This past Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live was the final show before this weekend’s WrestleMania 35 event in New Jersey. Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston held their contract signing for their WWE Championship match to end the show. Bryan will be defending his WWE Championship against Kingston in one of the biggest bouts of this Sunday’s supershow.
WWE held their 205 Live tapings immediately following Smackdown. A dark match main event between Bryan and Kevin Owens was advertised to follow. Unfortunately for the fans in attendance Bryan refused to square off with Owens. He claimed that he did not want to have a match so close to his title bout at WrestleMania.
Bryan’s partner Rowan took part in the bout in his place. As Kevin Owens was beginning to build momentum Bryan hit the ring and attacked his Fastlane opponent. This cost Rowan the match which he lost via DQ.
Check out some images from the match via the tweet below:
WrestleMania 35 takes place this Sunday from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Kofi Kingston will be appearing in his first bout for the WWE title against Bryan when the two meet in the ring.