Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher & The Brian Kendrick
The rivalry between Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann and The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher reached a boiling point from Alexander’s hometown of Charlotte, N.C., with both duos ready for a fight.
True to the nature of Tornado Tag Team Rules, chaos reigned early, but once Gallagher and Kendrick had control, they methodically attacked Swann and kept his partner at bay.
After wearing down Swann, Gallagher and The Man with a Plan shifted their attention to Alexander. However, the Charlotte native put on an athletic clinic, using his incredible speed and power to hold his own, despite being outnumbered. It would take a desperate headbutt from Gallagher as Alexander soared through the air to bring his offense to a full stop.
Kendrick and Gallagher quickly took advantage, locking in their respective submissions. With Alexander nearly passed out, Swann caught his partner’s arm to stop the referee’s count. The Man with a Plan then applied the Captain’s Hook to Swann while Gallagher maintained his armbar, forcing Swann to hang on until Alexander could recover.
From there, the contest went back and forth at a breakneck pace with the WWE Universe audibly gasping at every near-fall and shift in momentum.
Finally, Gallagher locked Alexander in his sights and charged forward only to be superkicked by Swann. After the British Superstar tumbled out of the ring, Swann added an exclamation point, diving through the ropes and hitting a wicked DDT. Alexander claimed the victory when he dropped Kendrick with an incredible Lumbar Check.