In the finals of the AEW World title eliminator tournament at Saturday's Full Gear, Bryan Danielson defeated Miro to earn a future title shot.
What was expected to be a physical match was indeed just that. Near the end, both men exchanged elbows and kicks, taunting each other to throw them harder. Both men also escaped each other's submission finisher in the course of the action.
The end came when Danielson caught Miro with a DDT when he was coming off the top rope, knocking him out. He ensnared Miro in a guillotine, but referee Aubrey Edwards called for the stoppage when Miro was out.
With the win, Danielson remains undefeated in his short AEW run and will await the winner of Saturday's match between World Champion Kenny Omega and Hangman Page. Danielson and Omega went to a 30-minute non-title draw at September's Grand Slam show in Queens, New York.
Danielson advanced to the finals with wins over Dustin Rhodes and Eddie Kingston while Miro took Jon Moxley's spot after he pulled out. He defeated Orange Cassidy to get into the finals.
Despite their crossover in WWE, this was only their second-ever singles meeting. The first was a Money in the Bank qualifying match in 2018 that Miro (then Rusev) won.