Lince Dorado def. Lio Rush by Disqualification
As I've said before, it's cool Rush continues to be involved with 205 Live despite being a regular on Raw nowadays as Bobby Lashley's manager. He's an excellent athlete and can hang with the best of them, so I was happy he was able to showcase his skills against an established competitor in Dorado and they had a nice little match here. Mike and Maria Kanellis showing up to distract Dorado certainly came out of nowhere, but consider me officially intrigued. Those two could do well for themselves on 205 Live, compared to on Raw and SmackDown Live where they've been overlooked for the last year.
Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander
The story is that after going undefeated for all of 2018 up until this past Saturday when he lost the WWE Cruiserweight Championship to Buddy Murphy, Alexander is down on his luck and he was looking to rebound against Nese on this show. Nese reminded everyone of how good he truly is in the ring on last week's episode of NXT TV and this was another strong showing from him. I thoroughly enjoyed this outing and Nese's upset victory was genuinely surprising. We'll see how Alexander will bounce back.
205 Live is one of WWE's most consistently entertaining shows from week to week, but this was among the better all-around episodes in recent memory with two terrific matches that featured exciting in-ring action and furthered a few stories. Rush scored a win, Mike and Maria officially arrived, Mustafa Ali vs. Hideo Itami in a Falls Count Anywhere match was announced for two weeks from now, and the story of Alexander's fall from grace kicked off with his loss in the main event.
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