“Thank You, Big Man” – Daniel Bryan Pens Down an Emotional Farewell Letter to Vince McMahon and WWE

Published 09/21/2021, 9:12 AM EDT


Former WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan made his AEW debut at All Out 2021 at Chicago. The AEW Universe went absolutely berserk when he walked out to the arena.

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Now, Daniel Bryan aka Bryan Danielson will face his first opponent on AEW, Kenny Omega. However, before he began the next part of his wrestling career, he took the time to pen down a letter for WWE, not bashing the company but thanking the company.

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In his letter to WWE, Daniel Bryan thanks everyone in the company who has worked with him and guided him during his journey. Moreover, he appreciates everyone who made him laugh, pushed him to the top, took the time to converse with him.. it’s a beautiful letter from the former Superstar.

“Thank you to the incredible superstars with whom I’ve shared both the ring and the road. For Savate-Kick Saturdays and locally roasted coffee. For being family when we’re away from family. For making me look good when I didn’t feel good. For deep conversations and pointless debates. For making me laugh — both in the best of times, and the worst. For all the small things that make life as a wrestler just a little bit more fun.”

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Daniel Bryan went beyond the locker room in his letter to WWE

Not only did he take the time to mention The Superstars, but also the team working around the clock to ensure the product is at par with audience expectation.

“Thank you to the many people behind the scenes. The crew in WWE is amazing, from the folks operating the cameras to those in catering. From the producers to talent relations. Thank you to the production team, who always put together such amazing packages, and are such an underappreciated part of the stories we tell. Thank you to everyone involved in creative.”

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Finally, Daniel Bryan thanked Vince McMahon. Not many former Superstars take the time to pen down words for Mr. McMahon, but Bryan’s words are truly heartwarming.

“Thank you to the Big Man, who I know hates to be acknowledged. I won’t say much, but thank you for the conversations, the life lessons (about both what to do and what not to do), and the best hug I’ve ever received. I wish more people could see you how I see you.”

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Lastly, Daniel Bryan addressed the biggest part of WWE, The WWE Universe.

“And last but certainly not least: Thank you to the WWE fans. You pushed my career to new heights — heights that I never would have reached for, on my own.”

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Undoubtedly, Daniel Bryan will be wholeheartedly missed by the WWE Universe. Nevertheless, there is nothing much best wishes for him as he begins a new chapter of his career!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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