10th May2021

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (May 7th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have two new arrivals on the scene. Ari Sterling and Ikeman Jiro are debuting in what feels like the biggest shot to the arm in a few years. Having wrestlers debut on 205 is an exciting moment that should not be passed on by anyone who has looked the other way due to this brand falling by the wayside. The King Of Camels: I am the King Of Camels! (King Of Camels gets shot) Me: We’re not doing that! Serious wrestling time! 205 Live! Now!

Match #1: Ari Sterling def. Samir Singh

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Sixteen-year veteran Ari Sterling put on a show during his WWE debut in a collision with one of the longest-tenured staples of the purple brand, Samir Singh. Sterling, the self-proclaimed “reckless daredevil,” immediately lived up to his moniker when he moonsaulted from the inside of the middle rope to elevate himself over the top rope and flatten Samir on the ringside floor. Singh nearly stole the win with a rollup attempt, but Sterling kicked out and got back on the attack by countering a tornado DDT attempt and planting his foe with a unique “front-flip face slam” to earn the win.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Match #2: (Main Event) August Grey and Ikemen Jiro def. Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Coming off a rough loss to Ever-Rise the week prior, Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari marched to the squared circle in a foul mood, especially since they had to compete against a pair of 205 Live rookies: long-term rival August Grey and the debuting Ikemen Jiro. According to Grey, Ikemen translates to “handsome.” And due to Jiro’s belief that handsome men wear jackets, he wears his yellow jacket while competing. Jiro seemed to throw his foes off their game plan by constantly bounding about the ring and flaunting his jacket, but The Premier Athlete and The Persian Lion briefly regained control by isolating The Life of the Party from his partner and making several timely tags. During a four-man brawl, however, Jiro blistered Nese with palm strikes and a picture-perfect Swanton Bomb. Moments later, Jiro claimed the victory by tattooing the former Cruiserweight Champion with a pinpoint kick to the face.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Final Verdict: 6/10

The allure of new athletes was not enough to take this show to the next level, but it did give it a fresh breath of air. I hope that new arrivals is becoming a trend. The roster has been in need of new fighters and these two, if these performances are to be seen as indicators of their skills, give credence the immediate worth of these incoming competitors. There was lots of exciting action here and it kept this tepid show on its toes, even when it was barely on its feet. As quiet shows go, this was just enough to make a peep. I’ll see you next time.


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