17th Aug2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Aug 14th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Nick Cave talkin’ real deep and singin’ real low. I’m tired of this. Where’s my beach ball? Spike! Okay. Let’s get to the matches before I swipe right. Did I ju…a Tinder joke?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! DAMN IIIIIIIiIIIIIIIIIIITTTT!!!!!!!!!!

Match #1: Legado del Fantasma def. Ever-Rise

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Chase Parker & Matt Martel of Ever-Rise were riding high after picking up a big tag team win last week on 205 Live, but Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza of Legado del Fantasma brought them crashing back to Earth in a tandem bout this week. Legado del Fantasma landed the first big blow when Wilde made a blind tag to Mendoza and caught Parker off guard by driving him into the canvas with a ring-rattling DDT. With Martel attempting to incite a “de-fense” chant, Mendoza & Wilde continued to inflict punishment on Parker with a nasty double-team maneuver. Ever-Rise appeared to have a glimmer of hope when Parker made a diving tag to Martel, who hit the ring like he was shot out of a cannon, leveling each of his foes with a series of dropkicks, a back body drop and a clothesline out of the ring. When Mendoza took Parker out of the equation with a low bridge, however, it opened the door for Mendoza to make a blind tag to Parker. With Wilde holding Martel in place, Mendoza clobbered his opponent with a savage kick to the head for the 1-2-3.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This was a nice showcase for LdF, but the Boner-Boys did well as well. The winner was never in question and I need a tampon. If you like a squash with a bit of style, then this mat…A SQUAAAAAAAAAAASH?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Match #2: (Main Event) Ariya Daivari def. Jake Atlas

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Friday night marked Ariya Daivari’s first match since March, but for better or worse, Daivari Dinero hasn’t changed a bit. After engaging in a heated war of words with Jake Atlas on Twitter, the 205 Live original went back to his old habit of blatantly breaking the rules in search of a victory, tugging at Atlas’ hair in the early goings and hurling him into the ringside plexiglass when the fight spilled to ringside. Atlas, a relative newcomer to 205 Live, certainly didn’t make it easy for Daivari, frustrating his foe with a series of early-match takedowns, but the 205 Live original regained the advantage with a nasty neckbreaker in the ropes. Some mid-match trash talk from Daivari seemed to light a fire under Atlas, who blasted his new-found rival with a series of blistering strikes, a wicked enzuigiri, a face breaker and a springboard blockbuster, though Daivari rolled out of the ring to avoid a potential pinfall. But Daivari had one last trick up his sleeve: removing the turnbuckle. When the official intervened, Atlas nearly put away Daivari with a surprise rollup, but Daivari responded with a thumb to the eye and a brutal Hammerlock Lariat to claim the victory.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – Daivari looked great in a performance that was very anti-Csonka (in a good way). Jake filled in the gaps that Daivari still has and made this a nearly ten minute frenetic fight to the finish…like my free-motion quilt of Nelson Mandela’s Boot Camp. There’s lots of hard-hitting wrestling action that will make you in big trouble with the cops, because you’re an evil bastard! This was an excellent match that isn’t pathetic, unlike the FOX Tuesday Night line-up. HAHA!!! AHHHHHH!!!! HAHA!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!! HAHA!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!! HAHA!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!! HAHA!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This was simple TV with good wrestling that didn’t insult my intelligence and offered what you want from a good wrestling show.


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