- Last week on 205 Live, TJ Perkins defeated Rich Swann in a Non-Title Match to build momentum for a Triple Threat Match, also featuring THE Brian Kendrick, at WWE Roadblock… Jack Gallagher picked up another victory, this time over Drew Gulak, but he has unfinished business with the JTT205S (Jobber to the 205 Stars) Ariya Daivari… Mustafa Ali said he’ll change our minds for judging him because of his name, but sucker punches Lince Dorado after the match like a total heel… Noam Dar and Alicia Fox have no chemistry, but has that stopped WWE before?
- Highlights of Rich Swann vs. TJ Perkins vs. THE Brian Kendrick from Sunday’s Roadblock. It didn’t take long for Swann’s celebration to be interrupted by Neville, who turned heel by cleaning house of Swann and Perkins, after spending months as an afterthought wallowing in the purgatory that was Superstars tapings.
- Presented on the WWE Network from Detroit, MI. Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, and Austin Aries are calling the action, unless otherwise noted. Tonight’s advertised Main Event is Rich Swann and TJ Perkins taking on Neville (a.k.a. The King of the Cruiserweights) and THE Brian Kendrick.
- Post-match interview with Daivari. He shames people for turning a blind eye to Jack Gallagher because they find him entertaining. He’s not a gentleman, he’s a scoundrel. Not going to lie, a lot of these promos on 205 Live have been weak.
- Neville and THE Brian Kendrick are backstage. Kendrick tries sucking up to Neville, but Neville reminds him that tonight they may be partners, but they aren’t friends, because there’s only room for one King of the Cruiserweights.
- Tajiri is still coming to 205 Live. The question is when that will be happening.
- Dasha Fuentes stops Drew Gulak for some comments. He blames Alicia Fox for being at ringside. He says "this is a man’s world" and that women don’t belong on 205 Live.
- Hype video of "The Extraordinary Gentleman" Jack Gallagher. He has a unique look and wrestling style, I’ll give him that, but I don’t see it connecting too well with the general WWE audiences.
- The Cedric Alexander-Noam Dar-Alicia Fox love triangle backstage continues to make me wish cancer on myself for having to watch it. "Did you win your match?" The ankle injury must’ve been so severe that she couldn’t hear Alexander’s music play for his victory since she was still being carried up the ramp as it happened.
Swann tags himself in and gets stomped down immediately. Swann finally mounts a bit of offense, hitting Kendrick with clotheslines. He goes for a double stomp, but Kendrick counters with a flatliner. Neville tags in and hits a bridging German Suplex for two. Neville meets a boot in the corner and walks into a Super-Kick for a near-fall. Neville turns Swann inside-out with a short clothesline. Perkins and Kendrick each with the tag. Perkins with a double chicken-wing into a stomach buster for two. Perkins with the Detonation Kick into he Knee-Bar, but Neville saves with a basement dropkick. Swann in with a roundhouse kick to Neville. Double Super-Kick to Kendrick for two. Perkins knocks Neville to the floor but misses a slingshot dropkick. Kendrick hits Swann with Sliced Bread #2 and the Captain’s Hook’s, but Perkins saves. Neville deposits Perkins and goes back to picking the bones of Swann. Perkins tags back in and springboards into an enzuigiri from the King of the Cruiserweights. Kendrick takes out Swann with a tope suicida, and Neville finishes Perkins with the Red Arrow at 14:09. Strong performance to put Neville over as a serious contender, mostly dominating both opponents whenever he was in the ring. Another strong Main Event in a series of them. ***1/2
Final Thoughts: With Neville added to the mix, we’re at least establishing a new storyline to feature the Cruiserweight Championship. Considering the last feud was over Kendrick trying to sucker Perkins into throwing the match out of pity for him, anything is a step up in quality. I’m already dreading the romance storyline centered around Alicia Fox, knowing how long it will run and how bad it’s going to get.