205 Live has a case of deja vu!
After a triumphant 205 Live debut, Mansoor is back again to give Tehuti Miles a rematch! Will things go the same way or will Tehuti derail Mansoor’s return?
- Tehuti Miles VS Mansoor; Mansoor wins.
- Tony Nese VS Chase Parker w/ Matt Martel; Nese wins.
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Vic Joseph returns to 205 Live!
He and former Cruiserweight Champion, Drew Gulak, are our commentary team and it’s great to see Vic back in general!
Tehuti Miles VS Mansoor!
A loss in their first-ever encounter doesn’t matter much to a man with swagger for miles. Will Tehuti make a comeback and shut Mansoor’s return down? Or will the star of Saudi Arabia put the 2-0 in 205 Live?
The bell rings and Tehuti throws his jacket at Mansoor! Tehuti then throws hands and stomps Mansoor into the corner! The ref backs Tehuti off and Mansoor fires back with CHOPS! Mansoor forearms but Tehuti knees low. Tehuti stalks Mansoor to a corner, brings him up and whips him corner to corner HARD! Mansoor hits buckles then mat but Tehuti crouches by him to talk trash. Mansoor fires right up to get Tehuti down and rain right hands! Tehuti gets away, kicks back and bumps Mansoor off buckles. Tehuti throws jabs and stomps again but the ref counts. He lets off at 4, the crowd rallies for Mansoor, but Tehuti brings Mansoor up to bring him to another corner.
Mansoor blocks the buckle bump, throws hands and forearms then whips Tehuti to ropes. Mansoor manages to back drop Tehuti then covers, TWO! Tehuti gets to a corner but Mansoor brings him up for a suplex! Cover, TWO! Mansoor chicken wings and chinbars Tehuti to keep him down. Tehuti endures even as Mansoor cranks on him. Mansoor grinds his forearm in, Tehuti pulls on Mansoor’s hair, but the ref reprimands. Tehuti fights up, goes around and throws Mansoor out. Mansoor gets back up and shoulders in. Mansoor slingshots but into a dropkick! Down goes Mansoor and Tehuti catches his breath. Tehuti heads out to fetch Mansoor back up and throws him into barriers! Mansoor writhes as the ring count climbs, but Tehuti bounces Mansoor off Plexiglas!
Tehuti refreshes the count at 7, looms over Mansoor, then brings him up, only for Mansoor to hit back! Mansoor CHOPS then throws Tehuti towards barriers. Tehuti stops himself, then throws Mansoor HARD into more Plexiglas! The ring count is again 7 and Tehuti goes in. Mansoor drags himself up at 8, starts to fade at 9, but jumps in at 9.9! Tehuti is right on him and throws him right back out! Tehuti dusts off his hands, then lounges by the ropes to taunt Mansoor. The ref reprimands that, Mansoor gets back up and in, so Tehuti looms over him. Tehuti CLUBS Mansoor down, Mansoor gets to ropes, and Tehuti throws more forearms. Mansoor shoulders into Tehuti but Tehuti knees him back down.
Tehuti drags Mansoor up, turns him, smooths the hair and hits the neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Tehuti puts the squeeze on Mansoor with body scissors and digs his palm into Mansoor’s face. The crowd rallies as Mansoor endures, and Mansoor fights against the hold. Tehuti clubs and pushes Mansoor around, but Mansoor bridges back! Cover, TWO and Tehuti lets Mansoor go. Tehuti FLAPJACKS Mansoor! Cover, TWO! Tehuti grows frustrated but the crowd rallies and cheers Mansoor on. Tehuti throws Mansoor to the apron, Mansoor lands on his feet, and then Mansoor fakes the slingshot! Tehuti’s dropkick misses and Mansoor slingshots now for the neckbreaker!
Both men are down but the crowd fires up. Mansoor fires himself up as he gets to his feet. Tehuti swings but Mansoor counter punches! Mansoor jabs and jabs, whips and rallies with clotheslines! Mansoor dropkicks Tehuti, then goes after him in the corner. He whips corner to corner, atomic drops to a SPINE BUSTER! Tehuti staggers up, Mansoor Electric Chair lifts, we saw this last week! The fold to the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, Mansoor wins!
