April 6, 2016, just 2 months after Daniel retired. The couple has since then had a daughter who they named Birdie Joe Danielson who was born in May 2017.
His wife known popularly as Brie Bella, but has her real name as Brianna Monique is an erstwhile pro-American wrestler, later an actress, model, businesswoman, and more recently a YouTuber
She was born to parents Jon Garcia and Kathy Colace on November 21, 1983, in San Diego, California but raised on a farm in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has a twin sister named Nikki Bella who is also a wrestler and in her active days, she appeared often in the ring with her twin sister as ‘The Bella Twins.’
Her wrestling career saw her emerge WWE Divas Championship in 2011 in addition to holding the record of winning the Slammy Awards 3 times. As an actress, the films she has done include Confessions of a Womanizer (2014) as Sally, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! (2015) as Brie Boulder; voice performance. On the television side, her works in Meet My Folks, Ridiculousness (2002/2003), Ridiculousness (2012). In music, she has appeared in music videos like Na Na (2014) by Trey Songz, Hollywood (2017) by Sophia Grace, etc.
Daniel Bryan, even though he was hugely successful in his wrestling career ranks up as one of those who had repeated bouts of injury at various times. From May 2014 to December 2014 and from April 2015 to March 2018, he spent most of his time nursing one injury or getting ready to pick up another one, even though not on purpose.
One of the worst injuries he had was in the ROH World Championship when he dislocated his shoulder, tore two tendons in it and tore another tendon in his chest. It was as a result of his proclivity to injuries, its resultant effects in tandem with other health challenges that it became imperative for him to make a decision on his career.
Why Did Daniel Bryan Retire?
Daniel Bryan retired from wrestling at the age of 34 having had a successful career run spanning 16 years. In an interview, he disclosed that he had his first concussion just 5 months into his career and it went on and on till it became obvious to him that he was doing himself more harm than good. All this while, the challenges he was facing medically (seizures arising from multiple concussions and a brain lesion) was a secret between him and his wife which he insisted she told no one.
After his retirement in February 2016, Daniel Bryan was made the SmackDown General Manager in July of the same year.
What Is His Net Worth?
Daniel Bryan is one of the most successful wrestlers out there to have gone into the ring on multiple occasions and come out with a victory no matter how resilient his challenger was. He was a horror to many and for those who had no option than to face him, they were often trounced in proportional measure as they anticipated thereby putting more money in Daniel Bryan’s pocket.
Reliable online sources have quoted his net worth to be about $8 million dollars and going by a quick assessment of how many successful bouts he recorded, this estimate will most likely be correct.
The ‘American Dragon’ as he was and is still known stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m with a bodyweight of 210 lbs or 95 kg.