Cedric Alexander def. The Brian Kendrick
These two were well on their way to having a very good match last week before Gentleman Jack Gallagher interfered, so I was glad they were able to deliver the match I knew they were capable of contesting here. It was far from a barn-burner and the crowd wasn't exactly electric for it, but I personally enjoyed the bout and thought Alexander shined once again. Gallagher and Kendrick attacked him afterward, but it was weird that we didn't hear from Alexander or Gallagher before this match took place.
Akira Tozawa def. Noam Dar
Before this bout, Drew Gulak graced us with his greatness for the third straight week by bringing back his PowerPoint presentation. Unfortunately, it was rudely interrupted by Tozawa's music. In all seriousness, Gulak is quickly winning me over with this new gimmick of his and I'm happy that it's helping him elicit genuine heel heat. As for Tozawa vs. Dar, it was fun while it lasted and gave Tozawa a nice victory.
Rich Swann vs. Lince Dorado Went to a No contest
This was an extremely random match on paper, especially considering we barely see Dorado these days on 205 Live, so I wasn't too shocked when it didn't come to fruition due to Lordao being ambushed in the back beforehand. It was revealed that TJP was the one behind it as he also attacked Swann and left him laying on the stage. It was the most vicious I've ever seen TJP, and I hope he maintains that edge going forward.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville and Enzo Amore Went Face-to-Face
It's funny because this would have been a lopsided battle in Enzo's favor due to how much better he was than Neville on the mic at this time one year ago, but Neville has grown so much as a heel that his promos have become significantly stronger. This was an excellent verbal exchange between the two that touched upon a number of "real" points, though Enzo hitting Neville with a shot below the belt caused fans to boo him. He's a pretty unlikable guy, but at least he finally got a measure of momentum heading into the Cruiserweight Championship match at No Mercy.
An entire edition of 205 Live is rarely considered must-see, and while you aren't missing anything if you don't watch this show, it was definitely above-average by 205 Live standards. The closing segment was damn good while the Alexander/Kendrick/Gallagher story was well-furthered, Gulak gave us another PowerPoint presentation, and TJP beat the hell out of Swann in an unexpected fit of rage. All things considered, it was an entertaining episode.
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