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Kody Brown
Brown as the ROH World Championship in 2008

Ring name(s)

American Dragon
Kody Danielson
Kody Brown

Billed height

5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Billed weight

192 lb (87 kg)


May 22, 1981 (age 29)
Aberdeen, Washington


Las Vagas, Navada

Billed from

Aberdeen, Washington

Trained by

Texas Wrestling Academy
Rudy Boy Gonzalez
Ryan Barnhart
William Kapphan
Tracy Smothers
Masato Tanaka


October 4, 1999

Kody Brown (born May 22, 1981) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE) where he wrestles on its Meltdown brand as Kody Brown. He is also known by his ring name, and later nickname, the American Dragon.

In professional wrestling, Brown is a four-time world champion, having won the ROH World Championship in Ring of Honor (ROH) once, the PWG World Championship twice in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and the wXw World Heavyweight Championship once in westside Xtreme wrestling. In addition, he has won the FIP Heavyweight Championship once in Full Impact Pro, the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship once in Pro Wrestling Noah and is officially recognized as the final ROH Pure Champion, as he unified the Pure title with the ROH World title in 2006. He also won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling with Curry Man.

Until 2009, Brown primarily competed on the independent circuit. ROH was generally regarded as his home promotion, but he also worked in FIP, PWG, and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). He has also worked internationally, most notably in Pro Wrestling Noah through ROH's involvement in the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance, a global organization of cooperative promotions that allow their competitors to travel abroad to other companies. He also competed in a handful of matches in IWE before signing an actual contract with the company in 2009. In June 2010, shortly after the end of the first season of the IWE NXT show in which Borwn participated, IWE announced that he had been released from his contract. He returned to IWE in August at SummerSlam.

Professional wrestling career[]

Early career (1999–2004)[]

Ring of Honor[]

Founding father (2002–2005)[]

World Champion (2005–2006)[]

Later years (2007–2009)[]

Other promotions[]

International Wrestling Entertainment (2009–2010)[]

Return to the independent circuit (2010)[]

Return to International Wrestling Entertainment (2010–present)[]


Personal life[]

In Wrestling[]

Championship and Accoplishments[]

  • All Pro Wrestling
    • APW Worldwide Internet Championship (1 time)
    • King of the Indies (2001)
  • All Star Wrestling
    • ASW World Heavy Middleweight Championship (1 time)
  • East Coast Wrestling Association
    • ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Low Ki
  • Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Full Impact Pro
    • FIP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Associton
    • IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Memphis Championship Wrestling
    • MCW Southern Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • MCW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Woods
  • NWA Mid-South
    • NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time) – with Curry Man
    • Best of the American Super Juniors (2004)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #13 of the best 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2008
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
    • PWG World Championship (2 times)
  • Pro Wrestling Noah
    • GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Report
    • Independent Wrestler of the Year (2006)
  • Ring of Honor
    • ROH Pure Championship (1 time)
    • ROH World Championship (1 time)
    • Survival of the Fittest (2004)
  • Texas Wrestling Alliance
    • TWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Woods
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling
    • wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Ambition 1 (2010)
  • World Series Wrestling
    • WSW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Entertainment
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Best Technical Wrestler (2005–2010)
    • Match of the Year (2007) vs. Takeshi on August 25
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler (2006–2010)
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Decade (2000–2009)