Welcome to the live coverage for 205 Live!
We open the show with a video package showing the feud between Hideo Itami/Akira Tozawa versus Gran Metallik/Lince Dorado so far. They will fight in a tornado tag team match tonight!
Vic Joseph and Percy Watson congratulate Nigel McGuinness on having a baby girl before talking about Buddy Murphy attacking Cedric Alexander.
Mustafa Ali makes his way out to the ring. Ariya Daivari is shown backstage as he apparently requested this match. He says that it was pathetic how Mustafa Ali said that he's in the line for the title. He asked for the match to move Mustafa Ali to the back of the line, where he belongs.
Mustafa Ali vs. Ariya Daivari
Mustafa Ali is blindsided early by Ariya who fires away with blows in the corner. Ali comes back with a hurricanrana for a two count. He pulls up Ariya who hits a knee to the midsection. Ali climbs to the second rope, but Ariya kicks his legs out from underneath him. He's trapped on the turnbuckle before Ariya hits a backstabber for a two count. Ariya lifts him up and delivers a few backbreakers before covering for a two count. Ariya sends Ali into the corner before hitting a shot to the back. Ali begins fighting back with some big shots. Ariya floors him and locks in a waist lock. Ali manages to squeeze out before hitting some big running elbows followed by a chop or two. Ali tries to whip Ariya, but he's too powerful. Ali is whipped into the corner and goes to the apron. He hits a kick to the head. He gets into the ring before taking a superkick for a two count. Ariya yells in the face of Ali before Ali hits a dropkick to send him outside. Ali gets out onto the apron before stepping outside. He runs towards Ariya who catches him with a spinebuster outside!
Ariya rolls him back into the ring as he climbs up. Persian Frog Splash connects, but it's only a two count! Ariya pulls up Ali slowly before trying for his hammerlock lariat, but Ali rolls it into a roll-up for two. Ali gets flattened by a lariat for a two count. Ariya pulls Ali to his feet and puts him on the top rope. Ariya hits some big strikes to the back of Ali before climbing up. He stalls for a moment before hooking the arm of Ali. They go back for a belly-to-back suplex, but Ali lands on his feet as Ariya crashes to the mat. Ali quickly leaps back to the top before hitting the 0-5-4 for the three count!
WINNER: Mustafa Ali
They show a video package from last week showing Buddy Murphy hitting Murphy's Law on Cedric Alexander last week.
Drake Maverick is shown backstage and says that Murphy's actions last week were reprehensible. He says that despite that, his actions in the ring have earned him a shot at the Cruiserweight Championship. He shows a video package of Buddy Murphy and it shows that he weighed in at 207 pounds making him too heavy to resume competition. He announces that next week will be a gauntlet match with the winner earning a match against Cedric Alexander at Greatest Royal Rumble.
Jack Gallagher makes his way out before being joined by The Brian Kendrick. They make their way to the ring to fight two opponents already in the ring.
Jack Gallagher & Brian Kendrick vs. Two Local Talents
Jack Gallagher begins staring down one of the men before hooking his ear and locking in a wristlock. Jack begins working on the fingers of the man before tagging in Brian Kendrick. Kendrick hits a big strike to the side of the man's head before yanking on the nose of him. Kendrick begins drilling into the side of his head with some elbow strikes. The enhancement talent gets away long enough to tag out before he gets flattened by a dropkick. Kendrick taunts a bit before whipping the other talent into the corner. Kendrick whips him forcefully into another corner. Kendrick hits a few chops in the corner. The talent gets a big shot to the face before Kendrick hits a face slam into the corner before tagging in Gallagher. Jack slams the talent on the apron from the outside. The talent catches him as he comes back in before Jack tags out. Jack hits a big headbutt before the talent is flipped into the Captain's Hook before he tags out!
