Daniel Bryan had a good year in 2012. He started the year as World Wrestling Entertainment's World Heavyweight Champion, and ended it as half of Team Hell No, the WWE Tag Team Champions.
In between, Bryan had great feuds and outstanding matches with Mark Henry, Big Show, CM Punk, Sheamus and Kane (who would later become his tag team partner). Bryan delivered in almost every case, getting good matches out of all of his opponents, and connecting with the WWE Universe as both a babyface and a heel.
The latest rivalries for Bryan have been with The Shield and Team Rhodes Scholars. As Bryan and Kane become seemingly more attuned to each other in the ring, they find themselves in two of the hottest angles on WWE television.
In fact, wherever Bryan appeared in 2012, it was must-see TV. He was clearly one of the top performers in WWE last year, and only booking decisions by the creative team kept him from climbing even higher on the ladder.
Daniel Bryan deserves to be one of WWE's very top stars. The spotlight should shine on Bryan in 2013.