Cedric Alexander def. Noam Dar
Alexander was originally scheduled to face Drew Gulak on this show after what happened at the end of the Fatal 4-Way, but with Gulak in charge of 205 Live for the night, he had Dar fill in for him. I thought the "I Quit" match these two had over the summer marked the last time they would go one-on-one for a while, but apparently not. It was a decent enough match, but it was completely lifeless.
The Brian Kendrick def. Gran Metalik
Kalisto knocked off Gentleman Jack Gallagher on last week's edition of 205 Live before being attacked by Kendrick and I assumed Metalik would soon align with Kalisto to even the odds. Well, Kalisto is currently on tour in India, so while he wasn't here to stand in Metalik's corner, they should form a partnership upon his return. I've liked the matches Kendrick and Metalik have had on Main Event as of late, so although this didn't light the world on fire, it was well-wrestled for what it was worth.
Rich Swann def. Tony Nese
This was one of those matches that I feel like I've seen countless times in the past, so that certainly didn't help matters. They put forth a very good effort and attempted to produce an entertaining match, but it wasn't much more than a disappointment that did nothing to get me excited about Swann vs. Gulak on next week's Raw. The Cruiserweight division is basically the babyfaces vs. the heels at the moment and all I can hope is that Hideo Itami will be the exception to this silliness once he debuts.
The last two Fatal 4-Way matches involving the Cruiserweights on Raw have been a blast, but 205 Live continues to give me no reason to get excited about the division. This was yet another average episode at best with three fine albeit forgettable matches. There was plenty of hype for Swann vs. Gulak next Monday, but the outcome of that contest hasn't been in doubt for me since the moment it was announced.
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