205 Live Landscape: 11/15/2019 (Rush/Mendoza vs. Davari/Nese)

Welcome to the review of the November 15, 2019 edition of 205 Live, as we are back on the road with today’s edition is live after Smackdown. Fresh off his another amazing main event last week and a certified 5-star cruiserweight title match from NXT. The main event is a tag match between Rush, Mendoza, Davari, and Nese.

The show starts with a highlight of that title match, Angel Garza vs. Lio Rush, that kicked off NXT on Wednesday and an introduction of Aiden English and a new commentator, Jon Quasto. Before the show started, I want to appreciate 205 being an opportunity for a lot of announcers and stars. But we kick off tonight’s episode with Garza, and a man looking for some momentum, Jack Gallagher.

‘Gentlemen’ Jack Gallagher vs. Angel Garza

Jack Gallagher continues to be a solid piece of the roster with his technical ability and prowess but Angel Garza has become a undeniable focal point on 205 and NXT. Angel, however, just keeps getting better and definitely a step ahead of the class right now. Fully embracing his heel nature, Garza continues to be an impressive superstar. That dropkick to the inner thighs of Jack just looks very brutal but Gallagher’s headbutt still makes such a sudden impact. Garza gets a cheap roll-up win (with a handful of tights) but it was what happened after that will stick out. As the ‘Gentleman’ leaned against the announce table, he overhears Aiden speaking on how he loses focus and approaches him about it. Small exchange here but if it leads to Aiden English eventually returning to the ring, I am all for it.

Winner: Angel Garza (via roll up in)

After a small break, we get a rare, in ring, championship match for the 24/7 title. Lest I forget the Singh Brothers are co-champions, but they remind us how they are (and also award winners). We get a title match with a very familiar face to me, Northeast independent wrestler The Abominable CPA, known here as Tim Gange. Of course, because the “award winners” are always looking for an advantage, the match is announced as a 2-on-1 handicap.

Tim Gange vs. The Singh Brothers for the WWE 24/7 Championship

This was your typical run of the mill heel vs. face match. But I appreciate what they allowed Abominable to do with his offense.

Some brief back and forth, but eventually the brothers win the squash match with the combination backbreaker/elbow drop known as the Bollywood Blast, and retain the title with a rain of “this is awful” chants from the crowd.

Winner: Sumir Singh (via pinfall)

The last match and our main event of the night pits the last two main eventers of 2015 Live, the rising star Raul Mendoza and NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush, against two of the 205 Live originals, Tony Nese and Ariya Davari.

Tony Nese and Ariya Davari vs. Lio Rush and Raul Mendoza

Another chance for these men to go 20+ minutes in a match, the better. The commentators pointed out the impressive chemistry between Mendoza and Rush as both men turned up the speed on Nese and Davari. But who can forget, both these men are former members of the forgotten Enzo train years ago, so the isolating of Lio Rush between cutting off the ring to grounding the champion was academic.

Maybe, tag team titles, however, all good things come to an end as our superstar duo as Mendoza avoids getting hit with Nese’s 450, tags Rush for the Final Hour finish.

Winner: Lio Rush and Raul Mendoza

This was an interesting episode of 205 Live. Between a possible story between Aiden English and Jack Gallagher, a historic first time ever legit match for the 24/7 title and first time defended on 205 Live, and the tag team main event, we continue to get some exciting wrestling on the WWE Network!

John Caul is a longtime wrestling fan since the Attitude Era. A former color commentator for several independent companies and former owner of independent wrestling company Imperial World Wrestling, John currently spends his time interacting with wrestling fans on Twitter while enjoying podcasts such as Cheap Heat and Jobber Tears.