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Daniel Bryan: Bio
They say that some men are destined for greatness, but there is an argument to be made that Daniel Bryan is one of the few who was literally chosen for it. First, by the WWE Universe, and then, by himself.
After years as a scrappy underdog so beloved by the fans that they launched a “Yes!” Movement (inspired by his signature chants) to catapult him to the main event of WrestleMania XXX -- where he defeated Randy Orton and Batista to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in one of the most incredible conclusions to The Showcase of the Immortals in history -- Bryan put an end to that revolution and reinvented himself as a merciless, environmentally conscious tapout machine following a near-miraculous recovery from a three-year injury-induced retirement.
Whether it’s the old Daniel Bryan or "The New” Daniel Bryan, however, the man himself is a force to be reckoned with. Bryan is a Grand Slam Champion in WWE and holds the longest single-recorded stint in a Royal Rumble Match. He’s also surgical on the mat, with a near-bottomless arsenal of intricate submissions, blistering strikes and basic-but-effective maneuvers that can put opponents away just as quickly.
What truly defines Daniel Bryan might not be his abilities, however, but his relentlessness. Whether it’s in pursuit of a WWE opportunity, a long-shot return to the ring or just safer environmental practices from the WWE Universe, Daniel Bryan will always fight for his dreams. Failing that, whoever’s in front of him will do.