Hideo Itami def. Lince Dorado by Disqualification
With Hideo Itami and Akira Tozawa continuing to tease tension with The Lucha House Party, Itami is becoming more and more aggressive in the ring, similar to what we saw from him at the end of his NXT run (that was the greatest version of Itami in my opinion). As a result, this was a nice little match where they made the most of the time they were allotted. The disqualification finish was a little flat, but it did keep their feud alive.
TJP def. Kenneth Johnson
For those who don't recall, Johnson was involved in the Cruiserweight Classic two years ago and lost in the first round. Let's just say there was a reason he wasn't picked up by the company. He didn't exactly impress me here, but on the bright side, this was all about TJP showcasing his skills. Here's hoping he taps back into that cocky side he showed during the early portion of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament because that is the role that suits him best.
Mustafa Ali def. Drew Gulak in a WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
Ali just might be one of the most likable babyfaces in the entire company. He has come a long way as a character in this tournament and has given viewers a real reason to care about him, while his in-ring abilities have never been an issue. I loved the clash of styles here and it was so easy to rally behind Ali when he was up against such a ruthless heel in Gulak. Of course, Ali advancing to the finals was the right call and I'm looking forward to him and Cedric Alexander potentially stealing the show at WrestleMania.
With the Cruiserweight title tourney finally wrapping up at WrestleMania in a few weeks, it will be interesting to see what direction 205 Live takes moving forward. They've already begun to build a number of stars back up between Gentleman Jack Gallagher and now TJP as well as establish feuds with the blooming tag team division. The whole show was solid on the whole, but absolutely go out of your way to watch Ali vs. Gulak. It's terrific.
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