May 30, 2017
City: Atlanta, GA
Venue: Philips Arena
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
Neville has attempted to destroy Austin Aries before their next title match.
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$
Noam Dar and Alicia Fox head to the ring. They say that their relationship is unbreakable, and true love will conquer all at Extreme Rules. Rich Swann and Sasha Banks come out next and call Dar and Fox a hot mess.
Noam Dar w/ Alicia Fox vs Rich Swann w/ Sasha Banks
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: Noam Dar wins via pinfall with a running enzuigiri
Good match. This was better (and longer) than their match on RAW last night. Dar had the advantage throughout most of the match. He had a good strategy for a while, going after Swann’s arm, but he kind of forgot about it as the match went along. Still, I enjoyed it.
Dasha Fuentes asks Cedric Alexander about Noam Dar and Alicia Fox. He didn’t come back to rehash old relationship problems. He’s wants to make up for the time he lost to injury.
Corey Hollis vs Cedric Alexander
(referee: Dan Engler)
Result: Cedric Alexander wins via pinfall after a lumbar check
An okay match. It was barely more than a squash. Hollis started off strong but was quickly overtaken by Alexander. This was pretty good as a way to continue to re-acclimate Alexander, but hopefully he moves on to something more soon.
Highlight clips of Akira Tozawa.
Mustafa Ali vs Drew Gulak
(referee: Charles Robinson)
Result: Drew Gulak wins via pinfall after rolling through a diving cross body from Ali
Pretty good match. Ali started by diving at Gulak before the match started. Ali was in control of the match until Gulak shoved Ali from the top rope to the floor. The finish was alright, but this feud hardly feels like it’s over.
Dasha Fuentes asks Gulak for a comment. Gulak says his victory is for everyone who believes in his crusade to change 205 Live.
Austin Aries heads to the ring. He gets on the mic and talks about forcing Neville to tap out on RAW. He shows the footage a few times, but as he continues to talk Neville interrupts. Neville comes out and says that Aries got lucky. 205 Live is Neville’s kingdom and Aries has overstayed his welcomes.
Aries is about to respond when TJP runs into the ring and attacks Aries from behind. TJP and Neville double team Aries, Neville applying the Rings of Saturn while TJP kicks Aries in the knee.
This was a pretty alright show. Last week was more exciting, but this week’s show was more about building momentum going into Extreme Rules. I think they accomplished that fairly well.
Match of the Night
Noam Dar vs Rich Swann
Good match. I’m definitely looking forward to the mixed tag match at Extreme Rules.