It was impressive when Daniel Bryan got a singles match with Drew Gulak onto the main card of a WWE PPV. It was even more impressive that they got to work a very early ROH/Evolve-style match on Sunday night (Mar. 8) at Elimination Chamber in Philadelphia.
The story was that Bryan may have underestimated the veteran grappler, and that Gulak knew to target DB’s head & neck area to pull off the upset. After a slower-paced, technical opening stanza which focused on holds and counters, it gave us some exciting, painful-looking spots...
Daniel Bryan hates his neck just like Kota Ibushi. #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/p5pQRCU0SH— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) March 8, 2020
.@DrewGulak and @WWEDanielBryan rule. That is all.— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) March 8, 2020
➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/d198TYoU93
In the end, Bryan beat a ten count and fought off a Gu-Lock to slap on his own submission. Gulak faded, and the former WWE champ showed him respect.
OUT for @DrewGulak.@WWEDanielBryan SOMEHOW pulls off the victory at #WWEChamber! pic.twitter.com/q4goo01H7R— WWE (@WWE) March 8, 2020
March 8, 2020
It was a hell of a match. Was it a one-off for Gulak? What’s next for Bryan?
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