WINNERS: Jack Gallagher & Brian Kendrick
Mustafa Ali is shown backstage and he says that he hopes Buddy Murphy does eventually cut weight because he wants his revenge on him. He also says that next week is a huge opportunity for him in that gauntlet.
Kalisto is shown backstage getting his teammates ready for the match tonight.
Drew Gulak is backstage with his campaign for a better 205 Live. He says that Nese thinks he's better than him because he has washboard abs? He says that if Nese steps to him, then he will tap out.
Drake Maverick is on commentary for the next match.
Hideo Itami & Akira Tozawa vs. Gran Metallik & Lince Dorado
The masked duo charge Akira and Hideo on their entrance. They brawl outside of the ring before Tozawa and Itami get the advantage for a moment before rolling them into the ring. They are hit by well-timed superkicks from Lucha House Party before they hit suicide dives in synch. They move into the ring as the bell rings. Lince and Gran team up to hit a few chops. Lince hits a running body splash off the ropes for a two count. Gran tries to pump the crowd as they continue to work over Akira Tozawa. Akira hits a big kick to the face of Gran Metallik on the apron before Hideo hitting a leaping knee strike from the apron. Akira runs along the apron before hitting a backwards senton from the second rope onto everyone. They move into the ring with Akira and Hideo working over Lince Dorado. Gran tries to get back in before Itami kicks him away. Hideo begins stomping on Lince before Akira goes outside to work on Gran Metallik for a few moments. Itami and Tozawa hit a running forearm into a kick and whip Lince into the second turnbuckle forcefully. Gran Metallik tries to come back in before being stopped by Itami as Akira covers for two. Lince fights back with a lariat to Akira! He gets caught in the center of the ring with a crossface before Akira catches Metallik with an Octopus Stretch! Metallik reverses it by falling onto Itam! They clear Metallik again before Lince's mask is being ripped by Itami! He fires back with some huge strikes before Akira stops him.
Itami is holding Lince as Akira chops him. He yells at him to come on before Tozawa chops him again. He falls to the mat before Tozawa hits a body slam followed by a senton for a two count. Itami slams the head of Gran Metallik onto the announce table on the outside. Akira does his feint chop before hitting his punch. Tozawa stomps on Lince. They continue to double-team Lince Dorado. Gran Metallik comes from nowhere with a springboard double dropkick to both men. Metallik hits a tilt-awhirl backbreaker to both men. Lince charges towards Metallik who lifts him up for a double dropkick to both Itami and Tozawa. They slide outside before Metallik and Dorado hit in-synch springboard moonsaults to the outside of the ring onto them! Itami whips Dorado knee-first into the steel steps. Metallik takes out Itami before Tozawa hits a running missile headbutt through the ropes to set up Metallik on the announce table. Tozawa climbs up to the top rope, but he's caught off guard by Lince. Itami comes up there as well before Gran Metallik hits a kick to straighten them up. He leaps over them to hit a sunset flip powerbomb onto Akira and Itami who hit a superplex onto Lince. Everyone is down!
Akira begins slugging it out with Lince. Lince hits a spike hurricanrana for a two count. Tozawa takes out Lince before hitting the big senton from the top rope! He goes for the cover, but it's broken up by Gran Metallik. Metallik and Itami are standing in the ring before Metallik hits a handspring back elbow that is caught by Itami with a dropkick for a two count. Itami and Akira whip Lince into the ropes who springs off with a double cutter/stunner. He falls onto both men for a two count! Lince and Itami begin trading stiff shots. Lince falls into the bottom corner before Itami hits his signature running dropkick. Metallik comes back in, but Itami goes after his mask too! Akira tries for a big boot, but he catches Itami! Metallik lays out both of them as he climbs to the top rope with Lince Dorado! They leap! Metallik hits a big elbow drop as Lince hits a shooting star press for a double pinfall for the three count!
WINNERS: Gran Metallik & Lince Dorado
Kalisto rushes out to the ring to celebrate with his partners as they talk about the big gauntlet match next week.