Drew Gulak’s grip on the title only tightens!
The Clash of Champions has passed, and the WWE Cruiserweight Champion is STILL the Philly Stretcher! But as things are changing in the WWE landscape, who will step up next to challenge his reign?
- Lince Dorado VS Ariya Daivari; Dorado wins.
- Jack Gallagher VS THE Brian Kendrick w/ Akira Tozawa; Gallagher wins, by disqualification.
- Oney Lorcan VS Tony Nese; Nese wins.
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And STILL the Law of 205 Live!
Not even a Triple Threat that was fast and furious with lucha libre action from Lince Dorado and Humberto Carrillo could end the reign of Drew Gulak! Gulak took advantage of Carrillo and Lince going after each other to then capitalize and keep the Cruiserweight Championship, but what is next for both champion and division in this changing WWE landscape?
Lince Dorado VS Ariya Daivari!
The Golden Lynx could not secure his first ever championship, but that doesn’t deter his determination. He also looks to settle things with the Persian Lion for everything Daivari has said and done to the Lucha House Party. Will Lynx leap over Lion to head back towards the title?
The bell rings and Atlanta echoes “Lucha! Lucha!” with Lince. Daivari trash talks Lince, saying that he could have been the guy to make Lince a champ. Daivari shoves Lince so Lince fires off fast hands and chops! Lince whips but Daivari bails out. Lince springboards and splashes down! Fans fire up with Lince as he stalks Daivari on the ramp. But Daivari sends Lince at the ring! Lince hops up and asai moonsaults back! Daivari goes down again and Lince rains down rights! Lince puts Daivari in but Daivari bails back out. So Lince gets on the barriers, and leaps to huricanrana Daivari down! Fans cheer as Lince puts Daivari in the ring. Lince climbs up fast, but Daivari is up and gets under the leap. Lince handsprings to elbow Daivari back, then hits a leap frog headscissors!
Daivari ends up on the ropes, Lince runs in, but Daivari tosses Lince out! Lince lands hard and a ring count begins. Daivari goes out to cheer himself on, then he trash talks more. Daivari puts Lince back in the ring then has him in a corner. Daivari whips corner to corner hard and Lince bounces off buckles. Cover, ONE, but Daivari is on Lince with a chinlock. Lince endures and fights his way up and out of the hold. Lince jumps for a big snapmare, then dodges to springboard and crossbody! Cover, TWO, but Lince Oklahoma Rolls! TWO, and Daivari is on the ropes. Lince whips Daivari but Daivari reverses. Daivari reels Lince in for a DDT! Cover, TWO, but just barely! Daivari still grows frustrated with Lince, and also tells Atlanta to “Shut up!” Fans rally for Lince as Daivari goes after the mask. Daivari wraps on a chinlock and grinds Lince down.
Fans rally and Lince feeds off it to fight his way up. Lince stands but Daivari throws him down by his mask! The referee reprimands Daivari and fans boo. Daivari just laughs at Atlanta before wrapping a chinlock on Lince. Lince fires up again and fans rally behind him. Lince fights back and gets free, but runs into a sleeper hold! Daivari holds on tight as Lince reaches around. Lince drops down, victory rolls Daivari, TWO! Daivari kicks low then whips. Lince handsprings to PELE! Daivari goes down and Lince fires himself back up. Lince and Daivari go to opposite ends, and Daivari runs in. Lince counter punches then kicks Daivari away, then CHOPS! Lince throws CHOP after CHOP then whips, but Daivari reverses, only to get a windmill kick and dropkick! Lince mule kicks then somersaults to Eddie Gordo kick! Daivari ends up in a corner and Atlanta fires up with Lince again.
Lince runs in but is put on the apron. Lince climbs and leaps, big crossbody takes Daivari down! Cover, TWO!! Daivari escapes but Lince won’t give up! The chants of “LUCHA! LUCHA!” echo out as Lince puts Daivari in a drop zone. Lince goes up but Daivari hits the ropes to trip him! Daivari crosses the arms, ICONOCLASM! Cover, TWO!! Lince still lives and Daivari is furious! Daivari grits his teeth and glares down at Lince. Daivari watches Lince crawl to the other corner. Daivari runs in, but misses big! Lince SUPERICKS and Daivari drops, Lince moonsaults! Uno! Dos! TRES but Lince has to roll through as Daivari dodges. Lince goes Eddie Gordo again to then whip. Daivari reverses but Lince kicks him away, only to run into an urenage! Cover, TWO!! Lince shocks Daivari by surviving again!
