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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Results & Match Ratings: 11.10.2020

Impact Wrestling is building towards Saturday’s ImpactPlus special, Turning Point! What kind of build do we see? Wait…do you have to pay rent on a treehouse?

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Tonight on Impact we get closer to finding out who shot Bravo and what the team of Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood will look like!

Singles action for tag teams is rampant tonight as well! Chris Sabin against Acey, Karl Anderson against Josh Alexander; these could have interesting implications in the scene and before the championship match.

Let’s not forget that Turning Point is on Saturday, so we should see more build and clarification for what goes on for that special.

Ratings:

  • Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne vs Neveah & Havok: Havok wins via Tombstone Piledriver – ** ½
  • X Division Championship: TJP vs Rohit Raju (c): Rohit retains via Tiger Knee – *** ¼
  • Acey Romero w/Larry D vs Chris Sabin: Sabin wins via Gamengiri – **
  • Chris Bey vs Eddie Edwards: Eddie wins via Cradle – ** ¾
  • Reno Scum vs Fallah Bahh & Crazzy Steve: Reno Scum win via Scum Stomp – **
  • Josh Alexander w/Ethan Page vs Karl Anderson w/Doc Gallows: Anderson wins via DQ – *** ¼

 

Results:

Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne vs Neveah & Havok

An awkward start from Tenille and Madison makes for a possibility of a larger story to come. I mean two narcissistic Queen Bee personalities are bound to clash.

Madison starts the match, and after some honestly solid yet simple wrestling, Neveah comes out on top so Madison quickly retreats to Tenille for the tag. Tenille continues this IIconics style of humor in her new persona as her and Neveah trade standing switches and then Tenille gets bored of it, and you can see it on her face. She says “okay you win” and then picks the ankle and applies a Headlock/Noogie that apparently she calls the Dash-Woogie…so…that’s a name.  Neveah tags in Havok and Tenille tries to center her chakras or something before trying to just stay away from Havok. Havok muscles around Tenille a bit, and she takes some opportunistic trips gets a near fall before tagging Madison back in out of fear.

Madison gets ragdolled in and starts getting woman handled by the more experienced team. Madison has a small hope spot after a Bell Clap and a Cross Rayne attempt, but Havok counters it into a Tombstone Piledriver and wins the match.

So we might finally see Tenille and Jordynne begrudgingly team together since they haven’t found success with other teammates.

X Division Championship: TJP vs Rohit Raju (c)

If TJP loses this match, he won’t be able to challenge for the title again, for as long as Rohit is champion. So after a great promo last week, this should be a fun match.

I like the fact that TJP starts before the bell with the Baseball Slide and stays on Rohit even after they bring it back to the ring. A few partial Romero Specials help TJP keep most of the advantage, but Rohit keeps finding a few spots to get a shot in. Once he grabs the ref as a shield, the momentum starts to shift and Rohit sweeps TJP’s leg as we go to commercial.

We come back and Rohit is still mostly in control. TJP tries to find a few escapes, but Rohit keeps a very ground and calculated attack, which takes away a lot of TJP’s offense. TJP fights to his feet, hits a Tornado DDT and then picks up the pace. Big Dropkick, Springboard Crossbody, then a Surfboard into a pinfall; but Rohit slips out of the pin attempt.

TJP lands a few more moves, goes to the top rope and Rohit cuts him off. Starts setting up for the Dragon Stomp, but TJP gets out of it. A violent corner splash from Rohit keeps him in control, until TJP hits a Facebuster then goes for Mamba Splash and misses. TJP manages to turn things into a Knee Bar but Rohit grabs for his belt, the ref puts a stop to that, yet Rohit does the good ole Low Blow, into his Tiger Knee strike to retain!

Nice clash of styles, solid match and Rohit is definitely a great aspect to Impact.

Acey Romero w/Larry D vs Chris Sabin

Sabin tries to start off the match hot going at the much bigger Acey, but he gets neutralized fairly easily and then Larry D makes his presence felt fairly early, so we establish the concept of it basically being a handicap match early on.

Playing the role of the good underdog, Sabin starts to put a few things together just rolling out of the way. He low bridges Acey to the outside, hit a Plancha onto both members of XXXL, and starts a big rally. Acey does catch a charging Sabin with an Urange, but then Sabin moves out of the way of the Senton and we head to the finish. Gamengiri rocks Acey, Sabin goes to the outside to Soccer Ball Kick Larry to take him out, another Gamengiri, Enzuigiri, and a Gamengiri to pick up the expected win.

Larry slides in to beat on Sabin, and we get the typical heel beat down on the solo babyface.

Chris Bey and Sami Callihan start conspiring like good heels with a common enemy.

Chris Bey vs Eddie Edwards

Match starts off with a little personality and then taps into a lot of counters, dodges, and Bey catches Eddie with a few well-placed shots and a Dropkick to give him a small advantage. Eddie quickly turns it around with his hard Chops a few suplexes and just really nice fast pacing from both men, just from very unique angles.

