Tonight’s episode of 205 Live opens up with 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick recapping the newest 205 rivalry between The Brian Kendrick & Drew Gulak after Gulak kicked Kendrick out of his faction almost a month ago. We then get a recap from last week where Gulak promised to tap Kendrick out in tonight’s matchup. Also scheduled for the evening, The Lucha House Party will battle TJP & Mike Kanellis in a Texas Tornado Tag Team Main Event Matchup.
We then get The 205 Live intro video.
Vic Joseph, Percy Watson & Nigel McGuinness welcomes us to the most exciting hour on television. Drew Gulak is already on his way to the ring, accompanied by Gentleman Jack Gallagher. Commentary informs us that WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy will be addressing The WWE Universe later on tonight. The Brian Kendrick is out next with Akira Tozawa and our opening bout is underway.
The Brian Kendrick vs. Drew Gulak: Tie-up. Kendrick locks on an early headlock but Gulak breaks it by pushing him up to the ropes. In the second exchange, Gulak snags on the headlock but Kendrick escapes. Stalemate to begin. A third-lockup leads to a series of blocks and counters. Gulak lands the first strike with a standing lariat knocking Kendrick to the ground. Early cover attempt but Kendrick kicks out with ease. Gulak applies an early submission to wear Kendrick down for the Gu-Lock. Leg DDT from Gulak to Kendrick’s ankle, the same ankle that he was out injured with. Kendrick fires back with a tiger german suplex followed by a series of big boots, but Gulak catches him with a powerbomb and immediately transitions into a single-leg crab targeting the injured ankle. Kendrick eventually breaks the hold. Back on their feet, Gulak snatches on a side headlock. Kendrick bounces off the ropes and lands a single leg dropkick but Gulak goes after the ankle again to regain the advantage. Big powerslam and elbow drop from Gulak and he’s in full control. Kendrick finally mounts some offense, winning a fist exchange with Gulak in the center of the ring. Out of nowhere Kendrick locks in the Bully Choke on Gulak in the center of the ring, but somehow he gets to the ropes. Full Nelson German from Kendrick. He goes for the Bully Choke again but Gulak escapes and gets tossed to the outside. Gentleman Jack Gallagher pushes Tozawa on the outside into the ring post distracting Kendrick. Roll-up by Gulak. Two count. Sliced Bread by Kendrick and he has the match won but Gallagher runs in to attack. Winner via DQ: The Brian Kendrick
After the match, Gallagher & Gulak put a beatdown on Tozawa & Kendrick including Gulak putting Kendrick in the Gu-Lock and a huge headbutt knockout from Gallagher onto Tozawa. Gallagher & Gulak stand tall together.
We then get a recap of last week’s Tag Team Main Event Matchup where Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy & Tony Nese that feeds into 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick interviewing WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy.
Maverick calls him one of the most polarizing figures in The Cruiserweight Division. Maverick then informs Murphy that he will be defending his WWE Cruiserweight Title against the former champion Cedric Alexander. Murphy then claims that it took both Cedric & Ali to defeat him last week and that if Cedric were man enough, he will accept the challenge for next week and they will let Drake Maverick determine the winner.
Ariya Daivari is out for the second matchup of the night. He made his return last week to assist Hideo Itami beat-down a local talent and tell Itami that he respects him. His opponent, Clay Roberts, is already in the ring.
Ariya Daivari vs. Clay Roberts: Daivari opens up on Roberts with stiff strikes, beating him down in the corner. Irish-whip reversed by Roberts, but Daivari responds with a standing kick to the head. Backstage, Hideo Itami is watching Daivari compete. Back in the ring, Daivari hits his lock-up clothesline. He goes for the pin but he lets Roberts up. Another clothesline with cover. He lets him up again. Daivari then clotheslines Roberts repeatedly until the referee stops the bout. Winner via Referee Stoppage: Ariya Daivari
After the match, we see that Itami is impressed watching Daivari’s onslaught.
We head backstage where Mustafa Ali cuts a promo. He says that “we all fall, but we must all get back up.” Ali then states that he couldn’t get the job done at Survivor Series, but that whoever becomes champion next will fall to him.
