Hello, one and all! Grab a chair and settle down while I talk you through this past weeks 205 Live! Following on from the end of last weeks show, this week’s main event will feature Oney Lorcan vs Ariya Daivari in an Anything Goes Match*. Let’s see what this week holds for the 205 Live roster.
*Add this type of match to the Hardcore, No Holds Barred, “insert town name” Street Fight pile.
The show begins with a backstage promo from Oney Lorcan. He basically describes what he’s going to use on Daivari and how much pain he’s going to inflict. Cue an enraged Ariya who runs in and beats down Lorcan, but it’s quickly broken up by referees, agents and Drake Maverick himself.
The Brian Kendrick vs Sunil Singh
Samir Singh is at ringside to “cheer” his brother on in this match. Brian jumps Sunil as he dances around the ring which draws the ire of Samir. After the beatdown, Kendrick mocks Singh by doing a dance of his own to the laughter of the crowd. A dropkick takes Sunil out of the ring. This allows the brothers to drag Kendrick out of the ring and whip him into the steel steps.
Brian is rolled back into the ring by Sunil for a two count. A few elbow drops, some choking and Singh finally gets to complete his dance. Some dirty rope work is next on the agenda as Sunil uses them to choke out Kendrick some more. While being admonished by the referee, Samer carries on the choking. Another two count for Singh.
Brian begins his comeback but it’s cut short by a great backbreaker from Sunil. A missed top rope elbow drop lets Kendrick back into the match. Hard rights, a sweet leg lariat and a vicious running boot put Singh onto the canvas. A Sliced Bread #2 attempt is fought off from Sunil but it’s not enough. Brian counters into the Captain’s Hook and picks up the submission victory.
Winner – The Brian Kendrick
The Singh Brothers don’t take too kindly to this loss and storm the ring to beat down Kendrick. But Akira Tozawa runs down the ramp and slides into the ring to even up the odds and chase off The Singh’s.
Carrying on from what I said last week. The Singh’s are desperately missing Jinder Mahal, and in my personal opinion, they NEED to be in tag matches going forward. They can’t draw the heat needed in singles matches.
Another Humberto Carillo hype video is played.
Jack Gallagher vs Devin Justin
This match is all Jack. Which is never a bad thing as I can watch him work all day long.
They begin with a tight collar and elbow lock up as Gallagher takes the young kid to the canvas. Jack comes into his own here as he works on the arm of Justin. Wrenching the daylights out of it. Quickly transitioning into a beautiful double armbar and then a Paradise Lock.
He lets Devin up off the canvas and then quickly puts him back on the mat with a dropkick followed with a delayed vertical suplex. It’s at this point I realize that this “match” is nothing more than an angle, as Mike Kanellis makes his way to ringside and tells anyone who listens that he’s going to ruin the show. Daivari (Shawn the agent, not Ariya the talent) and a few refs make their way out to stop Mike from interrupting the show.
While all this is happening, Justin cheekily rolls up Jack for a two count. But the young whippersnapper is treated to Jack’s patented headbutt for his troubles. That’s enough for the three count.
Winner – Jack Gallagher
Drake Maverick talks to Kanellis and admits that he’s not performed at his job well enough. He’s neglected the 205 roster with his 24/7 title chase. Mike replies and says that as Drake has ruined his life, he’s going to ruin the show. Maverick fines Kanellis for his actions as Mike cries about having a second baby on the way. He quickly composes himself and says that he’s competing next week and you can expect more mayhem.
Oney Lorcan vs Ariya Daivari
Anything Goes Match
After last weeks main event I’m expecting big things from these guys! Oney can’t wait much longer and jumps Daivari as he makes his entrance. A good hot start, just as a feud like this should start! A few head to steel steps shots and Lorcan rolls Daivari into the ring.
More brutal attacks as Oney hits some uppercuts but Ariya fights back and they again brawl outside of the ring. Daivari picks up a trashcan lid but is cut off with a suplex onto the floor by Lorcan. Ariya to his feet first, and he whips Oney into the barricade. He grabs a ladder from under the ring and slides it into the ring. Grabbing a chain, he rakes it across Lorcan’s face!
The ladder is now set up in the corner as Daivari chops the chest of Lorcan, but he reverses and hits a nice hip toss onto the ladder for a two count. A chair is now in play as Ariya body slams Lorcan onto it, and then uses the same chair to put him into a camel clutch! Ingenious! Daivari sets up the chair in the middle of the ring but Oney puts Daivari through the chair via a drop toe hold to turn the tables.
A table is thrown into the mix to complete the TLC set as Lorcan slides one into the ring. Upon entering the ring, Oney is met with a superkick. As Daivari rushes Lorcan, Oney throws the trashcan lid at him and then piles chair upon chair onto him. As Oney sets up a few chairs Daivari stirs and gets back to his feet. After a few short jabs, Ariya backdrops Lorcan onto the pile of chairs! Such a nasty spot!
Lorcan is taking a kicking on top of the chairs. Daivari climbs the ladder and hits a frog splash onto Lorcan and the chairs for a two. What a spot! Ariya decides he needs to go big, so he sets up two tables and lays Oney on top. This gives Lorcan enough time to make his big comeback. A few stiff strikes and a superplex through the tables picks up the win for the Boston native. Great match!
Winner – Oney Lorcan
I finished off last week’s review by asking for more of the same. And the show has well and truly delivered. This match could have had a few minutes shaved off to make this match from great to excellent. But that would take it to PPV levels, so we should feel super happy we got a match of this caliber on TV.
That draws to a close this weeks 205 Live Landscape. Once again (apart from the Gallagher match/angle) a bloody great show. This is such a sleeper of a show. It’s a gem of a show and deserves a heck of a lot more praise.
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