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WWE 205 Live results (July 25, 2017): TJP and Tony Nese vs. Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander

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.

This week, the “friendly rivalry” between former cruiserweight champs TJP and Rich Swann provides us with our pre-announced match. Perkins challenged Rich to a tag match, with each man choosing their own partner. On Raw last night, those partners were revealed as Cedric Alexander and Tony Nese.

Plus, Ariya Daivari made it clear he’s not just interested in messing up Akira Tozawa’s shoulder when he took out the Japanese Superstar AND the King of the Cruiserweights. Tonight, he gets a (presumably non-title) match with Neville.

Elsewhere, The Brian Kendrick has taken aim at Jack Gallagher and the entire Isle of Britain, and we’re looking to see what’s next for Mustafa Ali after his big win over Drew Gulak.

We'll post match results here, and most importantly, 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!

- Dasha Fuentes’ interview with Neville is set-up with a look back at the segment with Akira Tozawa, Neville and Ariya Daivari from Raw last night. The champ says Daivari made a mistake thinking that just because he was gone for a week that his kingdom was vulnerable. He wants to remind Daivari and everyone else that 205 Live is his world. Last week, Ariya did well. But tonight he’ll show him the difference between picking apart an injured animal and facing the undeniable King of the Cruiserweights.

- Vic Joseph and Corey Graves welcome us, and hype the tag match main event. They congratulate AJ Styles on his win on SmackDown and talk about having to put the announce area back together after Kevin Owens tantrum

- Akira Tozawa (dressed in a sharp looking suit and favoring his shoulder) joins the announce team for the champ vs. Daivari. He brushes off questions about his shoulder, and Ariya grabs a microphone and asks why Tozawa is here. Is it to drum up sympathy for his injury, or beg for another title shot. He says he deserves the next opportunity to dethrone Neville, and promises to dedicate his win tonight to 1968 Iranian gold medalist Abdollah Movahed.

- Ariya Daivari def. Neville via countout after Daivari shoved Neville into Tozawa while the pair were jawing at ringside (~4:30).

- Graves and Joseph worry about Akira re-aggravating his shoulder injury, but when Neville taunts him from the ring, he takes his jacket off and tries to go after the champ. Officials separate the two of them.

- Highlights of Mustafa Ali’s win over Drew Gulak in their two-out-of-three falls feud ender from last Tuesday

- The Brian Kendrick (not dressed as a British gentleman for first time in weeks) is here, and he says he tries to help us people, and what does he get? He gets beaten up and ridiculed on social media. He tries to explain the difference between fighters like him and clowns like Jack Gallagher, but he doesn’t know if we’re too dumb to get it or what, so he brought pictures. Kendrick puts up a picture of Gallagher, then mocks him for having pasty white skin while the picture adds clown make-up to Jack’s face. This continues with his hair, suit and nose.

- Gallagher is out to retort to “Mr. Kendrick”. Last week he chose to turn the other cheek, hoping that once Kendrick vented these insecurities about himself, they could move on. But since taking the high road isn’t an option with TBK, Jack is just gonna knock his bloody head off. He charges the ring, but Kendrick bails, saying he doesn’t “fight clowns”.

- Dasha interviews Swann and Cedric. She wants to know why Rich asked Alexander to partner with him, and he puts over his win over Noam Dar in their “I Quit” match. Swann says she should ask Ced why, and he says he came to 205 Live for competition that didn’t involve crazy ex-girlfriends. TJP & Tony Nese roll-up and Perkins says he thought Rich would back out when he heard that Tony was his partner. Alexander calls Nese a dumb jock, and when Nese takes offense, says that if Tony can’t take a little pre-game trash talk, they can go right now. The pair step to one another, but Perkins music hits the PA, so TJ tells him to save it for the ring.

- TJP & Tony Nese def. Rich Swann & Cedric Alexander via pinfall with a roll-up (Perkins on Alexander); after a chaotic final few minutes, Cedric went for a springboard manuever to follow-up a handspring 540 he’d just hit on TJ when Nese snuck up behind and shoved him off the ropes, allowing Perkins to recover and make the cover (~12:30)

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