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205 Live Recap & Review – Episode 97

WWE 205 Live
Episode 97
#205Live

Original Air Date: October 3, 2018
Event Date: October 2, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)

City: Portland, OR
Venue: Moda Center

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

 

Video
This Saturday, Buddy Murphy will face Cedric Alexander for the Cruiserweight Title. Tonight, we’ll take a look at both men. But first, Akira Tozawa will face Jack Gallagher. And in the main event, Kalisto will take on TJP just two weeks after TJP ripped off Lince Dorado’s mask.

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

 

Match 1
Akira Tozawa vs Gentleman Jack Gallagher w/ The Brian Kendrick, Drew Gulak
(referee: Ryan Tran)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Akira Tozawa wins via pinfall after a diving senton
Time: 8:34

Match Thoughts
Good match. Gallagher dominated a lot of the early part of the match with his technical skill, but Tozawa opened things up with some dives. This was a fun, solid match, and I was happy with the finish.

 

Ring Area
After the match, Drew Gulak and Brian Kendrick enter the ring. Gulak thinks his team is not living up to its full potential. Therefore, Gulak presents his Power Point, slide ten. He explains that there is no mercy on his team, and no place for weakness. He says Brian Kendrick is dead weight, so Brian Kendrick attacks Gulak and Gallagher before they can attack him. Gulak and Gallagher quickly double-team Kendrick and beat him up until they decide they’re finished.

Video
A look at the feud between Buddy Murphy and Cedric Alexander as well as their upcoming title match.

Backstage
Kayla Braxton welcomes Drake Maverick. Maverick says that the trouble between Mustafa Ali and Hideo Itami has to come to a conclusion. He says that the next time they face each other in the ring, it will be a match that no one will want to miss.

 

Match 2
Kalisto w/ Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado vs TJP
(referee: Jason Ayers)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Kalisto wins via pinfall with a roll-up (after a distraction from Lince Dorado)
Time: 16:22

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Kalisto started strong and frustrated TJP with an extended sequence of moves, counters, and reversals. TJP would come back and dominate a large part of the match, but Kalisto would survive long enough to see TJP begin to get frustrated once again. The finish of the match was good, though I don’t think the last minute distraction was necessary.

 

Ring Area
After the match, TJP rips of Kalisto’s mask. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik run into the ring as TJP exits through the crowd.

 

Show Impressions
A good show. The main event wasn’t a feud-ended by any means, and I’m looking forward to more from TJP and the Lucha House Party. I was a little disappointed that Kendrick had a falling out with Gulak and Gallagher, but if it leads to Kendrick doing better as a solo wrestler, then I think it’ll all work out for the better.

Match of the Night
Kalisto vs TJP
I’d like to see them have maybe some more back and forth rather than just trading dominant portions of the match, but I did like this match a lot as it is.

 

Official Results:https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-10-03

 

 

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