The music interrupts and out comes Andrade “Cien” Almas with Zelina Vega.
Bryan and Brie look on as Almas and Vega enter the ring. Vega says it’s an honor to be standing next to two legends – Brie and Almas. Vega asks Bryan to forgive her, and she formally introduces them to Bryan and Brie. Vega brags on Almas’ accomplishments since coming to SmackDown – putting Sin Cara on the shelf, taking AJ Styles to the limit and destroying Rusev. Vega says Miz has already out-smarted Bryan and now it’s time for Almas to out-wrestle him.
Almas speaks some in Spanish and English but fans give him the “what?!” treatment. Bryan says he would love to make the match official but unfortunately he’s no longer the General Manager. If only there was someone in the back who could come out and make the match. Bryan looks to the back but no one is coming. Bryan says that was kind of embarrassing. The music finally hits and out comes Paige. Paige acts like she was running across the arena in high heels. She asks the fans if they want to see Bryan vs. Almas and they do. Paige calls for a referee and makes the match as fans cheer. Her music hits and we go to commercial.
Daniel Bryan vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
Back from the break and the bell rings. Fans chant for Bryan as they lock up. Brie and Zelina watch from ringside.
Almas and Bryan trade holds and counters on the mat now. They stare each other down as fans clap. More back and forth now. Almas does his signature pose on the ropes but Bryan dropkicks him to the floor. Almas quickly takes back control as we see The Miz and Maryse backstage watching. Almas drops Bryan in the corner and covers for a quick pin attempt as Vega barks orders. Almas counters a move and puts Bryan in a submission. Bryan slides out and nails him for a 1 count. Almas rocks Bryan with a big chop. Almas with chops in the corner now.
Bryan turns it around in the corner with chops of his own. Almas wants more and Bryan gives them. Bryan with Yes Kicks in the corner now. Bryan with the running corner dropkick now. Almas charges with a running knee in the corner. Almas goes for another running knee but Bryan side-steps and Almas lands bad, flying out of the ring to the floor. Vegas cheers on Almas to get back to his feet as the referee counts. Bryan runs the apron and nails a flying knee on the floor. Bryan does the “yes!” chant now. Bryan brings it back into the ring and goes to the top. Almas moves and Bryan lands on his feet. Almas drops Bryan with a big elbow for a 2 count. We see The Miz and Maryse watching again. They walk away, possibly to the ring. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bryan comes out of a submission but Almas covers for a 2 count. Almas goes to the top but Bryan jumps up and kicks him. Bryan climbs up and nails a super double underhook suplex from the top. The music hits and out comes The Miz to interrupt. Miz creeps down the ramp as Bryan waits. Almas comes from behind and decks Bryan. Bryan runs the ropes and nails a big dive on Miz. Bryan unloads but this allows Almas to leap out and take him down. Almas brings Bryan back in for the inverted DDT from the corner for a close 2 count.
Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Almas goes to the top for a moonsault but Bryan gets his knees up. Bryan applies the Yes Lock in the middle of the ring. Vega gets on the apron but Brie pulls her down and drops her on the outside. The referee is busy looking at Brie and Vega, not Almas in the submission. Maryse comes out of nowhere and nails Brie, then sends her face-first into the ring post. Miz takes advantage of the chaos and comes in the ring, decking Bryan with a cheap shot for the disqualification.