Tyler Bate def. The Brian Kendrick
This match was the perfect mix of comedy and action with Bate and Kendrick working extremely well together. Their similar styles engaged the crowd and made for a very enjoyable outing to kick off the show. I actually had the chance to see parts of this in person while at WrestleMania Axxess that Friday. Sometimes I think people sleep on Kendrick and how good he actually is since he isn't on 205 Live all that often nowadays, but matches such as this one serve as a reminder of his skills.
Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews def. Mike Kanellis and Ariya Daivari
I was worried that this wouldn't be all that interesting based off the involvement of Daivari and Kanellis and how I figured they wouldn't have much chemistry as a tandem, and although that was true to an extent, Webster and Andrews are an exciting enough duo that they were able to carry them to a solid match. This had a nice pace, but the flashy offense from Webster and Andrews was what really stood out to me.
Ligero def. Albert Hardie Jr. and Gran Metalik in a Triple Threat MAtch
Hardie is the former ACH, whose work I'm familiar with from his Ring of Honor days. He just joined NXT earlier this year, so this was WWE fans' first look at him. He had an impressive showing and having two top-notch opponents in Ligero and Metalik obviously helped with that. This was a fun sprint with all three guys looking credible coming out of it. Here's hoping it isn't long before Hardie debuts on NXT TV.
Jordan Devlin def. Akira Tozawa
Tozawa has had a really great year on 205 Live in terms of quality matches with the likes of Cedric Alexander, Buddy Murphy and Hideo Itami, so it was cool to see him showcase his skills against another incredibly talented competitor in Devlin, who has been killing it on NXT UK for some time now. They were given plenty of time and it was a very entertaining main event with the right guy going over.
This Cruiserweights Collide edition of Worlds Collide was an absolute blast and beat the hell out of the last installment from a few days ago. It felt like the guys weren't as limited as they usually are and having time for their matches was a plus. It's always awesome to see athletes from different brands clash, so I'm looking forward to the next two episodes of Worlds Collide in the weeks to come.
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