Welcome to the live coverage for 205 Live!
They open the show with a recap of last week's main event ending in a no contest due to Hideo Itami's interference. Drake Maverick says that this is unacceptable. He says that Hideo is banned from the show tonight as a result. He also says we will see Mustafa Ali vs. Tony Nese as well as Jack Gallagher, Brian Kendrick, and Drew Gulak vs. Lucha House Party. And that happens... next!
The opening video package plays.
We're welcomed to the show by Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson. Watson says that he would have suspended Hideo for his actions last week which makes Nigel laugh.
Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik, Kalisto, & Lince Dorado) vs. Drew Gulak, Jack Gallagher, & The Brian Kendrick
Lucha House Party comes out with a pinata with Gulak's face glued to it. Backstage, the other three are interviewed. Kendrick says that they have to go through the Lucha House Party to be the best tag team. Gulak says that this is a technical master class. He says that if they step to him, they will tap out. They make their way to the ring.
The bell sounds as it's Kalisto starting off against Gentleman Jack Gallagher. They circle around before Jack locks in a waistlock. Kalisto fights up only to be slammed to the mat with the hold still applied. Kalisto fights up again to roll out. Kalisto does a little dancing to mock him before hitting a big arm drag into a tag to Lince. Lince hits a double axe handle to the shoulder before Jack gets the advantage to tag in Kendrick. Lince hits a drop toe hold on Kendrick before doing some taunting of his own. Lince tags in Gran before they hit a couple of splashes followed by a big one from Gran for a two count. Gran tags out to Lince as does Kendrick to Gulak. Lince and Gulak exchange some dodges before Gulak is hurricanran'd out of the ring. Lince is then sent out of the ring by his partners for a big plancha that clears all of the other members of the other team. Gulak is rolled back in who hooks the head of Kalisto for a chinhook before tagging out to Gallagher. Kalisto hits a big kick to the head before climbing up to the second rope only to be cleared by Kendrick as his head slams into the top turnbuckle! Kendrick tags in and applies an armhold with a dragon sleeper variation.
Kendrick hits a big suplex for a two count. Gulak tags in and stomps on Kalisto. He lifts him up and slams him down hard! Kalisto begins fighting out and takes out Gallagher and Kendrick. He slips between Gulak's legs to get near his corner. Kendrick climbs in to distract the referee as Kalisto gets the tag behind the referee's back! Lince comes in only to be tossed back out by the referee. Gulak stomps on Kalisto and tags out to Gallagher who locks in an abdominal stretch. He drops the hold to do some taunting before tagging in Kendrick who kicks him in the side of the head for a two count. Kendrick hits some mounted punches before tagging in Gulak. Gulak hits a big punch to his midsection before locking in a torture rack on Kalisto before slamming over onto the mat. Gulak locks in a hammerlock with a single leg Boston crab. Kalisto begins showing some fire as he kicks Gulak. Kendrick tags in and kicks him in the head to stop him. Kendrick whips Kalisto into the corner before hitting some big punches. Kalisto fires back with some kicks before he gets sandwiched in the corner again with some shoulder charges. Kendrick sets him up top. Kalisto kicks Gulak away and Kendrick before hitting a diving tornado DDT on Kendrick. Gran Metalik tags in as does Jack. Metalik hits a springboard crossbody followed by a big superkick and a DDT! Lince tags in before they hit a set-up springboard dropkick into a bridge pin for a two count. Gulak tags himself in before Lince rolls him up for a two count.
Drew Gulak hits a big lariat for a two count. Drew Gulak tries for his Gu-Lock, but Lince reverses. Lince tries for a tilt-a-whirl manuever that is reversed into a school boy. He only gets a two count as the referee sees Gulak holding his tights. Kendrick tags himself in. Chaos ensues as multiple people enter the ring to hit superkicks. It comes down to Gulak and Jack who try to double team Lince. They whip him into the rope before he springs off of it for a double Golden Rewind! Both men are sent out of the ring as it's Metalik and Kalisto hit them with double planchas to the outside. Lince is about to follow suit, but he's hooked in the Captain's Hook! He rolls up Kendrick and hooks the tights as the referee doesn't notice! It's good for three!
Winners: Lucha House Party
A promo is shown backstage of Hideo Itami saying that Buddy Murphy and Mustafa Ali did not deserve to be in the main event. He says that he does and that he'll make them respect him.
Backstage, Buddy Murphy walks into Drake Maverick's office. Buddy says he only wants a match with Hideo Itami. Murphy says that he's not wrestling until he gets Hideo. Maverick tells Murphy to come in with a request... not an ultimatum. He says that he's going to give everyone what they want, but until then... keep the peace. Murphy walks out.
