Original Air Date: January 16, 2018
Event Date: January 16, 2018 (aired live)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New
TJP vs Gran Metalik
(referee: Danilo Anfibio; watching in the back: Kalisto)
Result: Gran Metalik wins via pinfall with a wheelbarrow victory roll
This was another good match between these two. This one was a little shorter than last week’s and it might not have been quite as good, but it was close. TJP started strong, but Gran Metalik quickly took over control of the match with his speed and flying abilities. TJP frustration played into his wrestling, causing him to be one step behind during most of this match. I’m really enjoying seeing these two in the ring together again. I’d like to see this develop into a full-blown feud that lasts for a while.
Dasha Fuentes asks TJP if he’s crying. He says he isn’t.
Jack Gallagher says he’s been tortured over the past few weeks by the sound of Brian Kendrick’s face cracking. Gallagher says he’s the man with the plan now, and he plans to go after Hideo Itami. He plans to make Itami pay.
Cedric Alexander and Goldust head to the ring. Goldust says it’s almost time for Alexander to be the new Cruiserweight champ. Cedric thanks Goldust for being a great mentor and friend. A they profess their mutual respect for each other, Enzo Amore comes out with Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari, and Drew Gulak following close behind.
Enzo says he’s a bigger star than Goldust and a bigger star than Cedric will ever be. Goldust calls Enzo a clown, so Enzo responds by saying Goldust isn’t even a part of 205 Live so he should shut up. Goldust tells Enzo to make him shut up. Enzo heads to the ring, but he says to get to him, Goldust will have to go through the Zo Train.
Goldust w/ Cedric Alexander vs Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari & Tony Nese w/ Enzo Amore (Cruiserweight Champ)
(referee: Ryan Tran)
Result: Goldust pins Drew Gulak after a Final Cut
This was okay, but I’m not a fan of having someone who shouldn’t really even be competing on 205 Live beat three guys in one match. It feels a bit like the old WCW when they used to bury the cruiserweights by having them destroyed by the heavyweights. I like Goldust, and tag matches are one thing, but this was a little too much, even if the match did sort of make sense.
The start of the Mixed Match Challenge cause this week’s 205 Live to be cut down to less than thirty minutes. That means much shorter matches, which is definitely going to hurt the watchability of the show. I liked the continuation of TJP and Gran Metalik, but that’s about all to say about tonight’s show.
Match of the Night
TJP vs Gran Metalik
This one was good, but it kind of wins by default.