Daivari drags Lince up and tells him, “You should’ve listened to me!” Hammerlock, but the lariat misses! Crucifix takedown, TWO! Daivari lifts, Lince sunset flips, Daivari sits on it, TWO! Lince pops up but gets a BOMB! Matchbox cover, TWO!? Daivari is starting to lose his cool, but he keeps his focus. Atlanta rallies up as Daivari puts Lince in a corner. Daivari puts Lince up on top and CHOPS. Daivari climbs up to join Lince, but Lince resists! Fans rally with “Lucha! Lucha!” and Lince clubs away on Daivari! Lince punches Daivari but Daivari punches back. Daivari still wants the superplex but Lince fights harder. Daivari drops, Lince adjusts, GOLDEN SHOOTING STAR! Cover, Lince wins!!
Winner: Lince Dorado, by pinfall
The Persian Lion goes bankrupt against the Golden Lynx of Lucha House Party! Can Lince and his amigos climb back up again to bring the fiesta to 205 Live?
Oney Lorcan speaks.
“Tony Nese, you tried to take me out, but I’m still standing.” Nese hurt Oney. But not nearly as badly as Oney will hurt Nese tonight. And Oney promises that once he’s done with Nese, he’s headed for Drew Gulak and the Cruiserweight Championship. Will the Fury of 205 Live take out the Premier Athlete to then go back for more pain and punishment against Gulak?
Jack Gallagher VS THE Brian Kendrick w/ Akira Tozawa!
As amazing a combination Gallagher and Kushida made last week, a true gentleman settles things 1v1. Will Gallagher right the wrong wrought by the Man with a Plan? Or will Kendrick teach “Jacky Boy” that manners don’t matter in a fight?
The bell rings and Kendrick circles with Gallagher. They tie up and Kendrick gets a single leg takedown. Kendrick steps through for a toehold, but Gallagher knuckle locks and reaches up with a foot. Gallagher rolls back and wrenches Kendrick down, to then hammerlock the arm, and pull on the other. Kendrick endures as Gallagher pulls him back, and makes him a recliner! Cover, but Kendrick pops out to his own, ONE! Kendrick headlocks but Gallagher powers out. Things speed up but Kendrick catches Gallagher, only to be thrown with the twisting body scissors! Gallagher dropkicks Kendrick out to the apron, but then suplexes him back in. Kendrick escapes and shoves Gallagher, but misses in the corner. Gallagher goes to the other corner, and has the Extraordinary Headstand!
Kendrick is stopped in his tracks as Gallagher bicycles his legs. Gallagher keeps Kendrick back, then pops up and over. Gallagher back drops Kendrick, then has him in another corner. Gallagher runs in but misses his dropkick. He lands on his feet to deck Kendrick, then runs to slide. Kendrick gets under but gets sent into barriers! Tozawa checks on his pal. Gallagher gets Kendrick in the ring and the ref tells Tozawa to keep back. Kendrick kicks Gallagher back but into Tozawa! Gallagher and Tozawa stare down, trying to reason out what just happened. Gallagher is saying Tozawa should just get out of the way, but Kendrick has a kendo stick!? Kendrick SMACKS Gallagher from behind!!
Winner: Jack Gallagher, by disqualification
Even Tozawa is shocked by this! Kendrick just smiles and shrugs it off, not worried about the loss in the slightest. Kendrick brings the kendo stick with him into the ring, and he SMACKS Gallagher again! Is this the lesson Kendrick wanted to teach Gallagher? Or is he just venting his frustrations? Tozawa wants Kendrick to stop, but Kendrick keeps smacking away! Then he uses the stick in a Captain’s Hook crossface! Tozawa pushes Kendrick off Gallagher and tosses the stick aside. Kendrick says that’s fine, he got what he wanted out of this. Tozawa checks on Gallagher, but then Kendrick has the stick to SMACK Tozawa?! Kendrick turns on his friend!? What is going on with Kendrick that he would do this? Or like the proverbial scorpion, is this all in Kendrick’s nature?
Backstage interview with Humberto Carrillo.
Ultimo Ninja was oh so close to becoming champion in his first attempt. But what is going through his mind after that loss? Carrillo is not deterred, he almost won! But Gulak stole the moment. It was a bit disappointing, but going 1v1, Gulak won’t be so lucky. Carrillo vows to earn another chance, and nothing will stop him from being the next Cruiserweight Champion. Will Carrillo make good on fulfilling his family’s dream?
Oney Lorcan VS Tony Nese!
The Premier Athlete violently rejected the encouragement of the Boston Brawler, and made a big mistake in making him angry. Will the Abs of 205 Live regret treating the Fury of 205 Live the way he did? Or will Nese be the gatekeeper as Oney tries to fight back to title contention?
