04th Jul2019

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (July 2nd 2019)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a big main event to get to, so let’s do so before we boogie woogie all the way home.

Match #1: The Lucha House Party def. The Singh Brothers in a Tornado Tag Team Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In their return to WWE 205 Live, The Singh Brothers were met with defeat at the hands of The Lucha House Party. However, after weeks of building momentum – and winning a Boscar Award – The Singh Brothers defeated their rivals after tearing apart the Luchas’ beloved pinata Penelope. However, the ultimate test for Sunil and Samir Singh comes in the form of The Lucha House Party’s specialty, a Tornado Tag Team Match. With no tags in effect, The Singh Brothers took their time, dancing and taunting Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik before the all-out action began and immediately spilled to the outside. The Lucha House Party were not in a jovial mood and took the fight right to both Sunil and Samir, using their speed and high-flying ability to their advantage.

Neutralizing The Golden Lynx by tossing him into the ring post, Sunil joined his brother to methodically pick apart The King of the Ropes while taunting Kalisto and keeping Dorado at bay. As Samir removed Metalik from the ring and began dancing for the WWE Universe, Lince Dorado charged back into the squared circle and unleashed his rage on The Singhs. Once again in control of the match with the WWE Universe in their corner, The Lucha House Party took to the skies and had victory in sight before they were met with dual superkicks out of mid-air. Seemingly frustrated that he and his brother were unable to secure victory, Samir grabbed his Bollywood Award with the intention to use it on his opponents. Samir’s plan was sidelined by Kalisto, giving Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik the opening to recover and level both Singh Brothers before simultaneously taking to the skies and securing the victory.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a fun match that never got out of first gear. LHP were the stars here, as they did all of the interesting stuff. The Singhs are good at selling for people and they did that here. Okay, I’m out of things to say about this match.

Match #2: (Main Event) Tony Nese, Oney Lorcan & Gentleman Jack Gallagher def. Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari & Mike Kanellis

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With their respective rivalries reaching a fever pitch, Tony Nese, Oney Lorcan and Gentleman Jack Gallagher joined forces to battle WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari and Mike Kanellis in Six-Man Tag Team Action. With their championship battle at WWE Extreme Rules looming, Nese and Gulak started off the action and circled one another before Gulak faked out his nemesis and tagged in Mike Kanellis. With his pregnant wife watching in the locker room, The Opportunist stared down his rival – Gallagher – after Nese made the tag. Gulak, Kanellis and Daivari displayed incredible teamwork with fast tags and laid a beating on Gallagher, but the British Superstar finally made a tag to Nese, though after a flurry from The Premiere Athlete, Gulak unloaded with a brutish striking assault to regain control.

After watching their partner absorb tremendous punishment, Gallagher and Lorcan entered the ring, initiating an all-out brawl. Upon receiving a tag from Nese, The Boston Brawler focused on The Persian Lion, drawing the energy from the WWE Universe and tearing apart his nemesis alongside Gallagher. An incredible sequence saw Lorcan flatten the competition on the outside, an action reciprocated by Daivari and then Nese. With the other five competitors reeling, Gallagher reached for his trusty umbrella and launched himself off the top rope to the outside to wipe out his opponents and partners alike. Lorcan and Daivari started to brawl with one another all the way up the entrance ramp. Unaware that Kanellis was tagged in, Nese attempted a 450 Splash on Gulak, but The Opportunist pulled his partner away. Following a near-fall, The Premier Athlete executed a sunset driver on Kanellis to score the victory. However, the celebration was short-lived, as Gulak attacked Nese, and a massive brawl commenced featuring all six Superstars brawling with their respective rivals all over the arena as 205 Live concluded.

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – This was some great stuff. This is why 205 Live is the only part of the WWE that seems to make sense any more, because the wrestling is so damn good. Even when this show lets you down, at least it does so in a spot you can recognize. Look at how all of the different feuds are wrapped into one match and still allowed to stand out. The main roster stuff has a problem with letting people shine on their own merits, but not here. If you’re looking for a simple match of high quality, then you are going to get that here.

News Of The Night:

  1. Mike Kanellis is feuding with Drake Maverick, thanks to Mike’s wife scolding him in public for being a loser.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This show was as simple as blueberry pie and tasted just as good.

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