Winner: Mansoor, by pinfall
The streak builds to 2-0! Will Mansoor keep going like this all the way to the top?
205 Live replays El Legado del Fantasma’s toast.
In a luxurious restaurant, Santos Escobar and his cohorts toast their first victory together at The Great American bash. And one more thing. This is to the end of Drake Maverick’s career. The only reason he has a job is because he cried on YouTube. Joaquin Wilde says, “To the little chihuahua.” Raul Mendoza adds that they need to do something about Breezango. Those two tried to make a joke out of lucha libre culture! Escobar says everyone will see “what happens when you try to mock the lucha libre culture.” The NXT Universe has it wrong. It isn’t some fiesta. It is an art. Exactly! And these three are the true artists. Look at Mendoza! The technical assassin! Look at Wilde! When he is in the air, that is the end of his opponent.
“The Cruiserweight Division was in desperate need of a leader.” Escobar took the Cruiserweight Championship from being a sideshow, to being the main show. “We are going to build our empire!” Sometimes, you have to tear things down to build it back up. They are El Legado del Fantasma. They are familia. But are they the true future of lucha libre and the Cruiserweight Division?
Tony Nese VS Chase Parker w/ Matt Martel!
To everyone’s surprise last week, the Premier Athlete saved Isaiah “Swerve” Scott from Ever-Rise’s 2v1 attack, then helped Swerve win a tag team match with them. Now Nese will take Parker on one-on-one, will he add on to Ever-Rise’s fall?
The bell rings and Nese circles with Parker. They tie up, NEse waistlocks and throws Parker down, then flexes on him. Parker backs away to get encouragement from Martel, and circles with Nese again. Nese gets a takedown but Parker fights off the toehold. Parker chinlocks, Nese cranks the foot, and Nese turns things around to lace the legs and get a chinlock. Parker endures, pries free, and kicks his legs. Nese keeps the headlock but Parker powers up and out, only for Nese to run him over! Nese runs, Parker drops then hip tosses, but Nese turns that to a roll, a pretzeling of the legs, and a stomp! Nese sits Parker up to then step over and hook him up with a leg based half nelson! Parker endures this unique trapping hold, but Nese turns him to a cover, ONE!
Nese arm-drags Parker right down! Nese wrenches and clamps onto the shoulder but Parker powers him to a corner. The ref counts, Parker lets up only to shove Nese. Nese shoves Parker down! Nese eggs Parker on but Martel swipes at him! The ref reprimands Martel, Parker rushes Nese but Nese elbows him away. Nese goes up and leaps but Parker gets under. Nese goes Matrix to mule kick, knee lift, roundhouse and sweep! Cover, TWO! Nese grows annoyed but the crowd still cheers. Nese wrenches Parker slow but hard to the wristlock, but Parker endures. Parker gets up, knees low and clubs Nese on the back. Nese throat chops back! Nese brings Parker around for the bulldog hotshot! Martel gets in Nese’s face to stop his momentum, and Parker wrecks Nese with a dropkick!
Parker stomps away but only Martel applauds. Parker puts Nese in to wring out the arm into the mat! Martel is again the only one applauding as Parker wrenches on a double wristlock. Nese endures, the crowd rallies up, Nese fights up and powers Parker to a corner. Parker still holds on so Nese lifts and rams Parker into the corner again. Nese is free but Parker gives a bulldog of his own! Cover, TWO! Parker clobbers Nese back down then drops knees on the arm. Parker works on the double wristlock again, then stomps the hand! Parker stands on the hand and stomps it again! Parker goes back on the wristlock, cranks back like a Fujiwara, but Nese powers up. The crowd builds to a rally, Nese rams Parker back into the corner.
