Here's a place to check results and comment along with the latest airing of WWE 205 Live as it airs on WWE Network.
WWE.com’s official preview has no mention of Cedric Alexander successfully defending his Cruiserweight Title against Drew Gulak or Mustafa Ali’s lingering medical issues, but those will addressed. Instead, we’re being prepped for the continuation of a couple feuds with matches DRAKE MAVERICK made last week - TJP’s rubber match with Noam Dar, and Buddy Murphy & Tony Nese in a “lucha rules” (aka tornado tag) with Lucha House Party.
Plus, Lio Rush is gunning for a title shot after going 2 - 0 against Akira Tozawa, and Tozawa’s former tag partner Hideo Itami probably thinks he deserves one two after taking out Ali.
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 at 10PM Eastern!
Enjoy the show!
- DM THE GM hypes the SummerSlam Kickoff title match as a huge success for 205 Live, but runs down tonight’s “huge” show, recapping the first two matches between Dar & TJP and promises the tornado tag will be one of the best matches in the brand’s history.
- Vic Joseph, Percy Watson and Nigel McGuinness welcome Wale to tonight’s four man booth. He’s excited coming off New Day’s win at the end of SmackDown, and pumped for tonight, but he doesn’t know the Cruisergreat.
- The first ever Cruiserweight Champ is out with a remixed, 8-bit-free theme. He says he’s glad this match will be over quickly so he can get back to enjoying the greatest city in the world... his hometown of Los Angeles. It’s gonna be quick because Dar’s recovering from knee surgery and his finisher is the kneebar.
- Noam Dar def. TJP via pinfall following the shining wizard
Perkins gets the early advantage and grabs a mic to welcome Wale (who’s been getting TJ’s name wrong since he came out, despite breaking down Noam’s history with Alicia Fox). He punks him on a fist bump and dabs on him, which prompts Wale to say “nobody dabs any more”. Dar flies and blasts him with a drop kick while he’s staring at the rapper, then helps Wale get the dap...
It doesn’t take long for TJP to put the Scot down (pulling him leg first out of the ring when the ref called for a break with Perkins on the floor). and start working on the knee, though. He continues to talk to Wale during this stretch. Noam gets back in things with a flurry which starts with headbutts and a flying European. Back and forth they go, the finish coming when TJ tries to apply a half-crab to Dar’s reconstructed knee, but the Supernova kicks himself free, lands a kick to Perkins knee to lower him and then runs in with his finisher.
- Wale leaves as we get recap of Alexander vs. Gulak from Sunday. Drew’s promo from earlier is shown calling for a rematch:
- Kayla Braxton interview the General Manager about Gulak’s request, and MAVERICK denies Drew’s request/demand. You have to earn title shots on this show, and Gulak needs to get in line behind others who’ve been working toward it.
- Akira Tozawa vs. Colin Delaney never starts when Gulak, Jack Gallager and The Brian Kendrick crash and take out both men.
Drew calls for a mic and says business will not return to normal until he gets his rematch. He knows Cedric lets BIG DADDY DRAKE make his decisions, but he wants him out here now to answer his challenge.
The champ is here! He’ll gladly get in the ring with Drew if he gets rid of “Thing 1 and Thing 2”. He marches to the ring, but DM THE GM runs in to stop him, and a bunch of refs follow. Gulak recites some more Dr. Suess and mocks “The Age of Alexander”. He’s here for a better 205 Live, and he thinks the Age of Alexander sucks. Drew wonders if Cedric is scared MAVERICK will put him in time out. He starts to say something else when Alexander evades the officials and gets in the ring. Drew slides out and DRAKE tells him to get out of there. He heads out through the card with Kendrick and Gallagher as Ced screams at him from the ring.
- Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado) def. Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese in a tornado tag team match via pinfall following a Code Red from Metalik on Murphy
Should have tagged in Rev. Claire for this one, cause anything even approaching a meaningful recap is above my skill level. Have a clip and some GIFs of this bananas main event, and a breif synopsis of the story beneath them.
Long story short - watch this match.
Kalisto watched from ringside and didn’t get involved like a good babyface... until he was provoked and did at the end. Metalik got caught and powerbombed into the barricade by both Nese and Murphy about 1⁄3 of the way in, which left Dorado alone to get worked over. The muscle twins attacks included ripping the cast of his hand.
Once he got back in, and following that INSANE spot where Metalik ranas Nese off the top onto Murphy on the floor so hard his mask comes off, Buddy shoved Kalisto by the announce table. The former champ grabbed the Juggernaught’s feet to trip him up, which sent him into Metalik for the finish.
Lucha House Party/Nese and Murphy was awesome. Some really nutty stuff. Everyone shined, but Metalik got to strut his stuff way more than he has in forever. Really good feud that doesn't seem to have reached its climax just yet. Go out of your way to see this.— Gran Akuma (@__AKUMA) August 22, 2018