Daniel Bryan / Bryan Danielson - Pro Wrestler Profile
The Blackpool Combat Club
Claudio Castagnoli
Claudio Castagnoli
Jon Moxley
Jon Moxley
Wheeler YUTA
Wheeler YUTA

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Daniel Bryan / Bryan Danielson, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Bryan Lloyd Danielson was born in Aberdeen, Washington on May 22, 1981, and he is currently 43 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler and Producer, working for AEW, under the ring name of Bryan Danielson.

Currently, he is a member of the team of The Blackpool Combat Club (with Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley and Wheeler YUTA).

Daniel Bryan / Bryan Danielson was inducted in the ROH Hall of Fame in 2022.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Bryan Lloyd Danielson
  • Ring Names
    • Bryan Danielson ( September 5, 2021 - Present)
    • Daniel Bryan ( January 14, 2014 - September 4, 2021)
    • Daniel Wyatt ( January 6, 2014 - January 13, 2014)
    • Daniel Bryan ( February 23, 2010 - January 5, 2014)
    • Bryan Danielson ( April 9, 2001 - October 1, 2010)
    • American Dragon ( December 1, 1999 - June 13, 2008)
  • Born May 22, 1981 (age 43)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Aberdeen, Washington
  • Billed From
    • Aberdeen, Washington
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 210 lbs (95 kg) ( October 6, 2011 - Present)
    • 192 lbs (87 kg) ( October 5, 2011)
  • Nicknames The "Yes!"/"No!" Man; The Beard; G.O.A.T.; The Submission Specialist; The Dazzler; The King of Beards; The American Dragon; The Best Wrestler in the World

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( April 8, 2018 - Present)
    • Producer ( June 17, 2023 - Present)
    • General Manager ( July 19, 2016 - April 10, 2018)
    • Ambassador ( April 3, 2016 - April 7, 2018)
    • Host ( August 2, 2016 - July 11, 2017)
    • Commentator ( July 13, 2016 - September 14, 2016)
    • Wrestler ( December 1, 1999 - February 8, 2016)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW September 5, 2021Present
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE May 1, 2021 May 4, 2021
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown July 19, 2016 April 30, 2021
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE August 29, 2011 July 18, 2016
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown April 26, 2011 August 28, 2011
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw August 15, 2010 April 25, 2011
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW October 28, 2007 July 4, 2010
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw June 7, 2010 June 11, 2010
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand NXT February 23, 2010 May 11, 2010
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH February 23, 2002 September 29, 2009
    Promotion Pro Wrestling GuerrillaPWG November 1, 2008 September 4, 2009
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAHBrand Junior Heavyweight November 17, 2006 July 25, 2009
    Promotion Pro Wrestling GuerrillaPWG May 19, 2007 January 6, 2008
    Promotion Pro Wrestling GuerrillaPWG January 24, 2004 November 18, 2005
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 6, 2002 November 30, 2004
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA August 24, 2001 May 24, 2003
    Promotion Frontier Martial-Arts WrestlingFMW December 1, 1999 December 12, 1999
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face March 3, 2024Present
    Heel February 24, 2024 March 2, 2024
    Tweener January 20, 2024 February 23, 2024
    Face October 1, 2023 January 19, 2024
    Tweener September 2, 2023 September 30, 2023
    Heel March 29, 2023 September 1, 2023
    Face May 11, 2022 March 28, 2023
    Tweener March 6, 2022 May 10, 2022
    Heel November 17, 2021 March 5, 2022
    Face September 17, 2019 November 16, 2021
    Heel November 13, 2018 September 16, 2019
    Face January 13, 2014 November 12, 2018
    Heel December 30, 2013 January 12, 2014
    Face September 24, 2012 December 29, 2013
    Heel January 6, 2012 September 23, 2012
    Face February 23, 2010 January 5, 2012
    Heel July 15, 2006 February 22, 2010
    Face August 24, 2001 July 14, 2006
  • Images History
    Sep 2023
    Sep 2023
    Jan 2023
    Jan 2023
    Sep 2021
    Sep 2021
    Nov 2020
    Nov 2020
    Dec 2019
    Dec 2019
    Nov 2018
    Nov 2018
    Apr 2018
    Apr 2018
    Feb 2016
    Feb 2016
    Mar 2015
    Mar 2015
    Sep 2014
    Sep 2014
    Jan 2014
    Jan 2014
    Aug 2013
    Aug 2013
    Jun 2012
    Jun 2012
    Sep 2011
    Sep 2011
    Aug 2010
    Aug 2010
    Feb 2010
    Feb 2010
    Mar 2008
    Mar 2008
    Aug 2001
    Aug 2001