Mustafa Ali is shown backstage talking about how close he was to stopping the unstoppable. He says that Hideo put him down last week, but he's getting back up. He says that he's one step closer to that Cruiserweight Championship.
Akira Tozawa vs. Steve Irby
The bell sounds as Tozawa hits some big chops followed by some big stomps in the bottom corner. Irby catches his foot and rises to his feet. Irby eats a big kick followed by hitting a big elbow to floor Tozawa. Irby tries to pick him up, but Tozawa fights back. Irby hits some big strikes before getting caught by a hurricanrana. Akira climbs up to the top rope before hitting a big missile dropkick. He beckons Irby to get up. Tozawa hits a big discus roundhouse followed by climbing to the top rope for the seated senton. He covers Irby for the three count.
Winner: Akira Tozawa
The announcers talk about the newest signing to 205 Live. Lio Rush is shown talking about waiting for the right time and he says he's been disrespected. He wonders how you have two Cruiserweight tournaments without him. He says that it's time for the world to find out that he's the right man at the right place at the right time.
Tony Nese is shown getting ready backstage. He says Mustafa wants back in the title picture? He made a mistake accepting his challenge. Nese says that tonight is about him making his statement at the expense of Ali.
An advertisement is shown for NXT Takeover: Chicago.
TJP is shown backstage complaining about not being in a match this week. He says that he's going to be remembered as the one who got away if Maverick isn't careful.
Mustafa Ali vs. Tony Nese
Tony Nese says that he has better friends than Ali on his entrance as Buddy Murphy walks out to join him. Nigel says that it's Tony Nese who taught Murphy how to cut weight to make the division. Buddy Murphy slides into the ring before the match starts as Ali is surrounded. Cedric Alexander's music hits as he makes his way down to the ring to even the odds. The referee gets in between the two sides to throw out Alexander and Murphy.
The bell sounds as Nese rams Ali into the corner and delivers a solid right hand to the ribs. Nese unloads with a series of body shots before whipping Ali into the ropes to send him up with a back body drop! Nese taunts a bit as he waits for Ali to get up. Ali hits a big dropkick that sends Nese outside. Nese hops up onto the apron to receive a kick. Ali comes outside to come after Tony only for Murphy to step into the way. Nese nails Ali with a big discus elbow strike. Nese launches Ali right into the ringpost outside as the referee warns both Alexander and Murphy to move away. Nese rolls Ali back inside and mocks him. Nese whips Ali into the corner before hitting a running elbow strike for a two count. Nese locks in a waistlock with his legs digging into the ribs of Ali. Nese begins pounding on Ali's chest. Ali gets out of the hold only for Nese to lock in a waistlock. Ali fights out with elbows, but Nese clubs him. Nese hits a thumb to his Adam's apple. Nese springs off the second rope only to eat a big kick. Ali rolls through the second rope before springing up to hit the X-Factor for a two count! Ali chops Nese a few times before Nese hits a pump handle move that is reversed into an elbow strike. Both men are down due to a double clothesline!
Nese staggers to his feet as does Ali. Ali tries for a big punch only to get caught by Nese. Nese climbs up to eat a kick on the top rope. Ali climbs up to the top rope, but he's pushed off. Nese charges after him to nail him with a running lariat. Nese lifts him up for a pump handle driver for a two count. Nese throws Ali into the bottom corner before stepping away. He rushes for the Running Nese, but he's caught by a superkick. Ali climbs up for the 0-5-4, but Murphy pulls Nese out of the way. Chaos unleashes as Alexander is pushed by Murphy! They fight up the ramp as Nese and Ali come back into the ring. Nese rolls up Ali for a two count before lifting him up and slamming him into the corner turnbuckle for the two count. Nese hits a running knee to the mid-section to set him up in the corner. Nese lowers the kneepad, but Ali dodges out of the Running Nese. Ali leaps from the top rope for the Tornado DDT! Mustafa Ali pulls him towards the corner before leaping for the 0-5-4 for the three count!
Winner: Mustafa Ali
Mustafa Ali grabs the microphone and says that he knows Drake is watching. He says that Itami, himself, and Murphy want to rip each other apart. He says to make that match a triple threat next week! He pounds on his chest as he climbs up to the top turnbuckle as Drake is shown backstage.
Drake is interviewed to ask for his reaction. Maverick says that Itami has ruffled their feathers. He says his job is really easy sometimes. Maverick says that the triple threat match is scheduled for next week!