Cedric Alexander gets interviewed. He responds to Buddy Murphy’s earlier comments, saying that his third-grade mind games won’t separate him from his friend Mustafa Ali and that next week he is ready to become a two-time cruiserweight champion.
Noam Dar sends a video directly to WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy, saying that he cost him a matchup against Tony Nese. Dar then challenges Murphy to a matchup and says that he doesn’t even care if The WWE Cruiserweight Title will be on the line.
Lucha House Party (Kalisto & Lince Dorado) is on their way to the ring, which means that it is main event time. They toss out merchandise to The WWE Universe. Mike Kanellis is out next, along with his wife Maria. Out last is TJP.
Mike Kanellis & TJP vs. Lucha House Party (Kalisto & Lince Dorado) (Texas Tornado Tag Team Match): All four go at it. Dorado and Kalisto win the opening exchange, tossing TJP out and double-teaming Kanellis with some tandem offense. TJP comes back in but runs into an assisted dropkick that sends him outside again. Dorado climbs the top and nails TJP and Kanellis with a huge crossbody. Lucha House Party has the early momentum. While Dorado plays up to the crowd, Kanellis surprises him with a spinebuster onto the outside. A distraction from Maria helps TJP hit a dropkick to Kalisto on the apron. Maria angrily steps on The Lucha House Party’s piñata that they brought to ringside. Now in control, TJP and Kanellis target Dorado, stomping on the luchadors face. Kalisto tries to mount a comeback on the outside but Kanellis sweeps his leg and he crashes into the barricade. Dorado however, breaks up a double-clothesline and lands a springboard stunner to both TJP and Kanellis. Kalisto explodes into the ring and lights up TJP with springboard attacks and his signature corkscrew plancha. TJP counters an attack and locks Kalisto in an STF, tearing at the mask while doing it. Powerslam from TJP. Nigel McGuinness jokes that if TJP does get Kalisto’s mask off, we will see how ugly Kalisto is. Percy Watson argues back.
TJP locks in his kneebar in the center of the ring on Kalisto, but the little man somehow gets to the ropes to break the hold. (Kanellis and Dorado have been down on the outside this whole time.) Kanellis comes back in but eats a kick to the head from Kalisto. TJP climbs to the top but Kalisto cuts him off with an enziguri. Superkick from Kalisto to Kanellis as he climbs up to TJP to hit a frankensteiner and TJP goes into Kanellis. Dorado comes back in and nails Kanellis with a superkick of his own followed by three straight moonsaults. Cover but TJP breaks it up. Kalisto and Dorado impersonate the Dudley Boyz as Dorado yells at Kalisto to…”GET THE PINATAS.” Dorado lays them all up in the center of the ring. TJP Tries to suplex Dorado on them but he counters. Double superplex attempt from Lucha House Party onto TJP but Kanellis breaks it up. Tower of Doom spot and it was thwarted. They toss Kanellis to the outside. Superplex to TJP on the pinatas. Cover, but Kanellis breaks it up. Now just Kalisto and TJP in the ring, frankensteiner attempt from Kalisto but TJP turns it into a sit-out powerbomb. Kalisto kicks out. Kanellis throws TJP another Piñata to use but Kalisto gets a hold of it. Maria jumps up on the apron but Kalisto tosses it at her knocking her off. TJP from behind. Kalisto nails him with the Salida del Sol kicking Kanellis in the process. Dorado climbs and nails the shooting star press on TJP and that will do it. Winners: Lucha House Party (Kalisto & Lince Dorado)
After the match, Kalisto & Lince Dorado celebrate in the ring.
Noam Dar against Buddy Murphy in a non-title bout is announced for next week. Also announced for next week is Cedric Alexander versus Tony Nese.
We head backstage where Tony Nese is saying that the last time he faced Cedric Alexander he not only defeated him, but he nearly broke him. Nese then says that he promises that after next week, he will dismantle Alexander to a point where he will never recover. 205 Live goes off the air.