Bryan Danielson is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE and performing under the ring nameDaniel Bryan, where he holds the WWE Tag Team Championship with Kane as part of Team Hell No. He is also known by another pseudonym- the American Dragon. In 2002, Danielson joined the independent promotion, Ring of Honor, where he is acknowledged as a "Founding Father" of the company as he was one of the wrestlers who made the company prominent during its inception. On August 23, 2009, ROH announced that Danielson had signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Danielson made his debut as a WWE contracted wrestler on January 4, 2010, in a dark match prior to Raw, defeating Chavo Guerrero.
In major promotions, Danielson is a six-time World Champion, as a one-time World Heavyweight Champion in WWE, one-time Ring of Honor World Champion, a two-time Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) World Champion, a one-time Westside Xtreme Wrestling Heavyweight champion, and a one-time FIP Heavyweight Champion. Besides these championships Danielson also won the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship once in Pro Wrestling Noah and is officially recognized as the final ROH Pure Champion. He also won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship inNew Japan Pro Wrestling. In June 2010, he was released from his WWE contract. He returned to WWE in August at SummerSlam, and won the WWE United States Championship the following month. On July 17, 2011, Bryan won the SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match.