By Anish Vishwakoti, ProWrestling.net Staffer, (@AVX_9001)
WWE 205 Live on WWE Network
Streamed live on September 24, 2019 from San Francisco, California at Chase Center
The broadcast team was Vic Joseph, Aiden English, and Dio Maddin… The show started with a recap of NXT’s first episode on USA and the match between Oney Lorcan and the returning Lio Rush, who beat Lorcan and won the number one contendership for the WWE Cruiserweight Title. Drew Gulak gave his verdict on his challenger and said that it doesn’t matter what Rush does, and that he would defeat him just like he and Tony Nese would beat Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch on 205 tonight…
We also saw another promo by the Singh Bros, saying that they would be taking more time off before they return and would watch the show tonight from their studio. Pertinent. With that the show promo hit and we got going.
1. Humberto Carrillo vs. Angel Garza. The two cousins, Carrillo and Garza started the match with a fierce lockup with Garza forcing Carrillo into the corner. Garza took the time to taunt an audience member before coming in and getting into it with Carrillo. Garza took Carrillo down, although Carrillo reversed into an arm lock and then tried for a body scissors, although Garza got control.
The two went to a stalemate and reset, engaging in a test of strength before whipping about the ring and exchanging arm drags. Carrillo and Garza seemed evenly matched and Garza extended his hand as such. Carrillo kicked it away and continued to engage, but Garza palmed Carrillo to stop and pulled off his tights to reveal trunks. The commentators made sure to mention that Garza wears ‘weighted pants’ in the vein of a Dragon Ball Z character and takes them off to remove his limiters.
The depantsed Garza hit Carrillo with a dropkick and Moonsault to the outside, and then attempted a pinfall back in the ring, but only got a two count. Garza and Carrillo went strike for strike in the ring, before Garza propped Carrillo onto the top rope and dropkicked his knees. Garza then went for a chin lock to try and weaken his cousin, hitting a dropkick to Carrillo in between submissions.
Eventually, Carrillo was able to get some space and hit a dropkick followed by a handspring arm drag, a couple of moonsaults and a tope to the outside to gain control. Carrillo couldn’t get the pin so he went to the top rope, Garza cut him off however and hit Carrillo with another rope-hung knee drop kick. Carrillo didn’t let this be his downfall and got right back up to the top rope and hit Garza with a missile.
Carrillo then tried for a moonsault on the opposite corner. Garza blocked with his feet, but Carrillo caught the foot and went for a standing cattle mutilation, before Garza countered into one of his own and the two exchanged clotheslines. The two battled to their feet and Garza caught Carrillo with a springboard moonsault, although Carrillo withstood and goaded Garza to ram his head into the corner and then hit him with an Aztec press to get the pinfall victory.
Humberto Carrillo defeated Angel Garza by pinfall.
Anish’s Thoughts: Just a great wrestling match here. These guys had such great chemistry, not surprisingly as they are cousins. Both guys pulled out some very interesting moves in transitions and at peak spots to keep the crowd interested in the match the whole time. Carrillo getting the victory makes sense as they have continued to push him, although Garza does not at all look bad in defeat.
After the match we saw an interview backstage with The Brian Kendrick, saying that he is a veteran and has been disrespected by the locker room for the past three years and that is why he turned on Tozawa last week.
2. Drew Gulak and Tony Nese vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. The match started with Gulak and Burch grappling and rolling around the ring with Burch having the champion in a continuous headlock. Burch kept the pressure on, keeping the headlock to wrench Gulak for a few minutes, until he tagged in Lorcan who chopped Gulak to the floor.
The two faces used some double team maneuvers to isolate Gulak, although they couldn’t get the pinfall. Eventually, Gulak was able to escape after some distraction by Nese. Gulak smacked Burch and wrenched a chin lock. Burch was able to escape and get the tag to Lorcan. Although Lorcan rushed Gulak, Nese was able to interfere and get a thumb to the eye of Lorcan to turn the tides.
Gulak taunted Burch with Lorcan on the floor and the two heels tagged in and out, cutting the ring in half and keeping Lorcan on the wrong end of it. Nese and Lorcan got into it at one point, with Lorcan getting a bit of momentum and hitting Nese with a sunset flip, but Nese kicked Lorcan in the face. The two heels continued their isolation of Lorcan, with Gulak even biting Lorcan at one point to do anything to keep him down.
Gulak slipped up for a second, allowing Lorcan to toss him out of the ring. Danny Burch tried to call for the tag with Lorcan having to Northern lights suplex Gulak before he could get it. Burch rushed the ring and he and Lorcan tried to hit Gulak with a magic killer. Nese made the save, and forced Gulak to fight Lorcan on his own.
Lorcan caught Gulak with a single leg Boston Crab, while Burch used as submission on Nese. The double submission was broken up and Lorcan and Burch tried for a doomsday device. The heels managed to slip out and Nese was able to hit Lorcan with a 450 splash. Burch made the save, breaking up the pinfall and he and Lorcan were able to finally hit the doomsday device of Nese.
Tony Nese didn’t stay down however, and Lorcan and Nese went toe for toe for a while, before Burch and Lorcan were able to hit a modified Magic Killer DDT to get the pinfall victory.
Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan defeated Drew Gulak and Tony Nese.
Anish’s Thoughts: Two out of the park tonight on 205 Live. This was a really great main event to finish the show and all four men worked and told a great story to keep the crowd into it the whole time. I really loved the initial headlock struggle between Burch and Gulak and the wrestlers all made sure the match didn’t rely on that one gimmick and made it seem both important and intense. Lorcan and Burch getting the win makes sense to keep them strong, especially after Lorcan’s loss to rush. Nese doesn’t look weak either due to the punishment he needed to take to stay down. Overall just a great show, no complaints this week.
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