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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, both by the WWE Universe and by his own sheer will.
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 has continued to always look for the next challenge.
In fact, it is that characteristic that has allowed him to transcend championships in a fight for his professional life, as Bryan also achieved a near-miraculous recovery from a three-year injury-induced retirement to return to the squared circle more dangerous than ever.
The Leader of the “Yes! Movement is a pure force to be reckoned with. He 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.