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- Quick promos from the Superstars in tonight's 5-Way Elimination Match to decide the number one contender for the Cruiserweight Championship.
- Vic Joseph and (for the first time) Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show as they look at tonight's main event elimination match.
TJ Perkins vs. Ariya Daivari
Before the match can get started out comes Rich Swann (with some popcorn) to hang out at commentary by literally sitting in a chair on the announcer table. Daivari getting the best of Perkins before Perkins dumps him to the outside, Daivari to the apron, gets dropkicked back to the floor. Action back into the ring, Daivari with a nice backbreaker, goes for the pin, two-count. TJP goes for a detonation kick, instead gets kicked himself, Daivari goes for yet another pin, only two. Daivari gives a look to Swann, waits too long though as he misses off the top rope. TJP lands the detonation kick, pin, 1-2-3.
Winner: TJ Perkins via Pinfall
- Post-match, Rich Swann asks TJP if he's ready and says they are wrestling next week.
- Recap of last week's No DQ match between The Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher.
- Backstage, Drew Gulak hands out some flyers as he heads to the ring.
- It's official, next week TJP will face Rich Swann in a rubber match to decide the winner of their friendly rivalry.
Drew Gulak vs. Akira Tozawa
Before the match gets started, Gulak on the mic, says he wants to be in the title picture and the reason he's not is because people fear what they don't understand. To help people understand, he's put together a "concise and entertaining power point presentation!" With 277 slides to show, the first is "No jumping off the top rope," the second is "No jumping off the middle rope." As he gets to the third slide, Tozawa heads out, Gulak isn't happy.
Gulak has trouble with Tozawa's speed in the early stages of the match and bails to the ropes to slow things down. He comes back in and instantly gets taken back down. Huge kick lands to Tozawa's chest as he again rolls to the outside to get away from Tozawa. Tozawa gets on the apron to bring him back in and Gulak launches his opponent all the way to the barricade! Gulak slows things down and keeps Tozawa grounded with stomps and submissions. Gulak works his way back into the match, hurricanrana, Gulak on the apron, big boot sends him to the floor. Tozawa with a nice suicide dive, tosses Gulak right back in, pin, two-count. Tozawa heads to the top rope, jumps, rolls through. He puts Gulak down, goes up again, huge senton splash, and that will do it.
Winner: Akira Tozawa via Pinfall
- Backstage, Dasha Fuentes talks with Enzo, who says he's 3-0 so far in Cruiserweight matches. Enzo says he's working smarter (not harder) and is putting 205 Live on the map. He's also not taking tonight's match lightly. Neville enters, calls Enzo ridiculous and says 205 Live is for real competitors, serious athletes. Neville says Enzo isn't serious and that he shouldn't even be considering coming for the title. Enzo disagrees, how ya doin'?
Enzo cuts a quick promo, looks ready to go as he gets in the ring. Suddenly, all eyes are on Enzo, who jumps to the outside. Teamwork by Cedric and Metalik, who slap hands, then go after each other with 3 of the participants on the outside. Metalik does some rope walking, nice dropkick. Nese yanks Metalik hard to the floor and he jumps in to face Alexander. Kendrick attempts to get in the ring and Enzo pulls him down. Nice sequences between Alexander and Nese as Neville looks out from the back. Nese tosses Cedric to the outside, stares him down, Enzo tries to roll Nese up, 2. Kendrick suplexes Enzo down to the floor, tosses him back in, Nese with the pin, 2. Enzo getting destroyed by Nese as he focuses on the back, another ping counter, 2. In comes Kendrick who hits another suplex, pin, 2 count.
Enzo is able to finally fight off Nese and Kendrick, punt to Nese's stomach. Enzo on the receiving end of a double superkick, rolls to the outside. Stereo springboards by Metalik and Cedric. Fantastic Spanish fly by Cedric! He can't get in the pin though. Cedric up to the top rope, Nese smacks him in the face, four wrestlers (not Enzo) up on the top rope, sunset powerbomb double superplex! That was nuts! Enzo goes for a suicide dive on the outside, gets caught by Kendrick and Nese who drop him on the announcer table and each get in a nasty kick to the head.
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Kendrick and Nese look to be working together, nope, Kendrick with an attack from behind. Gran Metalik with a huge dive over the top rope to the floor, clearing out Kendrick. Nese cracks Metalik with a big elbow, brings him back inside, Cedric sneaks in, lumbar check on Nese, pin, 1-2-3!
Tony Nese eliminated first
Cedric rolls Nese right out of the ring and goes for multiple pins on Metalik. Alexander on a tear, Metalik jumps in, but ends up getting a lumbar check and he's out of the match.
Gran Metalik eliminated second
Kendrick runs in and hits sliced bread on Alexander, pin, two, captain's hook is quickly applied. Alexander goes for lumbar check, counter, captain's hook again in the center of the ring. No rope break so Alexander dumps Kendrick to the floor. Charging Kendrick gets picked up and dropped on the apron, lumbar check in the ring, pin, 3-count.
The Brian Kendrick eliminated third
Enzo Amore jumps in, rolls Cedric up gets a handful of tights for the 1-2-3!
Cedric Alexander eliminated fourth
Winner: Enzo Amore via Pinfall to become the number one contender