It’s a huge Fatal 5 on 205’s 205th!
The Cruiserweight Division’s heating up again! Episode 205 of 205 Live has a Fatal FIVE Way! Will an OG or new star shine with a shot at the title?
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship Fatal 5 Way #1 Contender’s Match: Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Tony Nese VS Ariya Daivari VS Curt Stallion VS August Grey; Stallion wins and will challenge for the title.
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It has been over four years of Cruiserweight incredibility.
July 2016 started it all with the Cruiserweight Classic. And by November, the division had a home brand all its own with 205 Live! The success of the Most Exciting Hour in WWE action was something that had to be seen to be believed. The best wrestlers under 205 pounds proved they were among the best in the world! THE Brian Kendrick was this brand’s first champion, and is now this brand’s cornerstone and gatekeeper. Drew Gulak was once a stickler for the rules but did break some rules along the way. Tony Nese took the title in his hometown of New York, New York and lived a childhood dream at WrestleMania. The “Powah of Tozawa” and Daivari Dinero, the Bollywood Boyz and more. There have been many others, but their heart and soul will always be linked to the purple and orange.
205 Live has become a proving grounds in the WWE. Future stars have made their names here, and everyone is a master of their own destiny. While some OG have held down the fort, there have been new waves in 205 Live over and over again. New champions, new challengers, but the same goal: give the fans a hell of a show every show. The depth is growing deeper and deeper, and we’re just hitting stride. 205 Live isn’t just surviving, it is thriving! And we celebrate a historic milestone with the best wrestling yet!
NXT Cruiserweight Championship Fatal 5 Way #1 Contender’s Match: Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Tony Nese VS Ariya Daivari VS Curt Stallion VS August Grey!
Just as the opening message communicated, both the new and the old battle for a chance at the gold! Will the man formerly known as Tehuti Miles make good on his second wind? Will the Premier Athlete relive former glory? Does Daivari Dinero finally cash in? Or will one of the newest stars shine the brightest as they skyrocket to the top?
The bell rings and the OG stick together but Adonis bails out. This disappoints Grey and Stallion but also distracts them, and the OG strike! They’re revisiting last week’s tag match as Nese and Daivari club and punch Grey and Stallion. Stallion hits Nese back and Grey does the same to Daivari! Grey DECKS Daivari, Stallion DECKS Nese! The OG bail out, Adonis slips in but stays back as Stallion stares him down. Grey rolls Stallion, TWO! Stallion is upset for a moment but he understands this is every man for himself. Grey and Stallion tie up, but Daivari and Nese still work together to go after them both! Daivari stomps Grey, Nese stomps Stallion.
Daivari drags Grey up to turn him and hit a neckbreaker! Nese stomps a premier mudhole into Stallion, Daivari adds on. Adonis gets in and fires off on both OG! Adonis ROCKS Daivari with an uppercut then puts Nese in a corner. Adonis RAMS into Daivari, runs corner to corner and RAMS into Nese! Adonis sends Nese into Daivari then back drops Nese high and hard! Daivari swings on Adonis but misses, Adonis SPINE BUSTERS! Cover but the ref is busy checking on Nese! TWO, and Adonis is upset. Adonis brings Daivari up but Daivari rams him in a corner! Nese ROCKS Adonis with haymakers, and then both OG’s stomp a mudhole. They throw Adonis out together and soak up the heat from the fans.
Nese and Daivari decide to put the friendship aside long enough to circle and feel out the grapple. The fans taunt them with “You Suck!” as the two knuckle lock. Nese and Daivari have a test of strength, but it doesn’t last long with Grey walking the tightrope! Springboard CROSSBODY takes the OG down! Grey throws Nese out, Stallion rolls him up, TWO! Turnabout is fair play! Stallion mule kicks Grey, KNEES and spins, but Grey dodges to sweep! Cover, ONE! Grey avoids the sweeps to basement dropkick back! Fans fire up with Grey but Adonis is in with the dropkick! Adonis runs and straddle attacks Grey on the ropes! Adonis takes time to smooth his hair before he covers, TWO! Adonis drags Grey up to throw forearms and fans fire up.
