29th Dec2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Dec 25th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have two more from the brand of three single numbers rolled-up into one big number. I think we got a couple good ones here, so get ready to read. That’s right! Read! Do it!

Match #1: Chase Parker def. Samir Singh

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Safe to say Chase Parker and Matt Martel are on the greatest roll of their 205 Live tenure? It would certainly appear so, as Parker turned in another impressive performance for the outspoken tandem, claiming a Christmas victory against Samir Singh. Samir took the early advantage thanks to a crafty distraction by Sunil Singh, who hopped onto the ring apron with the Bollywood Camera and began crowing at Parker. When Sunil continued to meddle, he was met by a wicked clothesline from Martel for his troubles. The Bollywood Boyz attempted their own version of twin magic, but the referee wasn’t buying it, and as Sunil was being ejected, Samir tried to blast Parker from behind with a clapperboard, only to instead clobber Sunil when Parker moved out of the way. Seconds later, Parker dropped Samir face-first into the top turnbuckle, scored the pinfall and joined Martel for some post-match trash talk over the fallen Samir. The pair even wished a Merry Christmas to Samir and left him with a Santa hat.

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – Wonder Woman 1984 kicked ass. Don’t bull-s— me! Yes it does! The villain was Latino! Samir took some excellent bumps and just moved very well out in the ring. Samir has come a long way as a singles fighter. Parker still needs some work, but his personality is growing in leaps and bounds and it helped make his part of the match stand-out. There were several instances of the action getting intense, but this was largely a match of selling and the like. All in all, this was a fun opener that didn’t move Heaven and Earth, but it did rock the boat a little bit and it made the trip a slightly more exciting.

Match #2: (Main Event) Mansoor def. Raul Mendoza

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Raul Mendoza came closer than anyone to dealing Mansoor his first loss on 205 Live, but the resilient young competitor kept his unblemished record intact by outlasting the “workhorse of Legado del Fantasma” in an edge-of-your-seat thriller.nnSantos Escobar’s influence was evident from the early portions of the match, as Mendoza continued to flash a newfound mean streak, repeatedly slamming Mansoor back-first into the ringside barricade and apron when the fight spilled to ringside. After flashing a wry smile back in the ring, Mendoza removed his Legado del Fantasma shirt and put it on Mansoor, who responded moments later by removing the shirt and throwing it in Mendoza’s face before striking him with a pinpoint chop to the chest. Mansoor finally got rolling when he landed an inverted atomic drop and spinebuster in succession and followed up by nearly driving Mendoza through the canvas with a bulldog from the second turnbuckle. Mendoza briefly reclaimed the upper hand, but when he pulled the top rope down, a charging Mansoor landed on the apron, immediately launched himself back into the ring and leveled Mendoza with a unique neckbreaker to score the win.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – Mansoor and Raul had a fast, easy and breezy match that delivered some brisk, fierce action. Mansoor has something already and it if it ain’t IT, then it’s something like IT. Raul was a fabulous opponent for Mansoor, as he provided the wrestling prowess for Mansoor to work off of, but also knew what he was out there to do, which was make Mansoor look tough. I thought this was a fine little main event that… Mansoor won and should have, but don’t forget that Raul has some potential, if not more than just some.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This was a simple show that gave us two for the road and even left us with enough fuel for the trip home and back again.


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