WWE 205 Live Results: May 14th, 2019
- 205 Live and NXT UK collide
Next week, the Singh Brothers will take on Lucha House Party's Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik in tag team action.
Ligero vs Tony Nese
Ligero and Nese locked up, with Ligero going for a wristlock. Nese broke out with a kick to the arm, sending him onto his back with an arm drag. Nese attacked Ligero's arm, but the UK star escaped as well.
Ligero goaded Nese in for a roll-up. Both men jockeyed for position, trading a dozen one-falls. Nese and Ligero shook hands, then shook the hand of referee Charles Robinson for keeping up. Ligero shot Nese off into the ropes but was met with a shoulder block. Nese rolled him into a cover for a two-count, and a cradle for another two-count. Ligero sent him on his back with a running hurricanrana.
Ligero took him to the corner, where the two men traded chops. Nese avoided an attack from his opponent and took him down with his patented combination, finishing up with a leg sweep. Ligero rolled to the outside. Nese was baited into a dive, but caught himself on the apron. Ligero countered a kick and responded with a boot to the face, followed by head scissors. Back inside, a dive was cut off when Nese rushed the ring for a running forearm smash.
Nese held Ligero to the mat with body scissors. Ligero broke out, but he was left in the corner for the Running Nese. Nese went for it, but Ligero met him on his feet, only to be dropped back into the body scissors again.
Ligero tried to catch Nese with a pinfall while in the hold, but Nese was too strong. The Champion pelted him with several shots to the chest while keeping him in the hold. Ligero finally escaped and countered a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker into a crossbody. Several kicks left Nese on all fours. Ligero followed up with an inverted Death Valley Driver.
Nese broke out of the pin and stunned Ligero with a facebuster to the knee and a spinning heel kick. He went for the springboard moonsault, but Ligero escaped. Ligero dodged a second attempt and connected with a springboard splash. Nese kicked out at two.
Ligero knocked Nese outside with a boot and took him down with a diving senton over the ropes. Back inside, the Premier Athlete stopped a top rope maneuver with a rolling palm strike to the jaw followed by a super hurricanrana. Ligero kicked out and chased Nese up top. Nese fought Ligero of twice and connected with a 450 Splash. Ligero kicked out.
Ligero escaped the German suplex into the corner and rolled up the champion. Nese kicked out but was met with a superkick. Nese countered the C4L into a roll-up.
Instead of pinning him, Nese powerbombed Ligero into the corner and finally connected with the Running Nese.
Results: Tony Nese defeated Ligero via pinfall.
Nese and Ligero showed each other respect, but before the show ended, Ariya Daivari attacked Ligero and sent him into the stairs. He then launched Nese into the corner shoulder first. Daivari rocked him with a Hammerlock Lariat, then ended the night draping the Cruiserweight Championship across the nearly unconscious body of its holder.