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Bryan Danielson

Name: Bryan Danielson
Height: 5' 10" / 178cm
Weight: 192 lbs / 87 kg
Born: 22 May 1981
From: Aberdeen, Washington, USA
Trained by: Texas Wrestling Academy, Shawn Michaels, Rudy Boy Gonzalez, William Regal, Tracy Smothers, Masato Tanaka
Debut: 4 October 1999
Finishers: Cattle Mutilation (Bridging grounded double chicken wing)
Also known as: Daniel Bryan, American Dragon

Danielson was regarded as one of the best independent wrestlers worldwide in the 2000s. Has won titles all over the world including USA, Japan, Canada and Puerto Rico. A former Ring of Honor World Champion.

Toured Australia in 2007. Defeated Mark Hilton at AWF's Brisbane Bash. Unsuccessfully challenged TNT for the AWF Australasian title at AWF's Showdown. Defeated Nigel McGuinness to win the WSW Heavyweight title in Sydney. Retained against McGuinness in Melbourne and lost the title to Billy Kidman in Newcastle.

Signed with WWE in 2009. Released in 2010 but re-hired later that year. Won WWE's World Heavyweight Championship in December 2011 by cashing in the Money in the Bank contract against The Big Show.

Major titles: APW Worldwide Internet Championship, ASW World Heavy-Middleweight Championship, ECWA Tag Team Championship (w/ Low Ki), NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship, FIP Heavyweight Championship, IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship, MCW Southern Light Heavyweight Championship, MCW Southern Tag Team Championship (w/ Spanky), NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship, IWPG Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (w/ Curry Man), PWG World Championship (2), GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, ROH Pure Championship, ROH World Championship, TWA Tag Team Championship (w/ Spanky), wXw World Heavyweight Championship, WSW Heavyweight Championship, WWE United States Championship, WWE Money in the Bank, World Heavyweight Championship (WWE)

Bryan Danielson v Claudio Castagnoli, ROH 2008

Credit: Chris Dalgleish, Wikipedia
Photo credit: Jade Sue-Tin

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Danielson in Brisbane for an AWF show in 2007