The second version of SmackDown of the New Yr 2021 had a fairly stunning ending. Roman Reigns and his cousin Jey Uso pressured former Ring of Honor fighter Adam Pearce out of retirement and into the ring for the first time since 2014. Reigns ordered Pearce to be put in. in a Gauntlet Match to find out their subsequent challenger for the Universal Championship Wwe.
► Adam Pearce had retired in 2021
The primary match of this Gauntlet Match was Rey Mysterio vs. Sami Zayn. Mysterio shocked him with a couple of missile kicks, the 619 and the Plancha Sapito. A reasonably fast victory.
⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ # SmackDown @reymysterio pic.twitter.com/U8tWsCkykk
– WWE (@WWE) January 9, 2021
Later, Shinsuke Nakamura imposed extra battle on the one from San Diego, California, and surprisingly he beat him with a lever to his arm.
King Corbing couldn’t with the Japanese, who seemed like in his finest occasions in New Japan Professional Wrestling and he received after connecting an amazing knee to Kinshasa.
Then, Daniel Bryan confronted Nakamura:
Shinsuke vs. Bryan = magic. # SmackDown pic.twitter.com/gUdb0NStls
– CONNER🇨🇦 (@VancityConner) January 9, 2021
Each gave a superb match in the jiffy that the battle lasted.
After Bryan and Nakamura shook palms in respect, Roman Reigns appeared. After the commercials, Pearce appeared escorted by Reigns, Uso, and Paul Heyman. Jey entered the ring and attacked Nakamura. Reigns did the similar. Nakamura was rapidly left with out having the ability to do something and Uso utilized a Toad Iron.
Reigns tells the crushed Pearce to get in the ring and do his job. Uso kicks him and Reigns orders the referee to ring the bell, which he does. Then order Jey to place Pearce on Nakamura and the referee claps the three palms to declare him the winner, even when he doesn’t even know the place he’s standing.
WWE made it official that Pearce and Reigns will battle it out for the WWE Universal Championship on Sunday, January 31 at the PPV Royal Rumble 2021.