10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Daniel Bryan

4. He was Fired from the WWE

The slight tensions between Bryan and WWE higher ups came to a head on June 11, 2010 when the WWE fired him from the league. Apparently, WWE officials claimed he had been too violent when Bryan strangled a ring announcer during a match with his own tie. Bryan claims that the WWE later apologized to him, saying the firing was a result of appeasing WWE sponsors.

Bryan returned with a vengeance just a few months later. In August, he was a surprise seventh member at the SummerSlam event for Team WWE. Perhaps this can be seen as an unofficial endorsement.