205 Live on July 4, 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 segment between Titus O’Neil, Ariya Daivari, and Mustafa Ali and it was good. Titus O’Neil was talking to Akira Tozawa on the phone about him trying to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Great Balls of Fire. As Titus O’Neil was about to continue, he bumped into Ariya Daivari as he complimented his clothes as he left.
Titus O’Neil once again talked to Akira Tozawa on the phone until he bumped into Mustafa Ali. He complimented on Mustafa Ali’s wins in 205 Live as of late as he could be a star one day as he left and heads to the ring.
This was something fun here and it really shows the charisma that Titus O’Neil has. I really hope that he gets a push on Raw, but we’ll see. Good backstage segment here.
The promo segment between Titus O’Neil and Neville was good. Titus O’Neil came into the ring as he hyped up the match between Neville and Akira Tozawa for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Great Balls of Fire. He then said that Akira Tozawa will be the next WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
Titus O’Neil was about to continue until he was interrupted by Neville where he said that everything Titus O’Neil said is nothing, but a fantasy as he showed what happened on Monday Night Raw as Braun Strowman took out Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil. Neville then told Titus O’Neil that what he did to Apollo Crews was his fault. Neville then told Titus O’Neil that he probably doesn’t care about Apollo Crews or Akira Tozawa and just cares about the money. He then gave Titus O’Neil an offer, either make Akira Tozawa forfeit the match or let him see Akira Tozawa get destroyed by him at Great Balls of Fire as he heads to the ring.
Titus O’Neil has a lot to think about here, but I doubt he will give in to Neville’s demands. Looking forward to the title match between Neville and Akira Tozawa at Great Balls of Fire.
Good promo segment to help build up Neville Vs. Akira Tozawa for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Great Balls of Fire.
Neville Vs. Lince Dorado was a good match. Titus O’Neil was on commentary for this match as he was observing for his client Akira Tozawa.
Lince Dorado did well in this match as he tried to make a name for himself over the cruiserweight champion. His hurricanrana on Neville from the ring apron to the floor was well executed. Neville did well in this match too as he tried to send a message to Akira Tozawa at Great Balls of Fire. The way he threw Lince Dorado over the steel steps looked nasty and his powerbomb on Lince Dorado looked devastating. Good performances by both men here.
The ending of the match came when Neville locked in the crossface/scissored armbar combination on Lince Dorado for the pin and win. A good win for Neville as he’s getting ready for his title match at Great Balls of Fire.
Good match as Neville is ready to face Akira Tozawa for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Great Balls of Fire.
The backstage segment between TJP and Rich Swann was good. TJP was getting ready backstage until Rich Swann came in and told TJP that they have a problem. TJP told Rich Swann that they don’t have a problem as they talked about how he beat Rich Swann at the Cruiserweight Classic. He then told Rich Swann that this is a friendly conversation as they shook hands as Rich Swann told TJP that he won’t be going easy on him as he left.
It seems like Rich Swann and TJP are still being friends for now, but I have a feeling that TJP will turn on Rich Swann eventually. It’s only a matter of time. Good backstage segment here.
Gentleman Jack Gallagher Vs. Tony Nese was a good match. We saw recaps of what happened when Tony Nese beat Gentleman Jack Gallagher two weeks ago and when The Brian Kendrick beat up Gentleman Jack Gallagher last week. This is good as it’s probably setting up a feud for Gentleman Jack Gallagher down the road. Anyway, back to the match itself.
Tony Nese did well in this match as he tried to get another victory over Gentleman Jack Gallagher. The way he threw Gentleman Jack Gallagher on the ropes looked painful as heck and his running forearm smash on Gentleman Jack Gallagher looked devastating. Gentleman Jack Gallagher did well in this match too as he tried to avenge his loss on Tony Nese two weeks ago. His headbutt on Tony Nese looked painful on both ends. Good performances by both men here.
The ending of the match came when Gentleman Jack Gallagher hit a running dropkick to the corner on Tony Nese for the pin and win. A good win for Gentleman Jack Gallagher as he avenged his loss from two weeks ago.
After the match, we see The Brian Kendrick on the titantron as he was talking to Gentleman Jack Gallagher about the history of Great Britain as he went over the Revolutionary War and how those events in that war ties in to Gentleman Jack Gallagher’s failures which will include his loss against him.
Gentleman Jack Gallagher may have won over Tony Nese, but now, he has to deal with The Brian Kendrick next. I find this feud to be quite interesting and I’m intrigued on how this will go.
Good match and good post-match as I’m intrigued on what’s going to happen next in this feud between Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick.
We then get a recap of what happened on Monday Night Raw as Cedric Alexander defeated Noam Dar leaving Alicia Fox furious after their match. This is good as it shows what happened on Monday Night Raw and it also ties into our next segment which I will talk about next.
The backstage segment between Noam Dar and Alicia Fox was good. Noam Dar was being checked on by a doctor backstage and the doctor told him that his neck is okay as he left giving Noam Dar an ice bag. Alicia Fox then came in and Noam Dar told her that he’s happy that she’s back. Noam Dar then told Alicia Fox that he wants to go after the WWE Cruiserweight Championship as Alicia Fox asked Noam Dar about Cedric Alexander. Noam Dar then told Alicia Fox that they’re done with him, but Alicia Fox then told Noam Dar that they’re not done with him until he is gone from 205 Live as Noam Dar sadly agreed with her.
Even though Noam Dar wants this feud to be over, it won’t stop Alicia Fox getting what she wants. It will be interesting to see how Cedric Alexander will respond to this. Good backstage segment here.
Rich Swann Vs. TJP was an excellent match. Mark out moment! These two know each other so well so I expected an excellent match between them and they delivered.
TJP did excellent in this match as he tried to get a win over his friend Rich Swann. The way he tossed Rich Swann over the top rope to the floor looked nasty as Rich Swann hit hard on the mat. His diving back crossbody and his double underhook chickenwing into a double knee gutbuster on Rich Swann were well executed. Excellent performance from TJP here.
Rich Swann did excellent in this match as well as he tried to make a name for himself over his friend TJP. His spinning Michinoku Driver on TJP was well executed. His spin kick on TJP looked devastating as it kind of knocked TJP out momentarily. The part where he hit a roundhouse kick on TJP and TJP hit a roundhouse kick back on him at the same time was cool to watch. Excellent performance from Rich Swann here.
The ending of the match came when Rich Swann rolled up TJP for the pin and win. A great win for Rich Swann as he got a surprised victory over TJP. After the match, both men shook hands with TJP walking out leaving disappointed. I have a feeling this won’t be the last time that Rich Swann and TJP will face each other as I expect TJP to get his rematch.
Excellent match and I’m interested to see what’s next for Rich Swann and TJP in the cruiserweight division.
Overall, good show for the thirty second 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 July 4, 2017.
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