The 205 Live OG are up against another new wave!
The Lonestar has reinforcements now in the newly named August Grey! Will Grey help Curt Stallion make Daivari and Nese finally pay?
- Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Mansoor; Mansoor wins.
- Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari VS Curt Stallion & August Grey; Nese & Daivari win.
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Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Mansoor!
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! That’s how the man formerly known as Tehuti Miles is going to go at this! Will the third time be the charm for Adonis against the Star of Saudi Arabia?
The bell rings and Mansoor circles with Adonis. Adonis offers a handshake and Mansoor slaps it away to then shove Adonis! “I don’t like you, I don’t respect you, let’s get this over with.” Mansoor with some edge as he and Adonis tie up. They go around, Mansoor pushes Adonis to a corner but Adonis turns things around. Adonis lets off and says he’s different. Mansoor still doesn’t trust that as he shoves and even pie faces Adonis! Mansoor eggs Adonis on and the two circle again. They tie up, Mansoor wrangles Adonis down and he wrenches the wrist to torture the fingers! Adonis endures, fights up, but Mansoor wrenches him around. Fans rally both ways as Adonis fights the hold. Adonis spins through then slips in to hip toss Mansoor down!
Mansoor gets up and Adonis tries to tell him he’s different, but they shove again, and Adonis shoves Mansoor off his feet! Mansoor gets up and goes after a leg but Adonis counters with a facelock to a takedown! Mansoor moves around, they both get up and Mansoor wrenches free, only for Adonis to reel him back in. Adonis pulls on the facelock but Mansoor pries at the hold again. Adonis holds on tight but Mansoor keeps trying. Fans rally, Mansoor throws body shots and spins out, but into a back suplex! Mansoor lands on his feet, things speed up, Adonis hurdles but Mansoor denies the dropkick! Mansoor rolls Adonis to his feet and facelocks, but Adonis flapjack counters! Adonis is after Mansoor in a corner, whips him corner to corner but Mansoor goes up and over.
Adonis goes up and crossbodies! A rough landing and Mansoor bails out. Adonis aims from the ropes but Mansoor gets under the plancha. Adonis counter punches then climbs up but Mansoor trips him up! Adonis tumbles hard to the apron but Mansoor adds on with the baseball slide dropkick! Mansoor keeps sharpening this edge as he brings Adonis up to CLUB him down! Fans rally as Mansoor puts Adonis on the apron. Mansoor CLUBS Adonis, then gets in to cover, TWO! Adonis gets up and to a corner but Mansoor is after him with big forearms to the chest! Mansoor snapmares Adonis, drops a fist and then another! Cover, TWO! Mansoor keeps his focus as he stalks up behind Adonis. Mansoor drags Adonis up, Adonis throws body shots and fast hands, but Mansoor clamps on with a facelock!
Adonis stays up as he endures, and he throws body shots back. Fans rally up as Adonis powers up, but Mansoor cranks harder on the facelock! Adonis fades, he falls to the mat, but he gets a second wind! Mansoor cranks harder but Adonis fights up! Adonis pries free, Mansoor just reels him back in! Adonis keeps trying, and then powers Mansoor off to TOSS him! Mansoor comes back right away, but Adonis slips out to LARIAT! Both men are down and crawling. Mansoor uses ropes to stand but Adonis is up. Adonis counter punches and ROCKS Mansoor with haymakers! Adonis rallies with clotheslines, he blocks a kick to punch and sweep to then roll and whip! Adonis dropkicks Mansoor!
Fans fire up and Adonis goes to a corner. Adonis leaps for a BIG crossbody! Cover, TWO! Mansoor makes it HIS cover, TWO!! ROUNDHOUSE from Adonis then the cradle, TWO!! Mansoor escapes and Adonis is shocked! Adonis hurries but is sent into buckles! Mansoor shouts out THE Brian Kendrick but Adonis denies Sliced Bread! Adonis goes up, Mansoor CLUBS him then Electric Chairs, to the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, Mansoor wins!
Winner: Mansoor, by pinfall
Mansoor’s win streak is growing! He has gone 5-0 in 205 Live, will he find his way to the NXT Cruiserweight Championship soon enough? But more importantly, as Adonis gets up, Mansoor stays, and offers Adonis the handshake! Adonis takes it, and there is respect now between these two. Are we seeing the beginning of a great Cruiserweight rivalry?
