Akira Tozawa def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Tozawa has been a regular on 205 Live almost since of start of the relaunched Cruiserweight division, so I think it's easy for fans to forget how good he actually is. This was a quality contest from him and Gallagher, and although he had the odds stacked against him due to Drew Gulak and The Brian Kendrick being at ringside, he still managed to reign supreme. Afterward, Gulak basically insinuated that Kendrick was the "weak link" of their faction (didn't Gallagher just lose, though?) before Kendrick beat him to the punch and attacked them both. There wasn't much else for them to accomplish as a unit, so having Kendrick break off on his own, seemingly as a babyface, is interesting.
Kalisto def. TJP
TJP spent the majority of his match against Lince Dorado two weeks ago bullying him and attempting to take his mask off, so I liked that that theme carried over into this contest as well. Kalisto is an awesome underdog when he's allowed to be and the chemistry he had with TJP here was excellent. The fact they were given plenty of time to work with helped tremendously, too. Although Kalisto picked up the victory, TJP got the last laugh by stealing Kalisto's mask. Expect TJP and Gran Metalik to face off sooner rather than later.
In addition to the aforementioned matches, there was an excellent video package that aired hyping up Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship this Saturday at Super Show-Down. It showed the two competitors training for their upcoming encounter, which I thought was a really cool touch. At any rate, this was a very good edition of 205 Live featuring two above-average matches, a new storyline development within Gulak's group and the announcement that Lio Rush will be holding an open challenge on next week's show.
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