Fighting freely, smartly and ferociously, The “Yes!” Man took the fight to the Bludgeon Brother, even with Rowan lurking at ringside. However, due to his massive size advantage, Harper eventually took control and began to pound Bryan into the canvas.
Yet, Bryan once again fought back and appeared to have Harper in trouble when he caught him with the “Yes!” Lock in the middle of the ring, but Rowan immediately rushed into the ring and blindsided Bryan with an ambush attack. The Bludgeon Brothers appeared ready to do their worst, but just when it seemed they were going to absolutely obliterate The “Yes!” Man, his former Team Hell No partner Kane returned to help his friend!
From there, Bryan and Kane laid a beating on The Bludgeon Brothers and hurled them out of the ring before staring each other down, with Daniel clearly shocked to see Kane on the blue brand. After a few tense moments and several chants of “hug it out,” The Big Red Machine extended his arms to Bryan for one of their signature hugs. At first, Bryan seemed hesitant after all the ups and downs they’d shared, but in a moment of lucidity, Bryan embraced Kane with a big red hug for the ages.
The WWE Universe was euphoric, and SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige then hit the scene to announce that she wasn’t going to let this moment pass through her fingers, declaring that SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers would be defending their titles at WWE Extreme Rules against, yes, Team Hell No!