WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore Addressed the Cruiserweight Division
I'm still not in favor of Amore taking the title and basically becoming the new face of 205 Live (he sucks in the ring no matter what), but at least he's much more comfortable on the mic as a heel and this was a good promo from him. He rehashed what he said on Raw about being a bigger star than everyone else and that since the entire division attacked him after the show went off the air, none of them are allowed to contend for his championship. Surely, that should change somehow, but it will be interesting to see how WWE works around that.
Akira Tozawa def. Tony Nese
Nese may have an impressive physique, but unfortunately, he's just another body on the 205 Live roster by this point. I watched most of this match and instead listened to the commentary because I knew what was going on in the ring wasn't going to be anything of note. Of course, I was right and it was a decent albeit forgettable match. Drew Gulak, on the other hand, is an entertaining heel with his PowerPoint presentations and stole this segment with his post-match promo.
TJP vs. Lince Dorado Went to a No Contest
As Dorado was making his way to the ring for this match, Rich Swann raced down the ramp and brawled with TJP before TJP escaped into the crowd. It was no different than what we saw on SmackDown Live less than an hour earlier with Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon, but it was a solid segment to further their feud. I just don't understand why Swann would have trusted TJP in the first place considering TJP has been a heel for months. I was hoping this program would have ended with their third match a few weeks ago, but apparently not.
Neville def. Ariya Daivari
In so many words, Neville admitted during his pre-match promo that he attacked Enzo on Raw and forfeited his Cruiserweight Championship rematch clause because he didn't care. And why would he? The belt means nothing at this point, anyway. Here's hoping that means he's heading back to the heavyweight division in the near future, but it looks like he'll be continuing to feud with Enzo for a little longer. His match with Daivari had some nice intensity to it, but the crowd largely sat on their hands for it. Enzo viciously attacking Neville afterward was an effective way of getting him over as a heel, though.
205 Live is far from "must-see" just because Enzo is the champion, but the fate of this program isn't as bad as I thought it would be after the title change that occurred at No Mercy. We'll see where they go with Enzo in this role, but this was a surprisingly pleasant first night for him. Neither of the two matches on this show stood out, but Neville's unofficial babyface turn was fun to see and I'm curious as to whether he'll maintain the same characteristics that made him such a stellar heel to begin with.
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