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5 current WWE Superstars who once used to wrestle under a mask

Vatsal Rathod
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 22 Sep 2020, 18:48 IST
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#3 Daniel Bryan (WWE SmackDown)

Before becoming a huge WWE Superstar, Daniel Bryan's first stint with the company was in 2000, where he was trained by William Regal. Performing for MCW, Bryan was closed to being called up to the main roster but was then released in 2001. He then went to New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he started wrestling under a red, blue, and white mask, as seen in the picture above.

After competing on the independent circuit and promotions like Ring of Honor, Daniel Bryan returned to WWE in 2009. He was introduced as one of the members of The Nexus but then released by the company only to return a few months later at SummerSlam 2010.

Daniel Bryan's career highlight came at WrestleMania XXX when he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Randy Orton and Batista in the main event. Unfortunately, he had to relinquish the title after a few months. A similar situation took place the next year as he was forced to relinquish his Intercontinental Championship.

In February 2016, Daniel Bryan announced his retirement from WWE due to his medical conditions and soon became the General Manager of SmackDown.

Weeks before WrestleMania 34, Daniel Bryan was cleared to compete after more than two years. He made his return to the ring at The Grandest Stage of Them All, starting his career once again. Since then, he has been one of the top Superstars on SmackDown.

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Published 22 Sep 2020, 18:48 IST
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