The Hardy Boyz said they were excited to be a part of WWE’s New Era. But if they’re not careful, that New Era may end up derailing their comeback: Jeff Hardy squared off one-on-one against one of the Hardys’ No. 1 contenders, Cesaro, and despite the dream-match stakes of the contest, The Charismatic Enigma found himself upended and outsmarted right until the very end of the match.
Hardy found himself outmuscled too, as The King of Swing’s prodigious strength allowed him to gain control of the match for the vast majority — at least until Jeff turned on the jets and clawed his way back. Cesaro continued to roll, but Hardy attacked wisely, unleashing a Whisper in the Wind, catching Cesaro with the Twist of Fate, and finally wrapping things up with the Swanton Bomb. It was enough to earn a handshake of respect from their challengers, but in two weeks, all of that goes out the door.