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205 Live Recap & Review – Episode 52

WWE 205 Live
Episode 52

Original Air Date: November 21, 2017
Event Date: November 21, 2017 (aired live)

City: Houston, TX
Venue: Toyota Center

Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton


Enzo Amore tells Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar, and Tony Nese that he expects them to represent the Zo Train well, and if they do well tonight he might recommend one of them for a Cruiserweight Title shot. Drew Gulak shows up dressed as the “Gobbledy Gulak-er.” No one seems amused.

Intro Video
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New

Ring Area
Drew Gulak explains that he is “Enzo Adjacent,” therefore he is from the streets. Gulak will do whatever it takes to clean the streets of Tozawa’s chants, and he will prove to Amore that he is willing to get his hands dirty. He then gets ready to present his latest Power Point when Tozawa’s music interrupts.


Match 1
Street Fight
Drew Gulak vs Akira Tozawa
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Akira Tozawa wins via pinfall after a diving senton through a table with a trash can
Time: 11:11

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Once again, Tozawa has a very entertaining street fight on 205 Live. Tozawa took a lot of punishment in this match, and Gulak looked determined and mean. Gulak hit Tozawa with numerous shots that looked like they really hurt, including punching Tozawa in the ear and suplexing him on the ramp after catching Tozawa from a tope.


Hideo Itami is coming to 205 Live.

Tony Nese doesn’t care how great Itami is. 205 Live is “Zo Town.” Enzo us upset about Gulak losing when Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, and Mustafa Ali show up. They make fun of Enzo and his friends, then they walk away.


Match 2
Mustfa Ali vs Tony Nese
(referee: Charles Robinson)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Tony Nese wins via pinfall after a running knee strike
Time: 7:06

Match Thoughts
Good match. Ali got some big moves here and there, but Nese used his power to wear down ALi in a believable way. I liked the finish to this as well. It was kind of sudden, but it looked very good.


Noam Dar and Ariya Daivari are confident going into their match. Enzo is still upset at the Gobbledy Gulak-er.


Match 3
Ariya Daivari & Noam Dar w/ Enzo Amore (Cruiserweight Champ) vs Rich Swann & Cedric Alexander
(referee: Dan Engler)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Rich Swann pins Noam Dar after a Phoenix Splash
Time: 8:07

Match Thoughts
Good match. This was a solid tag bout. I think Noam Dar was the standout, though all four men were good.


Ring Area
Enzo Amore leads an attack on Swann and Alexander after the match. Nese and Gulak join, and they take out Tozawa and Ali when they try to help their friends. The show ends with Amore and the Zo Train celebrating their actions.


Show Impressions
This was a good show. I liked how all the matches were tied together and how the repeated backstage segment made it feel like a show with a single purpose. I think that kind of thing makes a show more engaging. The matches being good helped as well.

Match of the Night
Street Fight
I feel like this was easily the most entertaining match. The other matches were good, but this was the most fun to watch.



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