The bell rings and the two circle. Oney trips Nese to rain down rights, but Nese turns it around to rani down lefts. Oney gets back on top for right hands, but Nese gets away. Nese gets out of the ring but Oney chases after. Nese gets back in the ring, runs, and suckers Oney into an elbow. Nese moonsaults but Oney gets under. Oney swings, Nese goes Matrix, but then Oney clobbers Nese from behind! Oney drags Nese up to scoop and slam! Oney whips Nese to hit him with the Kitchen Sink knee! Fans cheer as Oney shouts at Nese. Oney stands Nese up to CHOP! Nese goes to a corner but Oney climbs up to rain down more right hands! Oney gets all 10 and Atlanta fires up with him. Oney brings Nese up but Nese gets away again. Oney clotheslines Nese out hard!
Oney goes out after Nese again, and points to the announce desk. Fans fire up for that, and Oney brings Nese over. Nese gets away again, and then kicks Oney before shoving him into the post! Nese runs Oney over with a big back elbow! Nese gets in the ring to refresh the count, and brings Oney up to throw into barriers! Oney is reeling but Nese is fired up! Atlanta boos and jeers as Nese drags Oney up to throw into barriers on the other side! Oney writhes as Nese refreshes the count again. Nese drags Oney back up and throws him over teh announce desk! The table blasts apart, still not feeling well after SmackDown’s brutal ending. Nese leaves Oney down and out as he goes back to the ring. Oney slowly stirs as the ring count climbs. The count passes 5, then 7. Oney stumbles up at 9 to get in at 9.9! But Nese is on him with furious stomps!
Nese stomps a premier mudhole in the corner but the ref backs him off. Nese drags Oney up again, for a strong scoop slam! Cover, TWO! Oney refuses to stay down but Nese grinds him down with a chinlock. Nese practically smothers Oney into the mat, but Oney refuses to give up. Fans build up to a rally and Oney fights his way up. Oney fights back with body shots and throws European Uppercuts. Oney runs, sunset flips but Nese slips out to mule kick hard! Cover, TWO!! Oney still lives and Nese grows annoyed. Nese kicks Oney around and bounces him off the mat. Nese drags Oney up and whips him corner to corner hard! Oney staggers and falls, Nese covers, TWO! Nese kicks Oney around more, then drags him up. Nese suplexes and holds Oney up for roughly 10 counts before dropping him down. Cover, TWO!
Nese goes after Oney with body scissors, and even clubs away with forearms. Oney endures the squeeze, but Nese pulls on Oney’s ears. Oney refuses to give up, and fans build back up to a rally. Oney fights against the hold, and throws elbows at Nese. Nese lets go but gets Oney back with a bearhug. Oney keeps fighting and Atlanta keeps rallying. Oney stands to elbow free again, and he CHOPS Nese back. Oney CHOPS but Nese throat chops! Nese runs and hotshots Oney down! Fans boo and jeer Nese but Nese triangle moonsaults, but he FLOPS! Oney and Nese are both down, but it’s Oney who fires up again. Nese drags Oney up but Oney CHOPS him again! And again! And again! Oney whips, Nese reverses, but Oney blasts Nese with a EuroUpper! Nese flounders to a corner and Oney fires up. Oney runs cornern to corner, back elbow! Then again, another back elbow! A third time, but Nese follows, only to get the elbow anyway!
Oney hops up, leaps but Nese gets under. Oney rolls and comes back, there’s the blockbuster! Nese bails out fast but Oney follows. Oney takes aim and throws Nese into barriers! Oney wants more and so does Atlanta! Oney whips Nese to the other side to get more barriers! Nese ends up in the front row! Oney drags Nese up and over then refreshes the count. Oney goes back to Nese for another go, and now Nese gets thrown into the third corner barriers! Atlanta high fives Oney before he puts Nese in the ring. Oney stalks Nese as Nese crawls and flounders. Nese stands, but fights off the Half ‘n’ Half. Oney runs back in but gets a back kick! Then knee lift, but he ducks the roundhouse to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Oney grits his teeth and keeps his focus. Oney looms over Nese, then CHOPS him again. Nese wobbles, so Oney CHOPS him again! Oney grabs Nese by the face but Nese breaks free and headbutts!
