Isiah "Swerve" Scott def. Ariya Daivari
It's almost impossible for Scott to have a boring match, yet Daivari managed to make it happen. Their matchup last week didn't light the world on fire, so I'm not sure why the powers that be thought the rematch would be any better. Any part of this where Daivari was on offense put me to sleep, but I applaud Scott for attempting to make it passable. Daivari couldn't win even after attacking Scott beforehand, so he'd be best being written off the show entirely. There's no salvaging the guy.
Gentleman Jack Gallagher def. Ray Jazikoff
Like Daivari, Gallagher is another guy that has been a part of 205 Live since Day 1 and I'm genuinely curious what his ceiling is. He's much better than Daivari, mind you, but he's turned face and heel and unsuccessfully challenged for the Cruiserweight Championship so many times that it's difficult to care about him. This was a simple and straightforward squash match, but I have no idea what the endgame is with him.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush def. Raul Mendoza (Non-Title)
Although the crowd was quiet early on, Rush and Mendoza were able to bring them to life with their entertaining encounter. They worked very well together and I loved that Mendoza was made to look competitive with Rush. He's basically been a stepping stone in NXT for over two years now, but the guy is good enough to be a player in the Cruiserweight division if booked properly. Hopefully he can build off the showing he had here.
I continue to question why 205 Live is even a thing if the Cruiserweight division has all but been officially integrated into NXT. They're appearing there anyway, so 205 Live essentially serves no purpose. The matches are decent enough, but it hasn't felt must-see in some time and the dead crowds are killing any enthusiasm I have for the show. Rush vs. Mendoza was fun, but the rest of the show can be skipped over.
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