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Brian Kendrick def. TJ Perkins to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Brian Kendrick def. TJ Perkins to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Brian Kendrick had to hit the restart button. 

The saga between Kendrick and WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins had gone through many stages over the course of the past several months. Kendrick had gone from lovable underdog to the epitome of a desperate man, and TJP had continually been caught in the crosshairs of his devolving metamorphosis, most recently with The Post-Apocalyptic Scavenger asking Perkins to let him win at WWE Hell in a Cell.

TJ Perkins puts Brian Kendrick on the ropes: WWE Hell in a Cell 2016

TJ Perkins bounces back in a big way against Brian Kendrick in the WWE Cruiserweight Title Match at WWE Hell in a Cell 2016. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

It became evidently clear in the early goings that Perkins would not lay down and hand the title over to Kendrick, though. This drove the challenger over the edge, forcing him to ramp up his game, unleashing an aggressive onslaught on the champion, and even taping The Duke of Dab to the bottom rope and then subsequently attacking him.

Perkins valiantly fought back as Kendrick unlocked this new level of intensity. The two went back and forth with Perkins escaping the Captain’s Hook and Kendrick making it to the ropes when the champion executed his signature Knee Bar.

In the end, Kendrick would cruelly (or craftily) feign a leg injury after TJP escaped Sliced Bread No. 2. Perkins went to check in on his former friend and mentor, only to be met with a headbutt for his concern. Kendrick then locked in the Captain’s Hook for the second time, leading to Perkins submitting. 

The new champion was a man with a plan, indeed.

Brian Kendrick had to hit the restart button. 

The saga between Kendrick and WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins had gone through many stages over the course of the past several months. Kendrick had gone from lovable underdog to the epitome of a desperate man, and TJP had continually been caught in the crosshairs of his devolving metamorphosis, most recently with The Post-Apocalyptic Scavenger asking Perkins to let him win at WWE Hell in a Cell.

TJ Perkins puts Brian Kendrick on the ropes: WWE Hell in a Cell 2016

TJ Perkins bounces back in a big way against Brian Kendrick in the WWE Cruiserweight Title Match at WWE Hell in a Cell 2016. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

It became evidently clear in the early goings that Perkins would not lay down and hand the title over to Kendrick, though. This drove the challenger over the edge, forcing him to ramp up his game, unleashing an aggressive onslaught on the champion, and even taping The Duke of Dab to the bottom rope and then subsequently attacking him.

Perkins valiantly fought back as Kendrick unlocked this new level of intensity. The two went back and forth with Perkins escaping the Captain’s Hook and Kendrick making it to the ropes when the champion executed his signature Knee Bar.

In the end, Kendrick would cruelly (or craftily) feign a leg injury after TJP escaped Sliced Bread No. 2. Perkins went to check in on his former friend and mentor, only to be met with a headbutt for his concern. Kendrick then locked in the Captain’s Hook for the second time, leading to Perkins submitting. 

The new champion was a man with a plan, indeed.