205 Live and the cruiserweight division as a whole have gone through a major shake-up in recent weeks. Kushida captured the NXT Cruiserweight Championship, and several 205 Live teams threw their names in the hat for the black and gold brand's Tag Team Titles.
Tonight, our main event saw August Grey face off against Ashante "Thee" Adonis. Grey's recent run involved the 205 Live OGs attempting to teach him to win by any means necessary, something that the young star refused to do. Would he have to change that approach with Adonis tonight?
Speaking of the 205 Live OGs, Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese kicked off the night in the opening contest. The two stiff strikers faced off against The Bollywood Boyz, who had recently begun to pick up some impressive wins. Will they be able to add another major victory to their record tonight?
The Bollywood Boyz vs Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari on 205 Live
Samir Singh was brutalized by 205 Live OGs early on. Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese took turns hammering him and driving his face into the mat. Nese missed his spinning heel kick, but recovered in time to stop the tag and crack the face with a dropkick.
205 Live's Persian Lion lost control after a tornado DDT spiked him, sending Daivari to the wrong corner. When Samir reached out to make the tag, Nese knocked Sunil off the apron. Sadly for Samir, he was soon dragged back to the other side of the ring.
A suplex counter did finally allow Samir to tag out. Sunil ran in like a house of fire, knocking Nese off the apron and taking on Daivari. A rolling heel kick dropped Ariya for a two-count.
The Premier Athlete of 205 Live tagged in, but a blind tag from Samir saw the Bollywood Boyz keep control. A double superkick took out Daivari while the Singh Brothers cracked Nese's spine with the Bollywood Blast. Daivari barely broke up the pin.
Samir handled Daivari, but as he got between the ropes, Nese rocked him with a modified version of the Running Nese. A second in the corner knocked Samir out cold.
Results: Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari defeated The Bollywood Boyz via pinfall on 205 Live.
August Grey vs Ashante "Thee" Adonis on 205 Live
This 205 Live main event pitted Ashante "Thee" Adonis against August Grey, and Adonis had the upper hand early with his power advantage. Ashante whiffed a clothesline, but a wild back elbow nearly knocked Grey out.
Grey took Adonis down to the mat for a few quick pinfall attempts, but couldn't secure the win. Ashante forced August into the ropes to break a standing armbar and yanked his shoulder to send his opponent's neck into the ropes.
Grey was dumped to the floor while the 205 Live crowd jeered Adonis. Back in the ring, Adonis cut off his opponent's comeback with the AirDrop dropkick. He followed it up with a move from fellow 205 Live star and mentor The Brian Kendrick, the Captain's Hook. Grey broke out of the submission but found himself back on the mat.
At this point, Ariya Daivari came out to watch his long-time rival.
Adonis and Grey traded shots, with the latter getting the better of his opponent with a series of running clotheslines. A bulldog planted Adonis and Grey followed that with his rope-walking crossbody. Ashante fell to the floor where both men ran into one another with devastating clotheslines.
Grey was up first, and Daivari told him that he needed to take the count-out win. August refused, stating that he'd do it his way. Thanks to that, Adonis dropped Grey over the ropes with a Stun Gun. The Long Kiss Goodnight finished the job.
Results: Ashante "Thee" Adonis defeated August Grey via pinfall on 205 Live.
The 205 Live OG got in Grey's face, attempting to teach him a lesson. Daivari wanted him to learn that he needed to win by any means necessary, and he failed that test tonight.