Daniel Bryan is an American professional wrestler who has achieved multiple championships throughout the past two decades including the WWE Championship (4 times) and the World Heavy Weight Championship (Once). Apart from wrestling, he’s also known for being an outstanding vegan athlete and voice actor.
Popularly known as “American Dragon”, Daniel Bryan was loved by the audience since his signing with Ring of Honor (ROH). Plus, his never-ending accomplishments include a Money in the Bank winner, the 26th Triple Down champion, and the 15th Grand Slam. So, clearly, his nickname portrays his battles.
Daniel Bryan Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Date of Birth||May 22, 1981|
|Age||40 years old|
|Height||5 ft. 10 in. (1.78 m)|
|Source of Wealth||Wrestling|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Last Updated||January 2021|
Born on May 22, 1981, in Aberdeen, Washington, Bryan Llyod Danielson is an only child. His father was a lumberjack while his mother was a therapist, and they were divorced when Bryan was still a young boy. As a student at Aberdeen Weatherwax High School, he was active in football but he later decided to try his luck in wrestling after graduation.
His decision to pursue wrestling happened by fluke when a friend introduced him to a wrestling magazine. Apart from that particular friend, everyone at his school considered him anti-social but that didn’t stop him from participating in the football team.
However, his unparalleled inspiration for wrestling was achieved by following renowned wrestlers like William Regal and Toshiaki Kawada.
He joined the Dean Malenko Wrestling School after graduation but it eventually closed. But by then he had already eased into the sport and decided to study Brazilian Jitsu so that he can set his style apart from his competitors.
Bryan’s career officially started in 1999 when he opted for training at Malenko’s wrestling school. His wrestling training stretched to the Texas Wrestling Academy where he got trained by Shawn Michaels. Later, he toured Japan with Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling organizations which helped him get acquainted with the precursor of WWE which is WWE.
However, that lasted only 18 months after which Daniel returned to Japan and competed in the New Japan Pro-Wrestling as the “American Dragon” for the next 3 years. In 2002, Daniel appeared for two matches in WWE and participated in three non-contractual games of WWE the following year.
In 2006, his career took a turning point for his achievement in the ROH Supercard of Honor. With that being said, there were numerous championships obtained by Daniel throughout the period from 2004 to 2018 such as Ring of Honor Wrestling, ROH World Championship, and Independent Circuit.
In 2016, he had to put a brake on his career due to multiple concussions throughout his wrestling career. After two years of medical treatment and evaluation, Daniel returned to WWE and continues to wrestle as of 2021.
Highlights and Achievements
- In 2001, Daniel won the title of “King of the Indies” as well as his first APW Worldwide championship (for lightweight).
- From 2005-2009, Daniel won “Best Technical Wrestler” for 5 consecutive years.
- In 2006, he received an award for “Independent Wrestler of the Year”
- Daniel was the winner of “World Heavyweight Champion” 4 times in the WWE championship.
- In 2010, Daniel was awarded as “Shocker of the Year” and “Cole in your Stocking”.
- At Memphis Championship Wrestling, Daniel achieved the “MCW Southern Tag Team Championship” and “MCW Southern Light Heavyweight Championship”.
- In 2012, Daniel achieved “Upset of the Year” and “Tweet of the Year” for the Slammy Award.
- The year 2013 was marked with multiple Slammy Awards including “Catchphrase of the Year”, “Couple of the Year” (with wife Brie Bella), and “Superstar of the Year”.
- In 2014, he had multiple accomplishments as stated below:
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
- Survival of the Fittest
- Best of American Super Junior
- ROH World Championship
- ROH Pure Championship
Age, Height, and Weight
Born on May 22, 1981, Daniel Bryan is 40 years old. He is 1.78m tall and weighs 95 kg.
Daniel Bryan started dating his attractive fellow WWE wrestler Brie Bella in 2011 and got married in 2014. With their unanimous decision to start a family, they decided to retire from their wrestling career in 2016. In May 2017, they welcomed their daughter, Birdie Joe Danielson.
Daniel follows a vegan diet and has been known as the most animal-friendly athlete. Since childhood, he has been a diehard fan of Indie rock music which made him release a hit single as well called “About Captain Lou Albano”.
He also became friends with John Cena after competing with him at some point in his career. In contrast, he was also known as a Ladies’ Man in the ring as he was escorted by the prettiest women including the Bella Twins, AJ Lee, and Gail Kim,
Daniel’s career has been fairly free of controversies except for the one time on NXT which is a superstar-competing wrestling show. In 2002, Daniel had become a popular figure among the audience who referred to him as the “American Dragon”.
With that being said, he was involved in an infamous choking incident on the show Monday Night RAW. So even though he was on a session with NXT, the incident had turned him into a footnote rather than a star.
Daniel Bryan Net Worth in 2021
Daniel Bryan’s net worth is $12 million. When he was working for WWE, his annual salary used to be $700,000 along with $300 under winning bonus which surely made it possible for him to propose to his wife Brie Bella with a 1.5-carat diamond ring. Daniel lived in a $1.7 million worth mansion in Arcadia while his current annual income is $2 million.
His outstanding performance throughout his career has made him a demanding figure in the wrestling world. Through continuous efforts, he still earns fame as of today. So, undoubtedly, Daniel has done justice to his “American Dragon” name.
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