Parker still holds on but Nese rams again. Nese is again free, Parker tries the bulldog again but Nese tosses him away! Nese stands to BOOT Parker away! Parker clubs Nese back but Nese rocks him with haymakers. Nese counters the punch to a snapmare knee smash, then a knee lift and spinning heel kick! Parker flounders while the crowd cheers, Nese table tops Parker down! PREMIER TRIANGLE! Cover, TWO!! Parker survives and the crowd cheers this competitive contest. Nese drags Parker up, Alabama lifts, but Martel gets on the apron. The ref reprimands but Nese throws Parker into Martel! Alabama lift, tuck, but Parker sunset flips. Nese slips out to mule KICK! Cover, Nese wins!
Winner: Tony Nese, by pinfall
This might even count as a knockout! But then Martel knocks Nese down! Parker revives and Ever-Rise goes after Nese 2v1! The crowd boos, but here comes Swerve! Ever-Rise bails out before he even gets in the ring, they’re in no shape for a full repeat of last week. Swerve returns the favor, but Ever-Rise says this isn’t his business. Will Swerve and Nese keep this unlikely alliance going to make sure Ever-Rise doesn’t get away with this?
Another good episode, but I almost thought they were going to do a complete rework of last week here. I’m actually glad they didn’t, as Swerve saving Nese to set up another “impromptu” tag match would’ve been a bit bland. I do like that things are furthering in Nese and Swerve being allies here, but I do wonder when the Cruiserweight Championship comes into play. Replaying the El Legado promo vignette was alright, a good way to fill time. At least with it being on the WWE Network now, the audio was fixed and actually audible without cranking things up. I do hope with 205 Live more or less being a subsidiary of NXT, there’s more connecting of stories to give 205 Live reason to be longer again. And of course, let’s not forget Mansoor is now 2-0 on his return. He and Tehuti have had two good matches together, but Mansoor’s finisher needs to get a name to help him really get a foothold on the roster.
My Score: 8.2/10
Andrew’s NJPW Castle Attack Results & Match Ratings: 2.27.21
Castle Attack is a two day event, with this first one having top tier talent; but no championship stakes. Does that hurt the show?
Castle Attack is a two day event, with this first one having top tier talent; but no championship stakes. Does that hurt the show?
Kazuchika Okada finally gets his hands on EVIL, Jay White gets his “get right match” against Ishii after the last month of issues, and just generally a lot of feud building. The obvious thread is all of the CHAOS versus Bullet Club going on, but I don’t think any of us are excited for Tanga Loa and YOSHI-HASHI.
We also have The United Empire kicking things off to help give Great O-Khan more momentum going into his match against Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Even if the card seems a little flat, maybe we get surprised?
- The United Empire (Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb & Great O-Khan) vs TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) & Hiroshi Tanahashi: Ospreay wins via Oscutter @10:22 – * ½
- Tanga Loa w/Jado vs YOSHI-HASHI: Loa wins via Ape Shit @12:58 – (-*)
- Tama Tonga vs Hirooki Goto: Goto wins via GTR @6:39 – ** ¼
- KOPW 2021 Trophy: YTR Strap Match: Toru Yano (c) vs Chase Owens: Yano retains @12:50 – ** ½
- Jay White vs Tomohiro Ishii: White wins via Blade Runner @25:42 – ****
- Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL w/Dick Togo: Okada wins via Rainmaker @28:11 – *** ¼
The United Empire (Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb & Great O-Khan) vs TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) & Hiroshi Tanahashi
So we saw a lot of dynamics that we’ve grown to expect. Tenzan struggles to not use the Mongolian Chops, O-Khan continues to prove himself a credible enough threat to Tanahashi, but this was a sloppy match. Between an early awkward exchange that made it seem like O-Khan didn’t know how to sell Kojima’s flurry, Ospreay slipped on the rope when he was coming in toward the end; even though he kinda saved it, it was obviously screwed up.
Interactions were clumsy, the match never got exciting and really just did what these kind of matches usually do, but not even as well as most Young Lions.
Tanga Loa w/Jado vs YOSHI-HASHI
Welp, this match was straight garbage. The sad thing about this match was that Loa did a pretty solid job at trying to vocally antagonize HASHI and keep things interesting, but HASHI was in slow motion. HASHI would visibly confirm things too much, his moves were bad, kept trying to rally the crowd but they didn’t respond; so there were a ton of times he waited a beat to see if the crowd would ever come alive, and they never really did.
