Former Ring Of Honor World Champion and WWE superstar Bryan Danielson is among the top contenders for this year’s G1 Climax tournament in Japan. Despite a lackluster start, he has found his groove after a victory against Cody to even things up in block B.
Bryan Danielson is moving on to the World Title Eliminator Finals on Rampage. The former WWE wrestler has not had an easy time in this tournament, but he is still in it.
The semi-finals round of the World Title Eliminator Tournament, which matched Bryan Danielson versus Eddie Kingston, started off tonight’s AEW Rampage. The bout began with Kingston landing several huge strikes, but Danielson closed the distance and pinned Kingston in the corner. He would then deliver powerful kicks to knock Kingston out, but Kingston would return the favor by delivering monster chops to Danielson. Danielson flipped him over, clotheslined him, and then slammed Kingston with the running boot in the corner, forcing him out of the ring to gather his breath and recuperate a little.
Kingston returned inside after throwing a chair into the ring. They were involved in a fight in the center of the ring, but they pushed each other aside. Danielson countered Kingston’s attempts with additional chops before switching to a wrist hold to lengthen his arm. After that, Danielson stomped on the arm again, weakening the arm and wrist even more.
Kingston replied with a knee to the chest and hard-hitting chops to the chest, which were followed by knees to the face and further pounding on the wrist. A headbutt followed, but it caused some damage to Kingston, and Danielson responded with a headbutt of his own. They swapped another headbutt apiece before exchanging uppercuts and kicks.
Kingston landed a dropkick and then attempted to jolt his arm awake with a shake. He began with a Lateral Press and then moved on to Danielson’s neck and head, followed by another round of chest chops. He then bit Danielson’s brow, and Danielson seemed exhausted.
He followed with a foot to the neck, followed by additional chops. Danielson returned to the ring after being thrown out, as Kingston continued to attack with additional chops. Danielson returned the favor, and Kingston followed up with a fast jaw crack. Kingston countered a dropkick by Danielson and then hit a suppler into the floor.
Before the count, Danielson went back in, but Kingston held him down by delivering more chops and turning Danielson’s chest redder and redder. Danielson made it to the top, but Kingston was able to catch him. Danielson battled it and then headbutted Kingston to put him out, despite Kingston struck him again with a palm strike.
Kingston chopped Danielson again and climbed back on top, but Danielson slid beneath him and then behind him and executed a massive suplex on the back of Kingston’s head and neck, knocking him out.
Danielson regained his footing first, then landed another chop, another, and finally an uppercut. Kingston landed more chops, but Danielson connected with kicks. Kingston hit an Enziguri, followed by a roundhouse from Danielson. More kicks to Kingston’s chest followed, followed by another to his head. Danielson then delivered punches to Kingston’s head before attempting to submit him, but Kingston was able to break free. He then hit Danielson with a DDT.
The fans rose to its feet when both stars exchanged additional punches and kicks that put them both to the ground. Danielson landed elbows to the head, but Kingston gave him the middle finger as he crawled closer him, but he was locked in the Triangle Sleeper. Danielson, on the other hand, had locked it in, and Kingston faded, allowing Danielson to go to the finals.
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