Hello and welcome to WWE Smackdown Results!
It looks like we’re going to have a fun show ahead of us with a steel cage match and more, so let’s buckle up and get ready for the ride.
Michael Cole started the show off in the ring and introduced Daniel Bryan for the first interview of the night.
Cole told him he’s got quite the night with his match against Roman Reigns’ “unhinged” cousin, Jey Uso, and if he wins he’ll face Reigns at Fastlane for the Universal Championship.
This would change the original plans for the pay-per-view that was Bryan and Edge tag teaming against Reigns and Jey.
Cole then asked him why would he forgo that match and focus on Reigns. Is that a serious question?
Bryan responded by saying Cole was making assumptions, and he said the biggest it no one asked him if he wanted to be in that tag match.
He said no one said anything because they know he’ll roll with the punches and work his tail off no matter what, and that included Edge and Reigns.
He added that he’s making a change and won’t be the old Daniel Bryan anymore. He understands they’re hyping Edge vs. Reigns At WrestleMania, the Attitude Era vs the Thunderdome.
Guess Thunderdome is this era’s official name?
Bryan then added that he doesn’t want to see that match happen. He then called up a replay of his Elimination Chamber win and following lose to Reigns.
Back in the ring, he said he’s lost a lot and gotten beaten up a lot in his career, and it shouldn’t be such a big deal.
But seeing Edge spear Reigns and point to the WrestleMania sign made him feel like a failure.
He said WWE did personality tests years ago and it said he scored the lowest ambition score ever.
He said the only reason he could give for being successful was that he loves it and he hasn’t worked a day in 21 years.
Bryan added that the last year he wanted to be more of a full time dad rather than a full time wrestler and he didn’t have a problem letting others have their chances.
But that moment with Edge made him realize that he has more ambition than that test showed and he knew he should be in WrestleMania’s main event.
He was upset that they were in the main event instead of them, and he added that in the last three weeks he’s wrestled more matches than Reigns and Edge have this year.
He added he can be the absolute best, and if he wins tonight he’ll face Reigns and that’s the only way he’ll main event WrestleMania in what could be his last chance.
Reigns’ music then started, of course, and Reigns came out with Jey Uso and Paul Heyman flanking him.
Roman Reigns is needed
We came back and Reigns and Uso stood across from Bryan and Cole was back at the announce table.
Reigns said he’s looking at the same guy, but Bryan doesn’t sound like the same guy and the way he’s talking it’s confusing.
He added if it’s confusing him then it’s confusing the audience. He added that Bryan isn’t ambitious and driven but the underdog, the lottery winner.
He said Bryan picks his spots and he occasionally gets lucky, and pointed out how he’s ambitious.
Reigns then added that he loves wrestling and Bryan needs it, therefore he’s treating it like a service.
Reigns added that he’s doing it because Smackdown, Heyman, Jey, the cameraman, and Bryan needs him.
Bryan will understand that he needs Reigns after Jey wins tonight, and then he’ll acknowledge him.
Jey took the mic from Bryan and said this is as close to the Universal Championship as Bryan will get.
He said Bryan wanted the cage match and he didn’t lock Reigns out, he locked Jey in and the Road to WrestleMania for Bryan ends tonight as it ends with Jey.
Jey tossed him the mic then headed off, but turned back around and went for the blindside attack.
Bryan caught him by the arm and threw him over the top rope to the floor.
Bryan then turned and watched Reigns as Reigns remained unmoving until he headed out of the ring and Bryan watched him and Heyman leave.
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