WWE 205 Live
Original Air Date: December 19, 2018
Event Date: December 18, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
Drake Maverick talks about tonight’s show. We’ll hear from Buddy Murphy, Lio Rush will compete, and the main event will be a tag team street fight featuring the team of Kendrick and Tozawa versus Gulak and Gallagher.
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New
Hideo Itami and Ariya Daivari make an unplanned appearance and head to the ring. Daivari tells the crowd to show Itami the respect he deserves by shutting their mouths. Daivari says Itami has been mistreated. He’s a legend, and he hasn’t gotten any real competition in two months. Daivari says 205 Live is cancelled if Itami doesn’t get some decent competition.
Drake Maverick immediately comes out and says he’ll suspend both Daivari and Itami if they attempt to hold 205 Live hostage. Noam Dar comes out and discusses something with Maverick. Maverick agrees to allow Dar to fight Itami.
Hideo Itami w/ Ariya Daivari vs Noam Dar
(referee: Ryan Tran)
Result: Hideo Itami wins via pinfall after an inverted facelock transitioned into a facebreaker
Good match. I’d like to see Dar get another shot at Itami, but I think was a good building moment for Itami’s character.
Buddy Murphy tells Drake Maverick that he is not “one” of the best cruiserweights in the world, he is “the” best. Murphy tells Maverick that he wants a challenge to prove once and for all that he is the greatest cruiserweight. Maverick says he’ll think about it and reveal Murphy’s challenge next week.
Lio Rush vs Aaron Solow
(referee: Jason Ayers)
Result: Lio Rush wins via pinfall after the Final Hour
Rush didn’t waste any time tonight. He punched Solow prior to the opening bell, he dominated the match, and he hit Solow with two Final Hours. After the match, Rush made it clear that he’s looking to collect the Cruiserweight Title.
Cedric Alexander says that he might have lost, but the Cruiserweight Title is still his. He will not be stopped as he continues to chase the title.
Tag Team Street Fight
Gentleman Jack Gallagher & Drew Gulak vs Akira Tozawa & The Brian Kendrick
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: The Brian Kendrick pins Jack Gallagher after Sliced Bread #2
Very good match. It took a little while to get going, but once it did, I really enjoyed this. There were some unique scenarios with some interesting violence as well as some fun multi-man situations. Once again, 205 Live completely delivers on what is probably a feud-ending (or at least feud-chapter-ending) match.
This was a good show, mostly just because of the main event. The other matches were fine for what they were, but the focus was clearly on the street fight.
Match of the Night
Tag Team Street Fight
This was fun. I’d watch it again.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2018-12-19