After witnessing Daniel Bryan's sound offensive style in the in ring, it should come as no surprise that he was trained
by two all-time greats: Shawn Michaels and William Regal.
Armed with invaluable education, Bryan took his game to multiple continents, including Asia and Australia, before finally
debuting for WWE in 2010. As a Rookie in the first-ever NXT, he was able to show a worldwide audience what Internet
fans have been raving about for years.
Following NXT, Bryan was elevated to WWE's main stage as a member of Nexus. But before the renegade faction could
catch steam, Bryan was gone from the group, as well as WWE, for several months. When he returned, Bryan was determined to make
a name for himself as a singles star, and that's exactly what he did.
Upon returning, Bryan quickly captured the United States Championship from his former NXT, The Miz. He later
solidified his status as a singles star when he used his Money in the Bank briefcase to defeat Big Show for the World Heavyweight
Championship. His time as champion came to a painfully quick conclusion at WrestleMania XXVIII where Sheamus took
advantage of Bryan's uncharacteristic loss of focus and took the title after a record-breaking Championship match which lasted
only 18 seconds.