MILWAUKEE — The party in the “City of Festivals” started early during the WWE Fastlane Kickoff, as the team of Rich Swann & Akira Tozawa defeated The Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar while Alicia Fox disappointedly looked on.
After refusing to be Kendrick’s protégé, Tozawa dominated his would-be mentor with a furious offense. Swann, meanwhile, backed up his recent trash talk to The Scottish Supernova with swift strikes and unpredictable aerial maneuvers, including two swift Rich Kicks that left both opponents dazed.
After Tozawa further incapacitated Kendrick with a German suplex, Swann hit the top turnbuckle and executed a stunning Phoenix Splash on the supine Dar to score the pinfall.
Having suffered a decisive defeat at the hands of their rivals in the WWE Fastlane Kickoff Match, will Kendrick & Dar seek vengeance as they continue down The Road to WrestleMania? To find out what lies ahead for the Cruiserweight division, don’t miss Raw on USA Network and 205 Live, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.