10th Nov2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Nov 6th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Sticky Junk Jones whoopin’ dat ass, boy! We’ve got some new fighters on the show, so get ready for all of that. We gotta get down to this good stuff before I forget what we were even doing here to begin with. Hiya!

Match #1: Mansoor def. Ashante “Thee” Adonis

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Ashante “Thee” Adonis has seemingly become a more well-rounded and focused competitor ever since he started receiving veteran wisdom from The Brian Kendrick, but he still can’t solve the puzzle that is Mansoor, who remained undefeated on 205 Live and posted his fourth singles victory against Adonis. In an ironic twist, the usually sportsmanship-minded Mansoor, who teamed with Kendrick last week to pick up a win against Ever-Rise, was the one to refuse a pre-match handshake, as he swatted Adonis’ hand, shoved him and told him point blank: “I don’t like you. I don’t respect you. Let’s get this over with.” A spirited bout followed, and while Adonis momentarily had Mansoor reeling with several vicious strikes, a picture-perfect dropkick and a high crossbody, Mansoor withstood the blitz and recovered to score the victory with What Goes Up Must Come Down. After the bell, Mansoor initiated a handshake and appeared to apologize to Adonis for refusing the pre-match olive branch.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was short but smart, with every-thing staying upbeat and swift, like Taylor Swift after she realized that her latest break-up is gonna make her millions. Mansoor worked hard to make the most of his time with Adonis, who put in just as much effort to do the same. The idea of Mansoor not trusting Adonis was a good touch, but it never got in the way of the wrestling either, so that helped. All in all, this was a solid opener.

Match #2: (Main Event) Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari def. Curt Stallion & August Grey

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Challenged to a tag team match and without a tag team partner, Curt Stallion knew exactly where to turn for a bout against his newfound rivals, Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari. As Stallion described before the bout, he had a problem with the 205 Live O.G.’s, so he brought in the A.G.: Austin Grey. Though Daivari wasn’t the legal man, that didn’t stop him from slugging Grey while he was standing on the apron. From there, Nese landed a springboard moonsault, and Daivari slammed Grey’s head against the announce table to leave the 205 Live newcomer in desperate need of a tag. After coming agonizingly close to making the tag on several occasions, Grey finally suplexed Nese and slapped hands with Stallion, who wrecked Daivari with a German suplex, a nasty boot to the face, a basement dropkick and a wicked DDT. Grey seemed to land the knockout blow with a unique maneuver to Daivari, but Nese interrupted the count. As all four men brawled in the squared circle as well as the ringside area, Daivari wrapped a gold chain around his fist and clobbered Grey in the face, allowing Nese to roll him up for the three-count. Daivari and Nese continued trash-talking their foes from the entrance ramp as 205 Live concluded.

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – This was solid, stable tag wrestling that went back and forth like Katy Perry’s ego when she wants to steal another woman’s husband/taco. Everybody worked well together, like mustard in a James Taylor death-ray. Andy Kim wants you to Rock Me Gently, because I snoozed through part of this fine little bout, because it just didn’t pick-up until the finale.

Final Verdict: 3/5

This was good and decent, but I miss the ambition of 205 Live from a few years ago.


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