Top 5 Daniel Bryan matches outside WWE
The American Dragon did some of his finest work before coming to the WWE
Today, Daniel Bryan is one of the most popular superstars to have ever stepped foot inside a WWE ring as the Yes Movement catapulted him into a fan-favourite the likes of which hadn't been seen since the days of The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
While the WWE might have been the first taste casual wrestling fans got of D-Bry, the hardcore wrestling fan knew him from his time on the independent scene where he went by the name of Bryan Danielson.
Bryan was hugely popular mainly due to his superb run in Ring of Honor where he became one of the biggest stars in the history of the promotion. He put on some truly incredible matches long before he ever came to the WWE and we're here to look at the very best of those matches.
So, without any further ado, here is our list of top 5 Daniel Bryan matches outside WWE:
#5) Daniel Bryan vs James Gibson - ROH Glory by Honor IV (2005)
When ROH World Champion made the decision to return to the WWE, Daniel Bryan was chosen as the man to take the title off him. This marked the beginning of Bryan's first run with the ROH World Title.
It was a superbly technical match which ended with D-Bry getting his first crack at the gold. He would go on to hold the belt for a whopping 15 months establishing himself as one of the finest non-WWE wrestlers in the world.