Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan is Famous for winning the 2011 SmackDown Money in the Bank winner, the 2013 Superstar of the Year Slammy Award.

Daniel Bryan is a famous professional wrestler. Present, he is currently signed to WWE where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Daniel Bryan. He is also nicknamed The American Dragon, Bryan Danielson, Daniel Bryan, or Daniel Wyatt.

He made his wrestling debut in December 1999. Moreover, he has held the WWE Championship four times, and 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.

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

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. His age is 41 years as of 2023. 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 by working as a therapist. Just after 10 days after 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), and 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 has since become a fan of wrestling.

Education Details

As per his education, he graduated from Aberdeen-Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, Washington where he was active in various sports. To pursue a career in wrestling, he started his training at Dean Malenko’s wrestling school.

He considered himself antisocial in high school but competed in sports such as American football. He then recognized several wrestlers as influences to his style including Toshiaki Kawada, Mitsuharu Misawa, and William Regal, and also mention 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 style. In 2020, he celebrated his 39th birthday.

Quick Facts About Daniel Bryan

Real Full Birth Name Bryan Lloyd Danielson.
Nickname Daniel Bryan.
Profession WWE Wrestler.
Age (As of 2018) 37 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday May 22, 1981.
Birthplace/Hometown Aberdeen (Washington, USA).
Nationality American.
Gender Male.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) Gemini.
Ethnicity White-Causicisan.
Religion Christianity.
Current Residence Phoenix, AZ (USA).

Daniel Bryan: Career, Net Worth 2023

  • 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, 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 competitions 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 and 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.

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 2023, 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 bonuses, TV careers, and more.

He has earned about $700,000 in a WWE contract and $300 as a winning bonus. He is also a general manager of ‘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 earnings is from a wrestling career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He has appeared in an anti-smoking commercial (PSA) and a Doritos commercial.

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Relationship Status of Daniel Bryan

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.

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.

Body Measurement – Height, Weight

Daniel Bryan is a very handsome person with a strong 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, his 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.

FAQs of Daniel Bryan

How old is Daniel Bryan?

He is 41 years old as of 2023.

How tall is Daniel Bryan?

He is 5 feet and 10 inches tall.

How much does Daniel Bryan earn?

His net worth is 10 million dollars.

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