Wow! Daniel Bryan Nearly Beats Roman Reigns With the Yes Lock at WWE Elimination Chamber

Published 02/21/2021, 8:38 PM EST


Daniel Bryan survived a brutal Elimination Chamber match to meet the Tribal Chief a mere minutes later. Bryan won his second Elimination Chamber match, pinning Jey Uso to book his place as No. 1 contender. But did Bryan stand a chance against Roman Reigns after surviving a hellacious Chamber match?

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Roman Reigns survives Daniel Bryan at Elimination Chamber

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Jey Uso hit a massive frog splash to eliminate Cesaro, the favourite to win the match. He then hit another splash on Bryan for a very close nearfall. Uso climbed to the top of the top and tried to hit a splash from the top, but Bryan got his knees up. The running knee ended Jey Uso’s flurry and gave Bryan his second Chamber match win.

Before Bryan could savor the moment, Roman Reigns’ music hit and the Tribal Chief walked to the ring. The commentators had a field day criticizing Reigns’ strategy for an easy win, but did not know what was about to take place.

Once the bell rang, Reigns charged for a Spear, but Bryan countered it in mid-air. He caught Reigns in the Yes Lock shocking the Tribal Chief with a last-ditch attempt at leaving the Elimination Chamber PPV as Universal Champion. Unfortunately, the Tribal Chief had more than just a last-ditch effort left in him.

Reigns almost submitted to the Yes Lock, but he forced his way out of the move, before absolutely pummeling Bryan with right hands. With Daniel knocked out, Reigns trapped him in the guillotine for the easy win.

What’s next for Bryan?

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The loss to Reigns is undoubtedly a crushing blow to Daniel Bryan’s WrestleMania hopes. In what seems to be his last WWE run, Bryan desperately wanted to return to the main event of WrestleMania, seven years after his first one.

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If the loss to Reigns was crushing, the victory inside the Elimination Chamber is equally impressive. Bryan survived five other men and fought from the beginning of the match till end. He even eliminated Roman’s right hand Jey Uso, which might amount to a feud in the future.

Ideally, WWE should’ve booked Bryan vs Reigns for WrestleMania, but Edge’s Spear on Roman has confirmed that match. To make up for Bryan’s amazing performance, he should receive a title shot at the next PPV before WrestleMania, or even on the next episode of SmackDown.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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