We have very sad news to report as Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog Josie has passed away.

Josie was featured on Total Divas and Total Bellas. She made a lot of people very happy just by being on screen. No cause of death has been noted.

Bryan released a heartfelt statement on the matter. She seemed to be okay and then everything went wrong all of a sudden. Bryan said that they are devastated and it’s easy to understand why.

On Wednesday I posted a picture of Josie, happy and playful. Less than 18 hours after taking that picture, I was rushing her to the emergency vet, where she passed shortly thereafter. Our family is devastated. But in this grief, I try to focus on gratitude, because our sweet Josie gave me so much. To Bri and I, Josie was our first baby, and Josie turned us from a couple into a family. When I was going through a mental breakdown and no one else could get through to me, Josie held me together. Feeding her, walking her and playing with her gave me purpose, and her nurturing affection started healing my heart. When I got neck surgery and I was alone and afraid, I envisioned Josie sitting on my chest, as she would often do, licking my nose, and that gave me comfort and courage. Josie made me laugh when I was sad, nurtured me when I was hurting, and brought joy to my heart on a daily basis. Thank you Josie, for the joy you brought our family. Thank you Josie, for loving me the way that you did when I needed it most. We miss you deeply. We love you deeply. Always.


Everyone at Ringside News would like to extend our deepest condolences toward the entire Danielson household. This is a very sad time for them, but hopefully, happier days are ahead of them.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton is a seasoned writer with over 30 years of experience. He began his career writing advertisements for local newspapers in New York before transitioning to publishing news for Ringside News. His expertise includes writing, editing, research, photo editing, and video editing. In his free time, he enjoys bungee jumping and learning extinct languages.

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