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Daniel Bryan Lists Top 15 Favorite Matches

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In a recent interview with WWE.com, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and recently returning Daniel Bryan listed his top 15 favorite matches of all time. Interestingly, Bryan even named some of his career’s non-WWE matches. His last place listed contest was his first time winning the WWE World Heavyweight title. The title match won PWI’s match of the year as well as WWE’s match of the year (just to show how selective Bryan was when he picked his list).

15. Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena (c); WWE Championship, Summerslam 2013

14. Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton, Street Fight, WWE Monday Night Raw, June 24, 2013

13. Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk (c); WWE Championship, WWE Over the Limit 2012

12. Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima, Fight Without Honor, ROH Final Battle 2008

11. Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins, WWE Monday Night Raw, June 10, 2013

10. Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro, WWE Monday Night Raw, July 22, 2013

9. Bryan Danielson (c) vs. Nigel McGuinness (c); ROH World & Pure Championships, Unified 2006

8. Bryan Danielson (c) vs. KENTA; ROH World Championship, ROH Glory by Honor 2006

7. Daniel Bryan vs. William Regal, WWE Superstars, November 11, 2011

6. Team Hell No & Ryback vs. The Shield, Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match, WWE TLC 2012

5. Team Hell No & The Undertaker vs. The Shield, WWE Monday Night Raw, April 22, 2013

4. Sheamus (c) vs. Daniel Bryan; WWE World Heavyweight Championship, 2-out of 3 Falls, WWE Extreme Rules 2012

3. Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, WrestleMania 30

2. Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan; WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WrestleMania 30

1. Bryan Danielson vs. Robbie Brookside; EWP Intercontinental Championship, EWP Glide Wrestling Festival 2003

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(Daniel Bryan sporting a signature slogan t-shirt)

Bryan returned to in-ring action for the first time in almost a year at last week’s Smackdown taping in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ironically, he faced Kane, the man that he took on in his last match. He defended his WWE World Heavyweight Title against “The Demon” Kane at last year’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view. The match ended in a disqualification when J&J security took matters into their own hands by attacking Daniel in the middle of the contest.

The Authority looked as though they were going to all attack Bryan until former Shield members, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns took Bryan’s side. The 3 teamed up in the main event to take on Kane, “Mr. Money in the Bank” Seth Rollins and the Big Show. Bryan’s team was victorious is a very fun match.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.