It has been a wild ride for Daniel Bryan in not only his WWE career, but his professional wrestling career overall.
Bryan began his professional wrestling career in the late 1990s before signing a developmental deal with WWE in 2000. He was sent to their then-developmental territory of Memphis Championship Wrestling (MCW) where he remained for a year before being used as an enhancement talent for some time. After being released from WWE in 2003 Bryan began doing some work in Japan before landing a deal with Ring Of Honor (ROH) in 2002. In 2005 he would win the promotion's World Championship and began to make a name for himself on the independent circuit.
Following six year on the independent scene, Bryan was signed by WWE once again where he was sent to a new developmental territory in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) before being cast as a member of NXT. He would later be a part of the Nexus, who would attack John Cena, CM Punk, and overthrow RAW by destroying everything in sight.
Bryan went a little overboard by choking ring announcer Josh Mathews with his tie, however, sparking a ton of complaints from sponsors and young WWE fans' parents, which led to his release from the company once again. He would return to the indie scene for a year before being signed back to WWE once more in 2010, and began having a successful singles career after winning the WWE United States and World Heavyweight Titles.
Over the years Bryan became one of the biggest fan-favorites in WWE history, and a movement to rally behind Bryan from the WWE Universe landed him a spot in the main event of WrestleMania 30, where Bryan told a beautiful story inside the ring with Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton, capping off the night with a spectacular WWE World Heavyweight Title win.
Unfortunately for Bryan a string of injuries would put a halt to his in-ring career, eventually forcing him to retire and preventing WWE doctors from ever clearing him to compete inside the ring again given that he is such a huge health risk. Bryan has expressed a huge aspiration for returning to wrestling action, even if it means leaving WWE to compete elsewhere.
During a recent live stream from Bryan and his wife, former WWE Superstar Brie Bella, the SmackDown Live General Manager teased going to Mexico for a Hair vs. Mask match against a top talent - offering that as the reason for why he's letting his hair grow out:
What are your thoughts on Bryan's comments claiming that he'd like a Hair vs. Mask match in Mexico against a top talent? Is this too dangerous for Bryan's health after all his injuries? Would you like to see it? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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