Akira Tozawa def. The Brian Kendrick
Following a brutal attack at the hands of The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher last week on WWE 205 Live, Akira Tozawa sought retribution in a battle against The Man with a Plan. Despite a recent second losing effort to Lio Rush, The Stamina Monster wasn’t afraid to lock up with his longtime adversary.
Fired up, Tozawa was ready to battle, but The Brian Kendrick attempted to play mind games, slithering away to the outside and trying to hide behind Gallagher. However, Tozawa wasn’t in the mood for games and took both Superstars down, unleashing a flurry of offense inside the ring that put Kendrick on the defensive. As Tozawa continued to build momentum, Gallagher distracted the Japanese Superstar long enough for Kendrick to strike and take control of the contest.
The Man with a Plan methodically attacked, unleashing his trademark aggression through a mix of targeted attacks and technical ability. Knowing his opponent so well allowed Kendrick to apply the Captain’s Hook, but Tozawa recovered and fought back, preparing his patented Senton and immediately transitioning to a suicide dive after Kendrick escaped.
Taking down Gallagher a second time, Tozawa showed off his own brand of aggression and targeted Kendrick’s right leg by using the ring post and high-impact strikes to maximize damage. Unleashing his rage on Kendrick, Tozawa again ascended the rope and planted Kendrick with the Senton for a dominant victory.