As seen on Monday night's edition of WWE Raw, Daniel Bryan's retirement was not a work and is legitimate.
Bryan further elaborated on his decision to retire, stating that he underwent an additional concussion test a week and a half ago, which revealed that his brain was not as healthy as he initially thought it was. Bryan stated that because of this, he had to begin thinking about his family, especially since he and his wife, Brie Bella, wanted to have children soon.
After Bryan's farewell comments, the fans erupted into one final "Yes!" chant. The celebration then continued on the WWE Network after Raw went off the air, where WWE Superstars and Divas joined Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H on the entrance stage to applaud Bryan while he embraced the fans at ringside, which also included his mother and sister.