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, bum shoulder or no, Akira Tozawa will be fighting for another shot at Neville and the Cruiserweight title when he faces Ariya Daivari. Tozawa picked up a pinfall win over TJP in six-man action last night on Raw, while also seeming to win the argument with his manager Titus O’Neil about continuing to fight through his injury.
Be on the lookout for more from the TJP vs. Rich Swann rivalry, and pay particular attention to if Cedric Alexander and Tony Nese have their own feud going, or if they’re just supporting characters in the rivalry between former champs.
And let’s hope The Brian Kendrick’s issues with Jack Gallagher involve a lot less Powerpoint.
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!
- Shinsuke Nakamura is still celebrating in the ring when the broadcast starts, but Baron Corbin attacks! John Cena comes to the rescue, but Mr. Money in the Bank takes them both down. He sets up some steel steps by the announce table to do more damage, but Cena recovers! He lifts Corbin up and AAs him through the desk! He slides back into the ring for a brief staredown with Swagsuke, but then raises his hand and leaves.
- Pre-opening flashback catches us up on the Tozawa/Neville/Daivari history to set-up tonight’s main event
- The Brian Kendrick is out for another promo about how Jack Gallagher is a clown. Tonight he’ll send him back to the circus.
- The Brian Kendrick def. Jack Gallagher via disqualification (~1:30) when Jack doesn’t obey the referee’s command to stop kicking Kendrick’s ass. TBK has to slip out through the crowd to escape Gallagher’s wrath.
- Rich Swann is playing WWE 2K17 with Mustafa Ali in the locker room when TJP walks in. They have a heart-to-heart about their “friendly competition”, and agree to one more match next week. First, they pick up the controllers to compete that way.
- Tony Nese is out for a promo, mocking Cleveland for being jealous of his “fantastic physique” and “mind-blowing ability”. If you want to be on top, you have to look the part, and his body is why his team won the main event last week. Keep that in mind when you see his opponent tonight, Gran Metalik (!?!?). There’s a reason he’s covered head-to-toe, it’s because the luchador looks like everyone in the crowd.
- Metalik gets a in-set interview in his native tongue, subtitled in English. How you look doesn’t matter, it’s your ability and most importantly, your heart.
- Tony Nese def. Gran Metalik via pinfall (~6:30) following The Running Kneese; Pretty good back-and-forth featuring big spots from Metalik (and no botches) like this moonsault
A thing of BEAUTY! #205Live @WWE205Live @WWENetwork @WWEGranMetalik @TonyNese pic.twitter.com/mlIHbAu1Vq— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 2, 2017
before Nese kicks his legs out from under him on powerslam counter where he attempted to springboard off the ropes.
- Dasha Fuentes asks Neville who he wants to see win the main event. Akira Tozawa and Titus Worldwide have been a thorn in his side for a while. He thought he dealt with them at Great Balls of Fire, but they’ve returned like a virus. Ariya Daivari wasn’t even on his radar until he disrespected him. He doesn’t care who wins, because he’ll force them to bend the knee at SummerSlam.
- In-ring promo from Daivari, dedicating the match to 1996 Olympic gold medalist Rasoul Khadem and promising to win the title at SummerSlam.
- Akira Tozawa def. Ariya Daivari via pinfall (~11:00) following a senton from the top rope to become the #1 contender for Neville’s Cruiserweight title at SummerSlam; Daivari targeted the injured shoulder but Tozawa stayed alive long enough to lay it all on the line with a head first dive to the floor to set-up his finisher
- Neville glared at the monitor from the back, but left Tozawa to celebrate his win with fans in the arena