Hi, it’s @JoeyOnEarth. The recent retirement of Daniel Bryan has led to a bit of reminiscing on my part and I decided to share some of my favorite moments of his career. Dawning on the realization that we’ll never see another Bryan match was instant heartbreak but recalling all the special times he provided in a wrestling ring has put it in a more positive perspective for the closure of my favorite wrestler.
My introduction to Bryan Danielson was in 2006. I actually wanted to dislike him. This was around my early stages of being welcomed into the “internet community” of wrestling fans. I’ve always had a thirst for pro wrestling and would watch literally any show that featured wrestling from childhood. WWE and TNA were the only companies on my radar and around ’06, my interest in pro wrestling hit a new low.
We all read the new Daniel Bryan book. Here are our thoughts.
Wrestling On Earth perennial favorite Daniel Bryan wrote a book chronicling his life and career leading to his historic Wrestlemania XXX main event victory. The kind folks at St. Martin’s Press were kind enough to send @TimWelcomed, @JoeySplashwater and @TomBlargh copies for reviewing purposes.
Considering there are three of us and already many other reviews out there, we decided to just answer some of the most significant questions giving each of our perspectives and feelings on the book.
You can get the book now at your local book stores or just order it on Amazon. Alternatively, request it at your local library to spite Lance Storm.
1. What did you like most about the book?
I love wrestlers telling stories that involve other wrestlers and there are plenty of those in this book. Bryan’s humble honesty sets a different tone to these kinds of stories than most wrestling books.
As Daniel Bryan is my favorite wrestler of all time, I liked that he opened himself up and gave us an honest glimpse into his career and life. Just learning more about who he is, what’s important and how he looks at the world was the most fascinating thing about this book. In terms of purely the wrestling, he’s as honest as possible and gives his genuine feelings on things without being bitter or negative.
Bryan’s general attitude towards the wrestling business and life in general won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but it’s still refreshing to see it articulated. He doesn’t have a vindictive bone in his body and he seems able to put any bitterness he had in perspective, so it never seems like he has an agenda to bury anyone – he’s just giving his own honest perspective on things.
Be Daniel Bryan
Photo/gif credit: WWE Wrestlemania 30
Beat John Cena and CM Punk in fan voting
Photo credit: Someone on Google Search. Probably WWE.com.
Artist credit: The talented Rob Schamberger
Photo credit: Someone who screen capped this from a PWG show.