Tyler Breeze def. Ariya Daivari
Is it written into Daivari's contract that he must appear on every episode of 205 Live? I feel like I see him on every show. Unfortunately, his matches never get any more interesting. I said last week that Breeze gave him his best bout to date, and while this was equally enjoyable, I have no idea why it needed to happen if the result was going to be the same. I feared that Daivari would avenge his loss from last week with a win here, but thankfully, that wasn't the case. Breeze maintains momentum with the win, but couldn't they have had him face someone else instead?
The Brian Kendrick def. Danny Burch
Kendrick cost Burch his match against Daivari a few weeks ago, and when Kendrick hinted at Daivari having his back before this bout, you pretty much knew how this was going to end. The actual matchup was decent and hard-hitting, but the crowd didn't seem to care much. It didn't help that Daivari got involved in predictable fashion and aided Kendrick to victory. I'm sorry but a Kendrick and Daivari alliance does nothing for me. Fingers crossed this is leading to Oney Lorcan returning to reunite with Burch.
Tony Nese def. Lio Rush by count-Out
I believe the commentators mistakenly referred to this earlier in the evening as a first-time-ever encounter, which can't be true as I know I've seen them do battle before (whether it was on 205 Live or NXT or both). Despite that, this was a very fun main event. They successfully got the crowd invested in the action and had quality chemistry together. The count-out finish was disappointing, but I'm happy Nese finally scored a meaningful win over a notable name in the division. Of course, a rematch is inevitable.
After a string of dull shows, 205 Live showed signs of life this week. I hesitate to say it's gotten it's groove back because it certainly hasn't (we have a long way to go before that happens), but I didn't feel like I wasted my time with this episode, so that was a plus. The first two matches were fine and the main event was entertaining (even with the bogus ending). That said, 205 Live will remain pointless programming until they either abandon it all together or at least try to create compelling stories again.
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