27th Oct2019

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Oct 25th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Kevin Hart going to “Night School” to learnify his brain-head with edumacation. Got to git dat knerlegde. I’mma git dat ass! My wife farts when she laughs…stinks. Okay, let’s see if 205 Live stinks or kicks the first ass.


Match #1: Lio Rush def. Oney Lorcan

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Last month, Lio Rush defeated Oney Lorcan in a battle to determine who would challenge Drew Gulak for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. The Man of the Hour emerged victorious and would go on to defeat Gulak and claim the title. Tonight, Rush returned to WWE 205 Live for the first time since winning the championship and once again faced Lorcan – in a non-title match – as The Boston Brawler looked to prove he is deserving of a championship opportunity. Rather than try to match speed with Rush as he did last month on WWE NXT, Lorcan instead used his size and power advantage, but The Man of the Hour’s incredible speed and agility acted as an effective countermeasure to Lorcan’s offensive approach. The Boston Brawler did his best to keep Rush grounded and slow the pace of the contest. In control of the contest, Lorcan attempted a Half and Half from the top rope, but Rush countered. Displaying his uncanny intuition, Rush then countered another move from his opponent with a tornado DDT. The Man of the Hour’s adrenaline surged, and he took down The Boston Brawler with a series of fast-paced maneuvers before taking out Lorcan with the Final Hour.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was a good match. While this wasn’t as good as previous matches between the two, this did do the trick for whetting the appetite for…here kitty, kitty, kitty. I lost my kitty. Him’s name is Scooter McBubblebutte. The moves were quite good and the pace kept everything from bunching-up like shorts in the crotchal region. This was by no means a disappointment, but it was weaker than other matches these guys have delivered this year. Welcome to Walmart!

Match #2: Raul Mendoza def. Tony Nese

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With NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush joining the commentary team to observe his match, Tony Nese had the objective to not only show-up Rush, but to continue building off his momentum following his victory in last week’s Triple Threat Match. Facing NXT Superstar Raul Mendoza, Nese made sure to show off his physique as the match got underway. Rush was not impressed with The Premier Athlete and also took the time criticize another potential challenger, Angel Garza. Inside the ring, Mendoza and Nese matched speed and agility with neither Superstars maintaining a clear advantage until Mendoza turned the tables and flattened Nese on the outside. Taking a moment to recover on the outside, Nese traded verbal jabs with Rush before returning to the fight and taking out his opponent. As the match continued, Angel Garza took to Twitter to respond to Rush’s earlier comments, making it clear he wanted the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. The Man of the Hour criticized Garza for not watching the match but also continued to claim Nese was envious of Rush. In control of the match, Nese continued to trade verbal barbs with Rush, but his split attention worked against The Premier Athlete. Mendoza battled back and pushed his opponent to the limit but was unable to secure the victory. As Garza continued to tweet to Rush, the champion grew more impressed with his potential challengers inside the ring. Taking down Mendoza on the outside, Nese made sure to take the time to taunt Rush. The Man of the Hour returned the taunts, which allowed Mendoza to recover and roll up Nese to pick up the victory.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – The finish sucked, but the match was good. The action moved along quite well and while this shares a score with the previous match, it was much better, if that makes any sense. I feel bad for Nese, because he never seems to get any respect, no matter where he goes.Where’s my damn hamburger?! KFC better get their ass to work! All in all, this was a fun second match that had a decent length of time.

Match #3: (Main Event) Isaiah “Swerve” Scott def. Ariya Daivari

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Earlier in the day, Ariya Daivari sent out a Twitter challenge to any of the current or new Superstars of WWE 205 Live to step inside the ring with him. He was especially looking to reset after his loss in last week’s Triple Threat Match against Tony Nese and Oney Lorcan. One of the Cruiserweight division’s newest competitors answered the call, and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott was determined to impress on his first night as an official member of the WWE 205 Live roster. Scott has been building a great deal of momentum in recent weeks on WWE NXT, but Daivari quickly went on the attack, looking to welcome “Swerve” to WWE 205 Live in his own brutal way. However, the speed of Scott quickly turned the match in his favor and left Daivari reeling and resorting to a much more aggressive approach, using the environment in and outside the ring to his advantage. The Persian Lion maintained his aggressiveness, but “Swerve” put his resilience on display and used his innovative attack to decimate his opponent. Daivari struck back, and the two Superstars exchanged strikes back and forth. As Daivari attempted his Hammerlock Lariat, “Swerve” countered and took down his opponent with a huge kick to secure the win.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – Swerve looked good here. Daivari…he tries. Special Ed is like Special K, except Special Ed tastes like a short, yellow bus. I got Learning Herpes! Square root of 81 = this was a decent match. See? I always know what I’m doing/I’m full of $#!@/Swerve is cool. Swerve is a great wrestler. The fact that Kofi Kingston is the only visibly black world champion in WWE history despite Booker T, Ron Simmons, Uhaa Nation, Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry (never held the WWE World Title/only held World Heavy-Weight Title) being on the roster is a grave error of judgement on Vince’s part. Maybe Swerve will make it to the big-time roster and be one the WWE World Champion. If Swerve keeps working hard like he did here, then he might just make it.

News Of The Night:

  1. Brian Kendrick cut a lousy promo to start a rivalry with Drake Maverick.
  2. Tony Nese is the contender to Lio Rush and the NXT Cruiserweight Title.
  3. The Singhs are on the run, due to being the 24/7 Champion(s).

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

This was missing that good stuff from the 205 Live shows of several months ago.


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