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Daniel Bryan
Bryan on April 7, 2014 during his reign as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Born (1981-05-22) May 22, 1981 (age 37)[1]
Aberdeen, Washington[1]
Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) American Dragon[2]
Bryan Danielson[2]
Daniel Bryan[2][3]
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) (1.78 m) [2]
Billed from Aberdeen, Washington[2]
Trained by Texas Wrestling Academy[1]
Rudy Boy Gonzalez[2]
Shawn Michaels[2]
William Regal[4]
Tracy Smothers[2]
Masato Tanaka[2]
Debut October 4, 1999[5]

Bryan Danielson[1] (born May 22, 1981)[1] is an American professional wrestler that is currently signed for WWE and works on the SmackDown brand. His WWE ring name is Daniel Bryan. He is known by his nickname, the American Dragon.[1][6]

In wrestling, Danielson was a world champion, having won the ROH World Championship in Ring of Honor (ROH) once.[7] Also, Danielson has won the PWG World Championship in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) twice,[8][9] the FIP Heavyweight Championship once in Full Impact Pro, the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship once in Pro Wrestling Noah and was the last ROH Pure Champion, as he combined the Pure title with the ROH World Title in 2006.[10] He also won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling with Curry Man.[1] He is three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion , one-time World Heavyweight Champion. On March 29, 2015, he became the intercontinental champion.

Until 2009, Danielson only wrestled on the indy scene. ROH was his home promotion, but he also worked in FIP, PWG, and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). He has also worked worldwide, most notably in Pro Wrestling Noah through ROH's involvement in the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance, a global team of wrestling promotions that allow their competitors to travel abroad to other companies.[11] He also competed in a some matches in WWE before signing an actual contract with the company in 2009.[2][12] In June 2010, shortly after the end of the first season of the WWE NXT show which Danielson was in, WWE announced that he had been released from his contract.[13] But, at SummerSlam, he returned.[14]

In wrestling[change | change source]

Bryan applying the "Yes!" Lock on Ted DiBiase
Bryan performing the Running Knee on Bad News Barrett at WrestleMania 31
Danielson applying the Cattle Mutilation on Chris Hero
Bryan performing "Yes!" Kicks to Triple H's chest at WrestleMania XXX
Bryan applying a surfboard on Dean Ambrose

Wrestlers trained[change | change source]


Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]

Bryan celebrating after he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX
Bryan when he was the World Heavyweight Champion. He is with AJ Lee
Danielson, when he was the ROH World Champion in 2006.


  • Pro Wrestling Report
    • Independent Wrestler of the Year (2006)[91]
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling
    • wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[94]
    • Ambition 1 (2010)[95]
  • World Series Wrestling
    • WSW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[96]

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