Tanga Loa was his usual self with better verbal interactions. He kept trying to get HASHI to fight and prove what he had instead of cursing, but HASHI just fell into the waste of space mannerisms he was known for 99% of his career. He should go back to Loose Explosion on his tights, because he is the drizzling shits.
So Tama comes out to distract Hashi allowing for Loa to turn the situation and hit Ape Shit. Bullet Club beatdown ensues, Goto runs out, clears out Loa…and the referee decides to just start the match since Goto and Tama were supposed to wrestle anyway!
Tama Tonga vs Hirooki Goto
A quick start is stifled by the malaise that is known as Castle Attack so far. Tama dumps out Goto, Goto starts reviewing his life choices and why he’s here today, and then spends enough time on the outside to build a bird house before Jado eventually limps over and hits him with a kendo stick shot. Like…why? Goto saw it coming. Stevie Wonder saw it coming. The terrible decisions of YOSHI-HASHI have polluted Goto’s mind as well!
When things get back into the ring, at least Tama and Goto are good wrestlers. Tama hits the Tongan Twist and Veleno, but a missed Stinger Splash and countered Gun Stun gave Goto some space. Tama tried for Gun Stun again, but he got caught, Goto throws him on his shoulders Ushigoroshi style, but drops him into the GTR and lands it! So a surprising GTR gives Goto a victory from the jaws of defeat, and at least the in-ring action was serviceable enough to get the highest rating of the show so far.
I really hope the back half blows my socks off, because this is sad so far.
KOPW 2021 Trophy: YTR Strap Match: Toru Yano (c) vs Chase Owens
Now the gimmick here is instead of touch the 4 corner pads, you have to remove the 4 corner pads. So it seems like the person to remove the last pad, will be the winner.
We get a mostly expected Yano gimmick match. He made small references to his earlier gimmick of being a cheating, violent, always disqualified heel; when he started whipping Chase early and being more aggressive than we usually see. But Chase was clever using the outside to a great advantage. Yano was forced to go after Chase because Chase was going to take the pads off from outside, and then used Yano’s momentum against him by ramming him into posts and barricades.
The last pad was solid comedy where both took turns knocking the other out, too far from the last pad. So we had some goofy “drag the dead body” spots. Chase nearly had things won until Yano came to, pulled him close for Oni Koroshi! Yano makes it to the corner, takes it off and the God of all KOPW continues!
Jay White vs Tomohiro Ishii
Ishii has had White’s number lately, and just added to the broken status of his mental health after the Wrestle Kingdom loss. Within the first minute or so, Jay looked to have tweaked his hamstring, and that added an interesting layer to his early attack. But much like the strategic genius that he is, he lays Ishii over the barricade, and Ishii starts selling a rib injury.
Everything in this match mattered, the leg and ribs came back to play into aspects of the finishing sequence. Ishii was slow transitioning between some of his power moves since he was hampered with the rib injury, and Jay got caught a bit more than usual because his quickness was taken away.
A huge Avalanche Brainbuster after a Jumping Headbutt nearly gave Ishii the win, but a slow cover as he wanted the high stack, kept Jay alive. They fight back and forth, then we get a great counter wrestling sequence to finish the match. Ishii slips suplexes and Blade Runners, Jay slips the Brainbuster and eats a strike. It was up, down, back and forth, just hard to call until Jay finally slips a hold and catches Ishii with Blade Runner for the win!
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) February 27, 2021
THANK GOD we got a match worth watching! Great pacing, solid story, this is something to watch.
Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL w/Dick Togo
Ugh, okay so we know what we get with EVIL any more right? Okada tried to eliminate Dick Togo early when he hit Double DDTs on the ramp, but then the trek back to the ring was awkward. Okada bringing EVIL back to the ring, was a microcosm of the match, where it was just very slowly paced, inactive and not a good idea.