205 Live hears from its two newest superstars!
“Ladies and gentlemen, Curt the Lonestar Stallion, back in 205 Live! Speaking of being back in 205 Live, there’s a couple of dudes who aren’t too fond of the fact that there’s a couple of studs making waves in 205 Live.” Daivari lost to Stallion, and Nese was this close to losing. But now they want to team up against him? Well Stallion wasn’t sure but he found someone! An old buddy of his from the days before 205 Live. August Grey, glad to have you. Grey says Curt had problems with the OG’s, so he called in the AG. Grey knows Daivari and Nese have been here a really long time, so they’re obviously scared of stars like Stallion and Grey. They’re hungry like the wolf and are the future of 205 Live! These two are excited to show us all exactly why they got signed! Will these two young studs finally be what washes away the old?
205 Live hears from Santos Escobar.
“I have beaten everyone that has come my way so far. And that will never change. But I welcome the challenge.” Next week, 205 Live hits EPISODE 205, and as this division’s champion, the “Emperor of 205 Live” worked out something with NXT General Manager, William Regal. Multiple Cruiserweight superstars will be given an opportunity at the title. Next week, there will be a FATAL 5 WAY #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH! “To those of you who are fortunate enough to participate, good luck. And to whoever wins this match, just remember one thing: watch your back at all times.” Who will heed the Leader of Leader’s warning as they go for gold?
Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari VS Curt Stallion & August Grey!
After the NXT Cruiserweight Champion’s message, the stakes for this match were raised tenfold! Will the Premier Athlete and Persian Lion win to stake their claim in that Fatal 5? Or will the up-and-coming Lonestar and The AG, #AlreadyGreat, jump on an even bigger prize than Daivari’s $10,000?
The teams sort out and Nese starts against Grey. They circle, tie up, and Nese powers Grey to the corner. The ref calls for the break but Nese RAMS his shoulder in! Tag to Daivari and the OG mug AG. Daivari brings Grey around to CHOP him off his feet! Daivari taunts Stallion then whips Grey, but Grey dodges and Stallion tags in. Grey huricanranas and Stallion LARIATS! Stallion wrenches Daivari, tags Grey, and hands off the wrench to Grey. Grey tags back to Stallion and Stallion elbows the bad elbow. Stallion wrenches the wrist, cranks hard and brings Daivari to a knee. Stallion digs his knee into Daivari’s head, but Daivari gets up, only for Grey to tag in. Grey takes the hand-off again, hits an elbow breaker on the bad elbow, and another!
Tag to Stallion and again Stallion elbows the elbow. Daivari knees low, CHOPS again, but Stallion stays up. Stallion reverses the whip, Daivari sunset flips but Stallion rolls through to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Stallion keeps on Daivari with a facelock but Daivari powers him to the OG corner. Stallion fights back, DECKS Nese, but Daivari CLOBBERS Stallion! Daivari stomps Stallion, tags Nese and Nese stomps Stallion down. Nese looms over Stallion, kicks at him, then brings him up. Nese scoops and slams then covers, ONE! Nese keeps Stallion down with a leg lock and tags Daivari. Daivari stomps Stallion, brings him up and hits a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Tag to Nese, the OG stomp away on Stallion, and then Nese gives more toying kicks.
Nese drags Stallion up but Stallion CHOPS! Nese spinning KICKS Stallion, then whips him for a BIG back elbow! Cover, TWO! Nese is annoyed but he rains down angry fists. Nese soaks up the heat from fans then drags Stallion back up. Fans rally for Stallion, but Nese CHOPS him off his feet! Grey is fired up but Nese suplexes Stallion. Stallion counters to a cradle, TWO! Hot tag to Grey! Grey hurdles Nese to DECK Daivari! Grey spins NEse around for a jawbreaker then neckbreaker! Grey kips up and runs in but is put on the apron. Grey goes up, walks the tightrope to crossbody! Daivari distracts, Grey swipes at him, but Nese bulldog hotshots him down! PREMIER TRIANGLE! Cover, TWO!! Grey survives but Nese drags him to the corner.