Nese whips, slides under, pump handle but Oney slips out! Half ‘n’ Half, but Nese lands on his feet to double stomp Oney down! Cover, TWO!! Oney survives by the skin of his teeth! Both men are down but stirring as fans rally back up. Nese stands first, and he brings Oney back up. Nese Alabama lifts, but Oney kicks and lifts Nese. Nese slips out but gets another back elbow. Oney hops up, SHORYUKEN from Nese! Oney sits down, Nese brings down the knee pad! Nese goes side to side, but gets a dropkick! Oney hoists Nese up top and climbs up behind Nese. Fans anticipate what’s coming, and so does Nese. Nese resists the half nelson, then elbows Oney away. Nese adjusts, but now Oney SHORYUKENS! Nese falls to the floor, and Oney takes aim. Oney fires up, and Atlanta joins in as Oney builds speed. But Gulak appears out of nowhere to trip Oney up!! Nese rolls Oney and even holds tights, NESE WINS!
Winner: Tony Nese, by pinfall
The devious duo of Gulak and Nese work together again to “do business” and screw Oney over! Will anyone get close to the Cruiserweight Champion when the champion once again has a Premier partner?
A really good episode for 205 Live tonight! While the existence of this show is in question with NXT getting bigger and SmackDown moving to Fridays, this episode still had a lot of great stuff to move forward from Clash of Champions. For the story not going the way I expected, Dorado VS Daivari was a pretty good blow-off match (if that’s what this is). The fans were still hot from SmackDown so it was good to open with these two. I was scared when I saw Dorado’s feet hit the ropes on his way down from the Shooting Star, but luckily he still landed mostly flat on Daivari. I’ll say it again, though: without tag titles, there isn’t much for a Cruiserweight trio like Lucha House Party to do. At this point, joining up more closely with NXT will definitely benefit LHP and the Singh Brothers in getting tag team action, which in turn does bolster the NXT Tag Division, even with great teams like Forgotten Sons and the revamped Breezango still on the rise.
What a shock to see Kendrick turn on Tozawa like this, or at least at this time. I suppose the loss that broke the camel’s back was against Gallagher and Kushida, so Kendrick probably doesn’t feel Tozawa is good enough to stick around anymore. This gets some intrigue back into their story, and I’m sure the Singh Brothers will comment on this at some point now that their story has been revised. Maybe they and Kendrick actually work together, and then we get Gallagher, Tozawa and a third partner (Kushida or otherwise) for a good Six Man Tag blow-off. Carrillo’s character stays determined, that’s good. But after a really good Oney VS Nese match, even with Gulak’s interference allowing Nese to win, there could be multiple contenders for the title again. We already had Oney and Carrillo fight to determine a contender once, I’m not sure if it’d happen again so soon. Maybe Nese tries to get in, thinking he’s owed something for being Gulak’s pal again. That could result in a Triple Threat contender’s match, and one of the two Faces to get a second shot.
My Score: 8.4/10
Mathew’s AJPW Champion Carnival Results & Review: Day 4 (4/17/2021)
AJPW is back with Day 4 of the Champion Carnival and Mathew is back as well! Will Zeus stay undefeated? Check it out!
Hello everyone and you read it right, I have returned and ready to get the show on the road. I wanna thank Andrew for covering the first three days of the Carnival while I was on vacation while also dealing with laptop issues. Should be getting a new computer soon but in the meantime, gonna abuse this old laptop as much as I can till it happens. All Japan’s memorable time of the year, the Champion Carnival is currently underway and I’m here to take over the 6 remaining days.
It’s been a fun three shows so far and let’s see if the rest can deliver. Will Zeus remain undefeated?
Let’s find out as we…dive right in.
Star Rating System:
- 0 Stars: Dave Meltzer
- 1 Star: Vince Russo
- 2 Stars: Tony Schiavone
- 3 Stars: Eric Bischoff
- 4 Stars: Bruce Prichard
- 5 Stars: Jim Cornette
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Shotaro Ashino vs. Kohei Sato
Review: Time for our first match-up as Shotaro Ashino takes on Kohei Sato. Ashino is in a bit of turmoil ever since he lost Enfants Terribles and only has one victory under his belt while losing his first two matches. Sato has a steady record as he only has one win and loss under his belt, and a win here would put him in the middle of the rankings. Can Ashino win two in a row or does he fall behind again?
These two started with some chain wrestling but it appears to be a stalemate as they transition into a chop battle, where Sato is winning. I know Sato may not look like much in a physical sense but he can deliver some stiff shots to you, so definitely wanna be careful when in the ring with this guy. Ashino did try to make a comeback with a European Uppercut but Sato forearms him down. In the grand scheme of things, Shotaro being on his own is a much better path for him since he was mostly known as Wrestle-1’s guy and leader of this group, and now that he doesn’t have them and is now a babyface, it’s a fresher start for him to see what he can do on his own.
