Daniel Bryan Timeline

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The following is a timeline for the Ring of Honor and WWE careers of Daniel Bryan. Listed is every WWE PPV match (excluding battle royals in which he was not involved in the ending) and title change that he has been involved in. Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses. Please note that while competing in Ring of Honor he went by the name of Bryan Danielson.


  • 9/17 - Bryan Danielson beat James Gibson to win the Ring of Honor World Championship


  • 8/12 - beat Nigel McGuiness to win the Ring of Honor Pure Championship and unified title with his World Championship
  • 12/23 - lost the title to Homicide


  • 2/23 - NXT Season 1 began with Daniel Bryan being mentored by The Miz
  • 5/11 NXT - was the second man eliminated from the competition
  • 6/12 - Bryan Daniels was released from the WWE
  • 8/15 SummerSlam - Team WWE (John Cena, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Edge, John Morrison, R-Truth, and Daniel Bryan) beat The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Darren Young, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, and Skip Sheffield) in an Elimination Match
  • 9/19 Night of Champions - won the US Championship from the Miz
  • 10/3 Hell in a Cell - beat The Miz and John Morrison in a Falls Count Anywhere Submission Match
  • 10/24 Bragging Rights - beat Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
  • 11/21 Survivor Series - beat Ted DiBiase


  • 3/14 RAW - lost the US Championship to Sheamus
  • 7/17 Money in the Bank - Daniel Bryan beat Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Sheamus, Sin Cara, & Wade Barrett in the SmackDown Money in the Bank Match
  • 8/14 SummerSlam - lost to Wade Barrett
  • 12/18 TLC - won the World Heavyweight Championship from Big Show


    • 1/29 Royal Rumble - beat Big Show and Mark Henry in a Steel Cage Match
    • 2/19 Elimination Chamber - Champion Daniel Bryan beat Big Show, Wade Barett, Cody Rhodes, The Great Khali, and Santino Marella in an Elimination Chamber Match
    • 4/1 WrestleMania XXVIII - lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Sheamus
    • 4/29 Extreme Rules - lost to World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus 2-1 in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
    • 5/20 Over the Limit - lost to WWE Champion CM Punk
    • 6/17 No Way Out - WWE Champion CM Punk beat Kane & Daniel Bryan
    • 7/15 Money in the Bank - lost to WWE Champion CM Punk in a no disqualification match featuring AJ as the special guest referee
    • 8/19 SummerSlam - beat Kane
    • 9/16 Night of Champions - w/Kane won the WWE Tag Team Championship from Kofi Kingston & R-Truth
    • 10/28 Hell in a Cell - w/Kane lost to Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow via DQ
    • 11/18 Survivor Series - Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Alberto Del Rio, David Otunga, & Damien Sandow beat Randy Orton, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Kane, & Daniel Bryan
    • 12/16 TLC - The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns) beat Ryback, Kane, & Daniel Bryan in a TLC Match


    • 1/27 Royal Rumble - w/Kane beat Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow
    • 2/17 Elimination Chamber - Jack Swagger beat Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Kane & Daniel Bryan in an Elimination Chamber Match
    • 4/7 WrestleMania XXIX - w/Kane beat Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston
    • 5/19 Extreme Rules - w/Kane lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns in a Tornado Match
    • 6/16 Payback - w/Randy Orton lost to WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns
    • 7/14 Money in the Bank – Randy Orton beat Sheamus, Rob Van Dam, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Christian in the Money in the Bank All-Stars Match
    • 8/18 SummerSlam - won the WWE Championship from John Cena in a match featuring Triple H as the special guest referee
    • 8/18 SummerSlam - lost the WWE Championship to Randy Orton in a match featuring Triple H as the special guest referee
    • 9/15 Night of Champions - won the WWE Championship from Randy Orton
    • 9/16 RAW - stripped of the WWE Championship due to the referee's fast count the night before
    • 10/6 Battleground - fought Randy Orton to a no contest in a match for the vacant WWE Championship
    • 10/27 Hell in a Cell - Randy Orton beat Daniel Bryan in a Hell in a Cell Match officiated by Shawn Michaels to win the vacant WWE Championship
    • 11/24 Survivor Series - w/CM Punk beat Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
    • 12/15 TLC - lost a 3-on-1 Handicap Match to The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)


    • 1/26 Royal Rumble - lost to Bray Wyatt
    • 2/23 Elimination Chamber - WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton beat John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Cesaro and Christian in an Elimination Chamber Match
    • 4/6 WrestleMania XXX - beat Triple H
    • 4/6 WrestleMania XXX - beat WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Batista to win the title
    • 5/4 Extreme Rules - beat Kane in an Extreme Rules Match
    • 6/9 RAW - Daniel Bryan was stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship due to injury


    • 2/22 Fastlane - lost to Roman Reigns in a match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31
    • 3/29 WrestleMania 31 - beat Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Dean Ambrose. Dolph Ziggler, Like Harper, R-Truth and Stardust in a Ladder Match to win the title
    • 5/31 Daniel Bryan vacated the title due to injury


    • /8 RAW - Daniel Bryan announced his retirement from wrestling due to concussions
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    Cohen, Eric. "Daniel Bryan Timeline." ThoughtCo, Feb. 12, 2016, thoughtco.com/daniel-bryan-timeline-2787574. Cohen, Eric. (2016, February 12). Daniel Bryan Timeline. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/daniel-bryan-timeline-2787574 Cohen, Eric. "Daniel Bryan Timeline." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/daniel-bryan-timeline-2787574 (accessed November 24, 2017).