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.
What seemed like a pretty straightforward way to determine Enzo Amore’s next challenger has hit one snag after another. The latest is the champ catching a flu bug which caused a planned defense against Cedric Alexander to be postponed last night (Jan. 1) on Raw. That match will happen someday, but not tonight.
We will get to see more of another snakebit angle - Hideo Itami broke The Brian Kendrick’s face with his GTS, so when he face Kendrick’s ally Gentleman Jack Gallagher the next night, he used a less impactful submission. Gallagher and Itami go at it again tonight. We’ll see what moves each man uses in Orlando tonight.
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!
- Flashback to Monday night’s Cedric Alexander and Goldust win over The Zo Train, which happened in lieu of the planned title match between Ced and Enzo
- Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness welcome us with the sad news that Enzo Amore is still ill and hasn’t been cleared to be here tonight. They also break down the two announced matches, and ruin the surprise about Alexander’s tag partner (it’s Goldie again).
- TJP def. Akira Tozawa via pinfall following a Detonation Kick; this was Perkins first match in months and the Orlando crowd didn’t really seem to care (there was a “WE WANT NEVILLE” chant at one point). Story was TJ working over Tozawa’s shoulder after he kicked it on a suicide dive attempt. The former champ fought back, but TJP poked him in the eye and smashed his head on the ring post to cut off his comeback and set-up his finisher.
- In the locker room, Cedric Alexander is getting ready when Goldust rolls up on him. Alexander is glad Goldie has his back, but questions if he makes the weight limit. Dust says of course not, but with work he could - and he’s just around to help Ced on his quest for gold. Forced dialogue continues for a while, and then they head out.
Here's looking at you, kid. pic.twitter.com/q8LMZLVdde— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) January 3, 2018
- Gentleman Jack Gallagher vs. Hideo Itami is a no contest; Gallagher (complete with another replay of Hideo’s match with The Brian Kendrick from the Christmas Raw) says before Itami’s entrance that we know the Japanese Superstar isn’t here to compete, he’s here to maim. Jack then attacks Hideo with his umbrella and a pipe before referees are finally able to pull him away.
- Dasha Fuentes interviews Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari backstage. Gulak says they weren’t ready for Goldust last night, and aren’t even sure he’s a cruiserweight, but they’re up for the challenge tonight. He tries to dedicate the match to Enzo when Dust swoops in and says his name, then gags when he doing his chomping gimmick because of Drew’s bad breath.
- Goldust and Cedric Alexander def. Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari; Alexander was face-in-peril, Goldust with the hot tag before Ced tags himself back in and takes out both Zo Train members with a dive. While Goldie teases one fo his own, Alexander snuck behind Gulak for a Lumbar Check.