One can no longer imagine Wrestlemania without people like Daniel Bryan. Although he is now retired, he is one of the pillars of the company that attracts fans from all over the world during his time as a wrestler. He is now more active on the administrative side of things rather than in the ring beating opponents who compete with him.
Since he retired, people have often asked themselves, “Why did Daniel Bryan retire? Here we’ll talk about the reasons for his retirement and we’ll spice up your reading with details about his family, his assets, and the injuries he suffered during his career, as well as some other little things we’ll mention at one point or another.
Daniel Bryan’s Age
If you wonder how old he is, well, Daniel Bryan is no older than those born on May 22, 1981. His birth was recorded in Aberdeen, Washington, where he also grew up as the son of a lumberjack, Donald Orrin Danielson, and a 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 married WWE superstar Brie Bella (ring name) on April 11, 2014, after living in a relationship with her for almost 3 years. Brie retired from wrestling on April 6, 2016, just 2 months after Daniel retired. Since then the couple has had a daughter, who they named Birdie Joe Danielson, born in May 2017.
His wife, who is popularly called Brie Bella, but whose real name is Brianna Monique, is a former pro-American wrestler, later an actress, model, businesswoman and recently a YouTuber
She was born on November 21, 1983, in San Diego, California, to parents Jon Garcia and Kathy Colace, but grew up on a farm in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has a twin sister named Nikki Bella, who is also a wrestler, and during her active years she often performed in the ring with her twin sister as “The Bella Twins”.
In her wrestling career, she won the WWE Divas Championship in 2011 and also held the record of winning the Slammy Awards 3 times. Films she has made as an actress include Confessions of a Womanizer (2014) as Sally, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! (2015) as Brie Boulder; vocal performance. As for television, she has worked in Meet My Folks, Ridiculousness (2002/2003), Ridiculousness (2012). As for music, she has appeared in music videos such as Na Na (2014) by Trey Songz, Hollywood (2017) by Sophia Grace, etc.
Daniel Bryan, although he has been very successful in his wrestling career, is one of those who has had repeated injury breaks 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 preparing for another, albeit not on purpose.
One of the worst injuries he suffered at the ROH World Championship was when he dislocated his shoulder, tore two tendons in it, and tore another tendon in his chest. Due to his propensity for injury and the resulting effects in combination with other health challenges, it became imperative for him to make a decision for his career.
Why Did Daniel Bryan Retire?
Daniel Bryan retired from wrestling at the age of 34 after 16 years of a successful career. In an interview, he announced that he had his first concussion only 5 months after the start of his career and it went on and on until he realized that he was doing more harm than good to himself. Throughout this time, the challenges he faced medically (seizures due to multiple concussions and a brain injury) were a secret between him and his wife, which he insisted that she not tell anyone about.
Following his retirement in February 2016, Daniel Bryan was appointed SmackDown Managing Director in July of the same year.
What Is His Net Worth?
Daniel Bryan is one of the most successful wrestlers, who entered the ring several times and came out with a win no matter how tough his challenger was. He was a horror to many, and for those who had no choice but to face him, they were often beaten proportionally, as they expected, thus putting more money in Daniel Bryan’s pocket.
Reliable online sources have put his net worth at around $8 million, and after a quick estimate of how many successful fights he has recorded, this estimate will most likely be correct.
The “American Dragon”, as it was and is still called, stands at a height of 1.78 m (5 feet 10 inches) and has a bodyweight of 95 kg (210 lbs).