Part of the point in this match was for Okada to finally get closure on EVIL beating him during last year’s New Japan Cup; but he wanted to drag out the old aggressive EVIL. EVIL fired up late, and the crowd responded excitedly expecting something good, but it was short lived. Plus, we have Okada being a complete moron. He was shoved into Red Shoes, fights off Dick and lays EVIL out and goes for the stupid Money Clip. He goes for a submission after he was driven into the referee. This is a gap in logic so embarrassing, just so Dick could interfere again with the garrote.
All the garrote did was possibly foreshadow when Okada Tombstoned Dick, and then had a moment where he considered using the weapon. This is either a throw away for Okada to continue to be the Golden Boy, or it’s a hint that darker things are on the horizon for Okada.
Either way, Fire/Thunder Driver lead to the Rainmaker again, and we’re finally at a point where Okada is beating people with the move that started it all! No more Money Clip! It looks bad and it’s just sad.
Overall Score: 4.25/10
At least we got one match really worth watching out of this show. Jay White versus Tomohiro Ishii is truly the only thing to watch from this whole show.
I don’t know how some people didn’t find the YOSHI-HASHI embarrassing, but it completely was. The opener was sloppy to the point of uselessness. Tama and Goto was just flat given how the story was being told. Then we’ve got the gimmicky goofball match being a highlight before the semi-main and main events. I’ve seen more salient card structure and match booking from Dragon Gate during the waning days of ANTIAS.
Tomorrow has to be better because if it’s worse, then I think 2015 TNA would be happy to know they aren’t the bottom of the barrel anymore. This show was so embarrassing I think I’m just gonna end the article with the hockey coach from Letterkenny:
Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (2/26/21)
It’s a Retro Premier grudge match!
Is 205 Live still Tony Nese’s show?
Tony Nese helped Ariya Daivari beat August Grey last 205 Live, but now has to put up or shut up! Will the Premier Athlete make RetroAG get with the times?
- Ever-Rise VS Curt Stallion & Mansoor; Stallion & Mansoor win.
- Tony Nese w/ Ariya Daivari VS August Grey w/ Jake Atlas; Grey wins.
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Ever-Rise VS Curt Stallion & Mansoor!
Don’t misunderstand, the truce and friendship of #BollyRise is still strong! But for taking on the Lonestar and still undefeated Star of Saudi Arabia, it’s time to go with what’s been proven to work! Will the classic combo of Matt Marthel & Chase Parker end Mansoor’s growing undefeated streak?
The teams sort out and Stallion starts with Marthel. Fans rally for Stallion but there is an Ever-Rise Rules section. Stallion and Marthel tie up, break up, and Marthel shouts at “Cowboy Curt” to bring it! They tie up again, Marthel puts Stallion on ropes, and “Clean break, no problem!” Stallion smirks as he and Marthel circle. Stallion gets a headlock, Marthel powers out and the two ram shoulders! Marthel shoves Stallion but Stallion ROCKS Marthel! Stallion hits a headlock takedown, grinds Marthel down, and gives the trash talk back as Marthel tries to kip out. Marthel powers up, powers out, but Stallion ducks and doges to CLOBBER Marthel! Cover, ONE, but Stallion has a facelock!
Mansoor tags in, takes the hand-off and wrenches Marthel to an armlock. Marthel powers up, whips Mansoor away, then drop toeholds Mansoor to a chinlock. Tag to Parker but Mansoor gets away. Mansoor and Parker reset, circle, and tie up. Parker snapmares but Mansoor rolls right to his feet. Fans rally, they tie up again, and go around. Parker gets a headlock, Mansoor powers up but Parker keeps hold of the hold. Mansoor keeps trying but Praker grinds the hold harder. Mansoor powers up a third time to atomic drop! Mansoor hits the headlock takeover now and he grinds Parker down! Marthel shouts, Parker headscissors but Mansoor kips out to headlock takeover again!
