MJF defied the odds at AEW Revolution.
MJF and Bryan Danielson have been feuding since November. when MJF betrayed Danielson’s mentor William Regal and took him out with a vicious attack. The AEW World Champion refused to accept Danielson’s challenge to a match and made him earn a shot at the title. “The American Dragon” proceeded to beat stars like Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido, and Brian Cage to clinch his ticket to AEW Revolution, and he named he 60-minute Iron Man Match as his stipulation.
At AEW Revolution, MJF defended the AEW World Championship against Bryan Danielson in a 60-Minute Iron Man Match. The two rivals waged war for the time limit and threw everything they had at each other. MJF hit a Tombstone and a diving elbow through a table. Danielson used a number of grueling submissions, and by the end, both men were a bloody mess. In the closing moments, Danielson had a single-legged crab locked in, and the bell rang, so the match ended as a draw. Justin Roberts announced that, per Tony Khan’s orders, the match would continue with Sudden Death. In the end, MJF kicked out of his signature running knee. MJF rolled out of the ring after he reached the ropes to break up an knee-bar. MJF got a tank of oxygen and hit Danielson with it. He then used Danielson’s own LeBell Lock to make him tap out and win the match.
Here’s how the match broke down, courtesy of our play-by-play coverage:
MJF hits the Heatseeker for a two count. Danielson hits hammer and elbow strikes. MJF hits a Tombstone off the second rope. He lands on his knee and clutches it. MJF pins Danielson, who kicks out and locks in a single-leg crab. He wrenches it in as the match is down to 60 seconds. Danielson keeps the hold for the entire last minute, and MJF taps after the bell.
The match ends in a 3-3 draw
The announcer confirms that the match ends in a draw, and MJF retains. Danielson is on his feet as MJF is being administered oxygen by the medical team. Tony Schiavone comes to ringside and says the match will be continue with Sudden Death rules.
MJF shoves the referee. Referee Bryce Remsberg shoves back, and Danielson gets a two count with a roll up. MJF hits Danielson below the belt and gets a near fall. MJF grabs his title, and Remsberg gets in his face. He convinces MJF not to use the belt. MJF goes to use his diamond ring, but Danielson drops him with a hurricanrana. Danielson gets a near fall with his running knee. Danielson wrenches MJF in a knee bar, but MJF reaches the ropes as he taps. Danielson thinks he has won as MJF rolls out of the ring. He grabs the oxygen tank and hits Danielson with it. He puts Danielson in the LeBell Lock, and Danielson’s arm falls twice, but he fires up at the last second. MJF keeps the hold locked in, and Danielson taps out.
MJF Wins 4-3
Winner and still AEW World Champion: MJF
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