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205 Live 8/29/17 Review: Captain Underpants, How You Doin’?!

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205 Live on August 29, 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 video package highlighting what happened last week when The Brian Kendrick took down Gentleman Jack Gallagher and challenged him to a No Disqualification match. This is good as it shows what happened last week as it will be Gentleman Jack Gallagher Vs. The Brian Kendrick in a No Disqualification match later on the show. Well produced video package here.

Gentleman Jack Gallagher Vs. The Brian Kendrick in a No Disqualification match was excellent. Mark out moment! After what happened between these two for the past few months, it led to this match and they killed each other in this match.

Gentleman Jack Gallagher did excellent in this match as he tried to revenge on The Brian Kendrick for making of him. His umbrella shots to The Brian Kendrick looked painful as heck and his running dropkick to the barricade on The Brian Kendrick looked devastating. Excellent work from Gentleman Jack Gallagher here.

The Brian Kendrick did excellent in this match as well as he tried to prove that Gentleman Jack Gallagher is a clown. The way he repeatedly bumped Gentleman Jack Gallagher’s head to the steel steps looked painful as heck as it got Gentleman Jack Gallagher cut open. His DDT on Gentleman Jack Gallagher on a ring bell looked devastating as it knocked Gentleman Jack Gallagher out cold.

The ending of the match came when The Brian Kendrick locked Gentleman Jack Gallagher with The Captain’s Hook (Grounded reverse chinlock) with a kendo stick near his throat as the referee called for the bell as Gentleman Jack Gallagher was unresponsive. A good win for The Brian Kendrick, but I have a feeling this feud is far from over, but we’ll see. He’s a man with a plan!

Excellent No Disqualification match and I’m curious to see if this is the end of the feud between Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick.

The backstage interview with Noam Dar, Drew Gulak, and Tony Nese by Dasha Fuentes was good. Noam Dar talked about how he underestimated Enzo Amore on Monday Night Raw and that he didn’t beat him, he beat himself. Drew Gulak then said that Enzo Amore doesn’t have what it takes to be in the cruiserweight division as he’s not a part of the better 205 Live. Tony Nese then said that Enzo Amore may be in the same weight class as him, but he doesn’t have the body that he has as Enzo Amore is not at his level. Drew Gulak told Dasha Fuentes that Enzo Amore’s debut in 205 Live will end in failure as they left.

Noam Dar, Drew Gulak, and Tony Nese don’t seem to like Enzo Amore in the cruiserweight division, but we’ll see how they handle Enzo Amore in the six man tag team match later on the show. Good backstage interview here.

Rich Swann Vs. Ariya Daivari was a good match. TJP was on commentary for this match and we got a recap of what happened two weeks ago when TJP distracted Rich Swann to get Ariya Daivari the win over Rich Swann. When Ariya Daivari made his entrance to the ring, Ariya Daivari had a video promo where he said that Rich Swann’s excuse for losing to him is inexcusable in his case and he will dedicate his win to another wrestler from Iran to put Rich Swann in his place. Ariya Daivari looks to be confident going against Rich Swann so let’s see how that turns out.

Ariya Daivari hit a devastating looking flapjack on Rich Swann on the commentary table that momentarily got Rich Swann out cold. Rich Swann got some nice offense on Ariya Daivari with the dropkick and rolling splash. Good work from both men here.

The ending of the match came when TJP pulled the leg of Ariya Daivari to distract Ariya Daivari which allowed Rich Swann to execute a small package on Ariya Daivari for the pin and win. Rich Swann got the win thanks to the assist of TJP.

After the match, Ariya Daivari attacked TJP from the commentary table and threw him in the ring until TJP made a comeback and managed to hit a spinning wheel kick on Ariya Daivari with his injured knee. Rich Swann then gave TJP his crutch and left the ring while TJP threw the crutch down and hit a Detonation Kick (Fireman’s carry into an overhead kick) on Ariya Daivari with the injured knee.

It seems like TJP is already recovering pretty quickly as he managed to take out Ariya Daivari with his injured knee. I have a feeling that TJP was pretending to be injured this whole time to avoid facing Rich Swann again, but we’ll see. *Dabs*

Good match and good post-match as I’m looking forward to another match between Rich Swann and TJP.

The backstage segment between Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, and Enzo Amore was good. Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik were getting ready backstage for their match until Enzo Amore came in and told them that his spot in the cruiserweight division is permanent as he drew out the plan for the six man tag team match. Cedric Alexander then told Enzo Amore that he appreciated what Enzo Amore is trying to do, but he and Gran Metalik know what they’re doing since they’re actual cruiserweights. Enzo Amore understood what Cedric Alexander was trying to say to him, but told them that he got this as he continued to write out the plan as Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik were ignoring him.

I have the feeling that the dynamic between these three is going to be interesting when they are going to team up later on the show. We’ll see how it all goes. Good backstage segment here.

Enzo Amore, Cedric Alexander, and Gran Metalik Vs. Noam Dar, Tony Nese, and Drew Gulak was a good six man tag team match. Enzo Amore made his entrance doing his usual shtick as he talked about that he will make his official in-ring debut for 205 Live! Mark out moment! He then talked about how he got Noam Dar on the jaw on Monday Night Raw, Drew Gulak looking like Captain Underpants with his attire, and Tony Nese needing to head back to the gym for Chip and Dale. He then told that all three of them are S-A-W-F-T, SAWFT! Man, I still wish that The Certified Gs were together still. Neville was watching the match backstage as he had an eye on Enzo Amore. Anyway, back to the match itself.

Tony Nese’s running back elbow on Enzo Amore looked like it hurt and his legsweep followed by the facebuster on Cedric Alexander from the ring apron to the floor looked nasty. Drew Gulak and Tony Nese had some nice chemistry in this match as Tony Nese helped Drew Gulak by pulling him out of the ring as Gran Metalik missed his high-angle senton bomb. Good work from these three men here.

The chemistry that Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik have is quite impressive as they hit simultaneous somersault dives with Cedric Alexander doing a regular one and Gran Metalik doing an assist rope one on Drew Gulak and Tony Nese. The back handspring roundhouse kick from Cedric Alexander to Drew Gulak knocked Drew Gulak out. Enzo Amore’s Jawdunzo (Inverted stomp facebreaker) on Noam Dar was well executed. Good work from these three men here.

The ending of the match came when Enzo Amore rolled up Tony Nese with a schoolboy while putting his feet on the middle rope for the pin and win. Wow, I didn’t expect Enzo Amore to cheat to win this match, but he was doing whatever it takes to win so that’s interesting. I question if Enzo Amore will turn heel or not, but a win is a win as Neville laughed at Enzo Amore backstage after his win where I assume they will face each other soon for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. How you doin’?!

Good six man tag team match and I’m interested to see when Neville and Enzo Amore lock up for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

Overall, good show for the fortieth 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.


Mark Out Moments: 2


That is my review of 205 Live on August 29, 2017.

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