Sato appears to be heading towards Ashino and it was the opening Shotaro needed to hit a Dragon Screw, making Sato go down and this is where he will shine. Shotaro with the Gutwrench but Sato kicked out. Shotaro going in with the leg work to try and weaken it for the Ankle Lock later but Sato grabbed the ropes. Shotaro ran the ropes but Sato catches him with a knee to the gut, gaining control of the match once again while delivering kicks to the chest and midsection. Sato went for the Brainbuster but Ashino reversed it, hitting a German Suplex as he goes for the cover but once Sato kicked out, Ashino quickly turned it into the Ankle Lock! Sato would eventually get to the ropes and Shotaro is forced to let go of the hold. Shotaro tried to get the ankle again but Sato punched him in the gut and it leads to an exchange of blows till Sato won that battle, topping it off with a Falcon Arrow as Shotaro kicked out at two! It wouldn’t last much longer as Sato quickly picked him up to hit the Drill-a-Hole Piledriver, getting the victory over Ashino. I know people are frustrated with how Ashino has been booked since arriving at All Japan but all it takes is patience, he’s basically started over and getting the slow build back up.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a quarter.
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Suwama vs. Koji Doi
Review: Time for our next match as Koji Doi takes on the Triple Crown Champion, Suwama. Suwama currently only has one win under his belt with two losses, so it’s a better record than last year but he still needs to find a way to get back up on the totem pole. Koji has the same record as the champ but a victory here would gain a lot of momentum. Will the champ prevail or does Koji pull an upset?
Loo at Koji getting the first advantage with a couple of shoulder tackles to the champ and oh wait, never mind, Suwama double chopped him and now has him in the corner. Suwama Irish-whips him into the corner but Koji reversed it as Suwama attempts a Lariat as Koji blocked it and hits his arm with a Codebreaker, turning it into a Fujiwara Armbar. After being forced to let go, Koji responds by stomping on his arm and having it through the ropes to pull on it. Koji Doi is someone I’ve always considered to be an underrated talent and glad he’s getting the opportunity on a bigger platform than Wrestle-1.
Suwama makes a comeback after hitting a flying shoulder tackle to get Koji down. Suwama then throws him into the corner to hit a Lariat before pulling him in for a Belly-to-Belly Suplex but Koji kicked out at two. Suwama called for the Last Ride but Koji was able to flip him over, leading the two to exchange blows until Koji tossed him into the ropes for a side slam. Koji delivered a Dropkick and would attempt to lift him but the champ refused to go up, causing Koji to just knock him down with a Lariat. Koji went for the Murder Lariat but Suwama catches him with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, then gets him for a German, and then a Discus Lariat for good measure. Suwama hits the Backdrop but Koji got up to fight through the pain but Suwama applies the Sleeper Hold and Koji is out, giving Suwama the victory!
Rating: Eric Bischoff
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Jake Lee vs. Shinjiro Otani
Review: Halfway through the day as Zero1’s Shinjiro Otani takes on the leader of TOTAL ECLIPSE, Jake Lee. Jake Lee has made quite the transformation ever since he turned heel and took Enfants Terribles from Ashino, he has developed a whole new persona since then and it seems to be the change he needed to show he’s a top star. Can Jake bounce back from his first loss or will he lose two in a row?
There appears to be an issue under the ring as the referee and announcer go check on it before starting the match, guess a bar or piece of wood popped out. Now the match is underway with Jake delivering some stomps down on Otani but would eventually get tossed over the ropes. Otani would deliver some stomps of his own after getting Lee back into the ring, just stomping away at him into the corner until Jake tripped him, delivering more stomps onto him. Jake is wrestling a completely different style compared to how we’re used to seeing him and it works for his new persona. He delivers it well and this whole tournament is a great way to showcase his new self. Jake delivered stiff kicks to the midsection and Otani would eventually catch his foot to hit it with an elbow and leg sweep him off his feet.
Jake grabbed Otani’s head and delivered multiple knees to his head but Otani would eventually counteract with a German Suplex. Otani went for a palm strike but Jake delivered a knee to the gut and then one more knee to the back of his head after getting him down. Jake delivered a couple more knee shots to Otani as he’s laughing maniacally to the crowd before he went to pick him up to hit his new finisher, the D4C, which is a delayed vertical drop Brainbuster. Jake crossed Otani’s arms while covering him and gets the victory. If this is how Jake Lee is going to be, this may very well be the trigger to make him the next Triple Crown Champion.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a quarter
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Zeus vs. Yuma Aoyagi
Review: It’s now time for our main event as Purple Haze leader and last year’s winner, Zeus takes on NEXTREAM’s own Yuma Aoyagi. Zeus is currently the only one that remains undefeated in the tournament so far and a win here would help secure himself closer to the winner of the tournament. Yuma only has one win under his belt but a victory here can stop Zeus and remain strong in the game. Does Zeus remain undefeated or will Yuma be his first loss?
