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205 Live Recap & Review – Episode 116

WWE 205 Live
Episode 116

Original Air Date: February 12, 2019
Event Date: February 12, 2019
(aired live)

City: Toledo, OH
Venue: Huntington Center

Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Aiden English
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton


Last month, Noam Dar defeated Tony Nese. Two weeks ago, Nese attacked Dar in a parking lot. Last Tuesday, Dar insisted that Drake Maverick make a match between him and Nese. So tonight, Dar will face Nese in a no DQ match.

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

Ring Area
Lucha House Party heads to the ring. Dorado and Kalisto are sad that they didn’t get to complete their duet with Elias last night, but Gran Metalik is prepared to sing tonight. Before he can, Jack Gallagher interrupts and heads to the ring.


Match 1
Lince Dorado w/ Kalisto, Gran Metalik vs Gentleman Jack Gallagher w/ Drew Gulak
(referee: Danilo Anfibio; guest commentary: Drew Gulak)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Jack Gallagher wins via pinfall with a sunset flip counter to a top-rope hurricanrana
Time: 10:12

Match Thoughts
Good match. The commentary at ringside helped make this match about high flying versus grappling. Both styles came through in the match, and the focus on the moves each guy was doing made the match fun to watch. Dorado and Gallagher looked good against each other. I don’t expect this is the end of the battle though, and I look forward to seeing all these guys go against each other again.


Humberto Carrillo feels fortunate to be scouted by Drew Gulak and Jack Gallagher. Carrillo loves his style of wrestling, but he’s willing to listen to what Gulak and Gallagher have to say.

Ariya Daivari didn’t come to 205 Live to support someone else. He’s here for himself, and he’s going to become Cruiserweight Champ.

Mike Kanellis says it took 16 years to get to the WWE, and he didn’t work that long to be seen as a joke. Maria says it’s not about the losses, it’s about the process. Every time Mike loses, he and Maria learn something. Every loss is a step forward. It’s not A match that creates a legend, it’s THE match.


Match 2
No DQ Match
Noam Dar vs Tony Nese
(referee: Charles Robinson)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Tony Nese wins via pinfall after a running knee strike to Dar’s head through the barricade
Time: 19:13

Match Thoughts
Great match. This one ramped up the brutality as it went along, and the finish was very well done. I liked that both men focused on body parts and stayed on them throughout most of the match. In the end, it was more of the overall beating that directly led to the finish, but the body work did come into play.


Drake Maverick mediates the contract signing between Buddy Murphy and Akira Tozawa. Tozawa signs first. Before Murphy signs, he offers Tozawa a chance to take a selfie with the champ since that’s the closest Tozawa is going to get to the title. Murphysays his competition isn’t with Tozawa or 205 Live, his competition is with history as he becomes the greatest cruiserweight of all time. Tozawa reminds Murphy that he beat the King of the Cruiserweights and took his title. Tozawa smiles and leaves.


Show Impressions
This was another entertaining show. The main event was definitely one of the highlights so far in 2019.

Match of the Night
Dar vs Nese
Another great feud being paid off on 205 Live.


Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2019-02-12



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