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205 Live Recap & Review – Episode 71

WWE 205 Live
Episode 71

Original Air Date: April 3, 2018
Event Date: April 3, 2018 (aired live)

City: Nashville, TN
Venue: Bridgestone Arena

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


Last week, the growing feud between Itami & Tozawa vs Lucha House Party intensified, and Buddy Murphy won a fatal four way match. Also, Ali and Alexander are getting ready for their big title match.

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


Match 1
Hideo Itami & Akira Tozawa vs Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)

Show/Hide Results

Result: the match ends in a no contest
Time: 7:26

Match Thoughts
Good match. The main focus was the growing tension between Itami and Dorado, and that bled over onto Tozawa and Metalik. Itami and Dorado were very aggressive, and though Tozawa and Metalik fought most of the match as they usually would, it did end up in a brawl that ended the bout without a winner. Up to the last segment though, this was a fast and fun match.


Drew Gulak explains that he requested to postpone his match with Mark Andrews because he wants Andrews at full health when they face each other. Gulak wants no excuses when he makes Andrews tap out.

Mark Andrews says Gulak crossed the line in their last match, and Andrews has a point to prove in their next battle. Gulak will learn to respect Mark Andrews.

Earlier today, Drake Maverick wants Tony Nese to get back in the ring and remind everyone why he is the premier athlete.


Match 2
Tony Nese vs Jonathan Pierce
(referee: Charles Robinson)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Tony Nese wins via pinfall after a running knee strike in the corner
Time: 2:55

Match Thoughts
Pretty good match. Nese was aggressive and hit a nice combination of agile moves and hard strikes. This is a good step in the right direction for Nese.


While Kalisto and Gran Metalik attend to Lince Dorado in the trainer’s room, Buddy Murphy tells Kalisto he’ll make the match short so Kalisto can join his friends.


Match 3
Buddy Murphy vs Kalisto
(referee: Jason Ayers)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Buddy Murphy wins via pinfall after Murphy’s Law
Time: 14:49

Match Thoughts
Great match. This one went on for a good amount of time, and it had many believable near falls towards the end. Both guys looked very good and hit many strong moves. It had a nice build to it that drew the crowd in, and through the finishing move didn’t look super great to me, everything leading up to that definitely made both of these wrestlers stand out.


Drake Maverick reflects on his first few months as the GM of 205 Live. He’s happy about how the Cruiserweight Title tournament went, and he wants everyone to get excited about Cedric Alexander versus Mustafa Ali at Wrestlemania.

A special look at the upcoming Cruiserweight Title match and the weeks leading up to it.


Show Impressions
Good show. I liked the matches quite a lot (to varying degrees), but I would have liked to see Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali on the show rather than in a video. That’s a minor complaint though.

Match of the Night
Buddy Murphy vs Kalisto
This is worth watching again at some point. I’m still a little on the fence about Murphy being a Cruiserweight, but he’s been involved in good matches, so I can’t really complain.


Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-04-03



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