Bryan talks to WWE.com about Sting’s debut in WWE at Survivor Series.
I have been a fan of wrestling for a very very long time. I love wrestling. And its weird crossing worlds where Sting is in the WWE in a WWE ring. It just gets you excited. It’s something that everyone can feel through the screen.
Bryan talks to Sports Illustrated about Sting, “Yes!” chants and hoping to return for Wrestlemania 31.
I want to be back for WrestleMania 31. The original plan was to come back January but we’ve struggled to get the strength back in my hand
Bryan appears at San Francisco Giants game to lead the crowd in a pre-game “Yes” chant. Bryan comments:
It’s crazy. I’m just some small-town guy from Aberdeen, Washington just doing my wrestling thing. You see it (Yes chants) being done by 40,000 people and you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ It was awesome
Orton enters the Summerslam arena just after Bryan wins the WWE Championship from Cena to cash in his Money in the Bank title match contract. Triple H delivers a pedigree to Bryan allowing Orton to pin him and obtain the championship.
Bryan speaks to BetweenTheRopes.com to discuss how long a second surgery would keep him out of action in the WWE.
I was scheduled for surgery on Tuesday, but then they called me last week and said they want to do more testing before they do the surgery, which is good in one sense. I don’t want to do the surgery if I don’t need it, but likewise if I do need it let’s get it done as soon as possible because that’s going to be a big three months.
Daniel Bryan talks with IGN about his future in-ring return and the injury keeping him out of action.
I was supposed to have a second surgery scheduled for Tuesday, but they postponed it to do some more testing — and this has been the frustrating part for me. The nervous system is very complex. So there’s been debate about, ‘Okay, does he need a second surgery? Does he not need a second surgery?’ And people have kind of been going back and forth on it. Then finally we decided, ‘Okay, he needs the surgery.’
Bryan sits down with IGN to discuss the most recent story-line surrounding his wife in which he’s accused of cheating on her with his physical therapist.
Yeah, to me, it’s groan-worthy. I don’t think it added anything to the story. It was just like, “Ugh!” But, you know, they do what they do, and you just gotta roll with the punches. It’s funny, because I feel like sometimes you just have to overcome these things more so than anything else. Like, Brie and Stephanie have to overcome that flaw. To me, that was a flaw in the story.
Bryan speaks to Comic Book Resources to discuss his WWE return and the newest stars coming to WWE.
I’m really excited, really excited. People’s eyes are going to be opened with KENTA. He just brings a different style that we’ve never seen in the WWE before. Tajiri threw a lot of kicks, but they weren’t as intense as KENTA’s.
WWE releases statement about the upcoming season of Total Divas which premieres September 7th at 9 a.m. on E!
In the season two finale, Brie Bella and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan had just tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends, family and many of the gorgeous girls. While most of the Divas were living large, Nikki was patching up her relationship with WWE Superstar John Cena as he had discovered her long kept secret —unbeknownst to anyone but her twin sister she had been married before. Now, the Divas are back with an even more prominent position in WWE as each woman has become a serious contender for the WWE Divas championship title.
Phoenix, Arizona, police arrest three male suspects believed to have attempted the burglary at Bryan’s home. Alexander Olvera, Edwards Alexander Johnson, and Gilberto Gil Gastelum are all taken into custody.
Bryan’s title victory and original match-up are cut from NBC’s Wrestlemania special. The special is cut from the original three hour format to one hour. The cut is made due to Bryan’s injury leaving him off WWE television for the time being.
The NBC special isn’t for the hardcore WWE fans who already paid WWE to see it. The special is to draw in new viewers or viewers once lost. It makes no sense to showcase a guy who they might get interested in, but then turn on Monday Night RAW and can’t see.
Bryan and wife, Brie Bella come home from airport to find a burglary in progress. Bryan captures one of the men and detains him in a choke-hold until authorities arrive.
It wasn’t difficult. He wasn’t in very good shape.
Bryan talks to WWE.com about WWE signing Kenta and why he is excited over the new talent.
It’s excellent. They’re signing an international guy who has the reputation for being the best. Kenta is one of the best guys I’ve ever been in the ring with. Some of the best matches I’ve ever had have been against Kenta. He’s going to make everybody step up their game.