Tag to Daivari and the OG mug Grey more. Daivari throws Grey out hard then goes out after him. Daivari bumps Grey off the desk, puts him in the ring, covers, TWO! Daivari tries again, TWO! Daivari grows annoyed with Grey and he brings him up. Daivari suplexes high and hard then digs forearms into Grey’s face! The ref reprimands, Daivari lets off and brings Grey up. Daivari whips Grey hard into the corner! Tag to Nese, Daivari stands on Grey’s face and Nese stomps Grey’s chest. Nese stays between Grey and Stallion then brings Grey up. Nese slaps Grey around so Grey CHOPS back! Nese kicks and kicks Grey in the arm then covers. TWO, but Nese clamps on with a chinlock. Grey endures, fights up as fans rally, and Grey throws body shots! Grey is free but Nese pulls hair to throw him down!
Tag to Daivari and Daivari gets Grey’s legs to stomp his stomach! Daivari clamps on with a chinlock and he thrashes Grey around. Fans rally as Grey endures and fights up. Grey throws body shots, Daivari ROCKS him with a right but Grey ROCKS Daivari back! It’s a brawl, Grey gets the edge, but he runs into Daivari’s catch! Daivari throws Grey, drop toeholds and drags him away, and tags Nese back in! Nese drops a splash on Grey’s back! Nese drags Grey into the body scissor squeeze! Grey endures again and fans rally up once more. Grey pries the legs apart to throw some elbows and get away from Nese! Nese grabs at Grey, reels him in, but Grey throws elbows to block the suplex. Nese just rear bearhugs instead! Grey throws more elbows until Nese lets go!
Nese keeps grabbing at Grey but Grey switches for a BACK SUPLEX SLAM! Nese lands on his face and both men are down! Grey and Nese crawl, hot tags to Stallion and Daivari! Stallion dodges to waistlock and SNAP GERAM!N Then a corner to corner LEG LARIAT! Side to side, KNEE! Corner to corner, HESITATION DROPKICK! Fans fire up with Stallion as he stamps the feet down! SNAP DDT! Cover, TWO!! Daivari survives but Stallion tags Grey back in. Grey mule kicks, Stallion front kicks and rolling elbows! Grey underhooks and hits a spinning slam! Cover, but Nese breaks it! Stallion goes after Nese with forearms but Nese shoves and ROCKS him! Then SUPERKICKS himi! Stallion is down and flounders out of the ring! Daivari rolls and tags in Nese!
The OG grab AG for a double suplex, but Grey slips out to ROCK and CHOP them both! But that’s 2v1 and the OG double kick low. The OG double whip but Grey kicks Nese and throws Daivari out! Stallion DIVES outta nowhere to hit Daivari into the desk!! Double-edged, too! Nese staggers but he still brings Grey up and tucks him in, PREMIER DRIVER! Cover, but Stallion breaks it!! Daivari drags Stallion back out and throws him into steps! Stallion is down, and now Daivari grabs his gold chain! Daivari is using his own necklace like a brass knuckle! Grey CHOPS Nese, but Nese shoves and scoops. Grey waistlocks, O’Conner roll, TWO into the GOLD CHAIN FIST!! Cover, Nese and Daivari win!!
Winners: Ariya Daivari & Tony Nese, by pinfall
Daivari’s money pays off for him and Nese! The 205 Live OG are much more cunning, did they just win themselves golden tickets into that 205 Fatal 5 Way?
A solid episode right here, really good stuff. While we got another rematch of Adonis and Mansoor, this time around was different, just like the previous. I like that Adonis was doing his best to be Face while at the same time, Mansoor wasn’t sure about it until the end. Mansoor keeps going, and I really hope for Mansoor’s sake that NXT is planning something for him. Of course the big news is the Fatal 5 Way Contender’s match, a la the golden days of 205 Live just a year or more ago. At least one 205 Live OG has to be in that match, since Daivari and Nese won in a really good match. Dirty finish aside, I feel they, Mansoor, and maybe Swerve and Jake Atlas get in to bring the star power up a level.
Though I will say, Atlas feels like the one poised for another shot at Escobar regardless, so maybe this is how he earns it. Of course, the match is said to be for a “future” opportunity, so Atlas could sit it out to build things on NXT, and maybe Mansoor wins to have a match in his back pocket while there’s still the issue of Jordan Devlin claiming he is the one, true champion to settle. Either way, if this is NXT finally putting some investment into 205 Live, I’m all for it.
My Score: 8.3/10
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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