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WWE 205 Live results (April 10, 2018): The Age of Alexander begins

Here's a place to check results and comment along with the latest airing of WWE 205 Live as it airs on WWE Network.

General Manager DRAKE MAVERICK’s Cruiserweight Championship Tournament wrapped up at WrestleMania 34, and with his win, Cedric Alexander is now the soul, heart and face of the division.

He won’t have much time to celebrate, however, as there’s already a line of guys who want a shot at the title Cedric finally chased down in the Superdome. Buddy Murphy’s recent hot streak would seem to put him at the top of the list, but Mustafa Ali may want another opportunity, too.

Plus, we’re supposed to get the Mark Andrews vs. Drew Gulak showdown we were promised last week. And it’s hard to imagine the weeks of Lucha House Party vs. Akira Tozawa and Hideo Itami tensions won’t be followed up on WWE’s last night in New Orleans, 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!

- Cedric’s win on Sunday’s Kickoff gets the epic video package treatment

- Vic Joseph and Percy Watson welcome us back to NOLA. Percy is a regular fixture on 205 from here on out, but Nigel McGuinness will be back next week. They tell us about the two things which were announced in advance, then it’s time for our opener.

- Kalisto def. Akira Tozawa via pinfall following Salida Del Sol

Kalisto gets a selfie/hallway promo before the match, telling us Lucha House Party will be in a tornado tag next week. Tozawa’s response attacks the luchadors for insulting his mentor Hideo Itami, and says that after he beats all three of them, they’ll be FIRED.

Back-and-forth affair with some great nearfalls, but Kalisto got the knees up on a top rope senton attempt. A series of pin counters followed, with Kalisto bridging out of the last one and transitioning into his finisher.

- Tony Nese gives Andrews a locker room pep talk. Gulak was his friend, but he’s turned into a sadistic monster. If anyone should get revenge, it should be Nese, but... he tells the Welshman to go get Drew tonight.

- The Tornado Tag for next week is confirmed. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik represent LHP against Itami and Tozawa.

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- Gulak is in the ring, and does the build up to hiiiisssss POWERPOINT PRESENTATION! But it’s not the time for that (and it’s a heel bait-and-deny). It’s time for the best submission specialist in WWE to destroy that pop rock wannabe Mark Andrews. He’s gonna send a message to the whole 205 Live roster - if you step to him, you will tap out.

- Drew Gulak def. Mark Andrews via submission with the Gu-Lock (Dragon Sleeper)

Clash of styles as you’d expect, with Drew keeping things grounded most of the time with brief comeback of high-flying offense from Andrews. The final act sees Mark gain separation after a jawbreaker, leading to a two count after a standing corkscrew shooting star press. Strikes and a powerbomb earn another nearfall, then Gulak gets one of his own after a big lariat. A flurry lets Andrews set-up for a DDT, but that’s countered to a suplex attempt, which is turned in Stundog Millionarie by Andrews for two. Mark climbs, but his opponent rolls to the opposite corner before he can fly. Andrews gets sent to the corner, and then it was Dragon Sleeper time.

- After posing briefly, Gulak puts the hold back on and keeps it on while the referee tries to get him to release. Nese runs in ad gets Drew to scurry away, then he flies over the top to take him out before heading back to the ring to shout at him with Andrews.

- DRAKE MAVERICK is backstage, he’s speaking to someone off camera and telling them he’s approved their request to tag next week, but he has some reservations after what happened last time. The camera pans out and we see DM THE GM is speaking to Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick. Jack says seeking a vendetta against Hideo Itami for injuring Kendrick would be beneath them. TBK says he’s just happy to be back, and that his issues with Hideo are water under the bridge. MAVERICK seems dubious.

- DRAKE MAVERICK is out next (with music and a custom Tron). He says he won’t keep us, but he asks the fans if they’ve ever had a better weekend of WWE action than the last few days. It was the honor of his career to be asked to be the general manager of 205 Live, and he thinks they’ve done a great job with it. That came to a head on Sunday, when he sat ringside and watched the Heart and Soul battle for the Cruiserweight Title. Without further ado, he welcomes the new champ - Cedric Alexander.

- Ced, looking spiffy in gray dress slakes and a purple dress shirt (which doesn’t quite match his new belt). Two years ago, we chanted “Please sign Cedric”. Because of that, on Sunday, in front of his friends and family, he wrestled at WrestleMania and became a champion. He just wants to thank us, but as he is, he’s cut off by Mustafa Ali’s music.

Ali is dressed in all black. The crowd chants for him, and the champ encourages them. Mustafa came out to tell Ced something face-to-face. As your opponent, a representative of the locker room and his friend... Alexander doesn’t just deserve it. He earned it. Ali says there’s a long line of guys in the back who want a title shot, and he’s in that line.

That’s Buddy Murphy’s music! While DM, Ali and Ced look to the ramp, the Aussie slides in from behind and grabs Alexander. After initially losing his grip, he gets Alexander up and hits his finisher. Ali checks on Cedric and MAVERICK yells at Murphy that he was at the front of the line, but there will be consequences for this.

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