Kendrick makes it clear early on that he's not going to let Kendrick win. Back and forth to start until Perkins takes control. Kendrick ends up tying Perkins' hand to the bottom rope. Kendrick works Perkins over and covers for another 2 count. Kendrick keeps Perkins grounded now. A neckbreaker breaks it. They end up on the floor before coming back in. Perkins takes control and goes to the top. Perkins comes off the top but Kendrick dropkicks him in mid-air for a close 2 count.
Perkins keeps control and hits the big Detonation Kick for a close 2 count. Perkins hits the Wrecking Ball dropkick but Kendrick counters the next move and drops Perkins on his neck with a belly-to-back. Kendrick with a 2 count. Kendrick with another counter into the Captain's Hook submission. Perkins turns it around to the kneebar but Kendrick gets the bottom rope. Kendrick misses Sliced Bread No. 2 and goes down on his knee. Perkins watches from the top and comes down to the mat as the referee checks on Kendrick.
Perkins comes over but the referee warns him to get back. Perkins checks on Kendrick now. Perkins picks him up but Kendrick drops him with a cheap headbutt. Kendrick tries to get the Captain's Hook applied. Perkins taps for the finish.
Winner and New RAW Cruiserweight Champion: Brian Kendrick
After the match, Kendrick celebrates with his title as we get replays.