Akira Tozawa def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Tozawa has lost almost every important matchup he has been involved in this year, but it was cool to see him score a victory here. As a match, this was perfectly solid and well-wrestled, yet it didn't light the world on fire (they were going to be overshadowed by the main event no matter what). It's rare Gallagher competes in singles competition nowadays, so I was happy he was showcased on his own for a change. Afterward, Tozawa asked Drake Maverick for a rematch with Lio Rush, so that could be coming as soon as next week.
Lucha House Party def. Ryan Depolo and Chris Robinson
First and foremost, I absolutely love the new WWE Shop shirt for Lucha House Party that models the old In Your House logo. That's really cool. Anyway, we were told that Tony Nese couldn't compete for whatever reason, so the Lucha House Party vs. Nese and Buddy Murphy match was scrapped until another time. Instead, Kalisto and Lince Dorado squashed their unknown opponents in what was basically a fun showcase for them.
Drew Gulak def. Mustafa Ali, Hideo Itami and TJP in a WWE Cruiserweight Championship No. 1 Contender's Fatal 4-Way Match
With Ali being the sole babyface in this bout, they went the storytelling route for the first half with all three heels taking turns ganging up on Ali. As a result, it took time for the crowd to get engaged, but it turned into a real good main event down the stretch. All four wrestlers had solid showings and the final few minutes were a ton of fun. Gulak is a fresh face in the Cruiserweight Championship picture and I have no doubt he and Cedric Alexander will work wonders against each other.
As always, this was a short and sweet show with two straightforward matches that served a purpose and then an enjoyable main event. It wasn't as amazing as it could have been considering the level of talent that was involved, but a new No. 1 contender to the Cruiserweight title being named made it a somewhat newsworthy show. If you're looking for an hour of wrestling that is easy to digest, 205 Live is the show for you.
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