Earlier in the evening, The Brian Kendrick revealed the reason why he attacked Kalisto last week: The Man with a Plan is upset Kalisto walked into the Cruiserweight division and had Championship opportunities while Superstars like Kendrick and Gallagher are cast aside. With their sights set on Gran Metalik, Kendrick and Gallagher would prefer Kalisto not return from his trip overseas.
Poised to defend his friend and fellow luchador’s honor, Gran Metalik wasted little time taking the fight right to The Man with a Plan as Gentleman Jack Gallagher watched helplessly from ringside. Kendrick had no answers for Metalik’s offensive maneuvering and struggled to take control of the contest.
As the battle spilled to the outside, Metalik executed an incredible leaping hurricanrana over the barricade and seemed to have the match well in hand. However, with the official distracted, Gallagher struck, knocking Metalik off the ropes and giving The Man with a Plan the reprieve he needed.
Kendrick timed his strikes to induce maximum punishment, but his pace would give Metalik time to recover and nearly secure victory with a sequence of near-falls.
Attempting to stop Metalik in his tracks, Kendrick attempted Sliced Bread No. 2, but the lucha sensation countered. Thinking quickly, The Man with a Plan drove Metalik into the ring post and unleashed a flurry of knee strikes before applying The Captain’s Hook for the win.