205 Live was filled with Halloween shenanigans as Drew Gulak gave us his plan for a better Halloween, Rich Swann in full clown mode took on The Brian Kendrick and Mustafa Ali, Gran Metalik, Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari battled in a Halloween themed Fatal Four Way.
Akira Tozawa defeated Drew Gulak. Grade: C- Drew Gulak gave the WWE Universe his plan for a better Halloween with the help of his PowerPoint Presentation. His ideas of No Candy & No Trick or Treating did not go down well with the crowd, and I feel that PowerPoint Presentation is nowhere near as over as it should be. Gulak tried hard here but it fell very flat. The match with Akira Tozawa fared little better drawing chants of “This is Boring” from the crowd. Tozawa got the clean win and it is unclear if or where this feud will continue.
Rich Swann defeated The Brian Kendrick. Grade: B- Backstage Kendrick & Jack Gallagher called both Swann & Cedric Alexander clowns, and so the babyfaces obliged by wearing clown outfits to the ring. This was a shame as Swann looked beyond ridiculous which took away from what was quite a good match. Swann got the win and this feud really needs something to kick it into another gear as its becoming flat fast. Quite a good match, just difficult to take it seriously.
Mustafa Ali defeated Ariya Daivari, Gran Metalik & Tony Nese in a Halloween Fatal Four Way Match. Grade: B- This was all sorts of ridiculous, but also a bit of fun that the kids would have loved. WWE just can’t seem to resist doing ridiculous things like this; no one comes out of this looking any better than they did going in. There were all sorts of Halloween themed shenanigans with Mustafa Ali handing out candy at the start of the match much to the disgust of Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari found and put on a Luchador mask which angered Gran Metalik which was a nice little mini-story and will hopefully build to something in the future. There were all sorts of spots with smashing pumpkins, skeletons, candy corn canes and candy corn tables. There was a very cool spot with Tony Nese doing sit-ups and throwing Pumpkins at Mustafa Ali.