Lince Dorado def. The Brian Kendrick
I've said this before, but it's cool that Dorado is being given more of a chance to showcase his skills now that he's joined up with Kalisto and Gran Metalik. He had a nice outing here and worked well with Kendrick, making for a fun opening match on the whole. Although Dorado scored the victory, the heels (Kendrick, Gentleman Jack Gallagher and Drew Gulak) got the last laugh with Gulak attacking the Lucha House Party afterward and setting up next week's six-man tag team matchup in the process.
TJP Def. Bryan Keith
TJP did more talking than wrestling during this "match," but I liked the approach to this because the outcome was never in doubt and TJP taking his unknown opponent lightly made him look like a detestable heel. He alluded to how his time on 205 Live could be up soon and that general managers Paige, Kurt Angle and William Regal should take interest. I'm intrigued to see where this angle ultimately leads.
Mustafa Ali def. Buddy Murphy by Disqualification
Although we've seen these two against each other a handful of times in recent months, they always gel well together and produce excellent matches and this was no exception. It's a shame the crowd wasn't as lively for this as they were for Cedric Alexander vs. Murphy last week, but the effort was certainly there and it was damn fantastic down the stretch. Furthermore, I was totally content with Hideo Itami crashing the contest because it protected both men and positioned Itami as a threat to the title coming off his win over Akira Tozawa a few weeks ago.
205 Live is just firing on all cylinders right now. These shows are getting more entertaining with each passing week, featuring consistent storyline progression and above-average action. This was yet another awesome episode with an exceptional main event, an enjoyable opener, and TJP managing to get me invested in his character for once. Plus, we got news that Lio Rush is 205 Live bound soon, so the division only continues to raise the bar which is great.
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