12th Jan2021

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Jan 8th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have two matches that push both the cruiserweight and tag divisions, as we are due to have some Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament matches on this brand in the coming weeks. I’m becoming a post-mortem porn-star and I’ve got stiffy for ya…WRESTLING!

Match #1: Ashante “Thee” Adonis def. Ariya Daivari

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After an up and down rookie season on the purple brand, Ashante “Thee” Adonis kicked off 2021 with a bang, grinding out a tough win against Ariya Daivari. Daivari looked to ground Adonis by repeatedly slamming his leg against the steel ring post and savagely booting him in the kneecap, but Adonis fought through the pain and left Daivari reeling with a series of clotheslines and a ring-rattling DDT. When Adonis went for a superkick, however, his previously injured knee buckled, and Daivari Dinero took advantage by taking him down and locking him in a Figure-Four Leglock. Somehow, Adonis resisted the urge to tap out, and he earned the victory after ducking Daivari’s Hammerlock Lariat and clobbering him in the chin with a superkick.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5

Match #2: (Main Event) Curt Stallion & August Grey def. The Bollywood Boyz

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Textbook tag team wrestling was the name of the game for The Bollywood Boyz, who claimed the advantage by isolating August Grey from Curt Stallion and double-teaming him at ringside with an all-out blitz. Samir and Sunil used rapid-fire tags to stay fresh, and Samir nearly drove Grey through the canvas with a bulldog from the middle rope. Moments later, Samir & Sunil linked up for the Bollywood Blast, but Stallion interrupted the pinfall just in the nick of time. Grey stuck it out long enough to make a diving tag to Stallion, who hit the ring like a ball of fire, drilling Samir with a basement dropkick and a DDT. With all four competitors trading haymakers, Grey made a blind tag to Stallion and leveled Samir with a leaping Unprettier to earn the 1-2-3. Both teams will also participate in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, which is slated to begin this Wednesday on NXT, and 205 Live will play host to several tournament matchups on the Jan. 15, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29 editions of the purple brand!

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

Le lightsaber! Le lightsaber terrible! VYZYZYZYZYZYZYZYZ!!!!!!!! I didn’t watch any of this, but the parts I did watch were great, except for the entire episode, which I didn’t watch aside from watching it. Both matches featured fast, exciting action and plenty of wrestling that had a bit of every-thing…except for good wrestling. Dakota Fanning once said, “I f—– a horse!” and I can think of no statement better than that with which to describe this wonderful show…except anything else possible. Curt Stallion was accused of sexual assault by someone…so that freaked me out. I hope he’s not guilty, because that’s bad and so is peppermint. YUCK! Peppermint! PLEH! Adonis kicked ass in the opener. Adonis worked hard to make his victory feel like a big deal and it was greatly appreciated…by someone. August Grey died and became August The White. August called upon Shadowfang, Lord of all Horses, and f—– the s— out of it. SLUT! August got the idea from Dakota Fanning, who kissed Sarah Jessica Parker thinking she was a horse. HEY WILBER! YA WEARIN THOSE PANTIES I LIKE? Also, the main event was a brisk, energetic clash of skills that worked out because it kept things simple. I like it when these shows are simple and fun. Hopefully, 205 Live gets more attention this year. Perhaps the Dusty Rhodes tag bouts appearing on this brand is a sign of better things to come.


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