Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander
Alexander seemed to be slowly building momentum upon his return to the ring, especially coming off his "I Quit" victory against Noam Dar last month, but he's back to being directionless. He might be feuding with Nese going forward, but why? As a match, this was decent and both men had solid showings. Nese cheating helped him elicit heat, but it's a shame he doesn't have a personality to go along with this Chris Masters-esque gimmick he has at the moment.
Noam Dar def. Mark Thomas
Dar hasn't been seen since his loss to Alexander on 205 Live, so this was essentially a fresh start for him. I like him much better on his own, but fans have been given zero reason to care about him. Unlike on Raw, this was a perfect use of the local athlete as the crowd rallied behind the hometown hero only for Dar to put him away in decisive fashion. He's a talented hand in the ring, but I don't ever see him being a threat to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville Crashed Corey Graves' Interview with Akira Tozawa
Tozawa's interview with Graves didn't last long at all before Neville interrupted, and once again he cut a great promo about his SummerSlam opponent. He came across like an absolute asshole here and thus the crowd was happy when Tozawa took the fight to him and nearly hit him with his finisher before Neville rolled out of the ring. Tozawa could end up being the one to take the title from Neville at SummerSlam, and while I wouldn't have a problem with that, Neville is by far the most popular wrestler in the entire division and should probably remain champion a little longer in my opinion.
TJP def. Rich Swann
The feud these two have been having over the last few months has flown under the radar and has actually been rather entertaining. They're constantly wanting to one-up each other like old friends, but all the while, Swann is on a mission to bring back the TJP of old. For now, they're having fun matches with each other and this was another above-average outing from them. TJP picking up the victory evens the score and I got a kick out of how he taunted Swann after the match. Don't expect the program to be over just yet.
As always, 205 Live was capped off with an enjoyable main event and everything else served a purpose, but it just wasn't a a hot show by any means. Very little about 205 Live is "must-see," but by 205 Live standard, this is as good as it gets, so take that as you will. At one hour in length, the show never drags, though if you haven't seen the show yet, I would suggest only dedicating time to watching the main event.
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