The NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush makes his return to 205 Live looking for competition.
Non-title Match: NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush vs. Oney Lorcan
This is the first time Lio Rush has performed on 205 Live in eight months let’s see how the champ fares against one of the fastest and hardest strikers on the purple brand. “The Fury of 205 Live” started the match off with a test of strength overpowering the Cruiserweight champion. Rush bounced back outsmarting Lorcan using his quick speed and prowess to throw off his opponent.
Lorcan brought the fight to Rush proving why he’s been one of the hottest rising stars on the purple brand with his high-octane offense keeping the champion on his toes. “The Man Of The Hour” executed his slingshot Stunner and the clock ran out for Lorcan with The Final Hour for the successful victory.
— WWE (@WWE) October 26, 2019
After the match, “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese confronted Rush arrogantly congratulating him on returning to 205 Live as champion. Nese requested Rush watched his match with Raul Mendoza up next.
Tony Nese vs. Raul Mendoza
I hate to say this but I was quite disappointed with this match as I could already see what the end result would be from a mile away. This was another great showing for the Lucha Libre superstar who has been making the most out of his experiences on 205 Live and NXT throughout the year. Mendoza is a burst of energy and when he picks up the speed there’s no stopping him.
Nese played the role of antagonizing heel keeping the young man down with rest holds. Nese took his attention away from his opponent and began taunting the Cruiserweight Champion at the announce table which allowed Mendoza to roll him up for a surprise pinfall.
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— WWE (@WWE) October 26, 2019
The Brian Kendrick Is A “Professional” Wrestler
Out of nowhere, The Brian Kendrick emerged with a mic in hand delivering yet another scathing promo about being disrespected. The irate veteran gave the WWE Universe a history lesson of the protocol and the difference between just being a wrestler and a “professional” wrestler.
Main Event: Ariya Daivari vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
Can I just stop and gives some props to “The Persian Lion” Ariya Daivari who has been a staple of the Cruiserweight division since day one. He’s a great technical wrestler with an aggressive nature that is unmatched on the roster. Daiviri has had share of title shots and impressive showings in multi-man matches but due to his lack of personality he’s never won the Cruiserweight Championship.
— Ariya Daivari (@AriyaDaivariWWE) October 26, 2019
With that being said, Daivari continued to portray his role of gatekeeper putting over young up-and-coming superstars such as Swerve. Swerve reminds me a lot of Rich Swann and a mix of R-Truth. His charisma is through the roof and the WWE Universe has latched onto his personality. Swerve got another huge victory after executing his basement kick to the back of Daivari’s head.