Welcome to the fastest hour on television, 205 Live!
Tonight’s 205 Live is set to feature a birthday celebration for the former Cruiserweight Champion, Kalisto! It seems unlikely the celebration will go undisturbed by the current Champion, Enzo Amore. The two will go head-to-head on Sunday night for the gold at Survivor Series, so both men will look to leave tonight with momentum.
Beyond that, Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann will reportedly respond to Jack Gallagher and Brian Kendrick as this rivalry continues on. Will they look for a peace treaty of sorts, or will they take the fight to the heels? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on the Ringside Talk app. Enjoy the show!
We see the 205 Live opening video and then right into a vignette with Kalisto. Kalisto says today is his birthday and he is going to celebrate by beating Drew Gulak tonight and the celebration will continue all the way to Sunday when he defeats Enzo Amore to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
We see Gulak and Amore backstage. They have a birthday cake for Kalisto and Amore says the Zo Show will come to an end on Sunday if he loses the title. Amore says he needs the Gulak who is ready to do whatever it takes to take Kalisto out tonight and they need to make this a birthday that Kalisto will never forget.
We go live to the arena where Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show. Out comes Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher, as we see them cut a promo during a split-screen entrance; Kendrick says that Swann and Alexander are going to find out bad choices will lead to cruel consequences. Hometown boy Cedric Alexander is out next!
The match gets underway with everyone going after each other. All four men leave the ring and are fighting at ringside, Alexander gets dropkicked onto the announcer table by Gallagher. Finally, things settle in the ring with Swanna taking on both Gallagher and Kendrick as Alexander is trying to recover on the floor.
Gallagher goes for two pins, both only at two. Alexander gets back in the ring and hits his usual signature moves to nearly put away Gallagher, spanish fly, pin, broken up by Kendrick. Gallagher pushes Kendrick out of the way as Alexander flies off the top rope and crashes into Gallagher. Kendrick locks in the captain’s hook in the middle of the ring. Gallagher grabs Swann and locks in a submission of his own. The ref raises Alexander’s arm but Swann grabs it to hold it up. Kendrick switches over and now both guys are trying to submit Swann. Gallagher and Kendrick are on a roll now, Swann looking to get back into it, with a double leg drop on both of his opponents but only scores a 1-count.
Swann heads up top, Kendrick halts that, looks to hit a big move, Alexander momentarily stops him, but gets tossed out. Both Gallagher and Kendrick up with Swann now and just throw him off the top, landing face-first. Alexander grabs Gallagher and throws him into the barricade on the outside. Kendrick charges in, kick and springboard clothesline by Alexander. Lumbar check countered, captain’s hook counter, Gallagher runs in and hits a dropkick to the thigh. Alexander finally hits the lumbar check on Kendrick and picks up the win.
After a quick break we return to see Ariya Daivari. Daivari on the mic and says tonight might be the very last night of the “Zo Show,” if Kalisto ends up winning at Survivor Series. Since Enzo has won the title all of the other cruiserweights have become more well known and richer, that’s not going to happen with Kalisto as champion. Daivari then rips on the crowd. His opponent, Mustafa Ali comes out and says he’ll translate what Daivari was saying, basically calling him a suck up to Enzo. Ali then says Daivari looks stupid.
Ali takes control immediately with a kick that sends Daivari to the outside. Daivari comes back in, but Ali keeps the advantage. Ali takes Daivari down with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Daivari kicks out at two. Daivari comes back with a back elbow and then shoves Ali down to the floor.
Daivari brings Ali back into the ring and stomps away on him. Ali fights back, but Daivari takes him down with a bulldog. Daivari goes for the cover, but Ali kicks out at two. Daivari applies a straitjacket submission down on the mat, but Ali fights to his feet. Ali rolls Daivari up, but Daivari kicks out at two. Ali comes off the ropes, but Daivari takes him down with a spinebuster. Daivari goes for the cover, but Ali kicks out at two. Daivari goes up top and goes for a springboard elbow, but Ali rolls out of the way.