It’s good to see that Zeus is still a snacc, Mathew likes. Yuma failed to challenge Zeus in raw power after being tackled down but Yuma could still try to outsmart him as he had Zeuss over the top ropes and Dropkicked him to get him to the outside. 2021 has been a great year for Yuma, winning the tag titles for the first time, delivering solid matches at the beginning of the year, this little resurgance this past year has been a big plus for Yuma since he was falling behind in terms of star power. They fight outside briefly but Zeus would deliver his beautiful chops to hurt his chest and tossed Yuma back into the ring. When you think about it, Zeus is still undefeated from last year’s Carnival as well, so has that undefeated Carnival record carried over from his victory to this upcoming one, so it makes sense for Zeus to look as dominating as possible during this tournament.
Yuma got back into it when hitting a Crossbody onto Zeus but would kick out at one. Yuma tossed Zeus into the ropes but Zeus would hit a Flying Clothesline instead as the two are down but Zeus is getting up first, lifting him up for a Bearhug and tossed him over. Zeus calls for the Chokeslam but Yuma fights him off, delivering an below to the face and as he ran the ropes, he ducked under Zeus to hit a German Suplex. Yuma climbed to the top rope but Zeus chops him before coming up to hit a Superplex as the two men go down. Zeus hits the Chokeslam this time and climbs to the top rope to hit a Frog Splash but Yuma kicked out at two! Zeus quickly went for the Facelock and looks like he could tap but Yuma had his foot on the rope. Zeus called for the Jackhammer but Yuma reversed it into a German Suplex but Zeus quickly got up to attempt a Lariat, however, Yuma ducked again to hit another German. Yuma has the End Game locked in but Zeus was close enough to grab the rope, and break the hold. Zeus went for a Lariat but Yuma ducked as they ran the ropes, making Zeus hit the Lariat this time as Yuma was turned inside out. Zeus went for one more Lariat as Yuma reversed it into a Crucifix Pin and gets the surprising victory over Zeus! Big win for Yuma and Zeus is no longer undefeated.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a half.
Overall: While none of the matches were mind blowing, everything was still solid. Nothing crazy or over the top, just solid and basic wrestling for this night. Hopefully tomorrow will deliver something different. We had two people in the top spot and two people who are one loss away from being eliminated.
Favorite Match: Zeus vs. Yuma Aoyagi
Least Favorite Match: Suwama vs. Koji Doi
Champion Carnival Standings:
- Zeus: (3-1) (6 Points)
- Jake Lee: (3-1) (6 Points)
- Shuji Ishikawa: (2-1) (4 Points)
- Kohei Sato: (2-1) (4 Points)
- Yuma Aoyagi: (2-2) (4 Points)
- Suwama: (2-2) (4 Points)
- Kento Miyahara: (1-2) (2 Points)
- Shinjiro Otani: (1-2) (2 Points)
- Koji Doi: (1-3) (2 Points)
- Shotaro Ashino: (1-3) (2 Points)
Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (4/16/21)
Will Retro take down The Premier?
Tony Nese defends that 205 Live is still HIS show!
The Premier Athlete says he IS Mr. 205 Live, but that could all change! Will August Grey lead the way for the purple ‘n’ orange?
- Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Jake Atlas; Atlas wins.
- August Grey VS Tony Nese; Grey wins.
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Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Jake Atlas!
The Braggadocios learned savvy from THE Brian Kendrick, but in a roundabout way, the Muscle of El Monte learned aggression from The Psycho Killer! Who puts the lessons learned into practice now that WWE is past WrestleMania?
The bell rings and Atlas circles with Adonis. Fans rally as they approach, and Adonis gives a testing kick to the arm. Atlas shakes that off but Adonis kicks him again. Atlas eggs Adonis on, then swats the kick to wrench the arm! Atlas YANKS the arm, wrenches to an elbow breaker then clamps down on it. Adonis gets up but Atlas brings him back down. Adonis reverses the armlock but Atlas reverses it back. Adonis rolls Atlas but Atlas shifts right back to the armlock. Fans rally, Adonis fights up but Atlas shoves him away to then arm-drag on the rebound! Atlas grinds the arm, Adonis fights up, but Atlas whips Adonis to arm-drag again!
Atlas goes after the arm and wrangles Adonis back down. Adonis fights up but Atlas whips, only for Adonis to fake the arm-drag out! Adonis KNEES Atlas in the side, but Atlas shoves him! Adonis shoves back, they lock up and go around! They end up on ropes, the ref has them break. Adonis swings, Atlas ducks it but Adonis returns the favor. Adonis back suplexes, Atlas lands on his feet, slides under and runs, but into a LARIAT! Adonis seethes as he stalks Atlas to a corner, and then RAMS his shoulder in! Adonis throws EuroUppers, follows Atlas and throws more EuroUppers! Atlas CHOPS back! And CHOPS again!
