205 Live on June 26, 2018, was a good show. 205 Live is a show where the cruiserweights take center stage as they will risk their bodies to entertain us wrestling fans. Let’s break it down:
We start off the show with a video package with Drake Maverick talking about what’s going to happen on this show including Akira Tozawa Vs. Tony Nese, the debut of Lio Rush, and Lucha House Party Vs. Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher in a six-man elimination tag team match. Looking forward to the matches and the debut of Lio Rush as it should be great. Well produced video package here.
Akira Tozawa Vs. Tony Nese was a good match. Buddy Murphy was with Tony Nese during his entrance, but wished Tony Nese good luck as he heads to the back with Tony Nese going on his own.
Tony Nese did well in this match as he tried to show the world why he is the premier athlete. The way he threw Akira Tozawa face first on the ring apron looked like it broke Akira Tozawa’s face. Akira Tozawa did well in this match too as he tried to climb back up the ranks in the cruiserweight division. The way he countered Tony Nese’s superplex into a front suplex slam was well countered. Good work by both men here.
The ending of the match came when Akira Tozawa hit Tony Nese with a diving senton for the pin and win. A good win for Akira Tozawa as he looks to become WWE Cruiserweight Champion once again. Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Good match and I’m interested to see what’s next for Akira Tozawa and Tony Nese in the cruiserweight division.
We then get a recap of what happened last week when Hideo Itami defeated Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy. This is good as it shows what happened last week and it ties into the next segment which I will talk about next.
The backstage segment with Drake Maverick and Cedric Alexander was good. Drake Maverick was in his office on his phone until Cedric Alexander came in and asked Drake Maverick on who his next challenger will be for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Drake Maverick told Cedric Alexander that he’ll make a decision later on the show.
Cedric Alexander then told Drake Maverick that his next challenger should be Hideo Itami. Drake Maverick then told Cedric Alexander that his attitude is not the best as of late and shouldn’t be awarded because of it. Cedric Alexander then replied to Drake Maverick by saying that he deserved it as he has been winning matches as of late and despite the attitude, he deserved it. Drake Maverick then told Cedric Alexander that he’ll think about it as Cedric Alexander left while agreeing to his decision.
I find it interesting that Cedric Alexander wants to face Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, but Cedric Alexander is the champion so he kind of calls the shots. We’ll see if Drake Maverick will give Cedric Alexander what he wants. Good backstage segment here.
Dewey James Vs. Lio Rush was a great squash match. Lio Rush has made his debut for 205 Live! Mark out moment! We’ve been waiting for his debut for a while and he finally made his debut and he did great as he got to showcase his character and his in-ring ability.
Dewey James didn’t get any offense in this match as Lio Rush was too much for Dewey James as Lio Rush finished Dewey James off with a frog splash for the pin and win. A great debut for Lio Rush as I can see him as a future WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
After the match, Dasha Fuentes came in the ring and interview Lio Rush about his win as Lio Rush said that he’s the future of the cruiserweight division and he does things in the ring that no one else can do. He then said that the cruiserweight division wrestlers have no style, finesse, or presence because he has it all. He then said that every hour, on the hour, it’s Rush hour, and that people will soon feel the rush.
Cool to see Lio Rush getting some mic time as he got to showcase all of his skills so great for him and I can’t wait to see more of Lio Rush in the cruiserweight division. Time to feel the rush!
Great squash match and I can’t wait to see more of Lio Rush in the cruiserweight division.
The backstage segment between Cedric Alexander and Hideo Itami was good. Cedric Alexander was backstage walking until Renee Young came up to him and asked him about calling Hideo Itami out as Cedric Alexander said that he is willing to take on all challengers and that includes Hideo Itami.
As Cedric Alexander was about to continue, Hideo Itami came out and spoke to Japanese to him before pushing him which led to Cedric Alexander pushing Hideo Itami back as Drake Maverick and referees came in to break them up.
We then see Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and Lucha House Party backstage warming up to get ready for their six-man elimination tag team match coming up next. Both teams are looking ready, but only one team can win. We’ll see who wins it.
We then get an announcement that next week, it will be Mustafa Ali Vs. Buddy Murphy in a No Disqualification match. Should be an awesome match next week and I’m looking forward to it.
Lucha House Party Vs. Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher in a six-man elimination tag team match was great. These two teams went out there and delivered a fun match where neither team looked weak in the process. I’ll be breaking this match into parts by eliminations so let’s get to it.
The match between Lucha House Party Vs. Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher was good as the action picked up quickly with Lucha House Party hitting suicide dives on Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher to the outside before the bell rang so that was cool.
The first elimination came when Gran Metalik was about to hit Gentleman Jack Gallagher with a springboard front missile dropkick, but Drew Gulak hold his leg while the referee was distracted by Gentleman Jack Gallagher took advantage by countering Gran Metalik’s springboard front missile dropkick into a headbutt for the pin and to eliminate Gran Metalik from the match. A shame that Gran Metalik got eliminated early in this match.
The match between Lucha House Party Vs. Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher was good as they continued on where they left off in the match. The heel work from Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher was great as they try to win at every point possible and even took Lince Dorado’s mask off in the process which got them great heel heat.
The second elimination came when Lince Dorado hit a handspring stunner on The Brian Kendrick for the pin and to eliminate him from the match. The Brian Kendrick did well for the time he was in the match so good for him.
Lucha House Party Vs. Drew Gulak & Gentleman Jack Gallagher was great as business picked up once again. The way Drew Gulak and Gentleman Jack Gallagher were working on Lince Dorado was great heel work by them.
The third elimination came when Lince Dorado was about to tag Kalisto, but The Brian Kendrick who was already eliminated pulled Kalisto off the ring apron which led to Drew Gulak taking advantage by locking in the Gu-Lock (Dragon sleeper with bodyscissors) on Lince Dorado to make him submit and eliminate him from the match. Lince Dorado did great in this match, but the numbers game wasn’t in his favor.
Kalisto Vs. Drew Gulak & Gentleman Jack Gallagher was great as Kalisto was trying to go against the odds. The way Drew Gulak and Gentleman Jack Gallagher worked on Kalisto throughout the match was excellent as it made the crowd get behind Kalisto and when Kalisto was on offense, he was on fire.
The fourth elimination came when Kalisto hit Gentleman Jack Gallagher with Salida del Sol (Standing sitout shiranui) for the pin and to eliminate Gentleman Jack Gallagher from the match. Gentleman Jack Gallagher did great in this match so great for him.
Kalisto Vs. Drew Gulak was great as it was one-on-one as these two went out there and gave everything they have for the time they have left. Kalisto was showing his lucha libre style while Drew Gulak was showing his technical ability in the ring.
The ending of the match came when Drew Gulak pulled off the mask of Kalisto and locked in the Gu-Lock on him to make Kalisto submit for the win. A great win for the team of Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher as they got the better of Lucha House Party here. It will be interesting to see where these six men will go next as this feud seems to be over at the moment.
Great six-man elimination tag team match and I’m interested to see what’s next for Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and Lucha House Party in the cruiserweight division.
Overall, a good show for the eighty-third episode of 205 Live. It’s great to see the cruiserweights with more focus and attention here and it’s only going to get better from here. Looking forward to it.
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That is my review of 205 Live on June 26, 2018.
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