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5 things you did not know about Daniel Bryan

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Bryan vs Ambrose working a match for Dragon GateAlthough the professional wrestling fans have contrasting opinions about WWE superstars, Daniel Bryan is perhaps one of the very few individuals who are loved universally.Bryan was never supposed to make it big in WWE, but the perennial underdog fought his way to the top, and cemented his legacy as one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time.While the Cinderella story came to a scratching halt, Daniel Bryan is still fighting to resurrect his career in WWE. Last year, Bryan released his autobiography which was received very well by the fans worldwide, and Bryan divulged a lot of information that was unknown to the fans.In this article, we take a look at five things you might have not known about Daniel Bryan.

#1 Daniel Bryan never came up with his own ring names

Students at Shawn’s academy, with Bryan in the back

Daniel Bryan is undoubtedly one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time. Going through his book, “Yes! My improbable journey to the main event of WrestleMania”, you’d read about the sacrifices and hardships Bryan faced throughout his career, mostly on the independent scene to make it big in the industry.

However, many a times, Bryan also confessed to not exactly being the brightest bulb in the room.

Daniel has a great sense of humor, which keeps popping up from time to time. Admittedly, Bryan was also bad with names; when Bryan started training at Shawn Michaels’ school, he had to come up with a nickname.

However, it was Shawn Michaels who came up with the “American Dragon” moniker, which later became legendary on the independent scene. Also, when Bryan joined WWE, he had to change his name (since WWE had to own the rights, he couldn’t use his real name).

Apparently, Bryan thought “Buddy Peacock” and “Lloyd Boner” were good names! It was William Regal who suggested the name ‘Daniel Bryan’, which he ran with.

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