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Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan WWE Universal Title Match Set for Fastlane PPV

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 6, 2021

Roman Reigns presents the best coach award at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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Daniel Bryan will take on Roman Reigns for the WWE universal title at the March 21 Fastlane pay-per-view after defeating Jey Uso in a steel cage match Friday evening on SmackDown.

With Reigns watching ringside, Bryan took down Uso after executing a butterfly suplex into a Yes Lock for the submission win.

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He did it. @WWEDanielBryan has earned an opportunity at the Universal Championship at Fastlane! #SmackDown https://t.co/jwbCKYbJWw

Bryan attacked Uso multiple times throughout the night, including at the beginning of the show and while Uso was being interviewed backstage:

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Nice try, Jey @WWEUsos. #SmackDown https://t.co/QpmNsnXKgX

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.@WWEDanielBryan giving Jey @WWEUsos a taste of his own medicine! They battle in a #SteelCage Match NEXT on #SmackDown! https://t.co/gEZASHnlVU

Eventually, the two met in the cage, but Uso got the advantage early with his cousin watching:

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"More." - @WWERomanReigns to Jey @WWEUsos The Head of the Table likes what he sees. #SmackDown https://t.co/H31tDfopJE

Uso looked like he would have the upper hand after pulling off the Samoan Drop:

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😱😱😱😱 Top rope Samoan Drop by Jey @WWEUsos! #SmackDown https://t.co/HmWnQKBDaQ

However, it wasn't meant to be as Bryan will now get his title shot.

Edge, the 2021 Royal Rumble winner, awaits the universal titleholder at WrestleMania 37, which will take place in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.