Welcome to Wrestling Inc’s live coverage of WWE 205 Live! Tonight’s action-packed show will take place right after Friday Night SmackDown at 10 PM EST on Peacock (in the United States) and WWE Network (everywhere else). Be sure to chime in on your thoughts about tonight’s show in the comments section below. Additionally, share our live coverage through social media. Make sure to click the REFRESH button to continue to get the most current up-to-date coverage. Below is what’s on tonight’s agenda:
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Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to another edition of 205 Live. We kick things off with the first singles match scheduled for tonight’s show!
Asher Hale vs. Grayson Waller
Both test the waters with some low kicks. Grayson Waller applies a takedown on Asher Hale. Hale pops up and pushes Waller underneath the ropes. Hale tries to look for an armbar, but Waller backs up against the ropes again. Waller catches Hale’s leg. Hale lands a slap before kneeing Waller in the ribs.
Their fight briefly spills to the outside. Hale comes soaring off the apron with a high knee. Back in the ring, Waller knocks Hale from off the top rope. Waller climbs on top of Hale and rains down a flurry of shots. Waller flies from off the top rope with an elbow drop. Cover. Hale kicks out at two. Waller hits a big kick for another near-fall count.
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Hale fights free from Waller’s control and pushes Waller up into the corner with a series of knee strikes. Hale plants another high kick. Cover. Waller kicks out at two. Waller uses the ropes to his advantage while locking in a triangle lock. Waller slides back into the ring and hits a stunner followed by a flying knee for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Grayson Waller
Backstage: Although August Grey wants his rivalry with Ariya Daivari to be over with, Daivari says he’ll be the one to make that call.
– We look back at Kushida’s successful title defense against Trey Baxter from this past Tuesday on NXT.
And now, the main event!
Ikemen Jiro vs. Tony Nese
Both men go straight into a collar and elbow tie-up. Tony Nese shoves Ikemen Jiro into the corner. They reset. Both men exchange waistlock counters. Nese drops Jiro down with a counter, followed by a pin. Jiro kicks out. Nese rolls Jiro up again. Jiro pops out. Nese takes Jiro by his hair and drops him down on the mat. The fans all chant in unison towards Nese, ‘You suck.’
Jiro leapfrogs Nese’s counter from off the ropes. Jiro throws Nese down on the ground with a deep arm drag. Jiro rolls Nese up with a crucifix pin. Nese kicks out. Jiro lands a palm strike and looks for another cover. Nese climbs out of it. Their match spills to the outside. Nese rains down a flurry of shots onto Jiro, who is sitting near the announce table. Back in the ring, Nese mocks Jiro by putting on his jacket and dancing around. Jiro tries to get up and eats a heavy palm strike.
Nese keeps Jiro restricted with a body scissors. Jiro gains momentum with a well-executed spinning heel kick. Nese falls right into an atomic drop. Nese breaks out of three pinfall attempts. Jiro plants his boot into Nese’s jaw. Next, he comes crashing down on the mat with a perfect senton! Jiro with a cover. Nese keeps himself alive at two. Nese lands an enziguri. Jiro knocks Nese off the top rope. Nese catches Jiro with a spinning heel kick! Cover. Jiro kicks out.
Back on the outside, Jiro sends Nese face-first towards the apron with a rana. Nese charges back into the ring and hits a frankensteiner. Jiro comes crashing down. Nese goes straight for a cover. Jiro kicks out. Jiro gets the final say in this match with a jumping kick. Cover. 1-2-3. Jiro prevails against the former Cruiserweight Champion!
Winner: Ikemen Jiro
That concludes this week’s episode. Thanks for watching!