Daniel Bryan Reveals Why the Match With Brock Lesnar is a High Point of his WWE Career

Published 05/08/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


In a list of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Daniel Bryan is in the guaranteed top 5. The former WWE Champion has put on a wide range of classics, both in WWE and in Ring of Honor. However, does the American Dragon have a favorite match, and if yes, which one is it?

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Daniel Bryan reveals his favourite WWE match

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In 2018, Daniel Bryan beat AJ Styles for the WWE Championship and booked a date with a Beast. He faced Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series in a Champion vs Champion match, and it delivered in spades. Most fans expected Brock to wipe the floor with Bryan, but they ended up seeing a true once in a lifetime classic.

In an interview with My Mom’s Basement, Daniel Bryan talked about his match with Brock Lesnar. He also revealed how he appreciated Brock after the match.

“But I love my match with Brock Lesnar, and I think it’s just really cool because I had just turned into a bad guy the week before and like oh man, I finally get to wrestle Brock Lesnar and it’s as a bad guy, but one of the things that I’m very, very proud of is I went out to boos, got them to cheer me by the end and then when I left, they still booed me.

“Wrestling Brock gave me a deep-seated appreciation for how great Brock is,” said Bryan.

While he loved this match, he claims his match with Kofi Kingston at WrestleMania 35 is his favourite. He even claimed the moment fans hijacked Raw with Daniel Bryan chants in 2013 was the moment that meant the most to him.

What’s next for him?

Lots of speculation has surrounded the situation with Daniel Bryan’s career in WWE. After losing to Roman Reigns last week, Bryan finds himself banished from SmackDown. However, it appears as if his contract with WWE has also ended.

Many members of the WWE Universe thought they’d see Bryan on Raw or in NXT. The prospect of seeing him in NXT is exciting, especially in terms of the matches he’ll have against Kyle O’Reilly, Finn Balor, and other Superstars.

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But Bryan’s contract expiration points towards an appearance in Jacksonville.

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Daniel Bryan in action vs The Miz during event at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn, NY 8/19/2018
CREDIT: Rob Tringali (Photo by Rob Tringali /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
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Going to AEW is an option for the former WWE Champion and an excellent one too. We shall see if Bryan stays on in WWE, or if the Elite lure him into an unfamiliar environment.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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