Bryan appears on Talk is Jericho to discuss his 2010 firing from WWE, Wrestlemania 30 and self-made stars in WWE.
Look at Zack Ryder. He didn’t have anyone telling him what to do and he has his own hit Youtube show. He pretty much made it on his own.
Bryan marries Bella in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends as well as fellow WWE superstars. The Total Divas camera crew captures the event on film.
Wrestlemania 30 is held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is hosted by Hulk Hogan and features Danial Bryan vs Triple H, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (ending Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak), AJ Lee vs Naomi and Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Despite interference from Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, Bryan defeats Randy Orton and Batista in triple threat match to claim WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Daniel Bryan defeated Triple H earlier in the night for his spot in the title bout.
To me, it’s almost surreal that it could happen, right? Because I’m still just me, and so it’s crazy that even just where I was in January, as far as where I am compared to now, is just unbelievable, that this could be that dream you had ever since you were a kid, that this could be that moment that you’ve dreamed of your whole life.
Bryan speaks to TheClassical.org about MMA, Brie Bella and wrestling.
Okay, so there’s a lot of things that wrestling can take from MMA. One of the things that MMA does very, very well—and boxing does this, too—is creating personality profiles leading up to big fights, like the 24/7 stuff and the UFC Countdownspecials—promoting people as personalities and how they’re training and how important this particular fight is for these fighters.
Bryan defeats Show and Henry in triple threat action, contested inside of a steel cage to retain the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Royal Rumble on pay-per-view. Bryan picks up the victory by climbing out of the cage at nine minutes and ten seconds.
Bryan talks to StraitTimes.com about getting looked over in the Royal Rumble.
As of now, I’m not in the 30-man Royal Rumble match, I’m trying to get involved in it. (WWE) COO Triple H doesn’t want me anywhere in the Royal Rumble match.
Bryan is awarded the 2013 Superstar of the Year Slammy award by WWE on the December 8th Slammy Award special edition of Monday Night RAW. Bryan is determined the winner via fan polling on WWE.com.
Punk and Bryan defeat The Wyatt Family in tag team action at WWE Survivor Series. Punk picks up the pinfall victory at sixteen minutes and fifty-four seconds.
Orton obtains the vacant WWE Championship by defeating Bryan in a Hell in a Cell match with Michaels as the special referee. Orton picks up the pinfall victory after Michaels super-kicks Bryan at twenty-two minutes and ten seconds.
Bryan talks to The Miami Herald about Total Divas and Brie Bella.
As of now, I don’t know where it’s at because the audiences are so different, but I would like to think it’s (Total Divas) going to bring more female fans to WWE to watch the divas because the divas are really good at what they do. So I’m hoping that cross-section starts coming over. That would be great.
Bryan obtains the WWE Championship at Night of Champions by defeating Orton in singles competition. Bryan picks up the pinfall victory due to a fast count by the referee (who was hit earlier in the match by Orton) at seventeen minutes and thirteen seconds.
Bryan obtains the WWE Championship at Summerslam by defeating John Cena (with triple H as referee) in singles competition. Bryan scores the pinfall victory on Cena at twenty-six minutes and fifty-five seconds.
The SHIELD retain their WWE Tag Team Championships by defeating Bryan and Orton at Payback. Rollins picks up the pinfall victory over Bryan at twelve minutes and fourteen seconds.
Bryan talks to The Temple News about his recent success in WWE and Nigel McGuiness.
When I go to Target and see my own action figure, it makes me feel stupid because I’m not doing anything different than I was before. It’s just that I’m on TV … I’ve wrestled in front of less people than this in a room smaller than this and when I walked out, instead of people chanting ‘yes,’ they just stared at me in apathy,
The SHIELD obtain the WWE World Tag Team Championships by defeating Team Hell No in tornado tag team action at Extreme Rules. Reigns picks up the pinfall victory over Bryan to claim the titles.
Team Hell No defeat Ziggler and Langston in tag team action to retain the WWE World Tag Team Championships at Wrestlemania 29. Bryan picks up the pinfall victory over Ziggler to score the titles at six minutes and fifteen seconds.
