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205 Live 11/21/17 Review: The Zo Train is on Top

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205 Live on November 21, 2017, was a great 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 earlier in the show with Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar, Tony Nese, and Drew Gulak and it was good. Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar, and Tony Nese were backstage as there is a Thanksgiving dinner set up for them as Noam Dar tried to get some food, but Enzo Amore slapped his hand and told him he is now a 5G and that The Zo Train is now connected where Enzo Amore has matches for Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar, and Tony Nese where it will be against the men that attacked them on Monday Night Raw as Ariya Daivari agree that it was good.

Enzo Amore then said that if they win their matches, Christmas will come early for them and they will get a shot at the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Enzo Amore then asked where Drew Gulak is as Noam Dar told Enzo Amore that Drew Gulak is doing his PowerPoint Presentation. The Gobbledy Gooker then showed up as Noam Dar was laughing, but stopped when Enzo Amore slapped his hand again. The Gobbedly Gooker then revealed himself as Drew Gulak as he asked how everyone is doing.

Drew Gulak then said that he is the Gobbledy Gulaker as Enzo Amore threw something in the bowl looking pissed as Drew Gulak questioned Enzo Amore about his behavior as he was the one who told him to loosen up. Enzo Amore then looked disgusted to end the segment.

It seems like Enzo Amore has a plan for his Zo Train later on the show and if they are successful in their matches, they will get a future shot at the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. We’ll see if they can succeed or not. Plus, nice to see Drew Gulak going old school here being The Gobbledy Gooker even though that character was not good, but it was very memorable, to say the least. Good backstage segment here.

Akira Tozawa Vs. Drew Gulak in a street fight was excellent. Mark out moment! Drew Gulak cut a promo after making his entrance as he said that there would be no chanting and that he will sweep the street on Akira Tozawa to end his chants once and for all. He then was about to start his PowerPoint Presentation, but was interrupted by Akira Tozawa as the street fight got underway. God dang it Akira Tozawa, he hasn’t even started his PowerPoint Presentation! That’s not cool man. Anyway, let’s talk about the match itself.

Drew Gulak did excellent in this match as he tried to silence the chants from Akira Tozawa once and for all. The way he countered Akira Tozawa’s suicide dive into a vertical suplex on the ramp was impressive. His suplex to the corner on Akira Tozawa looked painful as heck. Excellent work from Drew Gulak here.

Akira Tozawa did excellent in this match as well as he tried to avenge Drew Gulak for hurting his throat. His Saito Suplex on Drew Gulak through Drew Gulak’s no chant post looked like it hurt and his cannonball senton from the announce table onto the floor on Drew Gulak was impressive. Excellent work from Akira Tozawa here.

The ending of the match came when Akira Tozawa hit a diving senton on Drew Gulak as he had a trash can on him through a table for the pin and win. A great win for Akira Tozawa as he finally got revenge on Drew Gulak for injuring his throat. Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

Excellent Street Fight and I am intrigued for what is next for Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak after this feud.

We then get a vignette of Hideo Itami as he’s coming to 205 Live soon! Mark out moment! I was wondering why we haven’t seen Hideo Itami in NXT as of late as it seems like he’ll be debuting in the cruiserweight division very soon. Can’t wait for the debut of Hideo Itami and I’m pretty sure he will do well.

The backstage segment between Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, Noam Dar, Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, and Mustafa Ali was great. They were all backstage as they were all shocked that Hideo Itami is coming to the cruiserweight division as Tony Nese told Enzo Amore that he doesn’t need to worry about him as they will be able to get rid of him once he comes in while eating a turkey leg. Enzo Amore then told Tony Nese that he should be worried about winning as if he doesn’t win, he won’t be on The Zo Train.

Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, and Mustafa Ali then showed up as Cedric Alexander made fun of Enzo Amore as Mustafa Ali said that he sees nothing, but lackeys in The Zo Train. Rich Swann then made fun of Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese and questioned Enzo Amore’s decision for picking these guys to be in his group. Rich Swann then told them that they will be embarrased again as they left while Enzo Amore told Tony Nese to win as Tony Nese ate a piece of a turkey leg before leaving.

Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, and Mustafa Ali have gotten inside the head of Enzo Amore and his group so let’s see if they can rebound. Also, their reaction to Hideo Itami coming to the cruiserweight division was hilarious. Great backstage segment here.

Mustafa Ali Vs. Tony Nese was a great match. With Enzo Amore telling Tony Nese to win in order to stay on The Zo Train, Tony Nese got his work cut out for him as he faced the talented Mustafa Ali.

Mustafa Ali hit a beautiful diving somersault senton on Tony Nese to the outside and his back springboard Tornado DDT on Tony Nese looked like it knocked out Tony Nese for a bit. Tony Nese hit a devastating running back elbow on Mustafa Ali that looked like it hurt Mustafa Ali’s jaw and the way he threw Mustafa Ali on the announce table and to the ring post had to hurt. Great work by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Tony Nese hit Mustafa Ali with a running knee strike to the corner for the pin and win. A good win for Tony Nese as it seems like he’s staying in The Zo Train.

Great match and let’s see if the rest of The Zo Train can succeed winning their matches later on the show.

The backstage segment between Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar, and Drew Gulak was good. Enzo Amore told Ariya Daivari and Noam Dar that what Tony Nese did was how it’s done as Ariya Daivari said that they take the smiles off of Cedric Alexander’s and Rich Swann’s faces as Noam Dar told Enzo Amore that they will break them. Enzo Amore then told them not to be an embarassment like what Drew Gulak did earlier against Akira Tozawa.

Drew Gulak was dressing as The Gobbledy Gooker again as he said he needs to go the restroom as Enzo Amore told him no to think about what he has done. Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari, and Noam Dar then left as Drew Gulak sat down looking disappointed and furious on himself.

Wow, poor Drew Gulak. He can’t even go to the restroom after he lost to Akira Tozawa. Let’s see if Ariya Daivari and Noam Dar succeed or else, they will suffer the same fate as Drew Gulak. Good backstage segment here.

Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann Vs. Ariya Daivari & Noam Dar was a great tag team match. Enzo Amore accompanied Ariya Daivari and Noam Dar to the ring as he did his usual shtick.

The way Noam Dar countered Cedric Alexander’s backflip handstand headscissors takedown into a soccer kick looked painful and Ariya Daivari’s frog splash on Rich Swann was perfectly executed. The tag team work from Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann was fun to watch as the no hands Frankensteiner from Rich Swann on Noam Dar was extremely impressive. Great work from both teams here.

The ending of the match came when Rich Swann hit a corkscrew 450 splash on Noam Dar for the pin and win for his team. A good win for the team of Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann as they continue to keep their momentum ever since teaming with each other.

After the match, Enzo Amore came in and attacked Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander with Ariya Daivari and Noam Dar joining the fray. Enzo Amore took out Rich Swann with a devastating clothesline before Akira Tozawa and Mustafa Ali were trying to make the save, but was attacked by Tony Nese and Drew Gulak as Drew Gulak threw Akira Tozawa to the steel steps and Tony Nese threw Mustafa Ali to the ring post. Drew Gulak and Tony Nese then entered the ring and join the beatdown on Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann.

Ariya Daivari hit Cedric Alexander with a hammerlock lariat while Noam Dar hit Rich Swann with a running enzuiguri. Enzo Amore then hit Rich Swann with a diving splash with the assist of Noam Dar, Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak, and Tony Nese. Enzo Amore then grabbed a mic and told the fallen Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann, how you doin’? as The Zo Train stood tall.

The Zo Train were dominant here on this show and it seems like they may be an unstoppable to beat. We’ll see if the reinforcements will come to take down The Zo Train. How you doin’?!

Great tag team match and great post-match as I want to see who can stop The Zo Train.

Overall, great show for the fifty-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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