Hideo Itami def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
I assumed Kendrick was legitimately hurt after his match with Itami on Raw because he sold the shit out of that GTS, which apparently hit him square in the face. WWE.com confirmed the injury, so he might be out for some time, unfortunately. That made this match even more meaningful with Gallagher looking for revenge, but it was another extended squash in favor of Itami. I have no complaints, but Itami clearly looks unhappy (and can you honestly blame him?).
Tony Nese def. Akira Tozawa
Remember when Tozawa was taking Neville to the limit every week and at one point was the WWE Cruiserweight Champion? Good times, good times. Nowadays, he's just another dude in the Cruiserweight division that the crowd couldn't care less about. This was a well-wrestled affair, but there was nothing worth getting excited about. By the way, Nese said beforehand that he hates Enzo Amore for what he did two weeks ago, yet he remains loyal to The Zo Train. In other words, that whole attack angle was pointless because he seemingly doesn't want revenge.
Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander def. Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak
It was noted that Amore was out on a "date" with Nia Jax during the show, when in reality he was actually at the Raw house show taking place at the same time. Anyway, this was basically the Miracle on 34th Street Fight match from Raw, just without the weapons and the silly stipulation. All four guys worked hard (to virtually no reaction, sadly) and it was cool Ali was able to pick up the win for his team considering he is a Chicago native.
Not even the always-energetic Chicago crowd was all that lively for 205 Live tonight. On paper, it wasn't a bad show whatsoever and each of the matches were decent, but there was nothing too special about it. In fact, this was merely meant to kill time before Alexander challenges Amore for the Cruiserweight title on next Monday's Raw. It was a passable show if you tuned in live, but if not, you didn't miss anything of note.
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