At and just over pounds, he cuts a relatively unimposing figure in the ring, all pale skin without a rippling muscle in sight. His most notable physical attribute, in fact, is an alarmingly scraggly beard. Not for the sake of gaining muscle mass or improving his strength, but because his health demands it. Bryan, 32, went vegan in after suffering three staff infections over the course of a year. Dropping animal products from his diet helped Bryan remain healthy. Off camera, Bryan is much more measured in his stance. Everybody has their own deal.
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Danielson was previously signed to WWE, then known as the World Wrestling Federation WWF, for an month period from —, and made additional uncontracted appearances for the promotion until Prior to joining WWE for his third stint in , Danielson wrestled for various companies internationally using both his real name and the ring name American Dragon, which later became his nickname. From May to December and from April to March , Bryan was either injured or recovering from injury. In February , Danielson retired from professional wrestling due to medical issues including seizures arising from multiple concussions and a brain lesion. In March , Bryan was formally cleared by doctors and returned to in-ring competition at WrestleMania Bryan Lloyd Danielson was born on May 22, , in Aberdeen, Washington,  the son of a lumberjack and a therapist. His parents got divorced when he was young. During his childhood, Danielson was shown a professional wrestling magazine by a friend and since became a fan of wrestling. Danielson has cited a number of wrestlers as influences to his style including Toshiaki Kawada, Mitsuharu Misawa, and William Regal. During his sophomore year of high school, Danielson decided to pursue a pro wrestling career and attempted to train at Dean Malenko’s wrestling school in Florida. However, by the time he graduated from school in , Malenko’s school had closed down.