Bryan Danielson Wins AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament At Full Gear
A World title shot is in his future
Bryan Danielson is the new number one contender to the AEW World Heavyweight title, after defeating Miro in the Eliminator Title Tournament final at Full Gear on Saturday night in Minneapolis.
Preceding the finish, Miro took Danielson to the top rope in a fireman's carry. Danielson managed to elbow his way free from Miro's grasp, and came off hitting Miro with a tornado DDT. Danielson then immediately hooked a guillotine choke, and with Miro motionless, referee Aubrey Edwards called for the bell.
Danielson earns a shot at the AEW World Heavyweight title at a future undetermined date.
En route to the finals, Danielson defeated Dustin Rhodes in the quarterfinals, and Eddie Kingston in the semis. Miro entered into the tournament as a late substitution for Jon Moxley, who bowed out in order to enter an alcohol treatment program. Miro's lone tournament match was a semifinal win over Orange Cassidy.
This is the second year in which AEW has held a World Title Eliminator tournament. Kenny Omega won last year's tournament final at Full Gear over Adam Page, before going on to defeat Moxley for the title at Winter is Coming.