Mike Kanellis def. The Brian Kendrick
Kendrick and Kanellis clashed in last week's Fatal 5-Way match. This was a perfectly fine match from them and the wrestling was solid, but I don't blame the crowd one bit for not caring. Wins have been far and few between for Kanellis on 205 Live (and in WWE in general since his 2017 debut), so it was refreshing to see him actually emerge victorious here. It's worth noting that Maria recently tweeted how her and Mike's contracts are expiring in the next few weeks, and it's very possible they leave based off how they've been booked over the past two years.
Noam Dar def. Local Athlete
This marked Dar's first appearance on 205 Live since losing to Tony Nese in a No Disqualification match back in February, and he's already back to being a heel. I figured he wasn't coming back to 205 Live and would be exclusive to NXT UK from that point forward, but WWE probably figured they needed him due to how depleted this division is. He's always been skilled in the ring, but he has yet to click with the WWE audience. This quick squash got him back on the right track, but I really have no clue where he goes from here and who he feuds with.
Humberto Carrillo def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
These two have had a really nice story in recent weeks with Carrillo and Gallagher playing a game of one-upmanship. Although the crowd didn't have any incentive to cheer for one guy over the other due to both of them being babyfaces, they won them over with their excellent chemistry and impressive athleticism. This was probably the best singles performance I've seen Gallagher have in ages, while Carrillo continues to bring the goods. I really appreciated that this received as much time as it did, because it was an absolute blast. With this win, Carrillo could be contending for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in no time.
That main event was better than any match on Raw or SmackDown Live this week, so if nothing else, check that out. The rest of the show was fine with Tony Nese teasing a title defense against Akira Tozawa, Kanellis scoring a much-needed win, and Dar successfully returning to action. On a side note, I'm fine with general manager Drake Maverick going after the 24/7 Championship on Raw and SmackDown (he's been making the most of the gimmick more than anyone so far), but he looked like a complete goof on this show by chasing R-Truth backstage. Keep the two separate, please.
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