Pro Wrestler Profile - Daniel Bryan / Bryan Danielson

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)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight
  • 210 lbs (95 kg) ( October 6, 2011 - Present)
  • 192 lbs (87 kg) ( October 5, 2011)
Born May 22, 1981 (age 41)
Birth Place Aberdeen, Washington
Billed From
  • Aberdeen, Washington
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)
  • 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)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion All Elite Wrestling AEW September 5, 2021 Present
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE May 1, 2021 May 4, 2021
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand SmackDown July 19, 2016 April 30, 2021
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE August 29, 2011 July 18, 2016
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand SmackDown April 26, 2011 August 28, 2011
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand Raw August 15, 2010 April 25, 2011
Promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling WXW October 28, 2007 July 4, 2010
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand Raw June 7, 2010 June 11, 2010
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWEBrand NXT February 23, 2010 May 11, 2010
Promotion Ring of HonorROH February 23, 2002 September 29, 2009
Promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla PWG November 1, 2008 September 4, 2009
Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH November 17, 2006 July 25, 2009
Promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla PWG May 19, 2007 January 6, 2008
Promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla PWG January 24, 2004 November 18, 2005
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 6, 2002 November 30, 2004
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA August 24, 2001 May 24, 2003
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Face May 11, 2022 Present
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
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)
  • 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

Titles Won

World Wrestling Entertainment

  • 4 WWE/WWE World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 WWE Intercontinental Championship
  • 1 WWE United States Championship
  • 1 WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with Rowan)
  • 1 WWE Tag Team Championship (with Kane)

Ring of Honor

  • 1 ROH World Championship
  • 1 ROH Pure Championship

New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 1 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Curry Man)

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)
  • 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 Hall of Fame induction (class of 2022)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Relations

Tag Teams & Stables
Managers AJ Lee, Brie Bella, Erick Rowan, Nikki Bella, William Regal
Family

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