SmackDown results: Sheamus’ Brogue Kick remained banned as The Celtic Warrior made Daniel Bryan tap out to the Cloverleaf

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September 14, 2012

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan

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One week ago on SmackDown, Sheamus’ devastating Brogue Kick was banned by General Manager Booker T. This week, just two days before his World Heavyweight Title Match against Alberto Del Rio, The Great White found himself in a WrestleMania rematch against Daniel Bryan — the very Superstar he overcame in 18 seconds with the outlawed finisher to claim his illustrious title at The Showcase of the Immortals. Looking on, in the back, was Del Rio himself — with Ricardo Rodriguez and David Otunga in tow. 

The hard-hitting showdown that ensued would be much longer than its predecessor on The Grandest Stage of Then All. Instead, the WWE Universe would bear witness to a tremendous back-and-forth struggle, both inside and outside the ring, between the Irish Superstar who loves to fight and the technically elite competitor who once stated that he know more than 100 submission maneuvers.

While Bryan proved very effective against The Celtic Warrior — including his constant efforts to control his anger management issues — in the end, it wasn’t enough. And after escaping a submission finisher, Sheamus would make Bryan tap out with the Cloverleaf for the huge victory.

Despite the win, it remains to be seen whether The Great White will be able to triumph over Del Rio at Night of Champions, without the crown jewel of his arsenal at the ready.   (MATCH PREVIEW)

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