AJ Styles is still out with the flu so WWE had to choose a replacement to face Daniel Bryan at the live event in Uniondale, NY on Thursday.
Fans were in for a treat because John Cena stepped in to face Bryan in a steel cage in what was said to be a great match.
Bryan won the match by hitting a low blow and escaping the cage so he retained his title. However, Cena got the last laugh because he hit Bryan with the AA after the match. Cena also gave a speech for the fans in attendance.
The show in Uniondale was the second show on the list of shows Cena is booked for until he leaves to film a movie in January. On Wednesday night’s show in Madison Square Garden, Cena defeated Baron Corbin.
For those of you wondering, the main event featured Asuka successfully defending the SmackDown Women’s Champion against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
— Kim (@kimberlasskick) December 28, 2018
Photos of @JohnCena from #WWEUniondale [12/27/2018] John was defeated by @WWEDanielBryan after Bryan him with a low blow and the WWE Championship before escaping the cage. After the match John hit Bryan with an Attitude Adjustment.
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