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WWE News: Reported Details On Daniel Bryan’s Heel Turn & WWE Title Victory

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A new report has given some insight into Daniel Bryan’s WWE Title win and heel turn!

To say that the WWE Universe was shocked when Daniel Bryan defeated AJ Styles for the WWE Championship might be an understatement, but Bryan’s actions following the match where he attacked ‘The Phenomenal One’ certainly surprised everybody (see the full results with Mitchell’s Live Report here).





With AJ Styles scheduled to face Universal Champion Brock Lesnar this Sunday at Survivor Series, many didn’t expect we would see a title change this close to the event like we had last November when AJ won the championship from Jinder Mahal in a similar situation. Bryan is however a multi-time titleholder, so for one of the company’s top babyfaces to suddenly turn heel on a dime has left the WWE Universe stunned. Of course, there are always those who blame the company for decisions like this that seem drastic from the outside, but one report claims it was not WWE’s idea.

According to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, the decision to put the WWE Championship on Bryan was indeed WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s call and was actually decided upon “a while ago”. Additionally, Meltzer reports that Bryan is the one who pushed to turn heel.

As for having the title change and heel turn all occur last night on SmackDown Live, it’s been noted that the choice to put the title on Bryan was made over the weekend, then Vince ultimately decided yesterday afternoon to pull the trigger on that and the heel turn at the same time. There’s been speculation that the moves were made at the same time due to the injury to Becky Lynch, the company reportedly wanting to give the WWE Universe a different talking point heading into Survivor Series. Of course, that is just speculation at this time.

EA’s Take: While I’m an AJ fan and I don’t particularly care for the title change solely based off that reason alone, the objective side of me thinks it’s a great change of pace and I always like different. I mean, who saw that heel turn coming? I think this could be great for Bryan, he lost a lot of steam and while it was evident to me, it looks like it was evident to him as well. The best Superstars are the ones who can change or alter themselves to reflect the times and we’ve seen Bryan do it before. So who’s to say he can’t do it again? While I don’t think it makes much sense to have a heel vs. heel match at Survivor Series, it makes things much more interesting once we’re past Sunday.





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WWE Elimination Chamber Results: WWE Championship Match

Was Daniel Bryan able to walk out of WWE Elimination Chamber still BOTH the Planet’s and WWE Champion?

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Six men fought it out in the main event of WWE Elimination Chamber for The New Daniel Bryan’s WWE Championship. Did the Planet’s Champion retain?

The six men involved were:

  • Kofi Kingston (with Big E and Xavier Woods, starting in the near right pod)
  • Jeff Hardy (starting in the far right pod)
  • Randy Orton (starting in the near left pod)
  • AJ Styles (starting in the near left pod)
  • Samoa Joe (starting in the ring)
  • WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (with Eric Rowan, starting in the ring)

Kofi Kingston was THE fan’s favorite headed into this match. But he started in a pod, as the first two men in the match were Samoa Joe and WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (the Ring Of Honor fan in me is happy).

Order of events:

  • Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe started the match at 0:00
  • Kofi Kingston entered the Chamber at 5:16
  • AJ Styles entered the Chamber at 10:27
  • AJ Styles eliminated Samoe Joe at 14:34
  • Jeff Hardy entered the Chamber at 15:14
  • Daniel Bryan eliminated Jeff Hardy at 17:58
  • Randy Orton entered the Chamber at 19:57
  • Randy Orton eliminated AJ Styles at 22:21
  • Kofi Kingston eliminated Randy Orton at 24:01
  • The final two men in the match were WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston
  • Daniel Bryan pinned Kofi Kingston at 36:35 to retain the WWE Championship

Daniel Bryan last eliminated Kofi Kingston to win the Elimination Chamber match and retain the WWE Championship


Follow along with Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Coverage!


 


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WWE Elimination Chamber Results: Baron Corbin vs. Braun Strowman

Did Baron Corbin survive a No DQ Match against Braun Strowman? #WWEChamber

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Baron Corbin fought Braun Strowman in a No Disqualification Match in the fifth match at WWE Elimination Chamber.

Before Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey could get out of the ringside area, Baron Corbin made his entrance. He was followed by Braun Strowman and I had to wonder if we were running behind on time. Corbin threw his vest at Braun, and it allowed him to get an early advantage. Corbin got a Kendo Stick out from under the ring (they’re always under there!) and attacked Braun. Strowman got the stick, but (and I quote) “I don’t need a Kendo Stick to kick your ass!” Corbin would brilliantly throw a chair at Strowman during his “run laps around the ring” gimmick, and take control using the stairs.

Baron Corbin could only do so much, as the match was nearly put to rest thanks to a Braun Strowman powerslam at 6:21 (through a table). That would queue up Drew McIntyre’s music, as the Scottish Psychopath would serve as a distraction for Bobby Lashley to attack Braun. A Triple Powerbomb through two tables officially ended the match at 10:46.

Baron Corbin pinned Braun Strowman at 10:46 of a No Disqualification Match with help from Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley.


Follow along with Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Coverage!



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