Parker endures the grind, pushes with forearms, then gets up. Stallion tags in, he mugs Parker and headlocks to hit a takeover of his own. Parker pushes Stallion’s face with forearms, fights his way up, and powers out, only for Stallion to duck and CLOBBER Parker with a back elbow! Cover, TWO! Stallion clamps onto Parker’s arm, wrenches, tags Mansoor in and Mansoor gets a facelock. Mansoor snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Mansoor clamps onto Parker with a chinbar and armlock. Fans rally, Parker fights up, pulls hair and stomps Mansoor’s foot! Tag to Marthel, Ever-Rise tries a double keylock but Mansoor stays up! Mansoor flips through to DOUBLE ARM-DRAG!
Mansoor atomic drops Marthel! Parker flies in but into an atomic drop! Stallion tags in, double dropkicks send Ever-Rise out! Fans fire up with Mansoor and Stallion, and the Bollywood Boyz run out to cool things off! They say they can still do this as Bolly-Rise! Parker goes back in, Samir & Suni keep Marthel calm, but Stallion gets Parker with a waistlock slam! Stallion facelocks, Mansoor tags in, and they mug Parker. Mansoor headlocks, grinds Parker, but Parker throws hands to get a headlock of his own. Mansoor powers out, drops, Parker hurdles but Mansoor hurdles! Marthel tags in, Parker fakes Mansoor out, and Marthel POWERBOMBS Mansoor down!
Mansoor is dazed, Marthel stomps away on him at the ropes. Marthel drags Mansoor up to bump off buckles and stomp away! The ref counts, Marthel gets mad as he lets off, and Marthel throws hands on Mansoor. Tag to Parker, they wrench Mansoor’s arms for a double shoulder tackle, and double fist drops! Parker covers, TWO! Parker drags Mansoor up while the Singhs coach them through. Parker throws hands to keep Mansoor down, but Mansoor avoids the elbow drop! And the second one! Mansoor ROCKS Parker with an uppercut, slingshots up and over but Marthel tags in! Mansoor completes the sunset flip but Marthel stomps him down! Cover, TWO!
Marthel drags Mansoor up, bumps him off buckles and throws forearms. Mansoor hits back on Ever-Rise! Mansoor hurries for his corner but Marthel trips him up BOOYAH ELBOW FLOPS as Mansoor moves! Hot tag to Stallion! Stallion shoves Marthel out, fires off on Parker and CHOPS him! Stallion sends Parker into Marthel, rolls Parker up, TWO! BASEMENT DROPKCIK! Stallion DIVES onto the Bollywood Boyz! Then he goes up, FALLING SPALSH onto Parker’s knees! Marthel tags in, but runs into a cradle! TWO!! Tag to Mansoor and he goes up to leap! Marthel gets under, comes back but Mansoor elbows him! Mansoor tries the Bulldog but Parker saves Marthel from it!
Marthel tags Parker, Ever-Rise brings Mansoor up and they give him a SWEET TASTE! But Stallion RUNNING HEADBUTTS Marthel! But Parker BOOTS Stallion! The Bollywood Boyz want Parker to use the clapboard but the ref sees it! Mansoor rolls Parker up, O’Conner roll AND BRIDGE! Mansoor and Stallion win!
Winners: Mansoor & Curt Stallion, by pinfall
The Saudi Arabian Star’s streak continues! Ever-Rise blames Bollywood for that one but the Singhs defend they were just trying to help! Is Bolly-Rise doomed to fail?
Tony Nese VS August Grey!
August Grey helps Jake Atlas get one over on Daivari Dinero, so the Premier Athlete helps Daivari get the gold chains back. Then Nese helps again so Daivari could clobber Grey into next week. Of course, last week is now this week, and Nese looks to send August into the Fall! Will the purple ‘n’ orange still belong to the OG? Or will it soon be Retro AG’s?
But surprise! If Nese has Daivari, Grey can have Atlas ringside! Will the muscle of El Monte keep the Persian Lion from stacking the deck in Nese’s favor? The bell rings, Nese and Grey circle, and they tie up. Grey wrenches an arm, clamps onto the shoulder, but Nese rolls and trips Grey up. Nese gets a leg, ties it up with the other, and has a seated figure four deathlock. Nese adds a chinlock but Grey fights free of that. Grey pops free of the leg lock and clamps onto Nese’s arm again. Nese fights up, puts Grey in a corner, but the ref counts. Nese lets off but RAMS into Grey! The ref reprimands but Nese ROCKS Grey with a right!
