Can Bryan's early success be attributed to vegan super powers a la Scott Pilgrim? Possibly. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
The WWE has had some crazy gimmicks. The higer-ups of the WWE have asked wrestlers to become a deranged accountant and a ballroom dancing fighter, and everything in between.
As Bryan broke onto the WWE scene, Michael Cole started mentioning that Bryan was a vegan, which is a person who eliminates all foods with animal products from their diet.
On a number of occasions, things that the announcers say are usually made-up parts of the Superstar or Diva's character. In this case, it wasn't.
Daniel Bryan is a vegan...well, was a vegan. Bryan explained his condition to PETA in an interview.
Last year, I was having so many health problems and I had a really weak immune system. This has been since I was a kid. I mean when I was in school, sometimes I would miss a full month of school, just being sick and that sort of thing. With WWE, just being on the road all the time, your immune system just gets worn down. In 2009, I ended up getting three different staph infections and two different other skin infections. I went to the doctor…He gave me a couple options of what we could do but one of things he said that helps out his patients a lot is trying to go vegan. I said I’m open for anything at this point…So, anyway I started going vegan then, and this whole year my energy levels have been great, I haven’t gotten any skin infections. Right now I’m 198 lbs which is the heaviest I’ve weighed since 2003…I’m stronger right now than I’ve ever been…I’m dead-lifting more than I ever have before.
Unfortunately for Bryan and vegans everywhere, due to the difficulty of finding vegan food on the road with WWE and a soy allergy, Bryan is no longer a vegan.