  • Finishers
    • LeBell / "Yes!" / "No!" Lock - Omoplata Crossface ( August 15, 2010 - Present)
    • Busaiku Knee / Knee Plus - Running Single Leg High Knee ( August 19, 2013 - Present)
    • Heel Hook ( April 8, 2018 - Present)
    • Guillotine Choke ( February 23, 2010 - April 26, 2011)
    • Cattle Mutilation - Bridging Double Chickenwing ( August 24, 2001 - October 1, 2010)
    • Regal-Plex - Bridging Leg Hook Belly-to-back Suplex ( August 24, 2001 - October 1, 2010)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Born For Greatness" by Elliott Taylor - Single ( September 5, 2021 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Flight of the Valkyries" by Jim Johnston - Single ( November 11, 2011 - May 4, 2021)
    • Theme Song "Big Epic Thing" by Jim Johnston - Single ( August 5, 2011 - November 4, 2011)
    • Theme Song "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner - Single ( September 20, 2010 - July 29, 2011)
    • Theme Song "The Rage (WWE Edit)" by Hermann Langschwert & Wolfgang Killian - Single ( August 15, 2010 - September 13, 2010)
    • Theme Song "The Final Countdown" by Europe - Single ( February 22, 2002 - September 29, 2009)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • ROH Hall of Fame - Year 2022, Individual
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    Ring of Honor

  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla

    • 2 PWG World Championship

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 1 GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship

    All Pro Wrestling

    • 1 APW Worldwide Internet Championship

    All Star Wrestling

    • 1 ASW World Heavy Middleweight Championship

    Connecticut Wrestling Entertainment

    • 1 CTWE Heavyweight Championship

    East Coast Wrestling Association

    • 1 ECWA Tag Team Championship (with Low Ki)

    Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Full Impact Pro

    • 1 FIP Heavyweight Championship

    International Wrestling Association

    • 1 IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship

    Memphis Championship Wrestling

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

    NWA Mid-South

    • 1 NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Texas Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 TWA Tag Team Championship (with Spanky)

    Texas Wrestling Entertainment

    • 1 TWE Heavyweight Championship

    Westside Xtreme Wrestling

    • 1 wXw World Heavyweight Championship

    World Series Wrestling

    • 1 WSW Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWE Mr. Money in the Bank (SmackDown) (2011)
    • WWE Grand Slam Champion
    • WWE Triple Crown Champion
    • AEW Owen Hart Cup Winner (2024 - Men)
    • AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament Winner (2021)
    • AEW Dynamite Award - Biggest Surprise (2021 - tied with Adam Cole, for their debut at All Out)
    • AEW Dynamite Award - Biggest Beatdown (2021 - for going 60 minutes with Adam Page at Winter Is Coming)
    • ROH Survival of the Fittest Winner (2004)
    • NJPW Best of the American Super Juniors Winner (2004)
    • APW King of the Indies Winner (2001)
    • ASW World Mid-Heavyweight Title Tournament Winner (2003)
    • ICWE Expo Tournament Winner (2008)
    • wXw Ambition 1 Winner (2010)
    • EVOLVE Match of the Year (2010 - vs. Munenori Sawa, 11/11)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Cole in Your Stocking (2010 - for attacking Michael Cole on NXT)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Shocker of the Year (2010 - for the debut of The Nexus)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Upset of the Year (2012 - for defeating Big Show and Mark Henry at Royal Rumble)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Facial Hair of the Year (2012)
    • WWE 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")
    • WWE Slammy Award - Superstar of the Year (2013)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Catchphrase of the Year (2013 - "YES! YES! YES!")
    • WWE Slammy Award - Couple of the Year (2013, 2014 - with Brie Bella)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Fan Participation of the Year (2013 - YES! Chants)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Beard of the Year (2013)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Rivalry of the Year (2013 - vs. The Authority)
    • WWE Match of the Year - (2019 - vs. Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35)
    • 1° in the PWI 500 (2014)
    • PWI Feud of the Decade (2010s - vs. The Authority)
    • PWI Inspirational Wrestler of the Decade (2010s)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (2013)
    • PWI Match of the Year (2013 - vs. John Cena at SummerSlam)
    • PWI Feud of the Year (2013 - vs. Randy Orton & The Authority)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2013)
    • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2013, 2014)
    • PWI Comeback of the Year (2018)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2016)
    • WON Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Decade (2000–2009)
    • WON Most Outstanding Wrestler (2006–2010)
    • WON Best Technical Wrestler (2005–2013, 2021-2023)
    • WON Pro Wrestling Match of the Year (2007 - vs. Takeshi Morishima at ROH Manhattan Mayhem II)
    • WON Best Non-Wrestler (2017)
    • WON Best on Interviews (2018)
    • WON Best Pro Wrestling Book (2015 – "Yes: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania" with Craig Tello)
    • WON Best Pro Wrestling DVD (2015 – "Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!")
    • CBS Sports Best Promo of the Year (2018 – before TLC)
    • CBS Sports PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2013, 2014)
    • PETA Libby Award for Most Animal-Friendly Athlete (2012)

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