Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch def. Drew Gulak and Tony Nese
Gulak is fresh off losing the NXT Cruiserweight Championship to Lio Rush on Wednesday's episode of NXT, and although that was obviously mentioned by the commentators, it was weird to see Gulak go back to teaming with Nese like nothing happened instead of addressing it in a promo. Nevertheless, these two teams had a fun tag match a few weeks ago and this was no different. They worked a nice pace and beat the crap out of each other, leading to the babyfaces scoring the win once again. It was interesting that Gulak got pinned, so I'm curious if that means he's on his way out of the Cruiserweight division. Then again, I have zero faith the main roster will use him in any meaningful way. Unfortunately, the crowd sat on their hands for this.
Ariya Daivari def. Chris Bey
Hey, it's Chris Bey! Okay, so that name probably won't bring any bells for most of you, but he recently popped up on IMPACT! Wrestling in an entertaining showcase against Daga. That show also happened to be taped in Las Vegas, so that must be where he wrestles primarily. Unfortunately, this wasn't nearly as enjoyable. Bey looked good, but Daivari bores me to tears. He's done everything imaginable on 205 Live since the show's inception three years ago aside from becoming Cruiserweight Champion, and clearly that should never be in the cards.
The BRian Kendrick def. Akira Tozawa in a No Disqualification Match
Tozawa and Kendrick had a hell of a Street Fight two and a half years ago and I loved how they were able to rekindle some of that magic here. It wasn't nearly as excellent of an encounter on the whole as that one was, but it had its moments and they captured the crowd's attention toward the end. I know Kanellis had a short-lived feud with Tozawa a while ago, but other than that, I have no idea why he would want to help Kendrick beat him. I guess we're supposed to tune in next week to find out, but I honestly don't know if I can bring myself to care. We've seen Kendrick in so many alliances the past three years that it's played out at this point for him to have a partner in crime. I'm not really sure what his worth is to WWE at this stage of his career, but I don't think a Kendrick and Kanellis pairing is the answer.
For what it's worth, Tom Phillips has joined the 205 Live announce team now that Vic Joseph and Dio Madden have moved over to Raw. He's also doing commentary work for NXT UK, which is cool, but it's a definite demotion from where he was previously, which is a shame. At any rate, 205 Live continues to trudge along despite rumors swirling of its eventual cancellation. This was a fine episode but nothing worth going out of your way to see. Other than during the main event, the crowd couldn't have have cared less about this show. The Cruiserweight division will likely be officially merged into NXT soon enough, it's just a matter of when and not if. The brand will be better off at Full Sail University where they can have better matches and the audience will be more invested.
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