Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe to clash for final spot in Money in the Bank Ladder Match
The two engaged in countless hard-hitting battles on the independent circuit that became the stuff of legend during their tumultuous history that spans longer than a decade-and-a-half. However, The Beard and The Samoan Submission Machine eventually went on divergent career paths, with fans hoping they would once again cross paths inside the ring. When Joe joined WWE and signed with NXT in 2015, the door opened for his rivalry with Bryan to be renewed. However, it seemed to be shut forever when Bryan announced his retirement from competition in Feb. 2016.
But with Bryan returning to full-time competition this spring and Samoa Joe arriving to Team Blue in the Superstar Shake-up, this rivalry will no longer be a dream. Joe seemed eager to remind Bryan of the punishment that awaits him after Bryan’s victory over Hardy. How will the leader of The “Yes!” Movement counter Joe’s relentless offense?
What will happen when these longtime adversaries clash once again in a dream match the WWE Universe has been waiting for? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!