Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins
Needless to say, we've seen this match countless times in the past, so this was nothing new. Both men are good athletes, but you can watch them fight only so many times before you become bored. It doesn't help that Hawkins hasn't won in a match in close to a year, so him losing here was guaranteed. If nothing else, Hawkins mocking Titus O'Neil signature bark at ringside was pretty funny.
Gran Metalik and Kalisto def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick
I suggested in my 205 Live review on Tuesday that Sin Cara should return to the Cruiserweight division to reunite with Kalisto and even the odds against Gallagher and Kendrick, but it appears Kalisto already has an ally in Metalik, and I like this idea even better. Granted, Metalik was nowhere to be seen on 205 Live this week and this might have been just a test run to see how well they would gel as partners, but I hope this duo eventually makes it to TV because they'd make for a great tandem. This was a very fun tag team affair for as long as it lasted and the babyfaces picking up the victory was a nice change of pace.
I really dug the pairing of Kalisto and Metalik and enjoyed their match with Gallagher and Kendrick on this show, but I can't say the same for Crews vs. Hawkins. It was far from a bad bout, but what's worse is that we've seen it countless times in the past. At least the crowd didn't completely sit on their hands for it. At any rate, virtually nothing newsworthy happened on WWE TV this week, so the recaps from Raw and SmackDown Live aren't necessary to re-watch.
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