WWE 205 Live
Original Air Date: October 17, 2018
Event Date: October 16, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
Drake Maverick says the landscape of 205 Live has changed. Buddy Murphy is champ, Maria and Mike Kanellis have arrived, and Tony Nese defeated Cedric Alexander. Tonight, there will he a fatal five way match with five men who have something to prove.
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New
Drew Gulak w/ Jack Gallagher vs Akira Tozawa
(referee: Darrick Moore)
Result: Akira Tozawa wins via pinfall after Jack Gallagher knocks him off the top rope
Good match. I liked Gulak’s focus on submissions. These two work well together, though this match was ultimately a step towards another match in the future.
After the match, Gallagher and Gulak attack Tozawa. After a few seconds, The Brian Kendrick runs down to the ring. Kendrick clears Gulak and Gallgher from the ring, and Tozawa isn’t sure of what to think.
Drake Maverick congratulates Buddy Murphy on his title win. Murphy thanks Maverick and wonders how Maverick is going to build 205 Live around him and Tony Nese.
Maria and Mike Kanellis talk about taking advantage of an opportunity by coming to 205 Live. Mike has his sites set on the Cruiserweight Title as part of his larger plan.
Hideo Itami says Mustafa Ali should have walked away. Now, Itami will end Ali’s career.
Mustafa Ali says it’s time to take a new road with Hideo Itami. There is no respect on this road, only redemption.
Fatal Five Way Match
TJP vs Gran Metalik w/ Kalisto, Lince Dorado vs Lio Rush vs Tony Nese vs Cedric Alexander
(referee: Danilo Anfibio; watching in the back: Buddy Murphy)
Result: Tony Nese pins Cedric Alexander with a schoolboy
Great match! Fast, fun, and lots of flying throughout and over the ring. Everyone looked great here, and there were multiple breathtaking moments. I was kind of pulling for Lio Rush in this match, but I would have been fine with anyone winning. The finish continued a story started last week, and that’s fine, though I would’ve maybe appreciated a surprise win a bit more. Regardless, the finish was good, and the match was great.
Good show. As usual.
Match of the Night
Fatal Five Way
Now I want to see an elimination match with these same five guys.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-10-17