205 Live Results (29/8/17): Gallagher vs. Kendrick in a No DQ, Neville, Enzo and more
Another week brings another episode of 205 Live, as the good guys and bad guys of the WWE's cruiserweight division continue to take turns in feuding with each other.
This week, the Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick rivalry reached its most intense point yet in a brutal No Disqualification match, whilst elsewhere the intrigue surrounding Rich Swann, TJP and Ariya Daivari is set to continue.
The big news going into the show was Enzo Amore's impending 205 Live debut. "The Realest Guy in the Room" was to team up with Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik to do battle against Drew Gulak, Noam Dar and Tony Nese. Here are the full results and review.
Vic Joseph and Corey Graves opened the show by talking about the various shenanigans that have taken place between Gallagher and Kendrick, and throwing it to the ring for the opening match.
#1 Gentleman Jack Gallagher vs. The Brian Kendrick
The big No Disqualification match kicked off the show with aplomb, a violent battle between two of the best on the show that benefited from some unexpected colour. Kendrick was all business in this one despite his street art tights, whilst Gallagher did battle in his suit sans jacket.
This was a fun brawl between two fine workers, a brawl that went to another level after Gallagher got accidentally busted open. This led to Kendrick DDT-ing the Englishman onto the ring bell and locking in a kendo stick-assisted Captain's Hook for the pass-out victory.
Result: The Brian Kendrick def. Gentlemen Jack Gallagher
Dasha Fuentes interviewed the trio of heels booked for the main event, Gulak, Dar and Nese. Dar spoke about his match with Enzo on RAW, saying he only lost because of he was so active the night before. Gulak and Nese also got in some words against Enzo, saying he wasn't going to fit in on 205 Live.
Rich Swann and Ariya Daivari were up next, with TJP and his crutches out for commentary.
#2 Rich Swann vs. Ariya Daivari
This rivalry has largely centred around Swann and TJP's longtime friendship being compromised by Perkins' new attitude, with Daivari an unfortunate bystander. The action soon spilt to the outside, where Swann was thrown into the announce table.
Daivari went to use TJP's crutch but the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Champion took it back, allowing Swann to pick up the win via small package. TJP and Daivari brawled after the match, outing TJP as an injury fraud. Perkins hit Swann with a Detonation Kick to end the segment.
Result: Rich Swann def. Ariya Daivari
The next backstage segment saw Enzo, Metalik and Alexander discuss their six-man main event. This was your standard Enzo fare, a barrage of metaphors with varying degrees of success.
#3 Gran Metalik, Cedric Alexander & Enzo Amore vs. Drew Gulak, Noam Dar & Tony Nese
The main event was quite clearly constructed to make Enzo look as good as possible, giving the "Michael Jordan of Jargon" plenty of time in the ring to show what he can do with some of the most experienced workers in the entire promotion.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville was shown watching on a backstage TV throughout the match.
Gran Metalik once again showed that he is one of the most under-utilised performers on the entire roster, hitting a variety of rope-assisted moves as if they were nothing. Alexander is no slouch either, and both men deserve a more prominent position on the roster.
It was Enzo who inevitably picked up the win, hitting the Jawdunzo on Dar and rolling up Nese for the 1-2-3, putting his feet on the ropes for good measure.
Result: Enzo, Metalik & Alexander def. Nese, Gulak & Dar
The show ended with "King of the Cruiserweights" Neville looking on, laughing at the thought of Enzo Amore challenging for his championship.