29th Jun2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (June 26th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we’ve got one match this week. 205 Live is happening right now!

Match #1: (Main Event) Isaiah “Swerve” Scott def. Tony Nese

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Animosity between Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Tony Nese was at a fever pitch even before the opening bell, as Nese recently cost “Swerve” a critical match in the NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. And after Scott recently teamed up with The Brit-Am Brawlers to defeat Nese’s squad in a Six-Man Tag Team Match, the highflying Superstar was out to leave The Premiere Athlete in his dust in a singles bout. Scott and Nese battled for more than 20 minutes in a bout that featured mat-wrestling, fisticuffs, acrobatics and some major league trash talk. Nese landed the first big blow when he back suplexed Scott onto the ring apron, but “Swerve” recovered and landed a wicked series of right hands and a flying elbow drop from the second rope that left Nese dazed in the corner. Scott then connected with a pair of vicious double stomps to pick up the 1-2-3 and continue his dominance against the former Cruiserweight Champion.

My Opinion: 4.2 out of 5 – Finally, we get a long match. Nese and Swerve…SWERVE!!!!!!!…got right to it and wrestled like it was the main event of a Pay Per View. Every move was satisfying. From the mat to the sky, this match went wherever it needed to in its quest to redeem this brand. For all the talk about the lack of star power in wrestling, I’d argue that the way Nese and Swerve are presented here shows that all you need to do to push someone as important is to show that they already are. This felt like a major match and it is about damn time. Overall, this match ruled!

Final Verdict: 5/5

That’s right. A one match show can be a 5-star hit if it takes the match seriously and lets it reach its full potential. You got a twenty-something minute contest that delivered in a short show that was focused on delivering that match. That’s all it takes to get a wrestling fan interested in your league and I hope this match is seen as a reminder on how to always do business!!

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