Rich Swann def. The Brian Kendrick
Last week on WWE 205 Live, Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick confronted Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann, warning the duo that they would be coming for Swann unless Alexander embraced his cruelty and abandoned his “clown” of a friend.
Defiant in the face of the threat from Gallagher and Kendrick, Alexander ensured Swann that he would not be intimidated, and if their nefarious foes wanted a “clown,” they would give them one.
With Swann’s match set to begin, Alexander entered the arena with clown face-paint and introduced Rich Swann – decked out in a clown suit. Clearly thrown off by Swann’s ring attire, Kendrick struggled to mount any offense against his opponent. Using his oversized gloves to his advantage, Swann continued to taunt Kendrick while relying on his agile in-ring ability.
Irate over Swann’s mockery, Kendrick unleashed his anger while asking if Swann still thought the match was funny.
The former Cruiserweight Champions continued to battle back and forth, bringing the WWE Universe to the edge of their seats. Swann was unable to secure a pinfall, Kendrick couldn’t lock in The Captain’s Hook, and they continued trading momentum before Swann took down The Man with a Plan with an incredible flip over the ropes to the outside. With Alexander keeping Gallagher at bay, Swann countered Sliced Bread No. 2 before earning the hard-fought victory with a breathtaking Phoenix Splash.