WWE 205 Live
Original Air Date: September 3, 2019
Event Date: September 3, 2019
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Aiden English, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
The show starts with the aftermath of SmackDown still being taken care of. Erick Rowan walks away after having attacked both Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan.
Earlier today, Drake Maverick today Humberto Carrillo and Lince Dorado that they will face each other in the main event tonight. Dorado has made comments about not getting the same opportunities as some people (including Carrillo), so Maverick says that if Dorado wins tonight, he will be added to the Cruiserweight Title match at Clash of Champions.
“Hail to the Crown” by CFO$ featuring From Ashes to New
Tony Nese vs Mike Kanellis
(referee: Dan Engler)
Result: Mike Kanellis wins via pinfall after a twisting facebuster
Very good match. Both men needed this win badly (though Kanellis probably needed it more than Nese), and they fought like this was the main event. The match built up to some increasingly exciting sequences later in the match, and there was at least one near fall that I though for sure was the end of the match. It wasn’t, and these two men kept going for another minute or so to deliver a very satisfying and hard-fought match.
Ariya Daivari wishes Lince Dorado luck in his match tonight. Daivari also wants some gratitude for helping Dorado get his match tonight, but Dorado is angry about Daivari getting in-between him and the rest of Lucha House Party.
The Singh Brothers are one week into their Bollywood study sessions (of course they say they’re in Bollywood or whatever). They’re looking forward to returning and beating people like Tozawa and Kendrick.
The Brian Kendrick & Akira Tozawa vs Brandon Scott & Tyler Hastings
(referee: Charles Robinson)
Result: Brian Kendrick pins Brandon Scott after a tandem ghetto blaster (Tozawa) and flatliner (Kendrick)
Squash. I was good to see Kendrick and Tozawa teaming up though.
After the match, Kendrick gets on the mic and says he’s not surprised that Jack Gallagher isn’t here tonight. Kendrick went to Drake Maverick though, and Maverick set up a tag match for next week at Madison Square Garden. it will be Kendrick and Tozawa versus Gallagher and a partner of his choosing.
Sarah Schreiber tries to talk with Oney Lorcan, but Tony Nese interrupts by throwing a fit off-camera. Lorcan walks over and tries to console Nese, so Nese attacks Lorcan. Nese throws Lorcan face-first into an equipment box before being ushered away by two referees.
Lince Dorado vs Humberto Carrillo
(referee: Danilo Anfibio; stipulation: if Dorado wins, he will be added to the Cruiserweight Title match at Clash of Champions)
Result: Lince Dorado wins via pinfall with a hurricanrana
Great match. Dorado and Carrillo brought a lot of high-flying action as expected, but as the match went on, they both brought out a lot more ground-based fighting. The later parts of the match had extended sequences of strikes, and Carrillo once again started to incorporate some power moves like a very pretty sit-out powerbomb. Both men showed that they have layers beyond their expected agile moves, and this was a great showcase for both of them.
After the match, Drew Gulak attacks Lince Dorado on the ramp. Carrillo approaches Gulak, but Tony Nese runs out and attacks Carrillo. Together, Gulak and Nese beat up Gulak’s two title challengers.
This was a very good show. I thought the opening match would be the best part of the night since it was such a great moment, but the main event really delivered.
Match of the Night
Lince Dorado vs Humberto Carrillo
As fun as it was seeing Mike Kanellis do so well against Tony Nese, Dorado and Carrillo’s match was better in my opinion. I really enjoyed how both men brought so much variety to their offensive attacks.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2019-09-03