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WON Preview: Bryan Danielson retires

Online Subscribers read it now: February 15, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Daniel Bryan retires  

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The newest issue of the Wrestling Observer is one of the best of the year.  A very detailed look at the end of Bryan Danielson's career and retirement. Looking back at sports, pro wrestling and the ramifications that are and are not being talked about.  Danielson's retirement is a big story, both his short and long term impact on pro wrestling.  How his story will act as a catalyst for change not only within pro wrestling but all contact sports.  If you are a wrestling fan, a sports fan or a science fan, this may be the most important issue of the year.

Bryan Danielson's retirement speech, career highlights, home town, character both in and out of the ring, booking, the crazy way he ended up as champion for the first time, the birth of the "Yes" chant, the build to WrestleMania 30 & 31, the various exams, why he wanted to continue wrestling and WWE didn't, his goals outside of WWE and why he changed his mind in the last few weeks.

The quandary he was in about continuing his career, how his career began, the formation of ROH and the changing landscape of independent wrestling, the changing ideas of what a pro wrestling headliner can look like, the first time I ever saw him wrestle while sitting with Red Bastien and Nick Bockwinkel

The suspension of Titus O'Neil, a longtime WWE star talking about going into another sport, another star looking at retiring soon, lots of WrestleMania plans including an early summer major match, Steve Austin's WrestleMania status, update on promotion of Stephanie McMahon, star who may be interested in returning, Fast Lane, A.J. Styles talks his beginnings in WWE and how hard he tried to hide the Royal Rumble story, how DDP figured in Styles' return, Linda McMahon forms a new company, Roman Reigns in Raw main events, WWE cuts five in developmental, new WWE books. New announcer hired, Update on many Tough Enough competitors from the past season, plans for a WWE show taped this summer, international star WWE has interest in, as well as a look at all the weekend house shows from WWE & NXT with business notes.

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February 15, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Daniel Bryan retires 
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Also in this issue:

--Komatsu & Tanaka debut in Mexico

--A look at Friday's show at Arena Mexico

--A look at Lucha Libre Elite

--An international promotion has apparently inked a U.S. television deal

--A look at the backstage issues in AAA

--Why many of the wrestlers are unhappy

--How the economy in Mexico is making it very difficult for the promotions in ways you normally wouldn't think

--A look back at how this exact situation took AAA down from its early heyday

--Why Mexican talent is appearing more and more in the U.S.

--Strange story involving Sexy Star and the mixed tag team titles

--AAA TV taping notes

--Dragon Gate's big match where the losing faction has to split up

--Notes on the New Japan World service

--Notes on this week's two New Japan PPV shows

--Hiroshi Tanahashi talks the loss of Shinsuke Nakamura

--Tanahashi talks other aspects of New Japan

--A.J. Styles talks his time in New Japan

--Jim Ross starts announcing New Japan this past week

--Notes on the death of Axl Rotten

--A look at the new concept of FITE TV, a streaming service that will include a lot of pro wrestling and MMA content

--A look at Jim Ross' involvement in the business

--A look at PWG's show this week

--Two of the best indie wrestlers to battle in Dallas over Mania weekend

--More on the Hall of Fame honorees for this year

--Sting back on the road

--Lucha Underground season three schedule

--Plans going forward for the company

--Notes from Lucha Underground television

--Complete lineup for the next ROH iPPV show

--ROH inks international TV deal

--Notes on the next major New Japan/ROH May tour

--New ROH signings

--A look at ROH TV over the next month plus

--Notes on the TNA firing of Awesome Kong

--Update on TNA offices move

--Update on Davey Richards

--Update on UFC 199

--C.M. Punk injury notes

--Notes on the next several UFC PPV shows

--Jon Jones update

--Major UFC star talking potential retirement after upcoming title fight

--Ronda Rousey update

--UFC's next major show on FOX

--Update on Conor McGregor

--Update on B.J. Penn's return

--Yoel Romero drug test

--Tim Means says the drug he failed his test was one he's never heard of

--Another UFC drug test failure

--Lots of new UFC fights

--Dana White talks why he made a mistake with Sage Northcutt

--Who was the masked man who attacked Josh Barnett at the UFC workouts

--New fighters debut

--More on Bellator signing Chris Leben

--Benson Henderson talks trying pro boxing

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