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205 Live 3/28/17 Review: Greater Than The King?

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205 Live on March 28, 2017 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 backstage interview with Neville by Dasha Fuentes and it was good. Highlights of what happened on Monday Night Raw where Neville defeated Gentleman Jack Gallagher and Austin Aries was conducting an interview on Neville backstage was shown. Neville talked about how Austin Aries has disrespected him and the Cruiserweight Championship as he will talk about how 205 Live will be without him later on the show.

Nice different way to start off the show as Neville thinks that Austin Aries is not taking him seriously and he’s going to show it to him at Wrestlemania 33. Looking forward to the match between Neville and Austin Aries for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Wrestlemania 33. Should be amazing. Good backstage interview here.

Before I talk about the show itself, the commentary team for this week’s show contains Tom Phillips and Corey Graves as Mauro Ranallo couldn’t make it to the show due to him still being sick. Hope that Mauro Ranallo is okay, but till then, we got the old NXT commentary team for this show once again and they did well here so props to them.

Rich Swann Vs. Ariya Daivari was a great match. Originally, it was supposed to Rich Swann Vs. Noam Dar, but with Noam Dar getting an injury on Monday Night Raw, the match didn’t take place and Ariya Daivari took Noam Dar’s place. Before the match, both men shook hands.

Ariya Daivari did great in this match as he tried to make a statement in the WWE Cruiserweight division. His frog splash on Rich Swann was executed beautifully. Rich Swann did great in this match too as he tried to get back in the WWE Cruiserweight Championship picture. His spinning Michinoku Driver on Ariya Daivari looked devastating. Great performances by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Rich Swann hit a corkscrew 450 splash on Ariya Daivari for the pin and win. A good win for Rich Swann as he’s looking to get back into the WWE Cruiserweight Championship picture. Can you handle this?!

Great match and I’m interested to see what’s next for Rich Swann and Ariya Daivari in the cruiserweight division.

The backstage segment between Alicia Fox and Rich Swann by Dasha Fuentes was good. Dasha Fuentes was interviewing Alicia Fox about the condition of Noam Dar as Alicia Fox said that Noam Dar is okay and will be back in the ring once he gets better. Rich Swann then came in and told Alicia Fox that he wants her to tell Noam Dar to get better soon because he wants to face him in the ring. A mailman came in and delivered a package to Alicia Fox where she signed the papers and grabbed the package. She opened the package and it turned out to be perfume as she spread it all over herself as Rich Swann walked off by saying that someone likes her. Alicia Fox then spread the perfume into her mouth as she said it was good.

I won’t be surprised if Alicia Fox gets sick from spreading that perfume into her mouth. However, this continues the build between Rich Swann and Noam Dar so it’s all good and I wonder if Rich Swann was the one who sent the perfume to Alicia Fox, but I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Good backstage segment here.

The backstage segment between Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak was good. Mustafa Ali was warming up backstage until Drew Gulak came in and told Mustafa Ali that despite losing to Neville last week, his in-ring ability can bring 205 Live to that next level, but he asked Mustafa Ali if it’s the right thing. Mustafa Ali then told Drew Gulak that doing the high-flying moves is worth it because he feels like he’s doing something right. Drew Gulak then told Mustafa Ali that the high-flying moves aren’t worth the risks as he wants a safe working environment in 205 Live and he was about to finish his lecture for Mustafa Ali, but Mustafa Ali left to go to the ring which Drew Gulak a bit pissed off.

It seems like we’re going to get a feud between Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak which is fine by me as I think those two can have a great feud with each other. Very happy to see Drew Gulak doing something in the cruiserweight division. Hope this feud goes well. Good backstage segment here.

Mustafa Ali Vs. Brandon Scott was a good match. During the match, we see Drew Gulak watching the match backstage as he didn’t like what Mustafa Ali was doing in the ring. Nice show of character from Drew Gulak since he doesn’t like the high risk moves that Mustafa Ali so that was nice to see.

Brandon Scott did well in this match as he delivered an awesome clothesline on Mustafa Ali, but to no avail, Mustafa Ali got the win on Brandon Scott with the inverted 450 splash on Brandon Scott for the pin and win. Nice showcase for Brandon Scott despite losing and Mustafa Ali looked good in this match with Drew Gulak not looking pleased backstage. Interested to see where this feud will go next between the two.

Good match and I’m interested to see what’s next in this feud between Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak.

