205 Live on October 10, 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 showing what happened on Monday Night Raw where Kurt Angle told Enzo Amore that he will be defending the WWE Cruiserweight Championship on Raw instead of TLC in a lumberjack match where Kalisto ended up defeating Enzo Amore to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion. This is good as it shows what happened on Monday Night Raw for those who have missed it or forgot about it. Well produced video package here.
The segment between Kalisto, Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari, and Mustafa Ali by Renee Young was great. Renee Young has made an appearance on 205 Live! Mark out moment! Normally, we had Dasha Fuentes to do the interviews in 205 Live so seeing Renee Young here is a nice change of pace and she is a very good interviewer so she did her job here.
Renee Young asked Kalisto on how does it feel to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion as Kalisto responded by saying that a luchador is now WWE Cruiserweight Champion. He then said that it was a dream come true and then he won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship on a man’s birthday that he idolized which was Eddie Guerrero. He then said that he will bring prestige and honor to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, unlike Enzo Amore.
As Kalisto was about to continue, he was interrupted by Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari where Enzo Amore did his usual shtick while telling Kalisto that he is not here to ruin his celebration because he said he’s going to make it better since he’s here. He then told Kalisto that despite him being the WWE Cruiserweight Champion, he’s still the man and 205 Live is still his show. He then told Kalisto that he can’t carry the cruiserweight division because he has been main eventing Raw for the past three weeks as he’s the godfather of the cruiserweight division. He then said to Kalisto that everyone in the cruiserweight division are losers and he was the one that made them relevant. He then told Kalisto that if it weren’t for Mustafa Ali, he would still be WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Enzo Amore then said to Kalisto that he idolized Eddie Guerrero and what he did on Monday Night Raw was to lie, cheat, and steal to win the championship.
Kalisto then told Enzo Amore that a win is a win and that he lost. Enzo Amore then told Kalisto that he was right about winning is winning, but the way he won is nothing compared to him as he made fun of Kalisto on the way he looks and how he is wearing the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Enzo Amore then told Kalisto at TLC, he’s going to take back his WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
As Kalisto was paying attention to Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari was trying to attack him from behind, but Kalisto caught him and fought back against Ariya Daivari. Enzo Amore then came in and attacked Kalisto as Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari double teamed on Kalisto. This led to Mustafa Ali coming in as he even up the odds as Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari retreated.
Kalisto has found himself a partner to take out Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari with Mustafa Ali as Mustafa Ali had issues with Enzo Amore on Monday Night Raw. I expect a tag team match between these four down the line.
Great segment and I want to see if the tag team match between Kalisto and Mustafa Ali Vs. Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari will happen.
Rich Swann Vs. TJP in a 2 Out of 3 Falls match was excellent. Mark out moment! As you expect from these two, it’s hard to not have a bad match between these two and these two delivered once again. I’m going to be talking about this match into parts so let’s get to it.
The first match between Rich Swann and TJP was good. After Rich Swann made his entrance, we get a recap of the feud between Rich Swann and TJP for the past few weeks which was good as it highlighted the feud between the two. After that, Rich Swann cut a promo by telling TJP that after this match is over, it’s over between them. Rich Swann seemed ready as he looks to get revenge on TJP. Let’s talk about the match now.
I like how right before the bell rang, Rich Swann immediately tried to take down TJP with a somersault dive to the outside, but this led to TJP taking advantage of Rich Swann by throwing him to the barricade multiple times before the actual match start as TJP took control of Rich Swann in the first match.
The first fall came when TJP locked Rich Swann in a kneebar, but Rich Swann reversed the kneebar into a bridging pin on TJP to get the first fall in the match. Wow, that was very clever of Rich Swann to do that as he got the first fall in the match very quickly against TJP.
The second match between Rich Swann and TJP was excellent. This was when the match started to pick up and became a lot of fun to watch as a result.
TJP did excellent in this second match as he tried to get his first fall over Rich Swann. The way he countered Rich Swann’s double underhook sitout powerbomb into a sunset flip pin was very impressive. The way he countered Rich Swann’s rolling splash by putting his knees up was smart in TJP’s part. His baseball slide dropkick on Rich Swann was very impressive as well. Excellent work from TJP here.
