205 Live Results (04/02): WrestleMania Go-Home Show
Tonight’s episode of 205 Live opens up with 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick addressing The WWE Universe to hype up The WWE Cruiserweight Title Matchup between Buddy Murphy & Tony Nese at Wrestlemania this Sunday. Maverick then informs us that Nese & Murphy will both speak later in the evening. Maverick also announces the evening’s card: Kalisto battles Oney Lorcan and a rematch between Akira Tozawa & Mike Kanellis in the main event. The Brian Kendrick & Maria Kanellis will be at ringside.
We then get The 205 Live Intro Video.
Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness & Aiden English then welcomes us to the final 205 Live before Wrestlemania. McGuinness says that he cannot wait for Sunday and repeats Drake Maverick’s earlier statement regarding the champion and number one contender addressing The WWE Universe.
Lucha House Party makes their entrance. They thank the crowd for coming to the show. Lince Dorado then says that prior to Wrestlemania, Kalisto will be throwing everyone a special treat by competing. Kalisto gets on the mic himself and says: “It’s Luchhhhhhha time!” Oney Lorcan is out next.
Oney Lorcan vs. Kalisto: Lorcan opens things up with a running uppercut. He lays into Kalisto with a stiff chop before dropping the luchador with a snap-suplex. Lorcan attempts the half-and-half suplex early but Kalisto avoids it. Roll-up from Kalisto, but Lorcan escapes. Arm-drag from Kalisto sends Lorcan to the apron. Enziguiri sends him to the outside. Back in the ring, Kalisto takes Lorcan down with a springboard crossbody. Series of forearms from Kalisto. He charges Lorcan on the ropes. Lorcan back body drops him to the outside. In pursuit, Lorcan tosses Kalisto hard into the barricade. Kalisto kicks Lorcan in the head as he comes into the ring. Lorcan wears him down with a waist-lock. Camera cuts to the backstage area where The WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy is entering the building. He looks pissed as he bumps some strangers in the process. Back to the matchup. Kalisto with a dropkick. Lorcan responds with a big boot and an uppercut to the back of Kalisto’s head. Stiff chop from Lorcan. Running-knee to the gut. Body-scissor submission. Kalisto tries to escape but Lorcan shifts to a headlock to keep Kalisto grounded. He eventually breaks out. Springboard twisting attack from Kalisto. Superkick. Handspring enziguiri attempt but Lorcan catches him in the half-and-half. Kalisto lands on his feet. Spike frankensteiner. Cover, but Lorcan kicks out. Kalisto goes for the Salida del sol. Lorcan has it scouted and hits an uppercut. Both men on the apron. Lorcan goes for the half-and-half again, but Kalisto blocks and hits a superkick. Salida del sol on the apron. Both men are down on the outside. Kalisto is able to slowly roll Lorcan inside. Pinfall, but Lorcan gets a shoulder up. Kalisto climbs to the top for a moonsault. Lorcan clubs him in the back. Lorcan climbs up as well. Kalisto elbows him off. Kalisto from the top. 450 but Lorcan gets the knees up. Half-and-half and that will do it. Winner: Oney Lorcan
Commentary then reminds us that this is Lorcan’s first win as a member of The 205 Live roster.
We head backstage where Cedric Alexander asks Drake Maverick why he didn’t get a matchup with Oney Lorcan after asking for it. Maverick then says that Alexander has had a string of losses and needs time off to recover. Alexander then denies Maverick’s claim, but Maverick insists that Alexander is the franchise player for 205 Live and he needs him at 100%. Alexander shakes his hand in agreement.
Elsewhere, Tony Nese is being interviewed. Nese says that he doesn’t feel any pressure because nobody expects him to win on Sunday. He then says that the pressure is all on Murphy. Murphy then attacks Nese from behind. The two men brawl all over the backstage area. Fight spills into the arena. Referees try to separate them. Crowd cheers “let them fight.” Nese tosses Murphy off the entrance LED board. Running knee from Nese. Murphy is out.
We then get a house ad for NXT TakeOver: New York.
We then get highlights of the brawl that just took place between Buddy Murphy & Tony Nese.
It’s main event time. Mike & Maria Kanellis are out first. Akira Tozawa & The Brian Kendrick are out next.
Mike Kanellis vs. Akira Tozawa: Tie-up. Chain wrestling. Kanellis gets to the ropes and the referee separates the competitors. Kanellis lands the first strike with a kick to Tozawa’s gut. He applies a headlock, then runs through Tozawa with a shoulder block. Tozawa bounces off the ropes. Octopus submission applied. Kanellis quickly grabs the ropes. Tozawa stomps Kanellis down in the corner. Axe-handle and chops from Tozawa. Kanellis fires back with an elbow but Tozawa slows him down with a dropkick. Tozawa catches a superkick attempt. Kanellis hits a discuss clothesline before Tozawa can take advantage. Series of stomps sends Tozawa to the outside. Kanellis drapes Tozawa along the apron, then cracks him with a right haymaker. Back in the ring, Kanellis cranks back on Tozawa’s neck. Vertical suplex from Kanellis. Another. He goes for a third and hits it. Cover, but Tozawa escapes with ease. Single-leg dropkick. Kanellis in complete control. Tozawa goes for a frankensteiner but Kanellis counters it into a sit-out powerbomb. Tozawa finally strings some offense together. Frankensteiner sends Kanellis into the middle turnbuckle. Tozawa climbs and hits a missile dropkick. Pinfall, but Kanellis gets a shoulder up. Fireman’s carry from Tozawa. He drops Kanellis on his face. Basement single-leg kick from Tozawa. Big boot and Kanellis catches Tozawa with a pop-up spinebuster. Both men are down. Kanellis goes for a samoan drop. Tozawa shifts his weight and lands on his feet. Octopus submission again, this time in the center of the ring. Kanellis is able to dead-lift Tozawa. He tosses him over the top and they both hit the arena floor hard. On the outside, Tozawa whips Kanellis into the barricade. Kanellis gets the better of Tozawa. Hanging neckbreaker on the outside. Kanellis throws Tozawa back in the ring. He hits The Brian Kendrick with a cheap shot. Kanellis climbs to the top. Tozawa meets him up there and goes for a superplex. Kanellis with a fireman’s carry. Tozawa turns it into a top rope frankensteiner. Kanellis just kicks out on the pin. Tozawa goes for a German. Kanellis with an elbow. Another. Big chop. Tozawa strikes back. Each man trading shots. Tozawa hits his signature jab. Superkick from Kanellis. Pump kick from Tozawa. This is awesome chants begin. Snap-German from Tozawa. He climbs for the senton, but Kanellis knocks him down. Kanellis with the roll-up as he grabs Maria’s hands. Kendrick breaks it up. Tozawa with the roll-up and the 1-2-3. Winner: Akira Tozawa
After the match, Tozawa & Kendrick celebrate. Mike & Maria can’t believe it.
A recap of Tony Nese’s journey through the championship tournament is shown and his now feud with former friend, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy ahead of their Wrestlemania Title Match. 205 Live goes off the air.
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