As Bey starts to take the lead in the match, we get a small bumper for the Super J Cup. So this is the third New Japan reference on an Impact product in what…four weeks? Rocky dropped the plug for NJPW Strong during Full Keg, Impact mentioned Rocky was on it and from New Japan and now this Super J Cup plug. Perhaps Impact has more going on with NJPW than we were lead to believe after the AXS TV deal?

Nice back and forth between the two where Eddie gets space with some strikes, Bey counters the Tiger Driver with a Frakensteiner and looks for Triple C; but Eddie backs up, Bey lands on his back and Eddie just lays out into an opportune cradle for the win!

After the match we see the plan come to fruition. Sami and Bey gang up on Eddie, which brings Rich Swann out for the save, but Ken Shamrock comes out to attack Rich. Callihan looks to recreate the chair and baseball bat spot with Rich Swann, but The Rascalz make the last save. If The Rascalz are truly on their way out, they might get one final showdown with Sami’s team.

Jordynne gets to show a little bit of personality and Tenille really has found a great groove with her quirky Australian humor. I hope they make this a begrudging team that actually works.

ImpactPlus Throwback Moment: Turning Point, Tag Team Championship, British Invasion vs Motor City Machine Guns vs Beer Money, November 15,2009

Reno Scum vs Fallah Bahh & Crazzy Steve

Well this is certainly…different. A random duo of two people who have awkward history against an actual tag team. So if Reno Scum lose this match, they should disband as a team.

Reno Scum takes early advantage against Crazzy Steve, throwing him around a little, taking him to Pity City, but when Steve gets Fallah in, the tide turns. A big Belly to Belly on Luster, catches Thornstowe in a Samoan Drop and just generally keeps the work up. Fallah tries to tell Steve to take Luster on the outside, but he gets caught, Fallah misses the BAHHnzai Drop and that gives Reno Scum the opening they needed. Scum Stomp later, and Reno Scum wins!

Josh Alexander w/Ethan Page vs Karl Anderson w/Doc Gallows

Anderson takes an early advantage landing a few quick strikes and dumping Alexander to the outside as we go to the last commercial break. When we get back Anderson is choking Alexander in the corner, but the match flips as soon as Alexander rocks Anderson and starts enforcing his technical ability and strength.

Alexander keeps control for a good portion of the match taking Anderson to the outside for Page to ridicule him and just generally get in great ring work and character work. Even Alexander started talking a little smack in the match, which isn’t something we see often. A few striking trades always ended up in the favor of Alexander, he came through with come great Running Big Boots and just kept Anderson rocked. It wasn’t until a timely Hangman Neckbreaker that Anderson had a hope spot.

Chops to keep some distance, an Anderson Style Spinebuster to set up for a Gun Stun attempt, but Alexander pushes off. Which sets up for Ethan to finally make his presence felt, Anderson kicks at him, which pisses off the notoriously short tempered Page, and Ethan slides in, attacks Anderson for the DQ to go in the favor of The Good Brothers.

Donnybrook to end the show with security separating both teams. So a typical TNA crescendo for the show leading up to Turning Point.

 

Overall Score: 7/10

A bunch of good stuff to like. Two solid matches, Rohit is just gold as a heel champion. Tenille and Jordynne possibly getting a win over Taya/Rosemary at Turning Point could be great for their story and the Who Shot Bravo story. Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan stealing the money is a nice twist since I doubt Hernandez is going to try and muscle them over, unless we see an introduction of a few new Knockouts. Bey possibly being added to the Dangerous Triad or whatever you want to call Sami’s group is fun, since he adds an element the others don’t. Plus we also got to see Su Yung take care of Kimber Lee, so Deonna may be all alone for the Turning Point match. Does the Virtuosa have anything left up her sleeve?

I think the only really upsetting thing is IF The Rascalz are really on their way out of Impact Wrestling. I’ve been fairly vocal in my fandom of Dez (starting with his Lucha Underground stuff) and Wentz (even back to his Wrestle-1 stuff), Trey I couldn’t care less about, but 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

Solid IMPACT!, hopefully leading to a solid Turning Point…just not gonna lie boys and girls, The Rascalz really has me bummed. One could say…it looks like it’s beginning to rain…


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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!

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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

Score: 6.5/10


Champion Carnival Standings:

  1. Zeus: (3-1) (6 Points)
  2. Jake Lee: (3-1) (6 Points)
  3. Shuji Ishikawa: (2-1) (4 Points)
  4. Kohei Sato: (2-1) (4 Points)
  5. Yuma Aoyagi: (2-2) (4 Points)
  6. Suwama: (2-2) (4 Points)
  7. Kento Miyahara: (1-2) (2 Points)
  8. Shinjiro Otani: (1-2) (2 Points)
  9. Koji Doi: (1-3) (2 Points)
  10. Shotaro Ashino: (1-3) (2 Points)


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Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (4/16/21)

Will Retro take down The Premier?

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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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?


My Thoughts:

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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