WATCH: Daniel Bryan Accidentally Busts Open Cesaro’s Head During a Match on WWE SmackDown

Published 02/05/2021, 9:30 PM EST


WWE prohibited blood from its programming after the start of the PG era. Even in its YouTube videos, WWE puts a black and white filter whenever there is blood on the screen. However, tonight’s SmackDown (5.02,21) left a seasoned wrestler like Cesaro bleeding in front of thousands of ThunderDome fans.

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After some weeks of buildup, Daniel Bryan and Cesaro, two of the best technical wrestlers in WWE, fought each other one-on-one. Bryan focused on the Cesaro’s arm from the very beginning.

With back-to-back offenses, Bryan dominated his opponent. However, Cesaro found some openings with his uppercuts. Bryan countered by putting him into an armbar and tried to transition it into a Yes Lock.

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At this point, we saw that Cesaro had busted open and was bleeding from the side of his head. However, he somehow broke the Yes Lock and tried to go for a corkscrew uppercut but failed.

Cesaro won the match with the Sharpshooter

Following some failed attempts to pin Cesaro, Bryan started getting frustrated. After some stomps from Bryan, Cesaro recovered and dropped a big backbreaker on Bryan.

Cesaro then went for the Cesaro swing, followed by the Sharpshooter. Bryan tapped out to the submission hold after a while.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JUNE 29: Cesaro and Ricochet compete during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

Following the win, the ‘Swiss Cyborg’ and Daniel exchanged fist bumps as a sign of respect. With his tag team partner, Shinsuke Nakamura, watching from the back, Cesaro earned an enormous victory.

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Although the cut looked bad, we are glad to see Cesaro recover from it so well. For years, he has been a very underrated wrestler despite being one of the best in the ring.

Talking about Daniel Bryan, he is fulfilling his role as a veteran by putting deserving talent over in crucial matches. Overall, the match was a delight to watch.

What did you think of the gruesome match? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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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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