Two of the best competitors in the world went head-to-head in a match that was as old-school as it gets.

Crowd chanted a “Daniel Bryan” as the bell rang. Fireman carry takedown on Bryan. Bryan worked a wristlock, but Gulak reversed into one of his own. Gulak gets sent into the rope, but he came right back a shoulder tackle. Bryan looked a little annoyed already while sitting in the corner. Gulak said “come on, Bryan!” Side headlock takedown by Bryan, Gulak sneaked out of it using his legs. Bryan rolled out of it and went into a half crab. Gulak hit a kick to the chest.

They ended up on the mat and kicked away at each other’s face. Both ended up rolling to the ropes and break the hold. Gulak hit a little mouse under his eye. Bryan headed out to the floor to regroup. He came back in, picks the ankle, looking for a surfboard stretch, but failed. Gulak then put him into the same hold. Bryan got out of it and kicked Gulak right in the leg. Gulak delivered chops in the corner. Bryan did the same with some kicks. Gulak returned fire with a dragon screw leg whip. He then landed a short piledriver on Bryan, picked him up pulled Bryan’s neck back over his shoulder, spun him around, and planted him for a two count.

Moreover, Gulak delivered big chops, shots to the midsection, looking for a suplex. Bryan landed a knee, then they did an end-over-end suplex with both men going down to the floor! Back in the ring, Gulak hit a saito suplex, for a two count. Bryan was selling his neck hurting. Gulak applied Full nelson applied but reversed into a roll-up for a two count. Bryan transitioned a full nelson into a dragon suplex with the bridge for a two count. Gulak nailed a release german suplex for a two count.

Bryan rolled out to the floor and layid there while the referee began his ten-count. He got up and fell down at seven, leapt in at nine. Gulak was right there for a pin attempt. Bryan sent into the corner, he flipped up and over, then hit a running clothesline. He hit multiple kicks in the corner on Gulak. Bryan put Gulak up top, but Gulak slipped under and crotched Bryan. Gulak went up top and hit a reverses suplex into a dragon sleeper. He tried to lock it in deeper, but Bryan rolled through for the yes-lock. Bryan threw punches to soften up Gulak. He then applied it in the middle of the ring, and the referee called for the bell as Gulak passed out.

Result: Daniel Bryan def. Drew Gulak

Post-match, Gulak was up on his feet, Bryan gave some respect to his opponent. He did the “Yes” chant while the crowd went along.


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