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205 Live Recap & Review – Episode 74

WWE 205 Live
Episode 74
(available on the WWE Network)

Original Air Date: April 24, 2018
Event Date: April 24, 2018 (aired live)

City: Louisville, KY
Venue: KFC Yum! Center

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


Tonight, five men will compete in a guantlet match to determine who will challenge Cedric Alexander for his Cruiserweight Title at the Greatest Royal Rumble this Friday.

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


Match 1
Cruiserweight Title Number One Contender Gauntlet Match
Mustafa Ali vs TJP vs Drew Gulak vs Tony Nese vs Kalisto
(referee: Charles Robinson; backstage interview: Dasha Fuentes, Cedric Alexander)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Kalisto wins and will get a Cruiserweight Title Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble
Fall 1: Mustafa Ali pins TJP after an 054 (0:00 – 9:46)
Fall 2: Drew Gulak wins via referee stoppage with a Gu-Lock (11:51 – 22:40)
Fall 3: Drew Gulak forces Tony Nese to submit to a Gu-Lock (24:05 – 30:38)
Fall 4: Kalisto pins Drew Gulak after Salida Del Sol (32:19 – 39:28)
Time: 39:28

Match Thoughts
Very good match. As with a lot of gauntlet matches, the first half was maybe better than the second half. TJP and Mustafa Ali had a great segment, as did Ali and Gulak. Gulak looked great in the match too. I liked how Tony Nese’s vendetta cost him. Everyone had something that made them stand out in this, except maybe for Kalisto.


Show Impressions
I liked this as a change of pace. It was similar to the recent gauntlet match on RAW in that it changed the format of the show. I really enjoy things like that.

Match of the Night
Gauntlet Match
That’s obvious, so I’ll say my favorite match-up within the gauntlet was TJP vs Mustafa Al. I’d like to see that develop into a full feud soon.


Official Results: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-04-24



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