WWE 205 Live
Original Air Date: August 14, 2018
Event Date: August 14, 2018
(aired live on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
Drake Maverick talks about settling scores on tonight’s 205 Live.
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New
Lio Rush vs Akira Tozawa
(referee: Ryan Tran)
Result: Lio Rush wins via pinfall after the Golden Hour
Very good match. Tozawa was ready for this match and was able to avoid and counter a lot of what we’ve seen Lio Rush do in the last few weeks. Tozawa looked very good, but the speed of Lio Rush is something special. Rush utilized his speed to gain key advantages, and for the first time in 205 Live he showed resilience in the face of a formidable attack. This was a very good match for Rush.
Drew Gulak thinks Cedric Alexander has grown complacent.
Drew Gulak and Brian Kendrick help Jack Gallgher prepare for his match with the champ.
Kayla Braxton asks Drake Maverick about Mustafa Ali’s condition. Maverick says Ali is suffering from extreme exhaustion. Ali will be okay, but he needs time to recover. For that reason, Maverick says Ali will not compete on 205 Live until he feels certain that Ali is back at 100%.
Hideo Itami vs Trent Newman
(referee: Mike Chioda)
Result: Hideo Itami wins via Match Stoppage
Squash. It wasn’t a terribly brutal beating, but Itami wouldn’t pin Newman, so the referee had to make a call. I like seeing things like this every once in a while.
Cedric Alexander has been training harder than ever before.
Cedric Alexander prepares for his match.
Drake Maverick (sarcastically) congratulates Tony Nese and Buddy Murphy on their win last week. For the way they earned their victory, Nese and Murphy will face the entire Lucha House Party in a tornado tag match next week.
Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Champ) vs Gentleman Jack Gallagher
(referee: Jason Ayers)
Result: Cedric Alexander wins via pinfall after a Spanish Fly
Very good match. Gallagher showed his considerable technical skills, his painful brutality, and his surprising strength in this match. This was a great test for Alexander, and it made the champ react in new and different ways. It showed a lot of what Alexander can do, and it was a great lead-in for his title match in a few days. It was also a very tough match for him, so it adds tension for Sunday’s match. Will he be at 100%?
As Alexander makes his way up the ramp after the match, Brian Kendrick attacks him. The two fight their way back to the ring. With Alexander’s focus on Kendrick, Drew Gulak attacks Alexander from behind. Gulak applies the GuLock which leaves Cedric down in the center od the ring as the show ends.
I liked this show. I think the main event was a great segment before Summer Slam, and the Rush/Tozawa match was very entertaining.
Match of the Night
Alexander vs Gallagher
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-08-14