The video package to hype up Neville Vs. Austin Aries for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Wrestlemania 33 was great. Looking forward to the match between the two at Wrestlemania 33. Should be amazing. Bow down to the king! “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”!

Akira Tozawa Vs. The Brian Kendrick was an excellent match. Mark out moment! As Akira Tozawa was making his entrance, a recap was shown of what happened last week as Akira Tozawa wanted to fight The Brian Kendrick, but The Brian Kendrick attacked Akira Tozawa from behind being disguised as a security guard. This is good as it shows what happened last week on 205 Live for those who have missed it or forgot about it. Before the match, The Brian Kendrick offered his hand to Akira Tozawa, but Akira Tozawa ended up standing face-to-face with The Brian Kendrick as the match got underway. I like how Akira Tozawa just went face-to-face with The Brian Kendrick without shaking his hand which shows the hatred between the two which I like.

Akira Tozawa did excellent in this match as he tried to get revenge on The Brian Kendrick for the past month. His diving senton and suicide dive on The Brian Kendrick were executed perfectly. The way he sold his face throughout the match was excellent selling too. Excellent performance from Akira Tozawa here.

The Brian Kendrick did excellent in this match as he tried to teach Akira Tozawa another lesson about respect. The way he worked on Akira Tozawa’s face throughout the whole match was excellent in-ring psychology there. His drop toe-hold on Akira Tozawa to the steel ramp looked painful as heck and his Sliced Bread #2 on Akira Tozawa was well executed. Excellent performance from The Brian Kendrick here.

The ending of the match came when The Brian Kendrick exposed the top turnbuckle as Akira Tozawa tried to hit a body avalanche on The Brian Kendrick, but The Brian Kendrick moved out of the way as Akira Tozawa hit the exposed turnbuckle as The Brian Kendrick rolled up Akira Tozawa with a schoolboy for the pin and win. Nice strategy from The Brian Kendrick there as he used the ring to his advantage. He’s “The Man with a Plan”!

After the match, The Brian Kendrick cut a promo on Akira Tozawa by telling him that lesson number nine is that everything and anything can be used as a weapon as he goes up the ramp as Akira Tozawa looks on from the ring.

It seems like the feud between Akira Tozawa and The Brian Kendrick is far from over and I’m glad to see it because this feud between the two so far has been great. I’m interested to see how this feud will end and I can’t wait to see it.

Excellent match and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in this feud between Akira Tozawa and The Brian Kendrick.

The promo segment between Neville and Austin Aries was good. Neville came into the ring as he talked about how he had to go through so much in order to be the man he is today and when Wrestlemania was coming last year for him, he broked his ankle and no cared about him when he was gone. He then returned and made an impact in the WWE Cruiserweight division and now is heading to Wrestlemania 33 as the champion. He then talked about how Austin Aries is nothing, but a color commentator that makes jokes. He then pointed to the titantron to see what happens with 205 Live without Neville as a black screen was shown. He then told the WWE Universe that without him, 205 Live is nothing and that at Wrestlemania 33 will be all about him.

As he was about to continue, Austin Aries interrupted as he heads into the ring and told Neville that he’s saying all of these things just to feed his own ego. He then told Neville that 205 Live is greater when Austin Aries is there and that he told him that he’s an amazing competitor and won’t deny that fact. He then told Neville that he does make jokes, but he does it so he doesn’t become like Neville. Austin Aries then told Neville that they’re different by the way they’re trying to make a name for themselves and people not liking the way they are because of how they work. He then told Neville that they’re similar because they are the main attraction no matter what position they’re in on the card because they will tear the house down at Wrestlemania 33. He then told Neville that he will take that WWE Cruiserweight Championship from him.

As Austin Aries was about to finish, Neville hit Austin Aries with a forearm as he started to beat down Austin Aries until he momentarily left the ring until he came back in and tried to finish Austin Aries off, but Austin Aries hit Neville with a microphone as he applied the Last Chancery on Neville, but Neville escaped as he grabbed his championship and left the ring as Austin Aries told Neville to bring it inside the ring.

Another nice build up to Neville Vs. Austin Aries for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Wrestlemania 33 which should be an excellent match where I’m looking forward to it. Bow down to the king! “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”!

Good promo segment as I’m looking forward to Neville Vs. Austin Aries for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Wrestlemania 33.

Overall, good show for the eighteenth 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 March 28, 2017.

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