Chris Jericho & AJ Styles def. The Social Outcasts’ Curtis Axel & Adam Rose
Despite now finding themselves on the same team, the competitive nature of both Chris Jericho & AJ Styles could not be contained as they took turns throughout the match trying to one-up one another.
Adam Rose & Curtis Axel were the unlucky recipients of this offensive onslaught as Y2J hit the Lionsault on The Radical Mongoose, before The Phenomenal One tagged himself into the contest and hit a spectacular flying elbow for the victory. Perhaps it was frustration from being tagged out of the contest or maybe it was one final statement before their clash later in the evening, but an opportunistic Jericho concluded SmackDown’s opening contest with a post-match Codebreaker on Styles.