The American Dragon failed to put away the AEW World Champion.
Since joining AEW at September’s All Out event, Bryan Danielson has accrued an undefeated record with the only blemish being a 30-minute time limit draw with the then-World Champion Kenny Omega. At Full Gear, he won the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, making him the new number one contender to Adam Hangman Page’s AEW Championship.
In the weeks since Full Gear, Bryan has been feuding with the Dark Order, expressing his disappointment that Kenny Omega is no longer champion. Danielson has spent the past month “kicking in the heads” of Hangman’s friends while taunting the champion and calling him a one-hit-wonder. Page has not wrestled since winning the belt at Full Gear.
At Winter Is Coming, the two men wrestled to a 60-minute time limit draw. Hangman targeted Bryan's leg, while Danielson focused on Page's head and shoulder through the bout. Page hit his Buckshot Lariat at the end of the match but the bell rang before he could go for the pin. Some highlights are below.
WOW! #AEW World Champion @theAdamPage and @bryandanielson go the limit in an incredible battle ------— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 16, 2021
Watch #AEWDynamite #WinterIsComing LIVE on @tntdrama NOW pic.twitter.com/nEKj6tGxc1
Turnabout is fair play! Watch #AEW World Champion @theAdamPage vs @bryandanielson NOW on #AEWDynamite #WinterIsComing LIVE everywhere on @tntdrama! pic.twitter.com/w82kWCrNl1— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 16, 2021
Hangman risks it all and crashes and burns! #AEW World Champion @theAdamPage vs @bryandanielson is LIVE on #AEWDynamite #WinterIsComing LIVE everywhere on @tntdrama NOW! pic.twitter.com/bEJx1UgtAu— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 16, 2021
This does not look good for the #AEW World Champion. Watch @theAdamPage vs @bryandanielson NOW on #AEWDynamite #WinterIsComing LIVE everywhere on @tntdrama! pic.twitter.com/01uF2zypxe— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 16, 2021
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