Adonis throws uppercuts on Grey in the corner then whips him corner to corner HARD! Grey hits buckles then falls to the mat. Adonis crouches to tell Grey, “It’s MY time!” Stallion walks over and mockingly joins in, “It’s his turn, I guess. Not sure what that’s about.” Adonis doesn’t take lightly to being mocked, then he slaps Stallion. Stallion SLAPS Adonis, dodges Adonis’ haymaker to DECK him! And DOUBLE STOMP him! Cover, Nese AND Daivari break it up! Nese and Daivari mug Stallion, then scrape Adonis out. The OG whip Stallion to a corner HARD and Stallion bounces off buckles to hit the mat. The OG whip Stallion HARD the other way! Daivari digs his knee into Stallion’s head, but lets off to go after Grey. Daivari bounces Grey off the desk then CHOPS him off his feet!
Nese keeps on Stallion but Stallion CHOPS him! And CHOPS Daivari! Nese ROCKS Stallion, the OG double whip and double shoulder Stallion down! Daivari keeps Adonis out then goes out to bump him off steel steps! Nese hits a BIG splash on Stallion! Cover, ONE, but Daivari is there to push Stallion around. The OG coordinate, drag Stallion up, double suplex and stall for a count of 10 before dropping Stallion down! Fans boo but the OG soak up the heat. Grey returns but the OG double kick him low! Another double suplex but Grey slips out to fire off haymakers and CHOPS! Daivari goes down but Nese kicks low. Nese whips, Grey reverses but Nese kicks, only for Grey to ENZIGURI fast! And then back suplex slam! Cover, but Daivari drags Grey off to stomp him!
Daivari CHOPS Grey, whips him to ropes but Grey reverses. Daivari holds ropes, bails out and Nese HOTSHOTS Grey down! Nese sees his target, PREMIER TRIANGLE but it FLOPS! Grey counter punches Daivari, DECKS Daivari, but Nese baseball slides Grey into the desk! Nese drags Grey up and points to the logo. “That’s MY show! That’s HIS show,” in reference to Daivari. They bounce Grey off the logo, then DOUBLE FLAPJACK him onto the desk! Daivari sees Stallion stirring, runs over and stomps him down, almost wiping himself out into barriers! Nese intimidates Vic Joseph while Daivari claws Stallion’s eyes! Nese puts Grey in, Daivari joins them, and the OG grin. But Adonis clubs and hammers away on Daivari!
Grey fires off on Nese, has him in a corner and whips him corner to corner. Nese reverses and then CLOBBERS Grey with an elbow! Cover, TWO! Nese grows frustrated and Daivari knocks Adonis down in return. Daivari stomps Stallion to keep him down, too, and then goes back to the ring. Nese throws crossface forearms on Grey, Daivari adds stomps! “Who sucks now, huh?!” Fans say “You Still Suck!” Grey hits Daivari but Nese kicks Grey down! Nese rains down furious fists, Daivari adds more stomps, and the OG loom over Grey. “This is OUR show. This will ALWAYS be our show!” Adonis returns but Daivari stomps him down! Grey hits back on Nese again while Daivari grinds Adonis in the ropes!
Daivari sees Grey and CLUBS him, then he dumps Adonis out. Nese reels Grey in for a scoop slam to chinlock! Daivari plays defense while Grey endures. Adonis still gets Daivari and throws him out! Adonis claps and cheers Nese on, but Nese sees who it is! Adonis gets Nese in a sleeper hold! Nese moves around but Adonis holds tight! Nese powers Adonis off but Adonis dumps him out! Daivari clotheslines Adonis against the ropes! Then throws him out! But Stallion sneaks up on Daivari to GERMAN SUPLEX! Daivari flounders to a corner, Stallion whips him corner to corner and adds a BOOT! Stallion sweeps the legs, KNEES Daivari, then runs corner to corner for the HESITATION DROPKICK! Stallion fires up and so do the fans!
Stallion stomps the feet then reels Daivari into the DDT! Cover, Nese breaks it! Nese keeps on Stallion with a facelock, then reels him in, only for Stallion to Alabama lift to the REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Nese survives but Stallion keeps his cool. Grey goes after Stallion with a clubbing forearm! Stallion goes to a corner, Grey blocks his boots and turns him sideways to ROCK him, to hit a DRAPING TWISTING BUTTERFLY DDT! Cover, but Adonis breaks it! Adonis drags Grey up to gut wrench and Canadian rack to a DOMINATOR! Cover, Daivari breaks it! Daivari throws haymakers on Adonis, whips him to ropes, but Adonis kicks back! Adonis swings, into an URENAGE! Cover, but Grey drags Daivari off!
