Daniel Bryan has another chance to win a Universal Championship match against Roman Reigns.
On this week’s episode of Talking Smack, it was announced that Bryan will face Jey Uso in a Steel Cage Match on SmackDown next Friday. If Bryan wins, he will compete for the Reigns Universal Championship at Fastlane. If Uso wins, Bryan has to recognize Reigns as the tribal chief, the leader of the table, the best fighter on the planet, the undisputed universal champion and the main event of WrestleMania.
Paul Heyman said on Talking Smack that he had been authorized by Reigns to offer Bryan another match against Uso. Bryan agreed, but wanted it to be a steel cage match. Bryan said that if he loses to Uso, he will shake Reigns’ hand and recognize Reigns as the best fighter he has ever been in the ring with. Reigns agreed to play Bryan vs. I use a steel cage fight.
Last night’s SmackDown was headlined by Bryan vs. Uso. Bryan would have had a shot at the Reigns Universal Championship if he had won, but the match ended on a double count. Reigns then attacked Bryan as Bryan had Uso in the Yes Lock after the match. Bryan put Reigns on the Yes Lock, but Uso gave Bryan a superkick. Then Reigns hit Bryan with a spear and put him on a guillotine.
Bryan won the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match at Elimination Chamber last Sunday, but immediately had to compete for the Reigns Universal Championship. Reigns exited the Yes Lock and quickly defeated Bryan with a guillotine.
It was said on last night’s SmackDown that the original tentative plans for Fastlane were Bryan’s Royal Rumble winner and the men, Edge, teaming up against Reigns & Uso. Edge didn’t seem happy that Bryan could get a title shot sooner. of Edge’s challenges for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 37.
There was a backstage segment on last night’s SmackDown where Bryan said his chances of beating Reigns are better than Edge’s. Bryan said that with Edge’s rusty ring and how long it’s been removed, he doesn’t know if Edge has what it takes to defeat Reigns.
Fastlane will take place on Sunday, March 21. It is WWE’s last pay-per-view before WrestleMania 37.