Daniel Bryan fought in Japan, winning the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship in the Pro Wrestling Noah (NOAH) and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Curry Man) in the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). Between WWE, ROH and Japan he held a total of eleven titles, including five world titles.
He has also won numerous independent circuit titles, including two PWG World Championship, the FIP World Heavyweight Championship and the wXw World Heavyweight Championship. He wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH) from 2002 to 2009, being recognized as a "Founding Father" of the promotion, where he was a one-time ROH World Champion and one-time Pure Wrestling Champion, at some point unifying both titles.
He was the first winner of ROH's annual Survival of the Fittest tournament in 2004. Speaking on The Bella Twins’ podcast, he revealed how he reacted when he found out: “So your first reaction is a little bit of embarrassment.
But then I just thought it was funny. Because for example, if your boobs come out … And then all these guys — I don’t want to say all these guys, but traditionally men — are like, ‘Boobs, yay!’.
I didn’t see when I looked on social media, nobody said, ‘Balls, yay!’. [laughs]. I never get back or anything like that. So people stop sending you text messages. So that meant when I got two text messages from people saying, ‘Dude, I saw your balls!’. [laughs] I was like, ‘What?’ I didn’t know what was going on”.