Daniel Bryan Biography

Daniel Bryan

Quick Facts Of Daniel Bryan

Celebrated Name Daniel Bryan
Age 39 Years
Nick Name Daniel Bryan
Birth Name Daniel Bryan
Birth Date 1981-05-22
Gender Male
Profession Wrestler
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Washington DC
Birth Nation USA
Ethnicity American-White
Race White
Famous For For working as a pro wrestler for WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)
Best Known For For fighting against Brock Lesnar in WWE Survival LA match where he lost the match
Horoscope Gemini
Father Donald Orrin Danielson
Mother Darlene Jean Danielson
Siblings 4
Sisters 3; Jeri Ann Nagala (Sister), Kelly Marlene Sutera (Sister), and Billie Sue Deck (Sister)
Brothers 1; Jason Brown (Brother)
High School Aberdeen-Weatherwax High School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Brie Bella
Children 1
Daughter 1; Birdie Joe Danielson
Net Worth $10 Million
Salary In Millions
Source of Wealth Wrestling Career
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 95 KG or 210 Pounds
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Chest Size 47 in
Bicep Size 16 in
Waist Size 35 in
Shoe Size 11-11.5 US

Daniel Bryan is a famous professional wrestler. At present, he is currently signed to WWE where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Daniel Bryan. He is also nicknamed as The American Dragon, Bryan Danielson, Daniel Bryan, Daniel Wyatt. He made his wrestling debut in December 1999. Moreover, he has held the WWE Championship four times, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once. He is best known for being the one-time United States Champion, a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion as part of Team Hell No (with Kane), and a one-time SmackDown Tag Team Champion (with Rowan). He was the SmackDown General Manager from 18th July 2016 to 10th April 2018. He is the 26th Triple Crown Champion and the 15th Grand Slam Champion in WWE history and headlined several major pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania XXX. He wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH) from 2002 to 2009, being recognized as a "Founding Father" of the promotion, where he was a one-time ROH World Champion and one-time Pure Wrestling Champion, at some point unifying both titles. He was the first winner of ROH's annual Survival of the Fittest tournament in 2004. During a 2007 Ring of Honour (ROH) match against Kenta, he ruptured his eardrum. As a result, he cannot go deep into the water while swimming. From May 2014 to December 2014 and from April 2015 to March 2018, Bryan was either injured or recovering from injury. In February 2016, he retired from professional wrestling due to medical issues (including seizures) arising from multiple concussions and a brain lesion. He then regained the WWE Championship for the first time in four years later that November. He has not appeared in a feature film yet other than a couple of TV movies. His wrestling style has been influenced by wrestlers Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, and William Regal. He also published an autobiography entitled Yes: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania which was co-written by Craig Tello on 21st July 2015. 

Daniel Bryan is Starting His Own Twitch Channel

WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, perhaps jokingly, says he's going to start a Twitch channel after seeing his wife playing UFC 4 online. He isn't much of a fan of video games. But he is a fan of fun and promotion. That's why Bryan is now making the claim that he's going to start his very own Twitch channel. Or, at the very least, Bryan is joking about starting his very own Twitch channel for promotional purposes. It's always difficult to tell whether WWE wrestlers are being serious or not. This starts with a celebrity/influencer tournament for UFC 4 put on by Electronic Arts on Friday. The tournament included wrestlers like AEW's Kenny Omega, UFC fighters like Max Holloway, and Twitch streamers like LIRIK. In a tweet posted Friday evening, Bryan says, "I haven't played video games since the original Nintendo, but I just watched my wife play #UFC4 on espn2 and was so inspired I'm starting my own Twitch." The replies to the tweet were fast and extremely positive. Many of Bryan's fans would love to see the WWE star streaming video games or just chatting on a routine basis. Fans of Bryan aren't the only ones who are skeptical of his intention to start a Twitch channel, however. Fellow WWE superstar Xavier Woods replied to Bryan's first tweet with the Anchorman meme saying, "I don't believe you." Woods is perhaps the most well-known gamer at the WWE and host of the WWE-adjacent gaming Youtube channel Up Up Down Down.

Famous For

  • For working as a pro wrestler for WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
  • For fighting against Brock Lesnar in WWE Survival LA match where he lost the match. 
  • For winning the 2011 SmackDown Money in the Bank winner, the 2013 Superstar of the Year Slammy Award.

Daniel Bryan, a famous wrestler

Source: @thesun.co.uk

What is the Birthplace of Daniel Bryan?

Daniel Bryan was born with the birth name/real name of Bryan Lloyd Danielson on 22nd May 1981 in Washington DC, the USA; his birthplace/hometown. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. His race is White. His religious beliefs are not known and his Zodiac sign is Gemini. He was born to his parents; Donald Orrin Danielson (father) who worked as a logger and Darlene Jean Danielson (mother) who supported the household working as a therapist. Just after 10 days of his marriage to Brie Bella, he lost his father on 21st April 2014, which was announced by WWE before his scheduled match at Raw on that particular night. He still played the match but left immediately after completing it. He also has four siblings; Jeri Ann Nagala (Sister), Kelly Marlene Sutera (Sister), twins brother; son Brown (Brother), Billie Sue Deck (Sister). Her parents divorced while he was still young. During his childhood, he was shown a professional wrestling magazine by a friend and since became a fan of wrestling. As per his education, he was graduated from Aberdeen-Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, Washington where he was active in various sports. In order to pursue a career in wrestling, he started his training at Dean Malenko‚Äôs wrestling school. He considered himself antisocial in high school but competed in sports such as American football. He then recognized a number of wrestlers as influences to his style including Toshiaki Kawada, Mitsuharu Misawa, and William Regal, and also mention of modeling his wrestling on that of Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit in his early career, then using Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a platform to develop his own style. As of 2020, he celebrated his 39th birthday. 

How was Daniel Bryan's Wrestling Career?

  • In the year 2000, WWF signed Daniel Bryan on a developmental tour.
  • After that, he was assigned to Memphis Championship wrestling.
  • There, he was trained by a superstar wrestler, William Regal. 
  • He adopted his moniker of American Dragon.
  • In a small period of time, he won the MCW Light Heavyweight Championship and the MCW Tag Team Championship with Spanky.
  • In 2002, he was released from his WWF contract.
  • After being released from WWF, he moved to Japan and fought in Japan's premier promotion, New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). 
  • As a part of the junior heavyweight division, he had success in both singles and tag team competition in the company, winning (without wearing a mask) the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Curry Man on 12th March 2004.
  • He also wrestled two matches for the renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in the year 2002 but he was not contracted for the company and went on to make four additional non-contracted appearances for WWE in 2003 on its secondary shows, Velocity, and Heat.
  • He wrestled Jamie Noble at a Velocity taping in January, Rico at a Heat taping in February, John Cena at a Velocity taping. 
  • After that, he joined the independent promotion Ring of Honour in the year 2002. There, he is acknowledged as a "Founding Father" of the company.
  • One of his matches with Austin Aries, performed on 7th August 2004 at Testing the Limit, lasted seventy-four minutes before Aries was finally declared the victor.
  • He also had a long rivalry with a wrestler named Homicide, where he defeated him in a steel cage match on 13th May 2005. 
  • He also won the company's inaugural Survival of the Fittest tournament in 2004 and later got his hand on the ROH world championship by defeating James Gibson on 15th September 2005 and successfully saved the title from many opponents, until the final ROH event of 2006, where his 15 months reign was ended by Homicide. 
  • He retired the Pure title as its last champion (the title would later be reinstated in 2020). 
  • During a match with Colt Cabana on 26th August, he suffered a shoulder injury, which kept him away from professional wrestling for quite some time.
  • On 11th May 2007, he returned to ROH at Reborn Again and defeated Shane Hagadorn and Adam Pearce in separate matches.
  • Ring of Honor made its national television debut with the program Ring of Honor Wrestling and Danielson made his television debut in the main event of its third episode on 28th February 2009 by defeating Austin Aries.
  • In the year 2009, he signed up for WWE, and in a farewell match for the title shot against Aries at ROH, he lost. He fought very last match for the company in September, in which he emerged victor against McGuiness, who was also bidding farewell to the Ring Of Honour.
  • In 2003, he also toured the United Kingdom for British promotion, All-Star Wrestling (ASW). 
  • In February 2005 at New Dawn Rising, he made his debut in ROH's sister promotion, Full Impact Pro (FIP), teaming up with Rocky Romero in a match against Austin Aries and Homicide.
  • His biggest success came in 2006 by winning the FIP Heavyweight Championship, holding the belt for eleven months before losing it to Roderick Strong.
  • He also won the PWG World Championship in 2007 and holding it for six months before taking an eleven-month hiatus from the company. 
  • He made his return to PWG at the 2008 Battle of Los Angeles tournament and defeated Kenny Omega in April 2009, at PWG: One Hundred. 
  • His contract with Ring of Honor expired and signed a short-term contract with German wrestling promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) in 2009. 
  • He made his debut with Philadelphia-based independent promotion CHIKARA to compete in their King of Trios tournament after his departure with wXw. 
  • He re-signed with WWE in August 2009 and in his first match for WWE; he defeated Chavo Guerrero and made his debut on NXT in February 2010. 
  • His feuds with WWE stars, The Miz, and John Cena, ended with Daniel being excessively violent and WWE announced that he is about to get fired due to his excessively violent behavior on an 'entertainment' show.
  • He noted that WWE apologized to him for his release, explaining that they "had sponsors they had to deal with".
  • After that, he made his return to the independent circuit on 26th June defeating Eddie Kingston at the CHIKARA event We Must Eat Michigan's Brain in Taylor, Michigan.
  • On 3rd July, he returned to wXw, defeating Wade Fitzgerald and TJP in the round-robin stage of the Ambition 1 tournament.
  • He debuted in the International Wrestling Association (IWA), being booked to defeat Q.T. Marshall for the IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship on 17th July. 
  • On 25th September, he returned to Dragon Gate USA and defeated YAMATO in the main event of the evening. 
  • In August 2010, he made a comeback to WWE with SummerSlam and was drafted to SmackDown on 26th April as part of the 2011 supplemental draft against Sheamus where he lost the match. 
  • In July 2011, he secured his first World Heavyweight Championship by winning a Money in the Bank Ladder Match against several other wrestlers.
  • His tag team partnership team with Kane titled Hell No was formed in 2012 and the same year, they got their very first tag team championship against the team of Kofi Kingston and R-Truth. 
  • On 27th January at the 2013 Royal Rumble, Team Hell No retained the WWE Tag Team Championship against Team Rhodes Scholars. Their reign of 245 days finally came to end with a loss in the Extreme Rules episode to Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
  • Later, he got injured, went for neck surgery in 2014, and declared that he would be better by the Royal Rumble 2015 and will participate in the match. 
  • At Wrestlemania 31, he won the Intercontinental Championship and made himself one of the six wrestlers to have won every other WWE title. 
  • In the year 2015, he starting having concussions and stayed away from commenting on his future as he himself was quite uncertain and he retired eventually later that year.
  • On 8th February 2016, he retired due to medical reasons and gave a retirement speech expressing his gratefulness for the happiness wrestling had brought him.
  • He said a recent EEG reflex test revealed slowing and a small subacute or chronic lesion in his brain's temporoparietal region, which explained Bryan's post-concussion seizures and led to his retirement decision.
  • He then co-hosted the WWE Network tournament Cruiserweight Classic alongside SmackDown commentator Mauro Ranallo in mid-2016. 
  • On 18th July 2016, he started his reign as the general manager of Smackdown and he continues to work in the position. 
  • As part of his General Manager duties, he co-hosted Talking Smack with Renee Young, a post-show interview segment on the WWE Network.
  • He was again absent from television after being attacked by Kane on the October 30 episode of Raw and returned on the 14th November episode of SmackDown.

