A dream match between Daniel Bryan and Shinsuke Nakamura unfolded Tuesday after SmackDown Live and 205 Live went off the air.
According to Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com, Bryan and Nakamura locked horns in a dark match that lasted no more than 10 minutes.
Giri tweeted the following photo of the contest:
Bryan was ruled the winner by disqualification after the King of Strong Style hit him with a low blow.
Before Tuesday, Bryan and Nakamura had never clashed in a singles match.
Bryan had said on multiple occasions that Nakamura was the opponent he most wanted to face, and after it was announced Bryan had been cleared to return from a head injury in March, Nakamura tweeted the following:
Although Bryan and Nakamura crossed paths in tag team matches in Japan previously, they are now two of the world's biggest singles stars.
Bryan was fresh off a record-breaking performance at the Greatest Royal Rumble in which he entered first and was the penultimate Superstar eliminated.
He did not appear on SmackDown, and it was announced he wasn't cleared to compete, but that was clearly a storyline given that he wrestled after the show.
Bryan is scheduled to face Big Cass at Backlash on Sunday.
Nakamura has been embroiled in a feud with AJ Styles over the WWE Championship, and they are set for the No Disqualification match at Backlash.
Provided The Artist emerges victorious and becomes WWE champion for the first time, Bryan stands out as an ideal opponent once Nakamura's feud with Styles is over.
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