Grey drags Daivari out but is sent into steel steps instead! Daivari puts Grey in, climbs up top, and leaps for the PERSIAN LION SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Stallion FROG SPLASHES Daivari!! TWO, PREMIER 450!! Cover, TWO!?! Nese can’t believe Stallion survive! Fans are loving this as Nese drags Stallion to the corner. Nese sits Stallion up, brings down the knee pad, and runs side to side, into a SUPERKICK from Grey! Grey flounders to a cover but the BOLLYWOOD BOYZ break it up!! ALL the 205 Live OG are sticking together as Samir and Sunil are making sure Nese and Daivari don’t lose! No Disqualifications allow this to happen as the Bollywood Boyz stomp Grey and then dance around him.
Samir and Sunil rain down rights but Adonis goes after them in return! He and Grey fight back, throw the brothers out, but then EVER-RISE attack!?! Chase Parker and Matt Marthel also seem to be on Daivari Dinero’s payroll for this one! Parker and Marthel mug Adonis and Grey, but Stallion gets up to HEADBUTT Marthel! And then Parker sees he’s alone! Grey DECKS Parker, Stallion DECKS him and Adonis DECKS him! Parker gets out of the ring, Stallion and Grey DIVE to take out the extra insurance! But Daivari has his gold chain necklace! Adonis runs, Nese swipes his legs, but Adonis BOOTS Nese! GOLD CHAIN PUNCH!! Cover, but Grey breaks it just in time!! Grey won’t let Daivari use gold to get gold!
Grey ducks a punch to mule kick and reel Daivari into a hammerlock half nelson, FLIPPING SLAM! Cover, but Nese breaks it! Nese drags Grey up, Alabama and the tuck but Grey sunset flips, only for Nese to slip out and mule KICK! Grey flounders out, Stallion climbs up, Nese SHORYUKENS first! Nese goes up, has Stallion, but Stallion slips under to tuck Nese in and HEADBUTT! Not quite Cheeky Nandos but good enough for Stallion! Stallion climbs up behind Nese, brings him up, INVERTED SPANISH FLY!? Cover, Stallion wins!!
Winner: Curt Stallion, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the NXT Cruiserweight Championship)
Incredible! Even with a bloody cut over his swollen eye, the Lonestar hit the mark and is already a contender! Will Stallion be able to continue this meteoric rise and take the title from Santos Escobar?
This was a really fun episode, but I really wish they’d done a bit more for such a milestone episode. Though it’s obviously 205 Live is still a third level priority for WWE behind even NXT UK. I would’ve loved if part of the opening video was short soundbites from Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, Buddy Murphy, maybe even Drake Maverick being he was both GM and competitor in the brand’s history. For one it would’ve helped fill time on the episode, making this closer to an actual hour, as it used to be. But I suppose this is a lot like I was saying for the recent 4 year anniversary episode.
The Fatal 5 we got was great, it was on par with much of the classic multi-man matches the brand has had, though I feel like having Ever-Rise get involved apparently on behalf of the OG’s was a bit much. I get that there’s some reason, given they don’t like Adonis, but I think just keeping it to OG’s helping OG’s was enough. I am really surprised but happily that Stallion is the one to win. I expected the OG to cancel out with the fresh faces and we’d get Adonis moving up since. He’s had beef with El Legado del Fantasma tangentially through Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Jake Atlas, so something about him having his turn makes sense. But Stallion is already a great combination of in-ring and on-mic talent, so I’m happy they’re giving him this chance.
I would love if part of Stallion’s story in challenging ties in with how Jordan Devlin still says his title is THE Cruiserweight title, and Devlin needs to settle things with Escobar before any other challenger can step up. A Triple Threat might be a way around that, where Stallion is crazy enough to gamble his opportunity at the champion to take on both champions so he doesn’t have to wait. Maybe not a ladder match like Sami Zayn, Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles had for the Intercontinental Championship, as awesome as that would be, but maybe an elimination match so that it has to come down to the last man, not just sudden death.
My Score: 8.2/10
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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