Published: May 23, 2018 10:18:08 am
Former four-time WWE Champion earned a second opportunity to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder match after he defeated United States Champion Jeff Hardy in the main event of Smackdown Live. In an intense match, In an intense match, which saw Samoa Joe, in the commentator’s box, both the wrestlers pushed each other to their limits. In a heated moment which enthralled the WWE Universe, Bryan launched a Flying Knee off the apron, but Hardy was quick to evade the attack and smacked Bryan with a Flying Clothesline. The Intercontinental Champion then wen on to strike Bryan with a Whisper in the Wind, but failed to get the three count. Bryan quickly recovered from the attack and delivered a barrage of “Yes” Kicks to his opponent.
In the closing moments of the match, Hardy delivered a Twist of Fate to Bryan and was going for the Swanton Bomb, before Bryan got his knees up to keep himself in the match and then countered the move with a heel hook to get a submission victory.
Bryan’s celebration in the ring did not last for long as he was interrupted by Samoa Joe who entered the ring to remind him that he will face him in the next week for a spot in the MITB qualifying match.
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