Whatever else happened when he got dragged through the ring to Bray Wyatt’s interdimensional barber shop, Daniel Bryan got a cut & trim.
After achieving the biggest moments of his career as a shaggy-haired beard-o, Bryan returned at TLC with a look we haven’t seen since his was a contestant on the old faux-reality competition version of NXT. Or more famously, since he was wrestling under his real name (Bryan Danielson) in Ring of Honor & elsewhere and calling himself The American Dragon.
This throwback to roughly a decade ago has fans scratching their heads. Not because they’re not happy to see a pre-YES! Movement version of his character, but because, well, does he age?
Is Bryan the sports-entertainment version of Paul Rudd?
Daniel Bryan at the beginning of the decade and at the end of the decade. #WWETLC pic.twitter.com/emMZEr7EVy— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 16, 2019
His wife or sister-in-law’s guess at Bryan’s youthful secret has Renee Young rethinking her lifestyle:
Damn! I gotta rethink my choices— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) December 16, 2019
Meanwhile, a fan thought the new/old look DBD reminded them of someone else, so they put their Photoshop skills to work and made it impossible to unsee:
December 16, 2019
To which we can only respond: