WATCH: When Daniel Bryan Attacked Roman Reigns With a Steel Chair on WWE RAW

Published 12/27/2020, 6:48 AM EST


The Universal Champion Roman Reigns is on a rampage as he annihilates anyone and everyone in his path. However, a new opponent is on the rise. Former World Champion, Daniel Bryan, might be the next one to challenge Reigns.

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However, this would not be the first time the duo clash inside the squared circle. Back in 2015, the ‘Big Dog’ was getting pushed to the moons.

After he won the Royal Rumble and earned his shot at the World Heavyweight Championship, the Authority manipulated Reigns and made him agree to a match to defend his spot in the main event of WrestleMania. Later on, Daniel Bryan became Reigns’ opponent as he defeated Seth Rollins.

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Before their match at Fastlane, Bryan and Reigns faced off in a one-on-match. With multiple officers keeping the duo in check, the two men shook hands before they started brawling.

They brawled all over the arena as Daniel threw his opponent out of the ring. As they came back to the ring, Bryan hit Reigns with a steel chair.

Officials struggled to separate the duo apart as they went over the commentary table. The brawl went on as RAW went off-air.

At Fastlane, both men tried their best to claim the spot at WrestleMania. After a series of offenses, Bryan went for a running kick; however, Reigns turned that into a spear and won the match.

Bryan shook Reigns’ hand post the match, signalling an amicable end to the rivalry. The following night on Raw, Bryan told Reigns that he had earned his respect.

Daniel Bryan will take down Roman Reigns

A few weeks ago, Reigns’ cousin, Jey Uso, attacked Daniel Bryan to prove the Tribal Chief’s supremacy. Although Kevin Owens interrupted and stopped Uso, Bryan got his revenge on Uso this week.

After the match with Uso, Bryan announced the he will be participating at the upcoming Royal Rumble in January 2021. On Talking Smack, Daniel Bryan spoke to Reigns’ associate Paul Heyman.

“You know, in my 20 plus year career, I have never won a Battle Royal. Isn’t that crazy?” Daniel revealed. “So, I’m making it a goal to win the Royal Rumble, to win a Battle Royal. If that happens, if I win the Royal Rumble, that means I will go to WrestleMania and face whoever’s the Universal Champion.

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Bryan then proceeded to tell Heyman that he will take on Roman Reigns any day.

“And if I win the Royal Rumble and face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, and he’s still the champion, I will beat him for that championship. Here’s another thing: If he’s not champion somewhere down the line, I’m going to beat him down, anyway.”

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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