Atlas CLUBS Adonis, CHOPS him in a corner, but Adonis kicks back! Adonis ROCKS Atlas in the corner, CHOPS him, and then whips him corner to corner. Atlas reverses but Adonis reverses back, only to miss in the corner! Atlas WRINGS the arm out, then goes up top! Atlas aims, but Adonis trips up the cartwheel! Atlas is stuck on the top rope, AIRDROP sends Atlas to the floor! Adonis goes out to fetch Atlas, and RAM him into boards! Adonis SLAMS Atlas’ arm into the steel steps! Adonis gets Atlas up an din the ring at 7 of 10, then covers, TWO! Atlas toughs it out and fans rally up as he crawls for ropes. Adonis gets the arm first, wrenches it, and uppercuts the triceps!
Adonis WRINGS Atlas’ arm in return, then covers, TWO! Atlas grits his teeth but Adonis is after the arm! Adonis wants a Fujiwara but Atlas turns it to a cover, TWO! Adonis still has the arm, shifts around and goes for the Fujiwara again! Atlas endures as Adonis bends the arm back, and he powers up to get around. Atlas throws body shots, Adonis CLUBS the arm, repeat! Adonis bumps Atlas off buckles, but Atlas elbows back! Atlas boots the clothesline away then back kicks, ax kicks and BOOTS Adonis! Adonis resists the waistlock and elbows free! Atlas EuroUppers Adonis, then rallies with clotheslines! Atlas spins Adonis to WHEEL KICK! Adonis staggers into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!!
Atlas couldn’t hold Adonis down because of the bad arm! Atlas tastes his own blood in his mouth but that only fires him up! Fans rally as Atlas climbs a corner, but Adonis intercepts with a forearm! Adonis goes up, he and Atlas brawl up top but Atlas ROCKS Adonis! Adonis comes back to ROCKET LAUNCH Atlas down! Atlas slowly rises, Adonis climbs up and leaps, BIG CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Atlas survives and Adonis is growing frustrated. Adonis kicks Atlas to the apron. Adonis stands Atlas up, rolls him through the ropes, TWO! Adonis back drops but Atlas sunset flips, TWO! KNEE TRIGGER! And a ROLLING ELBOW!
Atlas GOURD BUSTERS Adonis to the drop zone, then goes up top. Atlas hits the CARTWHEEL DDT!! Cover, Atlas wins!
Winner: Jake Atlas, by pinfall
It seems Old Man Ciampa’s lessons paid off! Will Atlas lift himself up towards a title opportunity now that Santos Escobar isn’t the champion?
August Grey VS Tony Nese!
#RetroAG finally got payback on Daivari Dinero, then was weirdly congratulated by him after defeating Adonis a few weeks ago. Will Daivari congratulate Grey again when he defeats Daivari’s fellow 205 Live OG? Or will the Premier Athlete prevent the new wave from taking over his brand?
Well Daivari is showing which side he’s on by accompanying Nese to the ring! Though he does get left hanging on that fist bump. Daivari joins commentary as the bell rings and Grey circles with Nese. They tie up, Nese waistlocks and slams Grey down! Nese then flexes on Grey, but fans are on Grey’s side as he and Nese circle again. Grey and Nese tie up, Grey waistlocks, but Nese hooks a leg to get the drop toehold. Nese floats to a facelock but Grey slips out to a hammerlock. Grey reels Nese in, Nese resists but Grey wrenches a wristlock to then headlock. Nese tries but can’t power out as Grey grinds him down. Nese tries again but Grey still holds on tight!
Nese fights up, powers out, and things speed up. Nese hurdles, Grey headlocks to the takeover! Fans cheer as Nese endures another grind. Nese fights up, powers Grey to a corner, and the ref counts. Nese is set free but he whips Grey corner to corner. Grey goes up and over and hits another headlock takeover! Nese pushes with forearms but Grey grinds the headlock. Nese fights up, fans rally and Nese powers out. Grey goes up and over again but Nese goes up and over, too! Nese does jumping jacks just to show off. Grey runs, into an arm-drag, but he gets the headlock! Nese rolls Grey off but Grey does the jumping jacks in return!
