WWE 205 Live
Original Air Date: October 31, 2018
Event Date: October 30, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
Drake Maverick talks about last week’s main event between Ali and Itami, and he previews tonight’s grudge match between Gallagher and Kendrick as well as the number one contender match between Ali and Nese.
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New
Gentleman Jack Gallagher w/ Drew Gulak vs The Brian Kendrick
(referee: Dan Engler; guest commentary: Drew Gulak)
Result: The Brian Kendrick wins via pinfall after Sliced Bread #2
Good match. Both men know each other well, and I think that showed. This was a good fight, and the appearance of Akira Tozawa near the end of the match was interesting.
Drake Maverick explains to Cedric Alexander that he will get his rematch, but he’ll get it when he thinks Alexander is ready. Alexander is on a losing streak, and it would be unfair to everyone if Maverick gave Alexander his rematch right now. Alexander says he’s going to get back on track, and he wants his rematch.
Gran Metalik w/ Kalisto, Lince Dorado vs Tyson Dean
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: Gran Metalik wins via pinfall after a rope-walk diving elbow drop
Squash, but kind of fun.
After the match, TJP ambushes Gran Metalik and steals his mask. TJP runs away through the crowd before Kalisto and Lince Dorado can catch him.
Kayla Braxton asks Buddy Murphy about his meeting with Drake Maverick. Murphy requested a match with Mark Andrews next week. Braxton then asks Murphy what will happen if Tony Nese earns a title shot, but Murphy says that’s none of her business.
Mustafa Ali gets taped up in the trainer’s room.
Dasha Fuentes welcomes Mike and Maria Kanellis. Maria takes the mic from Dasha and tells her to walk away. Mike begins to talk about beating Lince Dorado when TJP walks by. TJP offers to show Mike around, but Maria says she knows that TJP came for help with the Lucha House Party. Maria knows an opportunity when she sees one, so she and Mike go with TJP to talk some business.
Cruiserweight Title Number One Contender Match
Mustafa Ali vs Tony Nese
(referee: Jason Ayers)
Result: Mustafa Ali wins via pinfall with a jackknife cover
Very good match. The finish made sense, but it felt a little underwhelming given the rest of the match. Otherwise, I think this was great. Ali went into the match still hurting from last week’s fight with Itami, and Nese took advantage of that. It was a good underdog battle for Ali (like most of his matches).
After the match Cedric Alexander runs to the ring. Tony Nese leaves the ring and backs away. Alexander helps Ali get to his feet, and Alexander raises Ali’s hand. Buddy Murphy comes out to the stage and joins Tony Nese. Murphy doesn’t look worried.
Good show. I think last week’s show was bigger, but this had some good matches and did some nice setup work for future action.
Match of the Night
Mustafa Ali vs Tony Nese
Hopefully Ali heals up some before facing Murphy.
Official results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-10-31