'205 LIVE' ON THE WWE Network
Aired live from The Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York
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Noam Dar makes his way to the ring without Alicia Fox. Dar says that Alicia is at home nursing a neck injury from Extreme Rules. Noam takes the mic and addresses Cedric Alexander's comments about Alicia last week. How he called her a black widow and made fun of Dar and Fox's relationship. Dar gives a revised history of Cedric and Alicia's relationship. Noam then says that everyone is jealous of him and his relationship. Dar has a message from Alicia for Alexander and it's that he should just move on....... Cedric Alexander's music hits and he makes his way to the ring for the show's opening match.
Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar
The pace picks up quickly here. Cedric takes to the air and knocks Dar down with a dropkick. Both men end up battling to the outside and Alexander hits a pretty looking springboard moonsault. When the action gets back in the ring. Noam Dar assumes control when he counters Cedric, and Alexander ends up landing face first on the mat. Noam starts hitting Cedric with some stiff strikes and then proceeds to go work on his left arm.
Cedric starts fighting back and lands some hard strikes of his own. He lands a stiff elbow and then grounds Dar. Alexander then takes to the sky with a flying clothesline. Dar fights back with some soccer style kicks. After both men attempt a variation of pinfall attempts, Cedric gets caught with a big kick by Dar. Noam then tries to set up Cedric for the finish but gets rolled up in an inside cradle for a near fall. Moments later, Dar connects with a big kick on Cedric and just when it appears that Noam is on the verge of victory. Alexander recovers and hits his Lumbar check on Dar and secures the victory.
Cedric Alexander defeats Noam Dar by pinfall
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Cedric Alexander confronts a fallen Noam Dar after the match. He tells him that he's moving on and that if Noam's smart, he will too.
An in-depth video airs following this match of TJP's history in the cruiserweight division. How he won The CWC, became champion and then his transition to his transformation.
TJP is interviewed backstage by Dasha. He says that tonight is only about one thing and that's him. TJP says that this entire division and show was put together to showcase his talent. TJP warns Neville about having a problem with him.
Mustafa Ali vs. Louie Valle
The pace of the match starts off slow with Valle working over Ali with a wristlock. Ali recovers quickly and shows off his great athleticism. Valle looks like a cross between Johnny Rodz and Taz when he was the Tazmanian devil. He actually gets in some more offense here and knocks Ali down with some stiff shots. Mustafa starts to return some strikes of his own. He builds up momentum and heads to the top rope to hit his finisher. Just when Ali gets to the top rope, Drew Gulak's bullhorn plays over the sound system. Gulak makes his way out with his "No Fly Zone" and megaphone. He demands that Ali get off the top rope. Valle tries to roll up Ali for a victory but Ali counters with a roll up of his own and pins Valle.
Mustafa Ali defeats Louie Valle by pinfall
Drew Gulak congratulates Mustafa Ali for winning the match on the ground rather than through the air. He pledges to Ali to change his style and asks Mustafa to join him in his campaign. When Gulak gets to ringside, Ali leaps onto him while he is in mid-sentence. Ali then grabs Gulak's sign and destroys it.
A nice video package on Rich Swann airs. The kind of video that aired during the CWC tournament. In it, Swann goes over background growing up and his relationship with his mother. The video also shows Swann's highlights in the division thus far. Like winning The Cruiserweight title.
Swann is now shown backstage talking to Akira Tozawa. When who should show up but Titus O'Neill. Titus asks if he can speak to "Towaza" for a minute. As Swann leaves, Titus tells him to go put a dress shirt on. O'Neill then makes his pitch to Akira and why he should join The Titus Brand. Titus claims that Apollo Crews wants Akira to join the brand. Titus then compliments Akira on his charisma and does Tozawa's chant. He says that ah ah ah could translate to cha cha cha ching. Titus sells Akira of adding some extra yen in his pocket. Titus tells Tozawa to call Apollo and get his advice.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville is interviewed backstage before the main event. He admits that he used TJP and calls him a tool. Now that TJP is no longer useful, He is going to dispose of him now. He calls TJP a pretender just like everyone else on 205 Live.
205 LIVE MAIN EVENT
WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Neville (c) vs. TJP
Tom Phillips notes on commentary that Neville has not been pinned or submitted in a match since October of last year..... Both commentators do a good job of selling both men and their journeys before the match starts. Neville controls the action early on. He over powers TJP and toys with him. TJP does a great job transitioning out from a front face lock by Neville. His offense doesn't last long however as Neville takes him down to the mat again. TJP battles back and takes Neville down to the mat. Both men go through several reversals and standing switches from a wrist lock position.
Neville continues to out muscle TJP but Perkins uses his speed to take down Neville and put him in a half crab. Neville gets to the ropes, regroups and grounds TJP yet again. The pace of the match picks up and Neville drops Perkins with a hurricanrana and then taunts the crowd. He yells at them that this is his ring.
Moments later, TJP catches Neville near the ropes and puts him in a tarantula submission. When Neville breaks free, the action heads to the outside. Neville over powers Perkins and sends him crashing into the barricade. Neville then ends up slamming TJP face first onto the broadcast table. TJP struggles but gets back into the ring before the count of 10. Back in the ring, everytime TJP tries to rally, Neville continues to shut him down.
Neville slams TJP hard down to the mat. He then heads to the top rope and sizes up Perkins. He leaps off and connects with a missile dropkick. Neville calls for the finish and heads to the top again. When TJP gets up, he gets hit with a sharp elbow. TJP continues coming at Neville and sends him to the outside. He then leaps onto Neville with a twisting plancha.
When Neville gets back inside, TJP connects with a wrecking ball dropkick and a gut buster for a near fall. Perkins goes for the detonation kick on Neville but the champ uses the ropes to break away. Neville then drives TJP face first into the mat. After a few stiff kicks by Neville lead to a near fall. The champion roughs up TJP and starts taunting him. TJP rallies and targets Neville's knee. He recovers and lays out TJP. Neville then heads to the top to hit the red arrow but misses.
TJP gets his knee bar submission on Neville. When Neville tries to reach for the ropes, TJP goes to drag him back into the ring and re-apply the hold. Neville transitions and puts Perkins in the Rings of Saturn. TJP counters it into a roll up pin attempt. Neville rolls through it and clamps on The Rings of Saturn. Moments later, TJP submits and the ref calls for the bell.
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Neville defeats TJP by submission to retain The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
The show ends with Neville celebrating his victory with title in hand.
PRETENDER!#205live— KING (@WWENeville) June 7, 2017
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