Bryan discusses frustrations with his comedy gimmick and indy wrestling with Eurosport Turkey.
I miss the intimacy of the fans in independent scene. They have their pluses and minuses but I can say I miss the fans there.
Swagger defeats Henry, Jericho, Orton, Bryan and Kane inside the Elimination Chamber to earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 29. Swagger last eliminates Orton via pinfall to secure the victory.
Team Hell No defeat The Rhodes Scholars in tag team action at WWE Royal Rumble to retain the World Tag Team Championships. Bryan picks up the submission victory over Sandow by applying the Yes Lock at nine minutes and fourteen seconds.
Team Hell No retain their WWE World Tag Team Championships by defeating The Rhodes Scholars in tag team action on Main Event. Bryan picks up the pinfall victory over Rhodes after delivering a flying headbutt at twenty-six minutes and fifteen seconds.
The Rhodes Scholars defeat Team Hell No via disqualification at Hell in a Cell when the referee can not get Kane to stop attacking the opposing team. Due to the circumstances of the finish, Team Hell No retains the WWE Tag Team Championships.
Team Hello No defeats Truth and Kingston for the WWE Tag Team Championships at Night of Champions. Kane picks up the pinfall victory by falling on Kingston at eight minutes and twenty seconds.
Punk defeats Bryan in a singles bout contested under no disqualification rules at Money in the Bank to retain the WWE Championship. Punk picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a German suplex through a table at twenty-seven minutes and fifty-five seconds.
Punk defeats Bryan and Kane in triple threat action at No Way Out to retain the WWE Championship. Punk picks up the pinfall victory over Kane after delivering a GTS at eighteen minutes and fifteen seconds.
Punk retains the WWE Championship by defeating Bryan in singles competition at Over the Limit. Punk picks up the pinfall victory despite being locked in a Yes Lock submission hold by rolling over on Bryan at twenty-four minutes and two seconds.
Sheamus retains the World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Daniel Bryan in a two-out-of-three falls singles competition at Extreme Rules. Sheamus picks up the final pinfall after delivering a Brogue Kick at twenty-two minutes and fifty-five seconds.
Sheamus defeats Bryan in singles competition at Wrestlemania 28 to become the World Heavyweight Champion. Sheamus picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Brogue kick on the distracted Bryan at eighteen seconds.
Bryan runs to the ring, after Big Show is knocked out by DDT on a steel chair, to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase title shot. Bryan pins Show to become the new World Heavyweight Champion at WWE TLC on pay-per-view.
Bryan is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss WWE, wrestling all over the world and his signature beard.
It started off as…. I just hate shaving. I don’t know what’s worse… shaving my beard or trimming my beard. So I just let it go and it became like a thing.
Wrestlemania 27 is held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia. The event is hosted by The Rock and features Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan, The Undertaker vs Triple H, Cody Rhodes vs Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton vs CM Punk, John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs LayCool and Dolph Ziggler and The Miz vs John Cena.
Bryan talks to WWE.com about the independent wrestling scene and wrestling Chris Jericho.
I was super excited to be in the ring with Jericho, because he was one of my favorites when I was in high school. He came into WCW probably 1996, 97ish and he was the guy on TV who was never given that great opportunity to be with the main-eventers, but he was always the most entertaining guy on the show. It was awesome, and then his ring-work of course is impeccable. He was one of the first guys who showed, him and Eddie both, were some of the first guys that showed that smaller guys can not only be great in the ring but charismatic on the microphone as well.
Ring of Honor wrestling announces former champion, Daniel Bryan’s signing to WWE.
We congratulate Bryan on the beginning of this next journey in his brilliant career, and wish him all the best as he progresses. Many Ring of Honor fans refer to Bryan as the “best in the world” and we look forward to looking on in earnest as he shows everyone watching the wrestling world’s biggest stage just why that is.
Ring of Honor wrestling hosts its very first event in New York City. The event features Daniel Bryan vs KENTA and The Kings of Wrestling vs Austin Aries and Roderick Strong.
Bryan is born in Aberdeen, Washington and develops an early interest in the world of professional wrestling and other sports. Bryan decides to pursue wrestling as a career in 1999.