WWE 205 Live returns to WWE Network tonight (Dec. 5, 2018) from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas
Advertised for tonight: A pair of new alliances take center stage, as the Maria Kanellis-brokered partnership between TJP and her husband Mike looks to end the Lucha House Party under the stipulation which has been confounding The Revival on Monday nights, and The Brian Kendrick will have Akira Tozawa watching his back as he takes on Drew Gulak, who will have Gentleman Jack Gallagher by his side as always.
Come right back here at 7 p.m. ET when the 205 Live live blog kicks off once the show starts on WWE Network. It will be below this line here.
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Enjoy the show!
- TJP & Mike Kanellis vs. Lucha House Party in a Tornado Tag match
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The show opens with the usual narration from known urinator Drake Maverick hyping up tonight’s festivities.
Thence to the intro video.
Brian Kendrick vs. Drew Gulak
Kendrick keeping his distance in the feeling out, trying to stay on top of Gulak but Drew’s not that easy to stay out ahead of and they stalemate. Gulak can’t get the Gu-Lock, so he pivots to the leg and starts working it over only for Brian to make the ropes. Drew shifts to striking momentarily, DDT the leg for one, Kendrick back in it with forearms and he tries to grind Gulak down with a full nelson.
Tiger suplex cuts Drew off when he tries to escape, only a nearfall! Gulak gets under him, Tenryu powerbomb and right into a half-crab! Falling back with it, turning it into a heel hook but Brian escapes with forearms! Drew presses the attack with strikes, into a side headlock shoot-off sequence but Kendrick’s rally is cut short when Gulak goes back to the leg!
Brian gets the ropes, Drew with a big slam into an elbow drop and he locks him right back down with a front chancery. Kendrick trying to escape, Gulak suffocates him and they end up slugging it out in the middle of the ring, punch for punch! Brian’s got the Captain’s Hook in! Drew’s crawling, desperate, reaching, stretching, praying... DREW GULAK MAKES THE ROPES BUT KENDRICK WON’T LET GO!
Shift... DRAGON SUPLEX GETS A NEARFALL! Looking for the Captain’s Hook again, jockeying for position and Brian dumps Drew to the floor! Jack Gallagher puts Akira Tozawa hard into the post, schoolboy gets two off the distraction! Kendrick thinks fast, hits Sliced Bread #2... and Gallagher breaks the pin up! Referee Rod Zapata has no choice but to call it...
Brian Kendrick wins by disqualification.
Kendrick fights valiantly but Gulak gets him into the Gu-Lock and Jack keeps Tozawa from saving his pal and ends up decking him with that earth-shattering headbutt of his!
Gulak and Gallagher stand tall together.
We get a recap of last week’s tag team main event that feeds into Drake Maverick interviewing Buddy Murphy.
Murphy says he’s not looking to make friends and he’s glad he’s wrestling Cedric Alexander again, since Mustafa Ali is the tougher opponent and he deserves the credit for their tag team win last week. But if Cedric wants to prove he’s that good, he wants to do it next week, in separate singles matches with Drake picking their opponents.
Ariya Daivari vs. Clay Roberts
Daivari piefaces Roberts into the corner and beats him down, but Clay manages to get a short rally in off reversing a whip before being laid out with a roundhouse kick. We see Hideo Itami watching backstage as Ariya wails on the kid with palm strikes. Hammerlock, the Pepsi Twist... but Daivari yanks him up at two! Same deal a second time, referee Charles Robinson frustrated while Clay’s eyes roll back in his head!
Ariya hits a series of falling lariats and finally Roberts is out and Robinson calls it...
Ariya Daivari wins by referee stoppage.
Mustafa Ali gets a promo about how we all fall, but getting back up is the hard part, and now he’s gonna get back up, and whoever’s champion when he gets his next shot better be ready to fight for their life, because he will be.
Cedric Alexander is interviewed backstage about Murphy’s comments from earlier, and he says the idea that Ali is better than him strikes a nerve with him and he can’t let him step into his spotlight... he chuckles and says he doesn’t really mean that and he doesn’t want to play 3rd grade mind games, but he accepts the challenge for next week and whoever steps in his way, he’s taking out.
Noam Dar gets a promo to challenge Buddy Murphy to a match, title shot or no.
Lucha House Party (Kalisto & Lince Dorado) vs. Mike Kanellis &
TJ Perkins TJP (Tornado Tag Team Match)
All four guys in chaos to start but the LHP get TJP out of the ring and isolate Kanellis into the assisted splash / torpedo splash sequence. Mike rolls out, TJ back in, they take him out, Dorado with a diving plancha off the top, Kalisto gets a noisemaker to celebrate and they go back to work on Perkins. Springboard tornado DDT, only two, and Kanellis takes Lince out with a spinebuster on the floor.
Maria’s got the pinata, running interference and letting TJ trip Kalisto to the floor! She destroys the pinata and TJP goes to work on Dorado in the ring. Mike joins him, they beat the Golden Lynx up at length but he gets a double Golden Rewind off for separation! Kalisto wakes back up and takes flight, wiping Perkins out! Fired up, going for a headscissors driver but he gets caught into a modified Regal Stretch!
TJ tearing at Kalisto’s mask and face, stomping away for good measure, running hot with a senton that gets two, a dropkick to the leg and right back to work with TJP Clutch on in the middle of the ring... KALISTO GETS THE ROPES TO FORCE THE BREAK! Kalisto gets a second wind, fighting the heels off two for one, climbing up with Perkins... AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER SENDS HIM CRASHING INTO KANELLIS!
Dorado back, big crossbody and a headscissors, SHOTEI! Rolling thunder enzuigiri, charging mad, ducking and dodging, and the Super Crazy trifecta of moonsaults... TJP MAKES THE SAVE! Lucha House Party directing traffic, slapping each other to get fired up and it’s a Dudley Boyz tribute because Lince wanted the sack! He dumps it out, it’s full of tiny pinatas!
TJP looking for a suplex, Dorado reverses, jockeying for position, into the corner and up top, Kalisto and Kanellis in, Tower of Doom denied, Doomsday Device blocked, Mike sent to the floor! LHP up top with TJ... DOUBLE SUPERPLEX INTO THE PINATAS! KANELLIS BREAKS IT UP! Perkins with a powerbomb into the pinatas... NOPE! Kalisto looking to use Penelope for violence, Maria tries to take her away and he throws her in her face to knock her to the floor!
Kalisto hits Salida del Sol, Dorado up top...
Lucha House Party win by pinfall with a diving moonsault from Lince Dorado on TJP.
Commentary hypes up Buddy Murphy vs. Noam Dar and Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese for next week.
Nese gets a promo talking about how he beat Cedric the last time they wrestled and put him in a downward spiral. He has Alexander’s number, so the rematch with Murphy ain’t happening because Cedric will never recover.
That’s the show, folks.