20th Jul2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (July 17th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a re-match from last week and Tony Nese going the long, dusty trail by his little ol’ lonesome against one half of Ever-Rise (instamatic bread flour). Okay, I think it’s time to go do something else…’cuz you’re a pinball wizard, this has to be a trick…pin-ball wizard, you’re such a mean ol’ prick…TRICK SHOT!

Match #1: Mansoor def. Tehuti Miles

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Mansoor just might be the real deal. In addition to defeating Dolph Ziggler and Cesaro in the past, the exciting upstart has now posted consecutive wins over Tehuti Miles. Right at the toll of the opening bell, Miles fired his shirt into Mansoor’s face and unloaded with a flurry of punches. Desperate for a win after losing to Mansoor last week, Miles showed off a newfound mean streak when the fight spilled to ringside, hurling his opponent into the barricade and twice slamming his face into the plexiglass. After landing on his feet on the ring apron, Mansoor turned the battle in his favor by evading a dropkick and dropping Miles with a wicked corkscrew neckbreaker. Mansoor followed up with an inverted atomic drop into a spinebuster before clinching the win by hoisting Miles above his head and nearly driving him through the canvas.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – Pete Townsend wrote “Pinball Wizard” just so some critic would give “Tommy” good reviews. Do you think Mansoor would do something like that? Mansoor would kick Tehuti Miles’s ass, again, because that’s what Barbara Bush does, baby! This was really intense and thrilling, if a bit lacking in grace and technique. Make no mistake when I say that this match was fine action, but it may have relied on big slams too much to be any-thing but a high-class stunt show. That being said, I kissed a lizard and this match had the right winner, so screw Pete Townsend (that sweet, sweet man/bitch) and rock on Mansoor for walking all those Tehuti Miles to become a true pinball wizard.

Match #2: (Main Event) Tony Nese def. Chase Parker

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Despite joining forces with Isaiah “Swerve” Scott last week to claim a tag team win against Ever-Rise in an impromptu match last week, Tony Nese entered the squared circle by his lonesome for a singles bout against Chase Parker, who was accompanied by his Ever-Rise teammate, Matt Martel. Nese and Parker competed at a frenetic pace in the early goings, and The Premier Athlete got the upper hand with several stinging kicks and a crafty leg sweep that planted Parker. Parker regained control, however, when Nese was distracted by Martel at ringside, allowing Parker to catch the former Cruiserweight Champion off guard with a baseball slide that knocked him to the floor. When Martel later hopped onto the apron, Nese responded by shoving Parker into him and followed up with a brutal kick to Parker’s jaw for the 1-2-3.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – Nese had to slow himself down to make this work, but Chase made-up for it by putting in his best performance since arriving on this show. There’s plenty of good, solid mat action here, along with Nese selling for Chase, who needed to have some-one give him a bit of the spot-light like this. Nese should have won and did, so the result was right and the wrestling was tight (TIIIIIIIGHT…is not an inflection I care to use), so put those sleigh bells on that sleigh because Santa rides tonight.

News Of The Night:

  1. Ever-Rise attacked Tony Nese after the match, but Isaiah “Swerve” Scott saved him from the attack.

Final Verdict: 3.3/5

Well, that was easy to review. Do you like cabbage soup?


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