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WWE RAW REPORT: DANIEL BRYAN GIVES HIS RETIREMENT SPEECH

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-02-08 23:10:49
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring and wants to know what it was that Brock gave him earlier. Was it an F-2 or an F-3 because an F-5 is supposed to hurt. Brock Lesnar cannot keep him down and cannot get the job done. He tells Brock to come out and try again, but this time put some stank on it.

Dean says maybe Triple H was right and Suplex City is going soft. Or is that a personal thing too? Can you get it up for the big fight? Dean says that maybe Paul didn't give you permission. He knows that Paul is his advocate, but he did not know that Paul was required to hold Brock's balls.

Brock's music plays and he makes his way to the stage with Paul Heyman.

Ambrose tries to attack Lesnar on the floor but Brock stops him and sends him into the apron. Brock with knees to Ambrose followed by an Irish whip into the ringside barrier. Brock sends Dean into the ring and then Brock paces on the floor before entering the ring and connecting with a clothesline.

Dean struggles to get to his feet and he moves towards Brock but Brock with a clothesline. Brock picks up Ambrose and hits an F-5 on Ambrose.

Brock leaves the ring but Ambrose wants Brock to give him more.

Brock defies the music and he goes to the ring and . . .

Roman Reigns' music plays and Brock stands around waiting for Roman to make his way on the stage. Roman walks at a casual pace to the ring and Brock forgets that Dean is in the ring, no matter how battered he is.

Ambrose with a low blow and Roman smirks. Ambrose leaves the ring.

Ambrose lays down next to Reigns and Reigns says that Ambrose is crazy.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what happened when Brock Lesnar had Dean Ambrose battered and beaten until Roman Reigns appeared and allowed Brock to lose his focus and give Dean the chance to hit a low blow.

Match Number Five: Sin Cara and Kalisto versus Alberto Del Rio and Rusev (with Wade Barrett)

Rusev and Cara start things off and Rusev kicks Kalisto off the apron and Cara with a rollup for a near fall. Cara with kicks to Rusev followed by chops. Cara with a quebrada for a near fall. Cara goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Cara goes for a sunset flip but Rusev holds on to the ropes and Del Rio tags in and Del Rio kicks Cara. Del Rio with a suplex for a near fall. Del Rio sends Cara into the turnbuckles and Rusev tags back in and he kicks Cara. Rusev with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Rusev with a nerve hold on Cara. Rusev with a round kick to the temple and he gets a near fall.

Del Rio tags in and he hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio with a German suplex for a near fall. Rusev tags in and hits a knee drop. Rusev with an elbow drop followed by a suplex attempt but Cara with a knee and a DDT. Both men are down. Kalisto and Del Rio tag in and Kalisto with a kick from the apron and a springboard seated senton and a corkscrew crossbody. Kalisto with a head scissors driver. Rusev comes in and he is sent to the floor. Cara with a suicide dive to Rusev.

Del Rio counters Salida Del Sol by putting Kalisto on the turnbuckles. Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri to the back of the head and then Del Rio puts Kalisto back on the turnbuckles in the tree of woe. Del Rio with the double stomp for the three count.

Winners: Alberto Del Rio and Rusev

We see footage from earlier today of R Truth at the EMP Museum. He sees Goldust dressed like Jimi Hendrix. Goldust says he is trying to show Truth what he can offer as a tag team champion. Goldust destroys a guitar and then sets it on fire.

Goldust is taken away by security but he still gets to yell out 'Golden Truth'.

Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring and she will be on commentary when we get back.

We see footage of Daniel Bryan and the Yes Movement occupying Raw in March 2014.

We are back and we find out that Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks will be facing Naomi and Tamina at Fastlane.

Match Number Six: Tamina (with Naomi) versus Becky Lynch

Becky with a side head lock and Tamina with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Becky with forearms and kicks to Tamina. Tamina catches Becky but Becky escapes and applies a sleeper but Tamina backs Becky into the turnbuckles to escape. Becky gets distracted by Naomi on the apron and Tamina with a clothesline. Tamina slams Becky's head into the mat and gets a near fall.

Tamina chokes Becky in the ropes and Naomi with a slap when Tamina distracts the referee. Sasha stays at the announce table despite suggestions from Cole. Becky with elbows but Tamina with a back elbow for a near fall. Tamina works on the neck. Becky with a knee to the midsection but Tamina with a head butt. Tamina walks across Becky and she has something to say to Sasha.

Sasha gets up and Naomi with a forearm from behind and she punches Sasha. Naomi sends Sasha into the ring steps.

Becky with a drop kick and then she goes to the floor and attacks Naomi. The referee continues his count while Becky hits an exploder on Naomi. Becky returns to the ring and runs into a super kick and Tamina gets the three count.

Winner: Tamina

We go to the back and we see The New Day talking to someone about the power of positivity and how they are a Ladies' Man. If you put the unicorn horn on, it will be even more. He gives the horn to Mark Henry and he accepts.

Mark asks for Francesca and Xavier hesitates before giving her to Mark. Big E says the music is all good, but it ain't nothing without the moves. They want to see if Mark can dance like the New Day.

We go to commercial.

We are with more comments from fellow WWE wrestlers.

Xavier, Big E, and Kofi want the people to be quiet. This will not be a Table for 3 and Kofi says that is a great plug for a show on the WWE Network. Xavier says they are serving for four and Big E introduces the World's Strongest Unicorn Mark Henry.

