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.
Everything is different after No Mercy - as 205 Live is no longer Neville’s kingdom following his losing the Cruiserweight title to Enzo Amore. The former champ plowed right through General Manager Kurt Angle’s “no contact clause” when he wrecked Amore to close out Raw - does that really mean he can’t challenge for the title? And if so, what’s next for the division?
If that was the double turn it appeared to be, it’ll also be interesting to see how the show plays existing rivalries, since heels and faces found common ground against Zo last night. Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick just attacked Cedric Alexander, for instance; same with TJP blind-siding Rich Swann for refusing him another chance at evening their series.
The issues between Drew Gulak and Akira Tozawa look like they’ll continue, with a pre-announced match between the former champ and frequent Drew ally Tony Nese. We better get a slide or two of that Powerpoint, as well.
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!
- Recap of Raw’s closing angle, with a heavy emphasis on Neville ignoring the “no contact clause”
- Cruiserweight champ Enzo Amore enters with the aid of a crutch, and with his left arm wrapped. He does the deal (cutting off Vic Joseph and guest announcer Byron Saxton). When he reaches the ring, he says he’s got to keep it real, because it’s all he knows how to do. Yesterday hurt. He hides it well, like Cedric Alexander hides his charisma. Zo’s never called in sick his whole career, he’s the same guy backstage as he is on stage - a star. Unlike Neville, he’s the reason people stay up late on Tuesday nights. He put 205 Live on the map. He makes a joke about Neville being ugly, and then Amore tells the truck to roll the footage from after Raw went off the air.
- The crowd chants “You Deserved It” and Zo turns it around to say he does deserve the title. He tells a story about his mother being in attendance last night and hiding her eyes while the crowd chanted “one more time”. Amore brings up the “no contract clause” and says since everyone attacked him, he’s putting the title on ice. He runs down Neville some more, telling Gollum he’s never getting his precious back.
After being viciously attacked last night on #RAW, @real1 has some STRONG words for @WWENeville! #205Live pic.twitter.com/jouMpyIQ38— WWE (@WWE) September 27, 2017
- Drew Gulak (and a “No Chants” sign) make their way to the ring for our next match. He’s on commentary, and he is not happy about Akira’s “AH”-ing.
- Akira Tozawa def. Tony Nese via pinfall following a top-rope senton. Good, fast-paced match which saw several dives from Tozawa, much to the consternation of Gulak.
- Afterwards, Akira “AH”-ed in Drew’s direction, which prompted him to turn on the air raid siren on his megaphone until he blew out the ear drums of everyone in the front row. He grabs a mic to say he’s sorry, but then says he’s not... because Tozawa is violating the third proposal! He tells him in Japanese about “No chanting”, but Akira doesn’t “comprende”. The former champ is also in violation of proposal #7, which he hasn’t had a chance to share with us yet. So, it’s time to return to his... POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.
- Proposal #7 is no celebrating. Gulak has a dream... a Drew-topia where ground-based wrestlers can practice their craft without distraction. Celebrating, like chanting, turns the WWE Universe into mindless sheep. Instead of “AH” they might as well be chanting “BAA”. Tozawa enziguris him to end the segment.
"Proposal #7, say it with me now everybody, read it nice and slow so our friend here can understand, NO CELEBRATING!"- @DrewGulak #205Live pic.twitter.com/UtqvUK4LGL— WWE (@WWE) September 27, 2017
- Backstage, Zo is talking to his title and walking. Ariya Daivari approaches to apologize, but Amore says he doesn’t accept. Ariya says last night he was a victim of mob mentality, something that would never happen to Enzo because he’s an original. The champ asks if Daivari sees toast, because he’s trying to butter him up. Ariya says the whole thing last night was Neville’s plan, and he wants to be on Amore’s team. Zo says where he comes from, people have to prove themselves, so Daivari says he’ll do that tonight. The champ says he’ll be there to see that, even better, he’ll be in Ariya’s corner. They shake on it and Daivari says “How you doin?”, and Zo tells him to never say that again.
- Recap of last week’s scenes with Rich Swann and TJP as Perkins enter with the dread he pulled from Rich’s hair, using it as a fake moustache to mock Swann. TJ gets an inset promo to say Rich told him to not pursue another match or it would end their friendship, so Perkins did the only logical thing - end the friendship.
- TJP vs. Lince Dorado never starts as Swann races past Dorado on the ramp to attack TJ. Perkins hops the barricade and exits into the crowd for a long-distance staredown with Swann.
.@GottaGetSwann ruthlessly attacks @MegaTJP proving to him that he, in fact, CANNOT #HandleThis on @WWE205Live on @WWENetwork! #205Live pic.twitter.com/4TLcWRLRnJ— WWE (@WWE) September 27, 2017
- Video of last week’s two-on-one attack from Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick on Cedric Alexander. Gallagher vs. Alexander happens next week.
- Kendrick and Gallagher are in a dimly lit area backstage. TBK says he knows we have questions about why they’ve teamed, but it will be easier to show us - like they’ve been showing Cedric for the past two weeks. Jack says they’ll demonstrate with cruelty... the gift humanity gave itself. Cruelty is like a season, it comes to drop the weak like leaves from a tree. And next week, it’s coming for Alexander, to start his long cruel winter in 205 Live.
- The King is out with a microphone, saying he’s heard what everyone’s saying. That he’s lost it, he’s deranged. But last night, he knew exactly what he was doing - and he loved it! He knows it cost him a chance to reclaim the title, and he doesn’t care. He would do it all over again. He warns “Mussles Marinara” to keep one eye open at all times, because he will be looking for every opportunity to inflict pain and suffering on Enzo, because he won’t let a talentless cretin ruin 205 Live.
- Neville def. Ariya Daivari via submission with Rings of Saturn. Neville was obsessed with getting to Enzo at ringside, which gave Daivari an opening. He controlled the action while Neville worked babyface until finally getting the upper-hand at the end.
- Before Ariya was done tapping, Amore slid in and attacked Neville with his crutch. He continued to assault him until multiple officials got the crutch away from him and pushed him outside. Enzo yelled at the crowd as they booed him, asking why they weren’t chanting “You Deserved It” at Neville.
There is NO time for @WWENeville to celebrate his victory over @AriyaDaivariWWE as @real1 attacks the #KingOfTheCruiserweights! #205Live pic.twitter.com/wTwNQvqTRW— WWE (@WWE) September 27, 2017