26th Sep2019

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Sept 24th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have two matches. I’ve been complaining about Ring Of Honor only having two so…damn it. This better be good. I have to get married tomorrow! Okay, it’s cruiser-weight time.


Match #1: Humberto Carrillo def. Angel Garza

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After Humberto Carrillo wished his cousin Angel Garza a happy birthday, Garza took to Twitter to issue a challenge, claiming that Carrillo dishonored their family by failing to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at WWE Clash of Champions. Carrillo accepted the challenge, and the WWE Universe was in for a fast-paced, high-flying family affair. After a dizzying sequence of counters and quick moves from both competitors, Garza stopped his cousin from advancing before removing his paints to reveal his signature ring gear and taking an early advantage. Feeding off the energy of the WWE Universe, Carrillo rallied and overpowered Garza, tossing him to the mat and finding his second wind with an impactful dropkick. Carrillo continued to push forward, keeping Garza on defense, before flattening him on the outside. Following a huge dropkick off the top, Carrillo again ascended the ropes, but his cousin quickly countered by taking Carrillo down and delivering a series of hard and fast strikes, only to grow frustrated when he couldn’t secure victory. Carrillo prepared for a moonsault, but Garza evaded it, and both Superstars attempted the same submission hold. Throwing everything at each other, the cousins collided in the center of the ring with a double crossbody. Garza recovered first and again ramped up his attack, but he was derailed when he charged his cousin and crashed into the ring post. Carrillo quickly capitalized and executed the Aztec Press for the victory.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was pretty good. You ever seen that episode of Friends where Rachel hires Mr. Pink to kidnap Ross and then an old hippie gets hired by Joey to find Ross, but Phoebe accidently ran over Chandler while he was stealing a briefcase full of money from a drug den and Monica escapes from jail with a bunch of guys in the 1930s and… What the hell was I talking about? Yeah, the match had enough action to make sense. Garza was great, as usual. Carrillo was great, as usual. This was really cool.

Match #2: (Main Event) Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch def. Drew Gulak & Tony Nese

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Last week, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak distracted Oney Lorcan, allowing Tony Nese score a victory against The Premier Athlete. Despite losing a No. 1 Contenders Match to Lio Rush on NXT, Lorcan remained focused on Gulak, recruiting his tag team partner Danny Burch to battle Gulak and Nese. The Boston Brawler gave his team the upper hand by unleashing his rage on Nese and Gulak until The Premier Athlete jabbed him in the eye with his thumb, allowing Nese and the champion to take turns attacking Lorcan. As Nese and Gulak’s confidence brewed, Lorcan attempted to fight back but was met with the force of Nese’s power and Gulak’s sheer brutality. The ever-resilient Lorcan battled back, knocking Nese off the ring apron and sending Gulak crashing to the floor.

Lorcan was briefly halted by Gulak before overpowering the champion and tagging in Burch, who delivered resounding strikes to Gulak. As Nese saved his partner from a double-team maneuver, he and Burch went tumbling to the outside. Gulak and Lorcan brawled in the center of the ring, with The Boston Brawler applying a single-leg crab as Burch locked Nese in a crossface. Gulak, however, pushed Lorcan into Burch, breaking both holds. Burch and Lorcan nearly scored victory when The Boston Brawler delivered an uppercut while Nese was hoisted on Burch’s shoulders. Despite Nese kicking out, Lorcan and Burch maintained their intensity, taking out Gulak and delivering their trademark tag team maneuver to Nese for the win.

My Opinion: 3.7 out of 5 – This was a fine tag team match. Isn’t that just an exciting review? It reeks of excellence. I’m getting worse, I tell ya. Reeks? Excellence? What is this, a geek show on ice in the middle of a desert of hot fudge Sunday school play it again Sam? Any-way, the wrestling here was very deliberate and precise. There was a method to the madness. I like when the match actually feels like it’s going somewhere. It’s a shame my reviews hardly ever work that way. All in all, this was a much smarter, more thoughtful fight than I’ll ever be, because I’m a guy and stupid one too.

News Of The Night:

  1. Brian Kendrick has become the entitled veteran heel, once again.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

Two fine matches carried this one-hour show like a dog carries a pistol to the water bowl. Don’t forget to do your E2020.


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