- Last week on 205 Live, Neville made his in-ring debut for the show, teaming with THE Brian Kendrick to defeat TJ Perkins and Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann to further prove he's the King of the Cruiserweights™... Noam Dar continues to be smitten with Alicia Fox, cheesing off Cedric Alexander (shoot me)... Ariya Daivari scored his second victory on 205 Live and continues to have issues with Jack Gallagher... Drew Gulak is a crybaby as he loses yet another match.
- Presented on the WWE Network from Chicago, IL. Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, and The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Austin Aries) are calling the action, unless otherwise noted. Tonight's Main Event is a Non-Title Match between the Cruiserweight Champion, Rich Swann, and the King of the Cruiserweights™, Neville.
- Backstage, Noam Dar presents Alicia Fox with some mistletoe and gets slapped for it. He seems to enjoy it, though, and tries again, with the same results. I never understood allowing palm strikes with the intent of hitting someone as hard as possible, regardless of gender. Seems like it could cause some head trauma just as easily as a slipped worked punch, but what do I know, I'm just a wrestling fan.
- Rene Young sits down for an interview with Neville. She asks him about joining the 205 Live roster, but he immediately turns it into your typical promo about how Americans are xenophobic and afraid of people different from them. Just because he talks a little different, he's looked at like a weirdo, and when he outlifts people twice his size at the gym, he's gawked at like a freak. He was left out of the Cruiserweight Classic because it wouldn't have been a competition with him involved, and promises to take his frustrations out on Swann, who he said was once his Young Boy in Japan and isn't at his level. Would that be the Neville Level™?
- Post-match, Mustafa Ali talks about his character's motivation once again about being judged by his name, but moving forward, he's going to let people judge him based on every win he picks up on 205 Live. Hopefully, next time we see Ali, they move forward with consistency instead of another instance of peddling backwards and having him heel it up again.
- Hype video for Ariya Daivari, who says he's already surpassed his brother's accomplishments in WWE (not hard to do) and we transition into a recap of his rivalry with Jack Gallagher, who this past Monday on Monday Night Raw, challenged him to a Gentleman's Duel, complete with a glove slap across the face.
- Tajiri is coming to 205 Live... NEXT WEEK.
Back inside, Neville charges into the corner with a forearm for two. Neville slows things down with a chin-lock. Swann fights free with strikes to the midsection but gets caught with a tilt-o-whirl back breaker. Neville with a standing Shooting Star Press for two. He comes off the top with a missile dropkick for another two-count. The crowd taunts Neville with a "U-S-A" chant, so he goes back to the chin-lock. Swann surprises Neville with a hurricanrana, sending him out of the ring. Swann with a kick to the face and modified Phoenix Splash to the floor. Back in, Swann with a spinning super-kick to the midsection, followed by a Tiger Bomb for two. Neville uses the tights to throw Swann out of the ring and connects with a step-up enzuigiri. Swann sneaks back in with a Super-Kick and hits the Fantastic Voyage (spinning Michinoku Driver) for a near fall. Neville catches Swann in the corner with a boot to the face but misses a twisting 450 splash. Swann with a Super-Kick for two. Swann makes a trip to the top rope, but Neville interrupts his progress. Swann ends up fighting Neville, but not for long, as Neville straddles him across the turnbuckle. Neville with another step-up enzuigiri, followed by a Super-Plex for three at 13:55. One sided-match for the first half, with Swann putting up a valiant fight before falling just short. Good enough to make you want to see an immediate rematch between the two. ***1/2
- Post-match, Neville continues to punish Swann with leg strikes and a dead-lift release German suplex. Neville hits a seated Swann with a pair of Super-Kicks before several more officials come to ringside and restore order.
Final Thoughts: Neville is unofficially crowned the new #1 Contender with his victory over Rich Swann. Between that and defeating TJ Perkins on Monday Night Raw the previous night, he's already gone over the two top babyfaces in the division. Elsewhere on 205 Live, Alicia Fox continues to get focused on the show centered around a division she doesn't belong to. At least Jack Gallagher's comedy was actually funny, which is against the usual mantra of WWE comedy ("funny" storylines that nobody but one person laughs at).