Tyler Breeze def. Ariya Daivari
This was easily the best match I've seen involving Daivari in a while and it's not even close. However, that's largely due to how great Breeze was here. Daivari's offense is always boring, but the crowd got into this thanks to Breeze and even popped for the finish. The final few minutes were fun and I'm glad Breeze went over in the end. As I've said before, 205 Live is a good place to utilize him while Fandango is out injured (again). It makes you wonder why they didn't do it sooner, like when Fandango was hurt for over a year.
Lio Rush def. Sunil Singh
It doesn't matter whether they're teaming or on their own in singles competition: I couldn't care less about The Singh Brothers. They're on every episode of 205 Live and I don't understand why; they aren't exciting in the slightest. Rush attempted to make this as bearable as possible but failed. Samir had heavy involvement on the outside and the match went way longer than it should have. Rush deserves better than this.
Isiah "Swerve" Scott def. Raul Mendoza
The crowd was silent for most of the match because they probably had zero idea who either guy was, which is a shame because this was very well wrestled and a lot of fun. Mendoza doesn't get enough credit for being as talented as he is, while Scott is just a treat to watch work in the ring. They had an action-packed 10-minute matchup and the result was what it should have been with Scott challenging for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship next weekend.
The excessive amount of Daivari and Singh Brothers on 205 Live nowadays is unbelievable. They offer nothing and only drag down the quality of the show. Unfortunately, WWE isn't even trying with 205 Live anymore. Matches happen because the hour needs to be filled up somehow, so all of them lack purpose. All the important stuff with the Cruiserweights goes down on NXT. Therefore, crowds and viewers have even less of a reason to care. I enjoyed Scott vs. Mendoza, but that alone does not make this episode worth watching.
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