Ariya Daivari def. Raul Mendoza
Daivari actually competed on the first-ever episode of 205 Live against Gentleman Jack Gallagher three years ago today. Unfortunately, he is no more exciting now than he was then. The dude somehow has the innate ability to make whoever he's in the ring with uninteresting and that was once again the case here. This lasted 10 minutes and almost none of it felt like it was of any real substance. I realize Daivari has to win once in a while, but Mendoza has far more potential than he does at this point, so I wasn't a fan of the outcome.
Danny Burch def. Greg Williams
I remember seeing a vignette on 205 Live weeks ago promoting Burch's upcoming singles debut on the brand, but he didn't surface until this show. The Titantron actually flashed Oney Lorcan's nameplate very briefly when he made his entrance, which is funny considering Lorcan recently requested his release (reportedly) and hasn't been seen since. This was a fine showcase for Burch and it was smart to keep this short and sweet.
Angel Garza def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Between NXT and 205 Live, I believe this marked the third match these two have had against each other. It was probably their best bout yet, even if it wasn't terribly thrilling due to the crowd not caring. They put forth a commendable effort, but nothing they did got the fans in attendance out of their seats. On the bright side, Garza's win should get him another step closer toward a rematch with NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush. Meanwhile, Gallagher had a meltdown post-match and assaulted security as well as Drake Maverick. If this is leading to a rehash of the rivalry between Maverick and Mike Kanellis (except with Gallagher this time), then no thanks.
It's sad to see how far this show has fallen in exactly three years. That isn't to say 205 Live was lighting the world on fire even back then, but it 's unbelievable that WWE has yet to move the program to Full Sail University on a regular basis. How do they not realize that these people who paid to see SmackDown just don't care about the Cruiserweights? Or do they not care themselves? Either way, this was yet another flat edition of 205 Live one week after being cancelled for the second time. There really isn't anything you need to go out of your way to watch.
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