Lince Dorado def. Ariya Daivari
Daivari tried to convince Dorado weeks ago that he didn't need The Lucha House Party (which made me think there was a chance Dorado might turn heel), but he ended up ignoring him and they finally faced off here. It's been well documented in my reviews of 205 Live that I'm no fan of Daivari and I don't usually find his matches exciting, but I thought he and Dorado put together a decent match. Dorado winning was the right call coming off his loss at Clash of Champions and now hopefully he can move on.
Gentleman Jack Gallagher def. The Brian Kendrick by Disqualification
Gallagher and Kendrick were supposed to go one-on-one at a few different points in the last month or so, but Gallagher wasn't medically cleared to compete until just last week. This was less about the match and more about the angle that played out afterward with Kendrick blasting both Gallagher and his friend Akira Tozawa with a kendo stick, completing his heel turn in the process. Gallagher and Tozawa were originally rivals two years ago, so I don't know how I feel about them potentially rekindling that rivalry yet again going forward.
Tony Nese def. Oney Lorcan
Both of these guys are great wrestlers, so I was honestly underwhelmed by the match they had here. It wasn't terrible by any means, but it was largely average and not much more than that. They showed that they have quality chemistry together, but they were either holding back or not putting in the energy necessary to make this feel more meaningful. Nese's victory proves that the odds are stacked against Lorcan and that he'll need an ally to even the playing field. Humberto Carrillo would obviously make the most sense, but I'm holding out hope for a surprise 205 Live debut of Danny Burch.
Despite it not being newsworthy or must-see in the slightest, I didn't mind this edition of 205 Live. I've seen far worse in the brand's existence, but this was also the least exciting episode I've seen in recent memory. None of the matches stood out in a major way, not to mention how the crowd was completely quiet throughout. 205 Live typically delivers every Tuesday night, but this wasn't one of their better showings. Unfortunately, they can't afford to put on any subpar shows with the future of the Cruiserweight division possibly in jeopardy come SmackDown Live's move to FOX in a few weeks.
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