WWE 205 Live
Original Air Date: April 16, 2019
Event Date: April 16, 2019
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Aiden English
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
Tony Nese narrates as he looks back at his wins over Buddy Murphy the past two weeks. He also looks forward, wondering who his next challenger will be.
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New
Fatal Four Way Match
Gran Metalik w/ Kalisto, Lince Dorado vs Ariya Daivari vs Mike Kanellis w/ Maria Kanellis vs Akira Tozawa
(referee: Charles Robinson)
Result: Ariya Daivari pins Akira Tozawa after a diving elbow drop from Gran Metalik
Good match. This felt like it was an important step in deciding Tony Nese’s next challenger for the title, and I think it went well. All four men played to their strengths and looked good. It was dificult to pick a winner right up to the very end, and that made it fun to watch. I’m pretty much always going to pull for Akira Tozawa, but I really would’ve been happy with any of these men winning.
Oney Lorcan says no one has been more important to the cruiserweight division than Cedric Alexander, but everything comes to an end. Lorcan wants to lead the cruiserweight division into the future, and that’s why he’s facing Alexander tonight.
Cedric Alexander says he’s been drafted to RAW. It’s a huge opportunity to build his legacy, and that’s what he’s been doing during his time on 205 Live. He might be moving on, but tonight Alexander isn’t going down without a fight.
Oney Lorcan vs Cedric Alexander
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: Oney Lorcan wins via pinfall after a half-and-half suplex
Very good match. The finish felt inevitable, but it was very well done. Cedric looked great, but he took quite a lot of punishment from Lorcan. Lorcan hit hard and often, and he made a good case for being towards the top of the cruiserweight division.
After the match, Lorcan holds out his hand to Alexander. The two men shake hands, then Lorcan leaves the ring. Alexander gratefully receives a round of applause from the crowd.
This felt like an important show. The fatal four way maybe wasn’t super important in the long run, but I do think it set the stage for the next contender for the title. And of course, Cedric Alexander had a great send-off in his match with Lorcan.
Match of the Night
Cedric Alexander vs Oney Lorcan
I hope Alexander is able to have matches like this on RAW.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2019-04-16