Kalisto def. Tony Nese by Disqualification
Now that the Lucha House Party has moved on from their feud with Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher, it looks like Nese and Buddy Murphy will be their next program. Nese still does absolutely nothing for me as a character, but the matches could be fun and Murphy is an exceptional competitor in his own right. This was a good match and the non-finish sets up a future tag team match between the two teams.
Lio Rush def. Colin Delaney
Rush comes across more and more comfortable with every appearance he makes. This week, he had another impressive outing against one of WWE's most famous jobbers Colin Delaney and shined in the few minutes he had in the ring. He also did very well for himself on the microphone afterward when going back and forth with Akira Tozawa. Speaking of whom, he and Rush will finally clash one-on-one on next week's episode.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander def. Hideo Itami
Unlike with Murphy a few months ago, I never truly felt at any point over the course of this contest that Itami had a real shot of winning the title. He and Alexander have had a solid feud up to this point and at least the match was great. Granted, it wasn't on the level of past Cruiserweight Championship matches we've had this year (Itami didn't seem to be at his best), but it was a quality main event nonetheless with the right result. I'm curious who will be next to challenge Alexander for the gold.
Similar to NXT, 205 Live is a consistently entertaining show to tune into from week to week, and as I've said before, you're missing out if you haven't already jumped back aboard. As for this episode, it was capped off by a nice main event (though we've witnessed stronger bouts in that spot lately) and also featured Rush steamrolling through his opponent, a fresh feud kicking off, and multiple matches being confirmed for next week.
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