Gentleman Jack Gallagher def. The Brian Kendrick by Disqualification
Kendrick has been kept off WWE TV since his loss to Akira Tozawa late last month, so I'm glad he's back and immediately has found direction again. It's way better than putting Gallagher in a long-term feud with Tony Nese who I couldn't care less about to be honest with you. The match wasn't anything special, though I'm sure they'll have many more matches down the road. I could have done without Kendrick dressing up as Gallagher here, but I'm content with the idea of a feud between them.
Mustafa Ali def. Drew Gulak
Ali vs. Gulak started off as a feud I had very little interest in, but it's become a fun little staple on 205 Live each week (I'm still surprised it hasn't received any exposure on Raw). Gulak has really come into his character of being anti-high-fliers and the pre-match interview they did played into the match perfectly. Ali said Gulak couldn't fly at all, which led to Gulak attempting to do a splash off the top rope before being rolled up by Ali. The match in general was decent, but the finish was really clever.
Ariya Daivari def. Cedric Alexander
Did we not just see this exact same match on a recent episode of Raw or 205 Live, with almost the exact same finish? And WWE is shocked more people aren't tuning into this program. Nevertheless, the match was actually well-wrestled and on its way to being pretty good, but the interference from Noam Dar took away from my enjoyment of it. Can we please, please, please move away from that tired feud? Also, I would not have had Alexander suffer his first loss since returning to the ring to Daivari of all people.
Akira Tozawa Attacked WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville
In addition to his matches being infinitely more fun to watch, Neville has grown tremendously on the mic as a heel and now his promos are among my favorite parts of Raw and 205 Live. He thrives in this role as a total a-hole who looks down on everyone else in the division and buys into his own hype. Meanwhile, talking is certainly not Tozawa's strong suit, so I liked that he kept his lines here short and sweet before quickly fending off Neville. The Titus Brand/Worldwide stuff is silly, but Neville vs. Tozawa can be an excellent match if they're allowed to go all out at the pay-per-view.
Neville continues to carry 205 Live on his back with his appearances, promos and matches, but the ending segment stuff aside, this was a solid show, especially with Ali and Gulak contesting a match that far exceeded my expectations story-wise. Alexander vs. Daivari and Gallagher vs. Kendrick were also fine and at least resulted in some storyline progression, so all in all, by 205 Live standards, this was a quality episode.
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