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WWE 205 Live results (Dec. 26, 2017): Can Enzo handle Cedric?

Here's a place to check results and comment along with the latest airing of WWE 205 Live in its regular Tuesday night at 10PM Eastern time slot on WWE Network.

After learning that his title match with Cedric Alexander will happen next Monday on the New Year’s Day Raw, Cruiserweight champ Enzo Amore’s Christmas was further ruined when his Zo Train lost a Miracle on 34th Street Fight to Alexander, Mustafa Ali and Akira Tozawa. At least Nia Jax cheered him up under the mistletoe...

Amore will be looking to slow Cedric’s roll after SmackDown on Boxing Day, and WWE is also building Hideo Itami up as a challenger for whoever is champion after Jan. 1.

We'll post match results and plot developments here. And this gives you Cagesiders a dedicated place to rave and/or bitch about whatever goes down on the WWE’s cruiserweight showcase - while it’s being broadcast!

Enjoy the show!

- We open with a flashback to last Tuesday when #1 contender Cedric Alexander got in Enzo Amore’s head with words during a backstage interview and deeds when he beat Drew Gulak in the main event and fought off a post-match Zo Train assault.

- In the locker room, Gulak is waiting for a phone call. Alexander approaches and asks if he’s waiting for his boss to call. Drew wonders why Sasha Banks would call, and clarifies he’s waiting for his “best friend” Enzo to call. Cedric reminds Drew about all the times Amore puts down Gulak, and suggests it would be a better 205 Live without The Certified G (there are also a few It’s A Wonderful Life references). He leaves Drew to think about that as he gets ready for a match with Ariya Diavari against Alexander and Mustafa Ali later on.

- Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness welcome us, informing us that Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa is also on tonight’s card.

- Before his opening match, we get a recap of Hideo Itami’s match on Raw and the injuries sustained by The Brian Kendrick after the GTS. His opponent has a microphone and recaps the same events - saying Itami proved he doesn’t need a lesson in cruelty, but he’s looking forward to teaching Hideo and the pillocks in Chicago a lesson anyway, as his cruelty needs no bounds.

- Hideo Itami def. Jack Gallagher via submission with Rings of Saturn; after an early charge by the Gentleman, Itami was dominating things until Jack lured him to the ropes and tripped him with the apron to take control. Hideo eventually ducked a clothesline and countered with a dragon screw leg whip to regain the advantage. Gallagher fought back one last time to lock on Kendrick’s Captain Hook finisher, but Itami reached the ropes, came back with a missle drop kick and then the end.

- Joseph intros a recap of the Enzo-led beatdown of Tony Nese and how his sticking up for Drew Gulak precipitated it.

- Dasha Fuentes catches up with Nese backstage. She asks if he still considers himself a member of The Zo Train. He says the next time he sees Amore, Daivari or Gulak... part of him wants to lay them out, but part of him understands that the champ is a Global Icon, and he knows his career has only gone up since aligning with The Real One. He still isn’t answering when Tozawa approaches and asks if he’s on or off the train. Nese drops him with left and walks off.

- Tony Nese def. Akira Tozawa via pinfall following Running Knee-se; back and forth saw Tozawa set up for the senton off the top rope before Tony flipped him down and set him up for his finisher

- As the announce team talks up Nese possibly impressing his old boss and rejoining The Zo Train, Vic informs us that Amore is in Madison Square Garden tonight defending his title... and that he possibly has a date later on. That segues into a replay of his scene with Nia Jax from Raw.

- Fancy handshake with Diavari, then The Drew-sader gets a mic before the main. He says the end of the year is a good time to reflect on the good and the bad, and what better way to do that than with a list! So we’re getting a list of Gulak’s best slides of 2017 in aaaaaaaaa POWERPOINT PRESENTATION! Except we’re not, cause Ced and Mustafa are here with mics of their own. Alexander reminds us we’re in Ali’s hometown, and he has some points of his own. 1) Nobody believes that outside The Zo Train, Ariya and Drew would ever be friends, cause Daivari would make fun of Gulak anywhere else - just like he sold Drew out to Zo last week. They also try to drive a wedge between their opponents by saying Gulak has outshined Ariya with his Powerpoints, and took his spot as Amore’s right-hand man. They also wonder if the champ isn’t about to choose Nia Jax over his boys.

- Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali def. Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak via pinfall (0-5-4 by Ali on Daivari); fun if standard tag match where The Train-ers had the upperhand until Ariya went up top for what looked like the set-up for a suplex and Drew chastised him for it. That left him open for a Lumbar Check from Ced and a big finish from the hometown guy.

- Enzo’s guys bicker while the babyfaces celebrate and Joseph and McGuinness remind us about the New Year’s Day title match between Amore and Alexander

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