10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan, also known by his real name Bryan Danielson, is a very unique wrestler, and for many fans, he is a breath of fresh air in the crowded WWE superstar landscape.

He’s a laid-back guy who connects directly with his crowds, and it is rather evident in his popularity. Over the last few years in particular Bryan’s followers have soared, and many believe he is destined for great WWE accomplishments.

The thing is, he already has some major WWE accolades to his name. He’s won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the World Heavyweight Championship once. He’s also a tag-team enthusiast, winning the WWE Tag Team Championship with his “Team Hell No” one time. Bryan has even won the 2011 SmackDown Money in the Bank event, and the WWE has recognized his contributions by naming him the 2013 Superstar of the Year.

But for those unfamiliar with the surging superstar, it may seem like this man has come out of nowhere. What has this man done to earn such recent acclaim? Fortunately, we have provided the newcomers to the Daniel Bryan fan wagon a handy list of interesting facts. What follows are the ten amazing things you probably didn’t know about WWE’s Daniel Bryan.

10. He Has Extensive Wrestling Experience in Japan

Bryan actually has plenty of intercontinental experience, and developed quite a reputation in Japan after securing several championships. He won the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship in the Japanese wrestling league NOAH, and also won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in the NJPW.

In total, tallying up both his Japanese belt wins and his championships accrued during his WWE run, Daniel Bryan has won eleven championships and five world titles. Overall, his experience in Japan was a positive one, bouncing around a few organizations and getting a taste of success. For Bryan, it was a chance to fine tune his craft and prepare himself for American audiences.