Confirmed for Tuesday’s live SmackDown! on SyFy will be Mark Henry vs Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship inside a Steel Cage. The broadcast — emanating from the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina — will also be hosted by Mick Foley.
This latest development of pushing Daniel Bryan stems from last week after Bryan hinted of cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase in the episode leading up to the Survivor Series PPV only to get injured at the hands of World Champion Mark Henry. Henry, who was injured by the Big Show at the pay-per-view, then opened tonight’s broadcast in an in-ring promo with the Big Show, only to get Bryan to cash in his briefcase and momentarily win the World Championship.
SmackDown! General Manager, Teddy Long, reversed the decision due to Henry apparently not being cleared to perform. Instead, Bryan was put in a fatal four way main event number one contender’s match, which Bryan won, thus giving him a shot at Henry in a match next week.