Match Number Seven: Xavier Woods, Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Mark Henry versus Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso in a Tables Match

All eight men brawl in the ring to start things off but the New Day are sent to the floor. D-Von with a clothesline to Henry followed by one from Bubba. The Usos with a double drop kick and Mark goes to the floor. Bubba and D-Von pull down the ropes for Jimmy and Jey to hit a stereo plancha.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the New Day and Mark Henry are in control. Big E and Xavier send Jimmy into Mark for a World's Strongest Slam. Mark with a body block to Bubba. The New Day tell Mark to do the splash and Mark tells the New Day no one tells him what to do and Mark leaves.

The New Day turn around and the Usos and Bubba with clotheslines. Jimmy and Bubba with slams for D-Von and Jey to hit Wassup head butts. Bubba calls for the tables and the Dudleys and Usos get them.

Kofi with a kick to D-Von from the apron and Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex to Bubba. Jimmy and Jey with a double super kick to Big E. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise and then he is hit with a double super kick. Woods is hit with a double super kick as well. Woods is put on the table and Jey goes up top and Big E stops Jey. Jimmy with a dragon whip and then the Dudleys with 3D to Big E through the table.

Winners: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Bubba Ray Dudley, and D-Von Dudley

After the match, Jey holds his knee and Bubba asks if the New Day wants some more wood.

Bubba hits Jimmy from behin and then D-Von clotheslines Jey. Bubba and D-Von set up a table and then they hit 3D on Jimmy through the table.

D-Von gets another table and brings it into the ring as Jey struggles to get on his feet. Jey with a punch to Bubba but Bubba with forearms and the crowd chants ECW. Bubba is given Jey by D-Von and Bubba with a power bomb through the table.

Bubba asks Jey if he knows who they are. He says they are the baddest tag team on the planet.

We see a Daniel Bryan video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the media coverage of Daniel Bryan's retirement.

Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring and he gets a standing ovation from the fans and the announcers at ringside.

The crowd chants for Daniel and you can see that Daniel is very emotional about the reaction he is receiving tonight.

Daniel says just now he was able to close his eyes and feel that. He says he never got to feel it like that because he has to keep his eyes open. He says he will never forget that feeling. Now it is time for Daniel to address the giant elephant in the room. The crowd chants 'No' and Daniel says he did not want to shave his beard. However, he wanted to cut his hair and he had to shave his beard because it looked ridiculous. He says he cut his hair for Wigs for Kids. Daniel talks about the organization.

Now to some less fun stuff. He says he does not want to be doing this as much as the people do not want him to do it. He says he has been wrestling since he was 18 years old. Within the first five months of his wrestling career, he already had three concussions. He would get a concussion here and there. After 16 years, that adds up to a lot of concussions. It gets to the point where they tell you that you cannot wrestle any more.

For a long time, he fought that because he had gotten EEGs, Brain MRI, and other tests that said he was fine and he could come back to wrestle. Daniel says he was training and if the WWE wanted him on a moment's notice, he was ready to wrestle. He says that he loves this more than anything else.

A week and a half ago, he took a test that said that maybe his brain wasn't as okay as he thought he was. He has a family to think about. His wife and him want to have kids soon. The crowd chants 'Yes' and Daniel says that is what Brie says all the time.

Daniel says it is with a heavy heart and the utmost sadness that Daniel officially announces his retirement. If there is one thing. He says he has been angry, sad, and frustrated. However, when he woke up this morning, he felt nothing but gratitude. Daniel says he has gotten to do what he loves for nearly 16 years.

Daniel says that he wants to talk about a few of the things he loves. Daniel says that he loves the Seahawks. He also loves right before his music hits and the sound it makes and the reaction from the crowd no matter how tired or injured he is, it brings a smirk to his face. Daniel says that he loves hitting the ropes and diving through them. He says it makes him feel like Superman. Your reaction makes him feel like Superman. Daniel says that he has wrestled in the parking lot of gas stations and in front of 70,000 people at Wrestlemania.

Daniel says he loves that he has met a monster who is so smart like Kane. He met a man who was his mentor and a friend for more than 16 years in William Regal. He has gotten to meet children who are stronger than he ever though like Connor. He is grateful because wrestling does not owe him or anyone in the back anything. WWE does not owe them anything. They do this because they love to do this.

Then it was strange because he did this because he loves to do this. Then you got behind him in a way that he never thought was possible. A way that fans shouldn't necessarily get behind a guy who is five foot eight and 190 pounds. You got behind him in a way that he felt like more than himself. Daniel says that he is grateful for that. He says that he is grateful because a little over two years ago in this very arena, you guys hijacked Raw.

They were trying to do a championship coronation between John Cena and Randy Orton by combining the titles with all of the former champions. You guys wouldn't stop chanting 'Daniel Bryan'.

That is not why he is grateful. Daniel says his dad was sitting in the crowd and his dad got to see that. His son getting that kind of reaction from you people. That was the last time his dad ever got to see him wrestle. You made it special for his father, for him, and his entire family.

Daniel says he is grateful because through wrestling he got to meet the most wonderful woman. She is smart and beautiful and completes him in a way he did not think was possible. He is grateful because he gets to come out here in front of his hometown fans. He gets to announce his retirement in front of a group of people who love him. That special moment he had with his dad, he gets to spend with his mom, his sister, his family, and his friends. He gets to share it with them, with you, with his wife in the back and the people he has spent the last fifteen years of his life with. Daniel says he is grateful.

Tomorrow morning, Daniel says he starts a new life. A life where he is no longer a wrestler. That is tomorrow and that is not tonight. By damn, he has one more night to feel this energy and feel this crowd. Daniel asks for one last 'yes' chant.

Brie Bella comes to the ring to celebrate with her husband.

We go to credits.


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