12th Oct2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Oct 9th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of 205 Live, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Jessica Alba wasn’t allowed to look at the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210, because they didn’t want to f—k with Dark Angel! I don’t care about her other stuff! Dark Angel, damn it! I like her in other stuff…but Dark Angel, damn it! You better like Dark Angel too, you son of a b—ch! Alright, let’s start Dark Angel…205 Live, right now…you son of a b—ch!

Match #1: Jake Atlas def. Ariya Daivari (Disqualification)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Jake Atlas looked to be closing in on a hard-earned victory against Ariya Daivari on the historic 200th episode of 205 Live, but his night suddenly took a sharp turn for the worse. Atlas defeated the 205 Live Original by disqualification, but the win came with a steep price, as he was suddenly ambushed by Tony Nese, who was seemingly seeking vengeance after his recent loss to Atlas. Sporting a new mean streak, Atlas started the match by trading haymakers with Daivari Dinero and loudly challenging Daivari to strike him in the face. Daivari eventually slowed the bout to a more methodical pace and took control with a couple of stinging chops that turned his foe’s chest red before following up with a savage DDT for a long two-count. Atlas had Daivari reeling with a back body drop, a German Suplex and a wicked kick to the jaw, but Daivari narrowly kicked out, and Nese soon bolted to the ring. Atlas didn’t see it coming, as the former Cruiserweight Champion never broke stride and leveled his rival with a devastating Running Nese. Daivari took advantage of the situation by drilling a defenseless Atlas with his Hammerlock Lariat.

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – This was good fun that needed more time to really get going, but at least the runner made a good sprint out of such a half-start, if you catch my drift. Barbra Streisand thought this match was “smaller than my huge nose…which is huge”. Can you believe that the great Barbra Steisand watched this match? Well, it’s true…except that I made that up…other than that though. Atlas gave a great performance here, which he is wont to do. Atlas took Daivari to Pound Town (not the butt sex version). Well, I’ll put it to you like this…you get suplexes, DDTs, kicks and lariats, which isn’t just a swell idea for a kids birthday party, but also what you get in this match. As short as this goes, I think you’ll have a good time with this, dumb finish and all.

Match #2: (Main Event) Ashante “Thee” Adonis def. The Brian Kendrick

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The third time was indeed the charm for Ashante “Thee” Adonis, as he finally got a victory against The Brian Kendrick after the former Cruiserweight Champion had defeated him twice in recent weeks. It appeared Adonis has been taking Kendrick’s teachings to heart, as his trash talking was kept to a minimum this week and he seemed to stay focused on securing a win at all costs. Kendrick landed the first big blow when Adonis got tangled in the ring apron, and The Man With a Plan immediately pounced and chucked him into the ringside plexiglass. Adonis struck back and landed a crossbody from the top rope and a devastating DDT in rapid selection, but Kendrick caught Adonis flush with a boot to the jaw and quickly locked him in the Captain’s Hook. Adonis, who tapped out to the submission in the past, forced Kendrick to break the hold by rolling him into a pinning predicament and followed up with a couple of brutal kicks to the head for the 1-2-3. After the bout, Adonis accepted Kendrick’s handshake.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was getting somewhere before it got cut off by the time restraint. Adonis showed a lot in a match where the veteran, Kendrick, guided him along and made the match feel like a crescendo as opposed to just a third bout between the pair. Sometimes, it’s the small victoryies that matter the most and this small victory over Kendrick will give Adonis more than just a random one would have. This was an energetic clash of methodology that will do much for Adonis some-thing for us as well.

News of The Night:

  1. Tony Nese attacked Jake Atlas to screw him out of victory over Ariya Daivari.

Final Verdict: 3.3/5

More time needs to be dedicated to the matches, but at least what we got was of good stock.

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