Grey side-steps Nese, blocks the hip toss and dodges the clothesline to headlock again. Nese counters as he back suplexes Grey down! Nese kicks and stomps Grey around, covers, TWO! Nese grows annoyed as he gets Grey up and kicks him in the stomach! Fans rally for Grey but Nese hauls Grey up in a pump handle! Grey slips free, drop toeholds Nese onto ropes, then dials it up for a SLIDING STRADDLE! Grey ROCKS Nese with an uppercut, then climbs up, SHORYUKEN from Nese! Grey is stuck on the ropes, Nese runs in to TOP SHELF KICK, to the fireman’s carry and GUTBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Nese stomps Grey down and then looms over him.
Nese soaks up heat from the fans as he kicks Grey in the side. Nese whips Grey hard into the corner and Grey bounces off buckles! Nese flexes on Grey again and Daivari cheers the peak. Nese kicks Grey to a corner, Grey hits back with body shots! Grey throws haymakers but Nese hits a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Nese goes to a corner and unties a buckle pad? The ref stops him before he can finish, and Grey trips Nese up! Grey gives Nese a taste of his own medicine, catapult into that buckle! Roll up and cover, TWO! Grey CHOPS Nese, whips but Nese reverses to then slide and pump handle, for the scoop and DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!
Grey survives but Daivari says Nese’s got this. Grey gets to a corner, Nese storms over to give him kicks in the ribs! Grey throws body shots and forearms and a CHOP! Nese runs into a back elbow, Grey boots but that’s blocked. Nese throws the foot down but Grey ROCKS him! Grey runs to RANA, then CLOBBER Nese! Grey goes for a gut wrench, Nese back drops but Grey sunset flips! Nese rolls through to back KICK Grey down! Cover, TWO!! Grey survives but Nese puts on the squeeze! Grey endures, pries the feet apart but Nese shifts to a headlock. Nese knees Grey, then talks trash. Nese pushes Grey around but fans taunt Nese, “You Still Suck!” Grey CHOPS Nese, then JABS! CHOP! JAB!
Nese puts Grey in a corner but Grey dodges to CHOP and stomp away! Grey fires off hands, the ref counts and Grey stops at 4. Grey whips, Nese reverses but Grey comes back to LARIAT! Grey spins Nese to hit a jawbreaker, to NECKBREAKER! Grey handsprings and fans fire up with him! Daivari doesn’t like the showboating, but Nese throws Grey to the apron. Grey ROCKS Nese in return, then goes up top! Tightrope CROSSBODY! Grey rains down rights and then ROCKS Nese again! Grey hits the EXTRA LARGE BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Daivari says it takes more than that to stop the Premier Athlete, the 205 Live OG! Grey gets up, brings Nese up but Nese throat chops!
Grey gasps, Nese talks trash, and then Nese runs with Grey, but Grey blocks the hotshot! Grey shoulders but into a kick! Nese slingshots, into a HOTSHOT CUTTER! Grey gets Nese in, for another Extra Large, but Nese lands on his feet! Nese gets a cover, TWO! Nese mule kicks, front kicks, knee lifts and enziguris! Nese whips, uses that to slide, but Grey rolls through to SUPERKICK! Nese tumbles out, Grey DIVES! Direct hit and Nese is sent flying over the announce desk! Fans fire up and Daivari has to get out of his seat because of that. Grey gets back to the ring, the ring count is 5 of 10! It keeps going, 7 of 10 but Nese is still down. Will Grey learn from last time?
NOPE! Grey goes out at 9 because he wants to win this in the ring! Daivari brings up how that messed him up with Mansoor, but Grey tells him to shut up. Nese rolls Grey up, but Grey turns it around! Grey wins!!
Winner: August Grey, by pinfall
What was that about messing up? Grey won “the right way,” but Daivari says it was just dumb luck! Will AG keep getting the better of the OG on 205 Live?
A very fun, very good 205 Live to get back to new content after WrestleMania. Atlas VS Adonis was a very good match, started to feel like the early days of 205 Live that we just relived last week. Atlas and Adonis being names from Greek myth, I kinda want them to try being a team at some point. Though at the same time, that feels like something early 2000’s WWE would do and maybe it’s best if they don’t? Who knows, maybe give it a try, see if something comes of it.
Grey VS Nese was also really good, and the story that’s building with Grey and these OG is pretty good. Daivari on commentary was explaining how Grey winning against Adonis with the feet on ropes was a twinkling of him being compatible with Daivari & Nese, who are solidly Heel. But Grey resisting that and doing things the solidly Face way is a good story in itself, so I hope this is how Grey builds himself up to at least try for the Cruiserweight Championship. Grey’s got a lot of innovative moves, as well, so I’d definitely be okay with seeing him try those with Kushida, maybe even Swerve and Ruff.
My Score: 8.2/10
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