Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live was the final stop before this weekend’s WrestleMania 35 event in New Jersey. Closing out the show, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston held their contract signing for their WWE Championship match. Bryan will defend his title against Kingston in one of the more highly-anticipated bouts of this weekend’s card.
After the show went off-air, WWE held their 205 Live tapings. Afterward, a dark match main event between Bryan and Kevin Owens was being advertised. However, upon making his entrance, Bryan refused to square off with “KO” so close to his big match at “The Show Of Shows.”
Instead, Rowan took his place in the contest. Just as Owens began to get the upper hand, Bryan hit the ring to attack the former Universal Champion, costing Rowan the match via disqualification.
You can check out some photos from the segment here:
WrestleMania 35 goes down live on the WWE Network from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Kingston will get his first one-on-one match for a WWE World Title against Bryan at the show.
After months of the WWE Universe getting behind him, hopefully Kingston can bring it home against Bryan on “The Grandest Stage Of Them All.”
What do you think about Bryan refusing to wrestle so close to WrestleMania?