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5 finishes to Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns on SmackDown

5 finishes to Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns on SmackDown
Although the match between Roman Reigns and Cesaro is expected to be announced shortly, there is a pit stop along the way. In the main event of SmackDown this Friday, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns will face off in a pay-per-view match.

This isn't your typical match. The Universal Championship will be on the line, but if Daniel Bryan loses, he must leave SmackDown for good, according to Roman Reigns.

The timing is intriguing, especially in light of Daniel Bryan's recent comments about feeling disconnected while main eventing WrestleMania. Bryan has been honest about his desire to move to a part-time role and the fact that his WWE contract is about to expire.

With all of these considerations in mind, the writing on the wall seems to be very clear. However, there are a few ways to achieve WWE's ultimate aim of building up to a Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro feud.

On SmackDown, here are some potential finishes for Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns.

Roman Reigns retains the Universal Championship with his usual finish

Jey Uso has been Roman Reigns' biggest insurance policy in the last six months. Despite clean victories over The Undertaker, John Cena, Triple H, and a slew of other big names, Uso has aided Roman Reigns in his heel turn.

Roman Reigns' decision to use his replacement makes sense, and it's the reason (in storyline) why he's still the Universal Champion. Despite being eliminated early in WrestleMania 37's main event, Jey Uso had a significant part to play.

Jey Uso assisting Roman Reigns in defeating Daniel Bryan on the upcoming episode of SmackDown will be an obvious end, and therefore a mistake. However, considering how things have gone with Roman Reigns in recent months, it's still the most possible outcome.

Daniel Bryan takes away the revolt of Roman Reigns

5 finishes to Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns on SmackDown
Daniel Bryan has been pressing Cesaro for a title shot against Roman Reigns on WWE SmackDown. Daniel Bryan's losses to Cesaro earlier this year reflect his confidence in Cesaro, which isn't too dissimilar from real life.

While it's admittedly the most unlikely possibility, what if Cesaro helped Daniel Bryan pull off a surprise victory over Roman Reigns? Cesaro's involvement in the match, particularly if Jey Uso is involved, could lead to this major twist.

With that said, it seems unlikely that Roman Reigns' long title reign will come to an end on SmackDown.

Daniel Bryan is beaten by Roman Reigns

This ending would be unexpected, but it would also be a successful way to advance the Roman Reigns saga. Roman Reigns may depend on Jey Uso's assistance to win big matches, but that doesn't rule out the possibility of a clean victory over Daniel Bryan.

Roman Reigns defeating Daniel Bryan clean would be the best possible finish, particularly if the goal is to eliminate Daniel Bryan from WWE television.

Cesaro accidentally loses the match to Daniel Bryan

5 finishes to Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns on SmackDown
Cesaro is almost certain to interfere in the match between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. He may be at ringside because he's specifically involved in the plot.

Although this may not be the ideal way to establish Cesaro as a babyface contender, a sloppy finish that indirectly costs Bryan and aids Reigns in winning the match will be an intriguing way to establish a potential rivalry.

There are ways to do it without putting Cesaro in a negative light. In this scenario, having no physical audience in the arena might be advantageous.

Roman Reigns destroys and writes Daniel Bryan off WWE TV

Roman Reigns' dominance was on display at WrestleMania 37's conclusion. Before pinning both Daniel Bryan and Edge, the Tribal Chief made sure they were pulverized by steel chairs.

Edge was taken off WWE SmackDown for a while after this series of events. Given Daniel Bryan's contract status, it appears that he, too, will be written off the show.

The truth is that Daniel Bryan's last match as a full-time WWE superstar could be on the upcoming episode of SmackDown. To generate as much heat as possible, Roman Reigns can brutalize him during and after the match.

As a result, Cesaro is expected to be The Tribal Chief's valiant babyface challenger in the near future.