205 Live emanated tonight, and more than likely for the foreseeable future, from the CWC. At NXT TakeOver: 31, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott failed to capture the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. Tonight we may get a look at who is next to step up to Santos Escobar.
Ariya Daivari vs Jake Atlas on 205 Live
Jake Atlas dragged Ariya Daivari to the floor, using the hardened steel CWC ringside area to his advantage. Daivari was bounced around ringside, off the chain link barricade and steel ramp.
Back inside, we saw why Daivari has been so successful on 205 Live. A throat chop and a hanging neckbreaker in the ropes took the air out of Atlas. A big punt kick to the chest left Atlas struggling to breathe.
Atlas was able to avoid an enziguri, but Daivari crawled beneath his legs and caught Atlas with a basement dropkick to the face. The reverse DDT planted Atlas for a two-count. Daivari continued to punish the 205 Live rookie with several chops and punches, roughing up Atlas.
A spike DDT drilled Atlas right into the mat, but he was able to kick out again. Atlas caught Daivari with a crucifix only gaining a two. Daivari shot back to his feet for a nasty lariat.
As Atlas was shot into the corner, he used the momentum to bounce back with a forearm that dropped Daivari. A back body drop, running dropkick, German suplex and corner pump kick took Daivari down for a near-fall.
A school boy nearly got Atlas the win. The speed of Atlas' offense was too much for Daivari, but once things slowed down just a tick, it was enough for him to catch Atlas with a leaping neckbreaker. The Persian Lion Splash only earned 205 Live's resident dirty brawler a two-count.
Atlas shook the Hammerlock Lariat but couldn't avoid a superkick. A pump kick response sent Daivari to the floor. As Daivari walked to the other side of the ring, Atlas changed course mid-run, launching himself at Daivari with a suicide dive.
As Atlas rolled in to take advantage, he was blindsided by Tony Nese. A running knee from the former 205 Live/NXT Cruiserweight Champion took out Atlas for the DQ.
Results: Tony Atlas defeated Ariya Daivari via DQ on 205 Live.
The 205 Live veterans are on the same page it seems. Daivari picked up what was left of Atlas, turning him inside out with the Hammerlock Lariat.