The Brian Kendrick def. Akira Tozawa
The Brian Kendrick and Akira Tozawa have history that dates back to the very beginning of WWE 205 Live. They’ve recently been close friends and allies, but Tozawa stopping The Man with a Plan from an attack on Gentleman Jack Gallagher soured the friendship beyond repair.
Kendrick quickly grabbed a Kendo stick from the ringside area, but Tozawa did the same. Back inside the ring, Tozawa struck first, annihilating The Man with a Plan with the Kendo stick before continuing to mount pressure. Once again forcing Kendrick to the outside, Tozawa prepared for a dive through the ropes but was met with a steel chair.
Kendrick unloaded on his former friend, tossing The Stamina Monster into the steel steps. Back inside the ring, Kendrick dropped Tozawa with a DDT onto the steel steps before striking once again with the Kendo stick.
Looking to maximize punishment, Kendrick duct-taped Tozawa to the ropes before brutally attacking the Japanese Superstar with the Kendo stick. Retrieving more steel chairs from under the ring, Kendrick set them up with pure malice on his mind. Untying Tozawa, The Man with a Plan tried to execute Sliced Bread No. 2 into the steel chairs, but Tozawa countered by dropping his former ally into the chairs.
With Kendrick reeling, Tozawa retrieved even more steel chairs, creating a pile in the center of the ring that had shades of their extreme battles of yesteryear. In a battle of strength, both Superstars countered suplexes before Tozawa drove his opponent back-first into the pile of chairs.
The Stamina Monster then obliged the WWE Universe by retrieving a table, only to be decimated by one of the steel chairs tossed from inside the ring. The match degraded into a brawl as they battled back and forth with Tozawa taking control and setting up the table.
Tozawa then made his way to the ring apron and delivered a Senton through the table in similar fashion to their legendary Street Fight from several years ago. Dragging Kendrick back inside the ring, Tozawa covered him in steel chairs and prepared to execute another Senton. However, Mike Kanellis then pushed Tozawa off the top rope and unloaded on The Stamina Monster with kicks and a Kendo stick.
Taking down Tozawa, The Opportunist dragged Kendrick on top of the Japanese Superstar, allowing The Man with a Plan to emerge victorious.