Daniel Bryan against the opponent

Source: @allwrestlingsuperstars

  • After more than two years of evaluations, reviews of his medical history and neurological and physical evaluations, he was cleared by three external independent neurosurgeons, neurologists, and concussion experts, and resigned as general manager. 
  • On the 13th November, episode of SmackDown Live, he defeated AJ Styles to win the WWE Championship for the fourth time following a low blow. 
  • At the Royal Rumble 27th in January 2019, he successfully retained his title against Styles once again, this time the following interference from the returning Rowan.
  • At Fastlane, he was originally scheduled to defend his championship against Kingston, but after Mr. McMahon replaced Kingston; he successfully retained the title in a triple-threat match against Kevin Owens and Mustafa Ali.
  • On 14th July at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, he and Rowan lost the titles to The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) in a triple threat tag-team match, which also involved Heavy Machinery.
  • On the September 24 episode of SmackDown Live, he was saved by Reigns from an assault from Rowan and Luke Harper.
  • On 20th December, episode of SmackDown, he defeated The Miz and King Corbin in a triple threat match to earn another Universal Championship match at the Royal Rumble on 26th January 2020, but he was again unsuccessful at the event.
  • On 15th May, episode of SmackDown, he defeated Drew Gulak in the quarter-finals of a tournament for the vacant Intercontinental Championship.
  • He then defeated Sheamus in the semi-finals on the May 29 episode of SmackDown, who replaced his scheduled opponent Jeff Hardy, who was arrested for crashing his car into Elias and who had won a battle royal to face Bryan. But Bryan ultimately lost to AJ Styles in the finals on the 12th June episode of SmackDown.

