WWE Champion Daniel Bryan recently made a change to his professional wrestling character, becoming a villain last week after being a fan favorite for years. In a WWE Championship match against AJ Styles, he kicked him in the balls to win the title.
Following a match at the Survivor Series PPV on Sunday with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, Bryan appeared on WWE Smackdown on Tuesday dressed like Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged, wearing the same jacket.
Bryan acted like an angry and depressed 90’s Grunge singer as he spoke, a bit like the Raven character from the 1990’s in ECW. Maybe next week he’ll show up in a ‘Zero’ shirt as a homage to NWA wrestling promoter and superfan Billy Corgan? We’ll have to wait and see.
Kurt Cobain and Daniel Bryan are both from Aberdeen, Washington, so the character definitely is a fit. Bryan graduated from Aberdeen High School, where Kurt Cobain, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Melvins frontman Buzz Osbourne, and Melvins drummer Dale Crover attended years before him.
You can watch Bryan debut the character, and view fan tweet reactions below.
— WWE (@WWE) November 21, 2018
Why Daniel Bryan looks like Kurt Cobain if he was 50 pic.twitter.com/BEq45A1Ql7
— black panther prince (@flyflashy54) November 21, 2018
— Jack Crow (@realJackCrow) November 21, 2018
The New Daniel Bryan looks like Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder took a collective shit on him. #SDLive
— ℂ𝕒𝕡 𝕄𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕒𝕟 (@morganeris83) November 21, 2018
Daniel Bryan really is from Seattle. Usually he wears Seahawks colors, tonight he’s cosplaying Kurt Cobain. #SDLive
— Chris Estes (@realChrisEstes) November 21, 2018
The late Kurt Cobain telling the story of Daniel Bryan is something isn’t it #SDLive
— Andrew Thomas (@atrium347) November 21, 2018
A friend of mine says Daniel Bryan looks more like Kurt Cobain with that sweater and i agree 😂. Loving his heel gimmick even more. #SDLive
— Phil Montabano (@PhilThePromoter) November 21, 2018
@WWEDanielBryan You're the WWE Champion…why you showing up on Smackdown dressed like Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged? (not that it's not a cool look)
— an unopened 5 pack of blank VHS tapes (@kurtispopp2) November 21, 2018
this is legit the first time i've ever been interested in daniel bryan lmfaooooo
he also looks like the lead singer of a 90s grunge band and that's an aesthetic i can get behind https://t.co/yye8l3sLRQ
— eden 🌸 (@CVBERFIGHTS) November 21, 2018
“I love myself – better than you –
I know it's wrong, so what should I do?”
— WrestlingShouldBeFun (@WSBFun) November 21, 2018
Heel Daniel Bryan is like a early 90ees Grunge singer.
— Arm BaRRera (@R8edR_) November 21, 2018