Daniel Bryan
FULL NAME   Bryan Lloyd Danielson
BORN   May 22, 1981
HEIGHT   5'10"
RELATION(S)   Brie Bella (Spouse)


Daniel Bryan is a professional wrestler best known for his appearances in WWE. Bryan Danielson was born on May 22, 1981, in Aberdeen, Washington, U.S. His father was a lumberjack and his mother was a therapist. His parents were divorced when he was young. He has referred to his teenage as being antisocial, but he still competed in sports such as American football in high school. He became a fan of professional wrestling in his childhood and wanted to pursue a career in professional wrestling. He began his career as a professional wrestler in 1999.

WWE Debut

Bryan Danielson signed a developmental deal with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) to work in their developmental system. He was assigned to Memphis Championship Wrestling where he was trained by WWF competitor William Regal. After 18 months with the company, he was released from his WWF contract in July 2001.

In 2002, Bryan Danielson wrestled two matches for the newly launched World Wrestling Entertainment and was defeated by both Sean O'Haire and Little Guido in these two encounters. Following his release from the WWE, he went to Japan after to compete in Japan's premier promotion, New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

Major Feuds

As a professional wrestler, Daniel Bryan had his fair share of feuds. The top 5 feuds of Daniel Bryan has been given below:

Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles

His feud began when he earned the opportunity to face AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at Crown Jewel. Although Daniel Bryan was reluctant to compete at Crown Jewel due to the Saudi Arabia controversy. AJ Styles went on to win the match and retain the title which laid the seeds of Daniel Bryan's rivalry with him.

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Daniel Bryan vs CM Punk

Daniel Bryan's rivalry with CM Punk was probably one of the most passionate rivalry which WWE had ever seen. The fuel to this feud was the love triangle between AJ Lee, Bryan and CM Punk. Passion, manipulation, jealousy and more, you name it and this feud had it. The Daniel Bryan-CM Punk rivalry was destined to go down the history of WWE's greatest rivalries.

Daniel Bryan vs The Authority

Daniel Bryan didn't refrain from taking on a feud with the OG authority which included Randy Orton , Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and the Shield. This storyline saw Bryan desperately trying to defeat the Viper which he was unfortunately never able to.

Daniel Bryan vs The Miz

The biggest rivalry of Daniel Bryan's career was the one with The Miz. And this rivalry was not a result of the demand of the storyline but emerged as a result of mutual hatred that existed between Daniel Bryan and The Miz. This was also Daniel Bryan's first rivalry in the WWE.

Daniel Bryan's WWE Return

Daniel Bryan returned to WWE in August 2009. He made his debut on January 4, 2010 against Chavo Guerrero, in which he emerged victorious. He then went to Florida and received training at the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), the WWE developmental territory. At the February 11 television tapings of the FCW, Danielson was renamed Daniel Bryan which he had himself chosen a list of ten possible ring names to use in WWE. He was given this name by William Regal.

On June 11, WWE announced that Danielson was fired from WWE stating the reason that Bryan had been too violent, pretending to strangle ring announcer Justin Roberts with his own neck tie. He returned to WWE again as Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam, where he was the surprise seventh member of Team WWE for the seven-on-seven elimination tag team match against The Nexus. He one of the two final members of Team WWE and managed to eliminate two members of The Nexus, but was eliminated by Wade Barrett.

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Daniel Bryan's Achievements

APW Worldwide Internet Championship- 1 time
APW King of the Indies 2001
ASW World Mid-Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
ASW World Mid-Heavyweight Title Tournament 2003
CBS Sports Best Promo of the Year 2018 – Promo during TLC kickoff show
CBS Comeback Wrestler of the Year 2018
CTWE Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
ECWA Tag Team Championship- 1 time – with Low Ki
Evolve Match of the Year 2010 vs. Munenori Sawa on September 11
Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling
NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
FIP Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
International Catch Wrestling Alliance- Expo 2008 Tournament
IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
MCW Southern Light Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
MCW Southern Tag Team Championship- 1 time– with Spanky
NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
New Japan Pro-Wrestling- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship- 1 time– with Curry Man
New Japan Pro-Wrestling- Best of the American Super Juniors
PWG World Championship- 2 times
Pro Wrestling Illustrated- Comeback of the Year 2018
Pro Wrestling Illustrated- Feud of the Year 2013 vs. The Authority
Pro Wrestling Illustrated- Inspirational Wrestler of the Year 2014
Pro Wrestling Illustrated- Match of the Year 2013 vs. John Cena at SummerSlam
Pro Wrestling Illustrated- Most Popular Wrestler of the Year 2013
Ranked No. 1 of the top 500 wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2014
Pro Wrestling Noah- GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship - 1 time
ROH Pure Championship - 1 time
ROH World Championship - 1 time
Survival of the Fittest 2004
TWA Tag Team Championship - 1 time – with Spanky
TWE Heavyweight Championship - 1 time
wXw World Heavyweight Championship - 1 time
Ambition 1
WSW Heavyweight Championship - 1 time
World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
World Heavyweight Championship - 1 time
WWE Championship - 4 times
WWE Intercontinental Championship - 1 time
WWE Tag Team Championship - 1 time – with Kane
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship - 1 time, current - with Rowan
WWE United States Championship - 1 time
Money in the Bank - SmackDown 2011
Twenty-sixth Triple Crown Champion
Sixth Grand Slam Champion - under current format; fifteenth overall
Slammy Award - 12 times- Beard of the Year 2013
Slammy Award - Catchphrase of the Year 2013– YES! YES! YES!
Slammy Award - Cole in Your Stocking 2010 – attacking Michael Cole on NXT
Slammy Award - Couple of the Year (2013, 2014) – with Brie Bella
Slammy Award - Facial Hair of the Year (2012)
Slammy Award - Fan Participation of the Year (2013) – YES! YES! YES!
Slammy Award - Rivalry of the Year (2014) – vs. The Authority
Slammy Award - Shocker of the Year (2010) – The Nexus' debut
Slammy Award - Superstar of the Year (2013)
Slammy Award - Tweet of the Year (2012) – "Goat face is a horrible insult. My face is practically perfect in every way. In fact, from now on I demand to be called Beautiful Bryan”
Slammy Award - Upset of the Year (2012) – defeating Mark Henry and Big Show at the Royal Rumble
Wrestling Observer Newsletter- Best Non-Wrestler (2017), Best on Interviews (2018)
Best Pro Wrestling Book (2015) – Yes: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania with Craig Tello
Best Pro Wrestling DVD (2015) – Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!
Best Technical Wrestler (2005–2013; renamed to Bryan Danielson Award after his first retirement in 2016
Match of the Year (2007) – vs. Takeshi Morishima at ROH Manhattan Mayhem II on August 25
Most Outstanding Wrestler (2006–2010)
Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Decade (2000–2009)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2016)


American Dragon
Bryan Danielson
Daniel Bryan
Daniel Wyatt
Dynamic Dragon

Entrance Music

Rage A by Kilian and Wolfgang
Flight of the Valkyries

Signature Moves

Heel Hold
Mysterio Middle Kick

Finishing Moves

Danielson Roundhouse.

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