Mansoor def. The Brian Kendrick
Following an incredible victory against Cesaro in his hometown at WWE Crown Jewel, Mansoor made his Cruiserweight division debut as WWE 205 Live emanated from the NXT Arena at Full Sail University. Of course, Mansoor wasn’t looking for an easy challenge, and he certainly didn’t get one by facing former NXT Cruiserweight Champion and grizzled veteran The Brian Kendrick.
With the WWE Universe at Full Sail divided between Kendrick and Mansoor, The Man with a Plan took control before Mansoor’s agility kicked into overdrive, and he turned the tide in the contest. However, Kendrick exposed a turnbuckle and began targeting Mansoor’s hand. Using the environment and his in-ring acumen, The Man with a Plan remained focused on his opponent’s hand and arm.
As Kendrick continued to focus on Mansoor’s injured arm, the young Superstar showed his resilience to the frustration of the former champion, who found himself on defense as Mansoor fed off the energy of the WWE Universe to rally. Kendrick attempted the Captain’s Hook, but Mansoor countered. As The Man with a Plan followed up with a powerslam, Mansoor used the momentum to roll his opponent over and score the pinfall victory.