One of the most disappointed people in regards to the early retirement of Daniel Bryan from WWE was Shinsuke Nakamura. The two of them are very close friends. Nakamura flat out told the media in Japan that he was leaving the country and moving to the United States so that he can have an opportunity to work against Bryan. That was one of the biggest reasons why he was willing to walk away from New Japan and sign with World Wrestling Entertainment.
February 18, 2016
When Shawn Michaels does not want to do something, he is not opposed to leaving. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he walked out of Wrestlemania 30 early because he refused to be a part of the legends that were supposed to come out and celebrate the title victory with Daniel Bryan in the main event. Michaels did not feel that it was the right ending to do.
June 24, 2015
In a nice little swerve on Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan convinced WWE fans that he might be retiring as an in ring performer, thanks in part to a simple social media message, before delightfully surprising the audience with the announcement that he would be making his return at the Royal Rumble. There had been legitimate concerns backstage over his health, as many were under the belief that he would walk away like Edge did to ensure his long term health.
December 29, 2014