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‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Mar 26th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the best recipe for dog-s—t stew to ea…never mind. That’s for the cat. I’m out of jokes. Wanna watch some wrestling? 205 Live has wrestling. You should watch 205 Live. Yes. Go get ready to review this lovely show with me…or else…you egg-sucking dog! Never! Never! Never! Never! Never! Never! Never! Never! Never! Never! Never! Welcome to Dateline! Never!

Match #1: Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari def. The Hollywood Boyz

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari reeling from a pair of singles losses one week prior, The Premier Athlete and Daivari Dinero once again joined forces in an attempt to get back into the win column against The Bollywood Boyz, and the strategy paid dividends. The Bollywood Boyz nearly claimed the victory when Samir clocked Daivari with a reverse elbow to the jaw from the top rope and Sunil also took to the skies to drive his elbow into Daivari’s sternum, but Nese broke up the pinfall in the nick of time. Moments later, Daivari ducked out of the way of Sunil’s superkick attempt and clobbered his opponent with a Hammerlock Lariat for the win.

The Score: 5 out of 10

  • The Good: This was fairly decent. Nese was the star here, as usual. Why is Nese stuck wrestling only in 205 Live? How in the hell is he not on NXT as well? Who did Nese piss off? Ariya is getting more interesting every week. It’s been a pretty decent year for the Daivari family so far. Shawn has Impact and Major League Wrestling, while Ariya has 205 Live. It’s not a bad time to be those guys. The Hollywood Boyz are also having a decent year so far. Their performances, like the one they had here, are getting more consistent and more pleasurable to watch. This entire bout had the right rhythm to it.
  • The Bad: This wasn’t very exciting. I could piss better thrills than this sucker put out.
  • The Verdict: Tony won a match worth very little in the long run.

Match #2: (Main Event) August Grey def. Ashante “Thee” Adonis

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In a collision of arguably the two most stylish competitors on the purple brand, August Grey and Ashante “Thee” Adonis dazzled the WWE Universe, trading impressive mat-wrestling techniques, holds, haymakers and aerial assaults in a main event that featured a little bit of everything. Grey appeared to tweak his knee when he landed awkwardly, but he nevertheless dodged a clothesline and leveled Adonis with So Much Prettier for the 1-2-3. As Grey backed his way up the ramp, he soon realized Daivari was standing right next to him. In a seemingly disingenuous manner, Daivari flashed a smile and held Grey’s arm in the air, but Grey immediately pulled away, shot The Persian Prince a distrustful glare and made his exit as 205 Live concluded.

The Score: 6 out of 10

  • The Good: They did some moves and they looked good. Grey has some talent. That’s for certain. Thee is every bit as talented as Grey. What does that mean for this match? That means that I’ve run out of juice. These guys tried, bless them.
  • The Bad: Think of this match as what happens when lame things happen to exciting people.
  • The Verdict: I wanna be excited about these matches, but this just was average. Average worked here, but matches should always be more than just functioning, especially in this day and age.

Final Verdict: 4/10

Not much happened here. Why not? Why can’t this show have more going on? Are the rest of the NXT cruiserweights not willing to come on here? 205 feels like it’s in the mother of all holding patterns. I remember when this show had great match after great match on here. Why not just pull the program back to just one long match a week? Why not expand the show to two hours and really get cooking? Well, at least this show gives Tony Nese something to do.

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