Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch def. The Singh Brothers
I never thought I would see the day that The Singh Brothers got unanimously cheered. Granted, this episode emanated from their home country of Canada, but I'm sure it was a cool moment for them, especially when they turned those cheers into boos after revealing they were wearing jerseys from Los Angeles and Toronto. Personally, I still can't bring myself to care about the duo, but at least they switched up their stagnant shtick for a night. The crowd immediately lost interest once the match started, but at least it resulted in a win for Lorcan and Burch. Afterward, The Singh Brothers aided Ariya Daivari and The Brian Kendrick in their assault on Lorcan and Burch, who Daivari and Kendrick have been feuding with for weeks.
Tony Nese and Mike Kanellis def. Ariya Daivari and The Brian Kendrick
Kendrick and Daivari spoke beforehand about The Singh Brothers, Lorcan and Burch. It was so bad that Kendrick actually flubbed his lines a few times. They then issued an open challenge, which was accepted by Nese and the returning Mike Kanellis. The last time we saw Kanellis on 205 Live in October, he had just formed an alliance with Kendrick. It was never explained what happened with that (aside from the commentators quickly mentioning it here) or where Kanellis has been this whole time. In reality, he requested his release and it wasn't granted, so he went back to NXT instead and worked a few house shows teamed with Nese. They aren't a bad a team, but they're natural heels, so I don't know what reason the crowd had to rally behind them here. I was completely bored by this match, and based off the crowd's silence throughout, I wasn't the only one. They picked up the pace a bit in the final few minutes and Nese was impressive, but it lasted way longer than it needed to. Lorcan and Burch cost Daivari and Kendrick the victory and battered them with chairs post-match, setting the stage for their No Disqualification affair next week.
Vignettes aired for Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza at one point during the episode as it was announced that they will do battle next week. I'm honestly shocked that two matches are being advertised this far in advance for the episode considering very little thought or effort goes into the program nowadays, or at least it feels that way. Neither of the two matches on this week's show are worth going out of your way to see, making this another completely pointless edition of 205 Live. Can WWE just pull the plug already and move on?
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