10th Feb2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Feb 7th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more stuff from a show that used to be good. Okay, let’s grin and bear it.


Match #1: The Brian Kendrick & Ariya Daivari def. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch (Disqualification)

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Last week on WWE 205 Live, Oney Lorcan made his surprise return to the Cruiserweight division to help his friend Danny Burch fend of The Brian Kendrick and Ariya Daivari. This week, Lorcan returned to competition and teamed with Burch to battle their nemeses in tag team action. Kendrick and Daivari struggled to build momentum against the furious Lorcan and Burch, who each unloaded on their opponents. Kendrick and Daivari gained the upper hand and isolated Burch, but Burch battled through pain and countered a potential double team maneuver to make a diving tag to Lorcan, who entered the ring and decimated Kendrick and Daivari. Unable to stop the feral rage of The Boston Brawler, Daivari entered the ring with a steel chair but was dropped by Burch. With the steel chair within reach, The Strong Style Brit encouraged Lorcan to attack The Persian Lion with the chair. The Boston Brawler complied with a mighty swing, costing his team the match but collecting a satisfying receipt for the bitter rivalry. Just as Burch and Lorcan retrieved a table to add an exclamation point to their statement, Kendrick pulled Daivari out of harm’s way.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – Oney and Burch did a fine job make this match passable. There’s nothing much here besides the losers getting shafted in favor of a make-shift team no one wants to see.

Match #2: The Singh Brothers def. Joe Furrer & Devon Dixie

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The Singh Brothers took plenty of time displaying their arrogance and showmanship as they made their way to the ring. Even after the opening bell sounded, The Singhs continued to dance until Devon Dixie attacked and unloaded on Samir Singh. Unfortunately, Dixie’s offense was cut short as The Singhs took control and showcased their teamwork. The Singh Brothers remained aggressive, and even when their overconfidence nearly shifted the course of the match, they recovered, took down Joe Furrer with a double superkick and put Dixie away with The Bollywood Blast.

My Opinion: 5 out of 5 – This was the greatest match I’ve ever seen. I’m just f—— with you poor bastards. It’s really…

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – This sucked. With enough bad wrestling to make you feel like you’re eating moldy eggplant, this was not a match worth watching. There are some nice move in here, but the match itself was terrible.

Match #3: (Main Event) Jordan Devlin def. Tony Nese & Lio Rush – Triple Threat Match

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Following a back and forth on social media earlier today, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin found himself locked into a Triple Threat Match with former champions Lio Rush and Tony Nese. Both Nese and Rush were more than willing to welcome The Irish Ace to WWE 205 Live and each make their case for another title opportunity. As the match got underway, Nese and Rush engaged in a verbal spat that was broken up by Devlin before Rush took down The Premier Athlete to focus on the champion. Agreeing to work together to combat Rush, Devlin and Nese prepared a huge superplex, but The Man of the Hour fought both off Superstars before taking them down with a double crossbody. With adrenaline surging, Rush used his speed and agility to overwhelm both opponents, leveling both with a Come Up, but he was unable to secure the win. Chaos ensued as all three Superstars employed high-risk maneuvers to the outside. The animosity between Nese and Rush boiled over, and Nese prevented a potential Final Hour and instead tossed Rush over the announce table, and Nese grew frustrated that he couldn’t secure a pinfall on Devlin following a Sunset Driver. Nese attempted a 450 Splash on Devlin, but The Irish Ace rolled away, allowing Rush to launch himself into the air with the Final Hour. However, Nese got his knees up just in time and delivered a 450 Splash on Rush. Unfortunately for The Premier Athlete, Devlin grabbed him before the pin and executed the Devlin Side for the win.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an excellent main event that really got the blood pumping. It’s a shame that this wasn’t for the title, but that’s the way the WWE is some-times. Things that are good get booked that don’t always make sense. Anyway, this was a fine match that gave two of the best a chance to look good with the champ. You’ll dig this down to the bone.

Final Verdict: 3.2/5

The main event was the reason why this got into the 3s.


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