Beside this,

  • He was featured in the Wrestling Road Diaries documentary, which was filmed in 2009 before he signed with WWE.
  • He also recorded a single with Kimya Dawson that was a tribute to wrestling legend "Captain" Lou Albano in 2011. 
  • He recorded the voice for the character Daniel Bryrock in the animated film The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! in 2013. 
  • He also published an autobiography entitled Yes: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania which was co-written by Craig Tello on 21st July 2015.
  • He was one of the judges in the sixth season of "Tough Enough". 
  • He also became part of the cast of the spin-off series "Total Bellas".

Awards, Titles, Achievements, Championships, and accomplishments of Daniel Bryan

All-Pro Wrestling

  • APW Worldwide Internet Championship for one time
  • King of the Indies (2001)

All-Star Wrestling

  • 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
  • Comeback Wrestler of the Year (2018)

Connecticut Wrestling Entertainment

  • CTWE Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

East Coast Wrestling Association

  • ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)-with Low Ki

Memphis Championship Wrestling

  • MCW Southern Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • MCW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time)-with Spanky

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • The comeback of the Year (2018)
  • Feud of the Year (2013) vs. The Authority
  • Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2014)
  • Match of the Year (2013) vs. John Cena at SummerSlam
  • Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2013)
  • Wrestler of the Year (2013)
  • Ranked No. 1 of the top 500 wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2014

Daniel Bryan holding the belt

Source: @bleacherreport

Ring of Honor

  • ROH Pure Championship (1 time)
  • ROH World Championship (1 time)
  • Survival of the Fittest (2004)

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)-with Rowan
  • WWE United States Championship (1 time)
  • Money in the Bank (SmackDown 2011)
  • Match of the Year (2019) vs. Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35
  • Twenty-sixth Triple Crown Champion
  • Sixth Grand Slam Champion (under current format; fifteenth overall)
  • Slammy Award (12 times)

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)
  • Pro Wrestling Match of the Year (2007) vs. Takeshi Morishima at ROH Manhattan Mayhem II
  • Most Outstanding Wrestler (2006-2010)
  • Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Decade (2000-2009)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2016)

Who is Daniel Bryan married to?

Daniel Bryan is a married man. He married his longtime girlfriend Brie Bella on 11th April 2014. Brie Bella is a fellow wrestler. In September 2013, the couple got engaged. Bella retired from wrestling post marriage and the couple had their first child Birdie Joe Danielson (daughter) in May 2017. At present, the couple is enjoying their married life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Brie Bella with his wife and their daughter

Source: @thescottishsun.co.uk

He has maintained that he is a Vegetarian after suffering from elevated liver enzymes and several staph infections since 2009 and will continue to be one. In the year 2012, PETA awarded him as the 'Most animal-friendly athlete' in the world. He is a self-described environmentalist and endorsed Green Party nominee Jill Stein in the 2016 United States presidential election. Additionally, he is a fan of the Seattle Seahawks and wore Seahawks inspired ring gear at SummerSlam 2018.

What is the Net Worth of Daniel Bryan as of 2020?

Daniel Bryan is a professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Daniel Bryan. He has accumulated a huge amount of money from his wrestling career. As of 2020, the net worth of Daniel Bryan is estimated to have $10 Million. Whereas his net worth as of June 2017 was $8 million. Besides this, he is also making a huge amount of money from publishing books, contracts, winning bonus, TV career, and more. He has earned about $700,000 by WWE contract and $300 as a winning bonus. He is also a general manager of the 'Smackdown Live', which contributes well to his net worth. At present, his exact salary along with annual income and earnings is unclear. His major source of earning is from a wrestling career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He has appeared in an anti-smoking commercial (PSA) and in a Doritos commercial.

How tall is Daniel Bryan?

Daniel Bryan is a very handsome person with a strong and bodybuilder body build. He stands at the tall height of 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm. His actual height is believed to be 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm. His balanced weight is 95 KG or 210 Pounds. His hair color is light brown and his eye color is blue. His chest size is 47 in, arms size/biceps size is 16 in and his waist size is 35 in. His shoe size is between 11-11.5 US. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality. He maintains his body a lot. He does not have any tattoo inked on his body.

Did You Know?

  • Daniel Bryan made his wrestling debut in December 1999.
  • He was the SmackDown General Manager from 18th July 2016 to 10th April 2018.
  • He is the 26th Triple Crown Champion and the 15th Grand Slam Champion in WWE history and headlined several major pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania XXX.
  • His wrestling style has been influenced by wrestlers Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, and William Regal.
  • He also published an autobiography entitled Yes: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania which was co-written by Craig Tello on 21st July 2015.
  • Just after 10 days of his marriage to Brie Bella, he lost his father on 21st April 2014, which was announced by WWE before his scheduled match at Raw on that particular night.