Monday night on Raw, fans were treated to a pay-per-view-quality match on free TV when Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins went one-on-one.
This is the first singles match between the two in WWE, but these two have been wrestling each other for years, dating back to their days in Ring of Honor.
Both Bryan and Rollins are the kind of Superstars who can elevate anyone they get in the ring with, but when they face off against each other they bring each other to a whole new level.
Bryan and Rollins have faced off in several Six-man and Tag matches in the past, but this match was different. This match allowed them to show everyone why are two of the most talented performers in WWE.
This match had everything, and the fans in attendance were showing their appreciation with chants of “This is awesome” and “Daniel Bryan.”
Counter after counter, submission hold after submission hold and kick after kick. Neither man could gain an edge for very long, but it was eventually Daniel Bryan who came out on top.
Randy Orton helped by keeping Roman Reigns from getting involved, allowing Bryan to get a well-earned victory over his long-time rival.
This is the kind of pairing that will go on to have a legendary feud that spans years.
Pairings like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and The Rock and Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair have all had legendary feuds spanning several years. Bryan and Rollins will become one of those feuds some day.
There is no way that the people in charge do not see the chemistry between the two after what we saw on Monday. If they don’t, then we are all in trouble.
Eventually Rollins will break away from The Shield, and Bryan will separate from Kane. That is when a true singles feud between the two can happen.
They don’t even need a title. They can steal any show they want with a simple singles match. But put a title in the mix and it becomes more credible because of these two men.
Call them Internet darlings all you want, call me a mark all you want, but take my word for it—this will be a world title feud within two years.
Bryan is already a former champion, and he is more popular now than when he won the title. Rollins is the one who will have to prove he is worthy of being in the title picture, and Bryan will help him get there.
Bryan has had four- and five-star matches with guys like CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus. Now we can add Seth Rollins to that list.
Source: Bleacher Report
Kane versus Dean Ambrose in a Non Title Match
Ambrose goes to the floor and Rollins and Reigns attack Kane.
Winner: Kane (by disqualification)
After the match, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan come out to stop Rollins and Reigns.
Randy Orton (with Daniel Bryan) versus Roman Reigns (with Seth Rollins)
We are back and Reigns with a rear chin lock on Orton. Orton punches Reigns and he head butts Reigns. Reigns drops Orton on the top rope and Reigns with a flying clothesline for a near fall. Reigns punches Orton and he returns to the rear chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex and he escapes the chin lock.
Orton avoids a splash into the corner and Orton with two clotheslines and then he avoids a clothesline from Reigns and he hits a power slam. Rollins tries to interfere but Orton avoids it. Orton with a kick but Reigns gets Orton on his shoulders. Orton with a back breaker and Reigns goes to the apron.
Orton sets for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for the RKO but Rollins attacks Bryan and he enters the ring. Rollins goes to the apron and then Orton tries for the IEDDT but Reigns pulls him to the floor. Bryan with a suicide dive and the referee calls for the bell.
Daniel Bryan versus Seth Rollins
Rollins punches Bryan. Bryan flips out of the corner and he hits the flying clothesline. Bryan kicks Rollins and connects with a European uppercut and then he connects with a knee. Bryan with kicks and elbows to Rollins. Bryan with elbows to the head and he gets a near fall. Bryan tries for the surfboard but Rollins gets too close to the ropes so Bryan drives the knees into the mat. Bryan with a baseball slide to Rollins followed by a flying knee off the apron and Rollins is down.
Bryan sends Rollins into the ring and he gets a near fall. Rollins backs Bryan into the corner and he connects with shoulders. Bryan blocks a punch and Bryan punches Rollins. Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles and Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins with punches to Bryan and then he returns the favor with the surfboard. Continue Reading
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Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins versus Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan i
Rollins and Bryan start things off and Bryan with punches to Seth. Bryan with a side head lock and a flying kick when Rollins tries for a Thesz Press. Bryan with kicks and he sets for the surfboard but he rakes the face and instead of going for the surfboard he drives Rollins’ knees into the mat. Bryan with a kick and wrist lock. Bryan works on the arm and shoulder but refuses to tag in Orton.
Bryan with knees to the back while working on the arm and he stands on the arm and gets a near fall. Bryan with a hammer lock but Rollins with an elbow and punch. Bryan with a drop kick and a near fall. Reigns tags in and he punches Bryan. Reigns chokes Bryan in the corner. Reigns with a head butt. Rollins tags in and he kicks Bryan in the chest. Reigns tags back in and Rollins with an Irish whip and Reigns sends Rollins into the corner for a splash. Rollins send Bryan to Reigns for a clothesline and a near fall. Reigns with a reverse chin lock. Bryan with punches but Reigns with a knee and punches followed by kicks.
Bryan with a drop toe hold that sends Reigns into the turnbuckles. Bryan makes the tag to Orotn and Rollins tags in. Orton with clotheslines and then he ducks a clothesline and hits a power slam. Orton kicks Reigns to the floor and then Orton with the IEDDT on Rollins. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for the RKO but Reigns pulls Rollins to the floor and we go to commercial. Continue Reading
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[spoiler]SmackDown opens with MizTV with Randy Orton and Team Hell No. The crowd is nuts for Bryan. Kane and Bryan get into a fight over Bryan being the weakest link. Bryan is action heelish. Kane gets frustrated and walks away. The Miz asks Bryan if Team Hell No if they broke up, and it sounded like he said “yes,” but it was hard to make out. Teddy Long came out and made Daniel Bryan& Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns for later tonight.
Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton defeated Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns via DQ. The Shield was super over coming out. Bryan accidentally kicked Orton. Ambrose interfered, prompting the DQ. After the match, Orton RKOd Bryan and just stood there like CM Punk did after attacking Rock at RAW 1000. A lot of boos for Orton.[/spoiler]