Ali gets back to his feet and drops Daivari with a dropkick and then nips up. Ali kicks Daivari in the face and drops him with a tornado DDT. Ali goes for the cover, but Daivari kicks out at two. Ali goes for a suplex, but Daivari counters and drops Ali with a modified neck-breaker. Daivari delivers the Persian Lion Splash and goes for the cover, but Ali kicks out at two. Daivari picks up Ali, but Ali counters and takes Daivari down. Ali connects with the inverted 450 splash and gets the pin fall.
Backstage, Kalisto is getting ready for his match. Tozawa comes in and wishes Kalisto “Happy Birthday” and hypes him up for his match against Gulak. They chant together.
Enzo Amore and Drew Gulak come to the ring. Amore says it’s a special day because it’s Kalisto’s birthday. Amore says he went out of his way to make Kalisto feel special. Amore says they got Kalisto everything except presents. Amore says the best gift they could ever give Kalisto is a beat down at the hands of Gulak.
Gulak takes Kalisto down and slaps him in the back of the head a few times, mocking him as he does so. Kalisto floats over and applies a front face-lock. Gulak comes back and slams Kalisto down to the mat. Gulak chops Kalisto, but Kalisto comes back with a head scissors take down. Kalisto delivers a ‘Listo Kick that sends Gulak to the floor. Amore taunts Gulak on the floor and Gulak takes advantage again. Gulak goes to slam Kalisto into the birthday cake at ringside, but Kalisto escapes. Gulak keeps the advantage and tosses Kalisto back into the ring. Gulak stomps down onto Kalisto and then applies a rear chin-lock. Gulak delivers a head-butt and goes for the cover, but Kalisto quickly kicks out.
Gulak slams Kalisto down to the mat again and goes for the cover, but Kalisto kicks out at two. Kalisto comes back with a few kicks to Gulak’s head, but Gulak counters and takes Kalisto down again. Gulak stomps away on Kalisto and then slams him into the turnbuckles. Gulak goes for the cover, but Kalisto kicks out again. Gulak takes Kalisto to the floor and tries to slam him into the cake again, but Kalisto holds onto the ring post. Gulak slams Kalisto into the ring apron and then tosses him back into the ring.
Gulak applies a surfboard submission in the ring, but Kalisto gets free. Kalisto kicks Gulak in the face and then drops him with a corkscrew plancha. Gulak comes right back with a hard clothesline and then goes to the bottom rope. Kalisto cuts him off and takes him down with a basement hurricanrana. Kalisto goes for the cover, but Gulak kicks out. Gulak rolls to the floor, but Kalisto delivers a suicide dive. Amore gets invovled and slams Kalisto into the ring apron as the referee was checking on Gulak back in the ring. Gulak begins singing “Happy Birthday” to Kalisto in the ring, but Kalisto counters him and delivers the Solida Del Sol and gets the pin fall.
After the match, Amore gets into the ring and beats down Kalisto. Amore tosses Kalisto to the floor and he and Gulak go to the outside as well. Gulak grabs Kalisto, but Kalisto shoves Gulak into the barricade and takes Amore down with an enzuiguri. Kalisto grabs Amore and goes to slam him into the cake table, but Gulak takes Kalisto down from behind. Gulak grabs Kalisto and goes for a power bomb through the table, but Kalisto gets free and takes him down with a kick to the face. Amore escapes up the ramp and Kalisto chases after him.
We go backstage and Dasha Fuentes is with Enzo. Amore says Kalisto just had the luckiest birthday ever and Amore is with the birthday cake. Kalisto attacks him from behind and shoves him into the cake. Kalisto throws the cake down onto Amore and kicks him in the face. Kalisto walks away and leaves Amore lying as 205 Live comes to a close.
Thanks for joining us tonight and remember to come back on Saturday night for NXT War Games and Sunday for Survivor Series. Until then, safe travels.