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205 Live Recap & Review – Episode 96

WWE 205 Live
Episode 96
#205Live

Original Air Date: September 26, 2018
Event Date: September 25, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)

City: Denver, CO
Venue: Pepsi Center

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

 

Video
Last week, Cedric Alexander defended the Cruiserweight Title against Drew Gulak. He now has to prepare for Buddy Murphy in less than two weeks at Super Show-Down. Drake Maverick says that tonight he will mediate a face to face confrontation between Murphy and Alexander. But first, Noam Dar will take on Lio Rush. Also tonight, Mustafa Ali will finally get a rematch with Hideo Itami.

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

 

Match 1
Noam Dar vs Lio Rush
(referee: Darrick Moore)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Lio Rush wins via pinfall after the Final Hour
Time: 8:13

Match Thoughts
Good match. It was interesting seeing Noam Dar as the bigger man in the match. It felt at times he took Rush lightly because of the size difference, and it cost him. Rush was able to avoid a lot of Dar’s offense, but Dar did still get in a lot of good strikes and holds. It seemed as if Dar might be pulling ahead late in the match when Rush hit a few devastating moves in a row to lead to the finish. I liked this match, and I’d like to see them go again.

 

Backstage
Drake Maverick sits down with Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy. Alexander intends to win. He’ll defeat Murphy again because of his pride. Murphy says he was so close to defeating Alexander last time, and now he’ll have the home field advantage. Murphy says he’ll beat the hell out of Alexander and take his title. Murphy finishes talking and leaves.

 

Match 2
The Brian Kendrick w/ Drew Gulak, Gentleman Jack Gallagher vs Cody Devine
(referee: Ryan Tran)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Brian Kendrick wins via submission with the Captain’s Hook
Time: 0:09

Match Thoughts
A squash in under ten seconds.

 

Ring Area
After the match, Drew Gulak attacks Cody Devine. Gulak continues the attack until Kendrick throws Devine out of the ring.

Backstage
Mustafa Ali says he might be insane to take on Hideo Itami again, but Ali has people that look to him for answers. That’s why Ali is a light in the dark.

Selfie Promo
In a mask, TJP says he knows all about the passion and respect of lucha libre masks. He used to wrestle in Mexico, and he’s never cared about tradition or respect. Next week he will show his disrespect once again when he defeats Kalisto.

 

Match 3
Mustafa Ali vs Hideo Itami
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)

Show/Hide Results

Result: the match ends in a double count out after Ali hits a diving 450 splash on the apron
Time: 16:27

Match Thoughts
Very good match. There wasn’t a winner, but I’m pretty okay with that. This match was about showing the lengths both men will go to in order to beat their opponent. Ali took a ton of punishment with Itami hitting numerous strikes and some big moves (like a spinning falcon arrow from the second rope). Ali hit some huge moves late in the match (including a nasty looking splash as both men fell from the top). The feud between Ali and Itami could contend for one of the best of the year if they keep going like this.

 

Show Impressions
Good show. The main event stole the show, but Rush versus Dar was highly entertaining, and seeing Kendrick squash a guy in nine seconds was certainly memorable.

Match of the Night
Mustafa Ali vs Hideo Itami
This was very good, and I can only hope the next match will be even better.

 

Official Results:https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-09-26

 

 

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