08th Jun2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a problem. When you have a show called “Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place”, you have to have two guys and a girl in a pizza place. Why did the TV people take the two guys and the girl out of the pizza place?! If you have a show called “Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place” and you take the two guys and the girl away from the pizza place, how can you have a show called “Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place”?! Who in the hell is stupid enough to remove the two guys and the girl from the pizza place?! 205 Live better have 205 action, or I will piss a brick! I mean it! Alright, let’s dive right into the cruiserweight action…and don’t skimp on the pizza place, damn it!

Match #1: Oney Lorcan def. Tehuti Miles

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Tehuti Miles earned his first career victory with a win over Danny Burch, but Oney Lorcan didn’t underestimate the WWE Performance Center standout. Miles appeared headed for a sweep of The Brit-Am Brawlers by locking in a brutal hold, but the pain only fueled Lorcan. As Miles leveraged Lorcan’s tights in a roll-up, Burch spotted the devious tactic, and Lorcan capitalized with the decisive roll-up.

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – I thought Miles did a good job wrestling Oney here. The match would have been better if Oney was in control the whole time, but since Miles ain’t half bad, I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy what I saw. One of the things that worked well here was that they worked a match of small details, which may have made the match a bit slow most of the way through, but not bad. It’s a shame that 205 Live is aimless (by Vince’s choice and/or attitude towards the brand), because smart matches like this deserve to have more attention paid to them. All in all, the right guy won a solid bout that made both fighters look like clever competitors.

Match #2: (Main Event) Isaiah “Swerve” Scott def. Jack Gallagher

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Jack Gallagher was unsuccessful in his attempt to cause Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to lose to Tony Nese on NXT, but “Swerve” was still intent on delivering payback. Gallagher appeared up to the task of matching intensity and athleticism, but Scott pounced on an opening to roll up his opponent for the win.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – These guys had a good ol’ tussle. While not always as pure a contest as I was hoping for, they both proved, once again, that they’ve got plenty of tricks up their sleeves. Swerve has a shot at being a big deal in the WWE, even if he isn’t a great character or a cult of personality. Swerve is a genuine sort of guy whose talent is just the icing on the cake, so to speak, and I think that could have in Isaiah “Swerve” Scott what they already have in Ricochet. As for Jack Gallagher, I don’t know what else Jack can do to get Vince to pay attention to him again, but he should have already been a full-time Raw roster member by now. I don’t care if it’s just to get crushed by Drew McIntyre, Jack Gallagher needs to be allowed to shit or get off the pot. As for this match, it was a fine example of how talented these guys are and a good capper for the broadcast.

News Of The Night:

  1. The NXT Cruiserweight Title finals from Wednesday’s NXT show was shown in its entirety.
  2. Tony Nese attacked Isaiah “Swerve” Scott after he won his match.

Final Verdict: 3.3/5

The matches still need to be longer and there needs to be more of a focus on the whole roster (make that roster larger too), but the show is starting to feel like its old self again.

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