Nese CHOPS Grey to another corner, then throws a forearm! “I’m the Premier Athlete!” Fans boo, but Grey puts Nese in the corner to stomp away! Grey ROCKS Nese, fans cheer, but Nese reverses the whip, only for Grey to RANA and CLOBBER Nese! Nese gets around, but Grey counter punches him already! Grey throws more haymakers, keeps Nese up and whips him to the corner hard! Grey then scoops Nese to SIDEWALK SLAM Nese! Cover, TWO! Daivari swipes at Grey but Atlas storms over. The ref tells them both to cool off, Grey goes out to have Atlas back down. Grey tells Daivari he’ll get his. Nese runs over but Grey dodges the baseball slide to ROCK him!
Grey grabs Nese and glares at Daivari. “You having a good time?!” Grey puts Nese in, tells Daivari to watch him beat Nese with a smile on his face. But Daivari keeps distracting Grey, and Nese hits a BULLDOG HOTSHOT! Nese then goes up and PREMIER TRIANGLES! Cover, TWO! Nese clamps onto Grey with a neck wrench and Daivari talks trash. Fans boo while Nese clubs and toys with Grey. Nese drags Grey up, CHOPS him, and Daivari is the only one cheering as Nese brings Grey out to CHOP him off his feet! Nese flexes, fans boo, and Atlas coaches Grey. Nese pulls Grey against ropes to then KICK him in the chest!
Grey sputters, swipes at Daivari, but Nese drags him up. Grey blocks a buckle bump to give a buckle bump! Grey counter punches Nese, goes up and walks the tightrope for a CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Grey runs in to CHOP Nese in the corner! Grey whips corner to corner, Nese reverses to slide and pump handle scoop, for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Nese grows frustrated but he puts on the body scissors! Nese squeezes, Grey fights and pries at the hold, and Grey is free! Nese hurries after Grey to get a rear bearhug! Grey elbows Nese over and over, is free again, and ROCK Nese with haymakers and CHOPS! Nese back kicks, knee lifts and whips, but Grey returns to LARIAT!
Grey starts to rally, and he whips Nese to ropes. Nese kicks, but runs into a JAWBRAEKER, to a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Grey hits the back suplex with a little extra! Cover, TWO! Atlas and Grey are both a bit surprised, but Grey drags Nese to a drop zone. Grey climbs up top and Atlas fires up, but Daivari RAMS Atlas into steel steps! The ref reprimands Daivari but Nese SHORYUKENS Grey! Nese throws Grey off the top, goes up top himself, and leaps for a 450 only to flop! Grey gets Nese in, Daivari distracts again! Nese throws Grey out hard, but Atlas trips and DECKS Daivari! Nese FLIES to take out Atlas! But Grey DIVES to do the same to Nese!
Grey puts Nese in, fans fire up, and Grey chicken wings Nese! He turns Nese, runs up the corner, and hits the SO MUCH PRETTIER!! Cover, Grey wins!!
Winner: August Grey, by pinfall
Retro takes us back, and he takes down a former Cruiserweight Champion!! But things aren’t over between the OG and AG, will there be more in this series to come?
A very fun episode, but certainly more exciting in the main event. That is how it should be, but it was a bit easy to see that Ever-Rise was losing. For one, that’s the story going on with them and Bollywood Boyz, though I did like that it was the Bollywood Boyz overdoing the help that cost Ever-Rise. The other reason was Mansoor is still building an undefeated streak, and he might not lose until it’s finally his turn to challenge for a Cruiserweight Championship. And I say “a” because obviously there’s still the issue of Escobar VS Devlin for one true Cruiserweight Champion, which may not happen for a long time. Grey VS Nese was very good, even with Daivari still getting involved, because at least Atlas was around to counter him in the end. I’m still seeing a tag team blow-off before they all move on to something else.
My Score: 8.1/10
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YES! YES! YES! Talking Smack!
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