The Brian Kendrick def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Kendrick and Gallagher have history working against each other from last year, so it was no surprise that was as good of a match as it was. They weren't given a ton of time, mind you, but it was nice while it lasted. I liked that Drew Gulak's interference was thwarted by Akira Tozawa, and now it appears Kendrick and Tozawa will be unlikely allies moving forward to combat Gulak and Gallagher.
Gran Metalik def. Local Athlete
Despite The Lucha House Party recently joining the Raw tag team division, it looks like (similar to Lio Rush and Drave Maverick) they'll continue to compete on 205 Live as well. This was your typical squash match with Metalik showcasing his skills and scoring the decisive victory. Lucha House Party have been embroiled in a feud with TJP over the past month, so TJP surfacing afterward and stealing Metalik's mask kept their storyline alive.
Mustafa Ali def. Tony Nese
Six months or even a year ago, this would have been a complete throwaway match because Nese has largely meant nothing during his time on 205 Live, but he has been built up so well in recent weeks that he actually felt like a legitimate threat to Ali here. Plus, he's been having killer performances lately and this was no exception. Ali is the ultimate babyface and can always be counted on for a quality contest. I thoroughly enjoyed this outing as well as the post-match angle with Ali and Cedric Alexander staring down Nese and Buddy Murphy.
205 Live usually has more exciting episodes to offer than what we got with this show, but that isn't to say it was below-average by any means. Rather, we were treated to a well-wrestled opener that seemed to set up a future tag team match, Metalik maintained momentum by picking up a win, and Ali and Nese produced a highly entertaining main event. Next week, 205 Live will be emanating from the United Kingdom and thus Murphy will be taking on Mark Andrews.
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