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WWE News: Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso Steel Cage Match Announced for Next Week’s Smackdown, Bryan Can Earn Universal Title Match

There is a big match already announced for next Friday’s edition of Smackdown on Fox. It’s Daniel Bryan facing Jey Uso in a Steel Cage Match. That’s because their match last night on Smackdown ended in a double countout.

Here’s a summary of the situation from WWE.com.

Daniel Bryan was left as a sacrificial lamb for the Universal Champion at WWE Elimination Chamber, but the leader of the “Yes!” movement is ready to bite back. After being announced on WWE Talking Smack, Bryan will battle Jey Uso in a Steel Cage Match next week on SmackDown.

Bryan has long been the target of Roman Reigns & Uso’s blue brand hostile takeover. After surviving the brutality of the Elimination Chamber, Bryan was forced to immediately face The Head of the Table and was left sprawled out after a Guillotine hold. Earlier last year, Uso infamously built respect with his cousin in a heinous beat down of Bryan following a Survivor Series Qualifying Match.

In the Feb. 26 edition of SmackDown, Bryan again went to battle against Uso in order to attempt to secure a Universal Championship Match against Reigns at WWE Fastlane. When the intense battle ended in a double count-out that would leave him without a Fastlane opportunity, Bryan locked Uso in a post-match “Yes!” lock. As he did, Reigns attacked. Although Bryan turned the tables and put The Head of the Table in the “Yes!” Lock, a kick from Uso paved the way for The Big Dog to hit his adversary with a Spear and the Guillotine.

The following morning on Talking Smack, Special Council Paul Heyman revealed to Bryan that he had been authorized to offer him a rematch with Uso on the following week’s SmackDown. If Bryan won, he would get his Universal Title Match at WWE Fastlane. If he lost, however, he had to acknowledge Reigns as The Head of the Table and the best competitor ever. Bryan accepted the offer with the condition that the rematch be in a Steel Cage to assure a clear winner.

Bryan has bested Uso in their last two encounters, but who will be left standing when the two Superstars meet inside the Steel Cage?

Don’t miss the showdown on Friday Night SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX.

Roman Reigns responded to the news with this tweet.

TJR Thoughts: I think it’s fair to assume Bryan will beat Jey to earn that Universal Title match at Fastlane. That Fastlane match will be great and after Reigns wins that, it’s onto WrestleMania against Edge. Two big matches coming up for the Tribal Chief at the next two WWE PPVs. I’m looking forward to those matches.

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