Backstage RAW Notes On Daniel Bryan, Tribute Videos, Samoa Joe Comments, ESPN Video, More On Bryan

- WWE posted this video with the various Daniel Bryan flashbacks on this week's RAW.

- In honor of Bryan's retirement, WWN Live released this match featuring Bryan vs. Dean Ambrose as Jon Moxley at the 2010 Dragon Gate USA "Way of the Ronin" event:


- "#ThankYouDanielBryan" was the #1 Twitter trend after tonight's RAW went off the air.

- Regarding Bryan's retirement announcement earlier today, PWInsider reports that it was closely guarded until Bryan made the tweet. No one within WWE knew of the retirement beyond a very small circle of higher-ups. WWE production had to scramble this afternoon to come up with the video packages we saw all night on RAW.

- In regards to the tests Bryan mentioned that he took a week ago, changing how he felt about trying to wrestle again, PWInsider notes that he took them the Thursday before the Royal Rumble. Bryan took the brain tests in New York City before flying to Pittsburgh for an appearance.

- Samoa Joe posted this lengthy message on Bryan tonight:


- As noted, Bryan will be Jonathan Coachman's guest in the 9pm EST hour on ESPN SportsCenter Tuesday night. Coach covered the retirement for ESPN today, as seen in the video below: