Making his actual debut in 2009, Bryan has had ups and downs in his career. As Bryan is known for his dexterity as a technical wrestler, he has delivered several great matches, both on RAW and SmackDown as well as in pay-per-views. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 greatest matches of Daniel Bryan’s WWE career.
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10Daniel Bryan Vs AJ Styles (TLC 2018 )
For the first time in six years, Daniel Bryan turned heel and won the WWE Championship from AJ Styles using a dirty path. As a result, Bryan granted a rematch to The Phenomenal One, which took place at the 2018 TLC.
With two incredible technical wrestlers colliding in the ring, it was bound to be an outstanding bout, and they didn’t disappoint the fans. The match lasted nearly 24 minutes, and Bryan retained the belt successfully.
9Daniel Bryan Vs Bray Wyatt (Royal Rumble 2014)
Although Bryan joined The Wyatt Family, it was a temporary move. Getting blamed for the substandard performance of The Wyatt Family, Bryan decided to leave the stable, which resulted in a match between Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan at 2014 Royal Rumble.Luke Harper and Erick Rowan tried to influence the outcome of the match for their master, but they were eventually banished from the ringside. After an intense battle of 21 minutes, Bryan fell to a vicious Sister Abigail.
8Daniel Bryan Vs CM Punk (Money In The Bank 2012)
Daniel Bryan had an exciting rivalry with CM Punk in 2012, with AJ Lee playing an important role in this feud. Bryan and Punk locked horns for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank, and AJ Lee was the special guest referee of the match.
Both wrestlers delivered their best shots in this battle. During the match, AJ Lee was accidentally knocked out by Punk. Even though AJ tried her best to make Bryan the winner, the latter failed to get the job done. The awe-inspiring match continued for nearly 28 minutes.
7The Fiend Vs Daniel Bryan (Royal Rumble 2020)
Having lost the Universal Championship match at Survivor Series, Daniel Bryan got another title shot at 2020 Royal Rumble against The Fiend. With a new look and rejuvenated persona, Bryan looked determined to make a statement.Interestingly, it was a Strap Match.
Bryan showed his resilience against a monster like The Fiend. The seventeen minutes long match saw many near falls. While Bryan had survived a Sister Abigail, he failed to do the same after a vicious Mandible Claw.
6AJ Styles Vs Daniel Bryan (SmackDown, 6/12/2020)
Whenever the two greatest performers of this generation collide in the squared circle, they always deliver. After their astounding feud in 2018 for the WWE Championship, Styles and Bryan faced each other again a couple of months ago on SmackDown, for the vacant Intercontinental Championship.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call it the best match of the year, even better than the advertised ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’ at Backlash. It was a fast-paced bout with high-flying maneuvers from both men. Styles had the last laugh, as he won the Intercontinental Championship by pinning Bryan.
5Daniel Bryan Vs The Miz ( SummerSlam 2018)
Daniel Bryan has had many extraordinary rivalries in WWE, and The Miz is certainly one of his top rivals, considering their chemistry as well as performance in the ring. The A-Lister has always brought the best out of Bryan, especially when the former is a heel.
Maryse, The Miz’s wife, accompanied him in this match at the 2018 SummerSlam. Even though The Miz took the help of brass knuckles to win the match, it was a lengthy and entertaining match.
4Daniel Bryan Vs Brock Lesnar (Survivor Series 2018)
Defeating AJ Styles on SmackDown, Daniel Bryan captured the WWE Championship. As a result, he represented the blue brand while heading to Survivor Series, where he faced the then Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar.
Given Lesnar’s domineering persona, Bryan entered the match as an underdog. Bryan, however, surprised the fans by going toe-to-toe with The Beast and even came close to submitting Lesnar.
3Daniel Bryan Vs Kofi Kingston (WrestleMania 35)
Kofi Kingston’s meteoric rise to the top of the ladder allowed him to headline WrestleMania 35, where he challenged then WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan. As expected, the contest turned out to be one of the best matches of the event.
The match had interference from Eric Rowan, but it didn’t prevent Kingston and Bryan from delivering a spectacular match. A Running Knee wasn’t enough to keep Kingston down, and Bryan failed to avoid defeat after a Trouble in Paradise.
2Greatest Royal Rumble 2018
The Greatest Royal Rumble, which was held in Saudi Arabia in 2018, hosted the biggest Royal Rumble match in history. A total of 50 Superstars participated in the Greatest Royal Rumble match, including Daniel Bryan.
Bryan stole the show after entering the match first and staying 76 minutes, which was a new record. While Bryan ended up in the last three, he also eliminated three Superstars. Big Cass was the wrestler who eliminated Bryan from the match. In the end, Braun Strowman emerged victorious after last eliminating Cass.
1Daniel Bryan Vs Randy Orton Vs Batista (WrestleMania XXX)
Daniel Bryan had to pull off a double duty at WrestleMania XXX. After beating Triple H to qualify for the main event of the night, Bryan faced an insurmountable task of defeating the Evolution duo of Randy Orton and Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match.
Meanwhile, Triple H tried everything in his power to prevent Bryan from winning the main event. Nevertheless, he crossed all hurdles and made history by winning the main event of WrestleMania XXX. It was arguably the greatest match of Daniel Bryan’s WWE career.