In an industry known for distorting the truth and exaggerating reality, it can be difficult to determine the legitimate size of a professional wrestler.
This includes Daniel Bryan, who is billed by WWE as being 5’10”. Fellow WWE Superstars often knock the Aberdeen, Washington native for being short, and they may have a point. In an interview with DirecTV in August 2013, Bryan revealed that he is actually 5’8″.
“I always wanted to be a wrestler, but I didn’t think I could be because I’m relatively small,” said Bryan. “I’m 5’8″ and weigh 195 pounds. When I started I was a lot smaller. But when I was probably 15 or 16 years old, WCW started bringing in these cruiserweights like Rey Mysterio who was 5’3″ and 150 pounds. That gave me no reason not to at least try and follow my dream.”
A study conducted from 2003 to 2006 showed that the average height of a male living in the United States was 5 feet and 9 1⁄2 inches.