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Bryan Danielson Earns Shot At AEW World Championship

Bryan Danielson

Bryan Danielson is the new number one contender for the AEW World Championship.

While Miro and Bryan Danielson wrestle with very different styles, the one thing they’re both renowned for is physicality, and they didn’t deviate from the script here. Miro attempted to use his superior power to his advantage with a series of Suplexes after throwing Danielson into the barricade.

While for his part Danielson was determined cut Miro in half with his usual array of kicks and chops. The match was summed up in one sequence where after a number of devastating kicks, Danielson locked in a Kneebar. But not to be outdone, Miro powered back up to his feet, sending his rival flying with a German Suplex.

It’s a pattern that was repeated later in the bout as he powered out of a Lebelle Lock by delivering a spectacularly hard-hitting forearm.

The match entered it’s final stanza with Miro taking Danielson to the top rope, but it was the American Dragon who delivered a spinning DDT before following it up with a modified guillotine to claim the win.

In October it was announced that AEW would hold an eight-man tournament to crown a new number one contender for the AEW World Championship.

In the first round, 10 took on Jon Moxley, Orange Cassidy faced Powerhouse Hobbs, Dustin Rhodes met Bryan Danielson and Lance Archer clashed with Eddie Kingston. Danielson made his way past Rhodes and then Kingston to make the finals, while Jon Moxley advanced to take on Orange Cassidy in the other semi-final.

However, before the match could take place, Moxley entered a inpatient alcohol treatment program. The former World Champion was then replaced by Miro, who brutally disposed of Cassidy.