Tony Nese def. Danny Burch
I liked the clash of styles here as both of these spent a majority of the match beating the crap out of each other. It started off slow, but once they picked up the pace, it was entertaining. Nese teased tension with Gentleman Jack Gallagher prior to the main event, so him winning here was for the best. Nese has been on 205 Live for so long that it's hard to get excited about him going for the gold again, but at least he's selling his frustration well.
Oney Lorcan vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher Ended in a No Contest
Lorcna is an absolute machine and works well with just about anyone, and Gallagher was no exception. Gallagher, as seen in his outing against Tyler Breeze last week, has been more aggressive since resurfacing on the show and thus that added to the intensity here. Nese interfered and attacked Gallagher first, but this is officially ruled as a "no contest" on WWE's website. Burch made the save for Lorcan afterward, so a tag team match pitting Lorcan and Burch against Nese and Gallagher (despite their current problems) might be coming.
The focus of this episode was on the upcoming Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament and everybody wanting to get a momentum boost beforehand. Kicking off next, it will consist of eight Superstars, split into two groups of four. Whoever has the best win-loss record in each group will face off for the interim championship at a later date. It's a cool concept that gives 205 Live meaning at a time when it could desperately use it. As for this edition of 205 Live, both bouts were well wrestled and I liked that there were actual stakes for a change. It sucks that Jordan Devlin will be gone for the foreseeable future, but this is a creative way of keeping things moving in the Cruiserweight division without stripping Devlin of the title.
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