Oney Lorcan def. Kalisto
It was noted on commentary that this marked the first ever one-on-one encounter between these two on 205 Live, which is technically true. However, they originally did battle on an episode of SmackDown Live over two and a half years ago. It was way too short to be anything remotely memorable, however, so I was happy they were given the time here to go all out and they more than made the most of it. Needless to say, Lorcan winning was the right call seeing as how he just arrived on the brand and is in the middle of a feud with Cedric Alexander.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese Brawled
Nese was cutting a pretty passionate promo backstage about his upcoming opportunity at the WWE Crusierweight Championship at WrestleMania 35 before Murphy ambushed him from behind. Their brawl spilled over to where the stage is and I appreciated the chaotic feel that it had to it. Props to Nese, Murphy and 205 Live for getting me invested in a rivalry I honestly didn't expect to care about when it was first teased several weeks back.
Akira Tozawa def. Mike Kanellis
I like both of these guys, but Kanellis' losing streak isn't making for the most exciting storyline (or matches). You had to know Tozawa would avenge his loss from two weeks ago here, so although the outcome wasn't in doubt, they contested a solid match. It was fairly slow for the first half or so, but once they picked up the pace a bit, they were able to capture the crowd. I seriously don't know where they're going with Kanellis. Maybe WWE will end up releasing him after all.
Only the stuff with Murphy and Nese was relevant to WrestleMania, but it was a good show, nonetheless. Tozawa and Kanellis managed to keep the crowd with them, Lorcan vs. Kalisto was very well wrestled, and the Murphy and Nese brawl was perfect for what it needed to be. Plus, the video package hyping up their WWE Cruiserweight Championship clash for WrestleMania was fantastic. Seriously, seek that out when you get a chance.
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