Rich Swann also did excellent in this second match as he tried to do a clean sweep on TJP. His spin kick to TJP looked devastating as he almost knocked out TJP. His Frankensteiner on TJP was extremely impressive and well executed. His suplex into a Michinoku Driver on TJP was very innovative. His cartwheel corkscrew 450 splash on TJP was cool to watch. Excellent work from Rich Swann here.
The ending of the match came when Rich Swann hit a corkscrew 450 splash on TJP for the pin and win. Wow, I didn’t expect to see Rich Swann do a clean sweep on TJP, but he managed to get his revenge. Can you handle this?!
Excellent 2 Out of 3 Falls match and I want to see where Rich Swann and TJP go from here after this feud.
The backstage segment between Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari, and Drew Gulak was good. Enzo Amore told Ariya Daivari that Kalisto and Mustafa Ali are dirtbags in which Ariya Daivari agreed with him. Enzo Amore then said to Ariya Daivari that they will destroy Kalisto and Mustafa Ali later in the show.
Drew Gulak then met up with Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari as Enzo Amore asked Ariya Daivari on who Drew Gulak is which Ariya Daivari responded by saying Captain Underpants as Drew Gulak didn’t take a liking to that. Drew Gulak told Enzo Amore that despite people not liking him, he sticks to his values and he doesn’t like how Kalisto is the WWE Cruiserweight Champion due to his looks and his chants. He then told Enzo Amore despite not liking him, he does respect his values and he will make 205 Live great by showing an example to him against Akira Tozawa as he left where Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari wondered what just happened.
It seems like Drew Gulak may be on the side of Enzo Amore despite not liking him. Let’s see what type of statement Drew Gulak will do on Akira Tozawa. Good backstage segment here.
Akira Tozawa Vs. Drew Gulak never happened as when Akira Tozawa was making his entrance, Drew Gulak attacked him from behind by stomping on him multiple times before hitting Akira Tozawa’s throat with his no chant sign as he left.
Well, Drew Gulak just made his statement on Akira Tozawa by trying to injure Akira Tozawa’s throat so he can’t do his chant anymore. Very clever on Drew Gulak’s part. However, I don’t think Akira Tozawa will take kindly to that and will get revenge on Drew Gulak when he can.
Great segment as I can’t wait to see Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak go face to face once again.
We then get a recap of what happened last week when Cedric Alexander beat down The Brian Kendrick backstage and when he hit Gentleman Jack Gallagher with his umbrella as well as continuously assaulted afterward. 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 interview with Cedric Alexander by Dasha Fuentes was good. Cedric Alexander talked about how The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher don’t think that Cedric Alexander has what it takes to be a champion due to him not having an edge. Cedric Alexander then said that despite being a good guy, he can play dirty and when The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher come at him again, he’ll be ready.
It seems like Cedric Alexander is ready for whatever The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher have planned for him next. However, he may need to find some backup just in case things go wrong. Good backstage interview here.
Kalisto & Mustafa Ali Vs. Enzo Amore & Ariya Daivari was a good tag team match. After what happened earlier in the night, it led to this match and it was a lot of fun to watch.
The way Ariya Daivari hit a big boot to the side of Mustafa Ali’s face looked devastating as it made Mustafa Ali fell down to the floor. The way Enzo Amore threw Mustafa Ali to the ring-post looked painful as heck as Mustafa Ali kind of flipped when that happened. Mustafa Ali hit a nice spinning wheel kick to Enzo Amore. The suicide dive from Kalisto and the somersault dive from Mustafa Ali on Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari was well synced. Good work from both teams here.
The ending of the match came when Kalisto hit Salida del Sol (Standing sitout shiranui) on Ariya Daivari for the pin and win for his team. Kalisto got the better of Enzo Amore here once again and let’s see how Enzo Amore will get back at Kalisto. Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!
Good tag team match and I want to see how Enzo Amore will retaliate on Kalisto the next time they meet.
Overall, good show for the forty-sixth 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 October 10, 2017.
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