Raul Mendoza def. Joaquin Wilde
These two originally clashed three weeks ago on 205 Live, an encounter that was won by Wilde. They also teamed up this past week on NXT in a losing effort against Grizzled Young Veterans. The crowd was understandably quiet because they aren't overly familiar with either guy, but they produced an enjoyable opener nonetheless and I liked how they played off some of the spots from their first match. Both men are now tied one win apiece, so I assume a rubber matchup is inevitable.
Tyler Breeze def. Samir Singh
Why must The Singh Brothers be featured on every episode of 205 Live? There's a wealth of Cruiserweight talent between all of WWE's brands, so there's no reason for them to be on the show as often as they are. Not only do I not take them seriously, their matches are rarely good. Props to Breeze for making this at least somewhat passable and keeping it relatively short and sweet. Breeze and Lio Rush teased tension in a WWE.com exclusive video from after Wednesday's NXT, so expect them to face off either on 205 Live or NXT sometime soon.
Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch def. Ariya Daivari and The Brian Kendrick in a No Disqualification Match
This benefited big time from the No Disqualification stipulation because I'm not sure the crowd would've been as invested in the action otherwise. They already witnessed a wild Symphony of Destruction match earlier in the evening yet provided an awesome atmosphere for this, anyway. Props to all four guys for giving it their all and producing a very hard-hitting, entertaining main event. I wasn't fond of Lorcan and Burch using the old duct tape trick on Kendrick since it's been done to death over the years, but that's merely nitpicking. Lorcan and Burch winning should hopefully put this rivalry to rest.
For the life of me I can't figure out why The Singh Brothers continue to appear on every episode of 205 Live, but other than that, this was a quality show. I wouldn't go far as to say it was must-see, not to mention that the brand still suffers from a stunning lack of storylines, but the opening and closing matches were enjoyable enough to make this a thumbs-up episode. The Captains' Challenge next week pitting the Cruiserweights of 205 Live against the Cruiserweights of NXT should be fun.
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