205 Live saw the newest member of the Cruiserweight Division Kalisto make his 205 Live debut with a promo and a match against Ariya Daivari. Mustafa Ali took on Drew Gulak and the Cedric Alexander and Jack Gallagher Brian Kendrick feud picked up significantly.
Kalisto & Enzo Amore Promo. Grade: C+ Kalisto gave a promo establishing himself in the Cruiserweight Division and making his intensions clear that he is coming for the Cruiserweight Championship. Enzo Amore answered running down Kalisto brilliantly on the microphone. While a good segment with both men saying the right things; this just seemed to drag on and went far too long.
Kalisto defeated Ariya Daivari. Grade: B- Ariya Daivari has gotten himself in favour with the cruiserweight Champion and may be his muscle moving forward, the man who can do most of the actual wrestling for him to hide his weakness; a good spot for Daivari. While Daivari certainly got his stuff in, this was an introduction to the offence of Kalisto who picked up a nice first victory on 205 Live.
Mustafa Ali defeated Drew Gulak. Grade: B. Drew Gulak tried to continue his PowerPoint Presentation, which didn’t seem nearly as over with the Denver crowd as it should because it’s absolutely fantastic, revealing his newest rule for a better 205 Live that is No Flipping! Mustafa Ali cut him off and the two put on a nice solid match. Mustafa Ali is that good that it seems any match he is involved in is meaningful, entertaining and a good wrestling match. Akira Tozawa was out on the ramp doing his chants much to the displeasure of Gulak throughout the match; his chants were enough to distract Gulak and allow Ali to get the win. An enjoyable way to continue the Gulak Tozawa feud and give Ali a good win and performance.
Jack Gallagher defeated Cedric Alexander by Disqualification. Grade: B- Gallagher dominated most of the match beating Cedric down with a slow methodical pace. Cedric fired back up and made his comeback before Gallagher introduced the Umbrella William The Third; Cedric countered though and used the weapon on Gallagher causing the DQ. After the match the two continued to brawl with Cedric getting the upper hand. Cedric Alexander attacked The Brian Kendrick backstage before the match and Kendrick sold an ankle or lower leg injury well. Kendrick limped out after the beatdown to check on his new friend Gallagher. A nice match and much needed more vicious side of Cedric Alexander.