- Last week on 205 Live... Buddy Murphy and Mustafa Ali's third encounter was ruined by Hideo Itami, who continues to demand respect despite floundering everywhere under the WWE umbrella since being signed almost four years ago... TJP showboated his way through a squash match and continues to demand competition or a move to another brand... Drew Gulak's alliance with Kendrick and Gallagher over the Lucha House Party wasn't enough to stop Lince Dorado from picking up a big victory over Brian Kendrick... Lio Rush is coming to 205 Live.
- Presented LIVE on the WWE Network from Memphis, TN. Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson are calling the action, unless otherwise noted. Drake Maverick runs down last week's ending, calling Itami's actions reprehensible, and he will not be permitted to compete or appear on tonight's show. Mustafa Ali will take on Murphy's training partner, Tony Nese, and to kick off the show, it's the Lucha House Party taking on Gulak, Gallagher, and THE Brian Kendrick in a Trios Match.
- Dasha Fuentes catches up with Team Kendrick before their match. Kendrick implies that to achieve their goals, they must beat the LHS, considered the top team on 205 Live. Um... THERE'S NO TAG TITLES. THERE'S NOTHING TO ACHIEVE AS A TAG TEAM. Sorry, all caps me needs to take his medication. Gulak calls the LHS "Hoochadores" (don't ask about the spelling, it isn't a real word to begin with).
Back inside, Dorado covers Gulak for a near-fall. Gulak forces Kalisto into the corner, exposing the midsection for Gallagher to land a headbutt. Kalisto fights back, escaping his grip with a jaw breaker. He doesn't see the blind tag, allowing Gallagher to sweep the leg from under him in the corner. Kendrick with mounted clubbing forearms across the face and some mockery of the Lucha chant. Snap suplex into a cover for two. Gulak with a power slam for two and hooks a straight-jacket chin-lock. Kalisto escapes with another jaw breaker and fighters out of the corner, only to be caught by the ankle. Kalisto tags Dorado, but the referee misses it. Gallagher drags Kalisto around the ring, ramming him into the apron before depositing him into the ring for a big stomp from Gulak. Gallagher with a modified abdominal stretch. A very gentlemanly one, as he doesn't cheat. Kendrick with a running boot for two. Gulak with a torture rack transitioned into a hammer-lock/single-leg crab hybrid. Kalisto tries to rally but Kendrick traps him in the corner with shoulders to the midsection. They fight it out on the top turnbuckle until Kalisto hits a tornado DDT. Metalik gets the hot tag (after doing very little all match) and springs in with a body press on Gallagher. Whip to the corner and he nails Gallagher with a Super-Kick. Metalik with a bulldog and missile dropkick for two. Whip and Dorado with an assisted springboard dropkick into a roll-up for two. Dorado knees the head of Gulak to counter a suplex and cradles him for a pair of near falls. Gulak avoids a head-scissors and drills Dorado with a lariat for two. Dorado fights out of a submission attempt. Gulak with a roll-up and handful of tights, but the referee sees the blatant cheating. Dorado with a leg-trap heel kick for two. Kendrick with the Captain's Hook, but Kalisto saves as we get the big "everyone hits a big move" sequence. Dorado fights off a 2-on-1 and hits a double Springboard Stunner. Kalisto and Metalik with dropkicks and synchronized tope con hilos on Gallagher and Gulak. Dorado wants to join the fun, but Kendrick catches him in the Captain's Hook a second time. Dorado rolls through to escape and hooks the tights for the three-count at 15:15. Absolutely no heat for the first 10 minutes, but well worked for what it was. ***1/2
- Hideo Itami cut a promo on Twitter, mostly in Japanese. He said Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy didn't deserve to be in the Main Event last week, and don't deserve to be the Champion. He will be the next Cruiserweight Champion and they will learn to respect him.
- Drake Maverick is backstage with Buddy Murphy. Murphy doesn't let him speak before saying he isn't wrestling until he gets a match with Itami. Funny, Ali said he wanted the same thing, but he's going to have to wrestle regardless of his opinion. Maverick says if you want to get something you want, come to him politely with a request.
- Mustafa Ali cuts a selfie-promo about Hideo Itami ruining his chances of putting Buddy Murphy away last week. When you're down, you get back up, and tonight, he's taking the next step towards the Cruiserweight Title when he defeats Tony Nese.
- Lio Rush is coming to 205 Live. "How can you have two Cruiserweight Tournaments without having the greatest Cruiserweight?" Soon the world is going to find out why he's the right man, in the right place, at the right time.
- Tony Nese interrupts his backstage work-out to cut a promo on Mustafa Ali. He's not the only one out to make a point, because he's making a statement at Ali's expense.
- TJP cuts a selfie-promo about not being in a meaningful match on 205 Live. He's going to remind Drake Maverick he carried 205 Live on his back and soon he'll be the one that got away.
Ali wiggles out of a pump-handle slam and springs off the ropes for a Tornado DDT. Nese throws him off and unloads with strikes. Crisscross and a double clothesline has both men down in the center of the ring. Ali dropkicks Nese on the top turnbuckle. Nese throws him off trying to go for a hurricanrana and lays Ali out with a lariat (with Ali taking a hard bump on his neck). Nese with a pump-handle into a Michinoku Driver for a near-fall. Ali interrupts the running knee with a Super-Kick. Nese rolls to the floor to avoid the 054 (or as the replay shows, Murphy pulled him to safety), so Ali follows with a tope con hilo. Murphy decides to attack Alexander. Alexander fighters him off with a rolling elbow and follows him out of the ring with a tope suicida. Back to the legal participants, Nese rolls Ali up for two, then lifts him with one arm to slam him into the bottom turnbuckle for another two-count. Nese with a running knee strike. He sets up for the corner knee, but it meets the turnbuckle. Ali connects with the springboard Tornado DDT and finishes with the 054 Splash at 10:09. Perfectly acceptable but seemed a bit disjointed at times. ***
- Post-match, Mustafa Ali makes his own plea with Drake Maverick, wanting a match with both Buddy Murphy and Hideo Itami. Dasha Fuentes catches up with Maverick backstage and he gives in to demand, making a triple threat for next week between all three Superstars.
Final Thoughts: Better than usual episode this week, with two good matches (and a really fun Six-Man to open the show, honestly) and some character direction as they continue to tease the future of TJP and the debut of a new Superstar with Lio Rush. There's only so much you can do with 45-minutes (on average), and they managed to squeeze a lot in to try and build momentum for the coming weeks.