Last week on 205 Live: The crowd was very quiet during the whole ass show. Lio Rush beat Lince Dorado in a match that I couldn’t decide was good or not. Buddy Murphy outsmarted the debuting Humberto Carrillo to win their match. The real story of the show was how little the Alabama crowd reacted.
Drake Maverick welcomes us to the show as he narrates the card. Humberto Carrillo vs. Gran Metalik in Carrillo’s “first match as a member of the 205 Live roster”. Akira Tozawa, Hideo Itami and Kalisto will wrestle tonight before the Fatal-4-Way championship match at Royal Rumble which includes champion Buddy Murphy.
Aiden English joins the commentary team, replacing Percy Watson. I thought Percy was doing a great job too.
Humberto Carrillo vs. Gran Metalik
- Carrillo might have the best music on 205 Live.. At least the best first ten seconds. It’s just some hollering over a piano, fun stuff.
- Humberto has the MOST boyish dimples I’ve ever seen on a grown man.
- As Metalik and Carrillo trade holds the commentary team talk about how the future of lucha is bright.
- Both men are able to hit counters and fun flippy stuff. They actually draw a response from the crowd, which on 205 Live is a rarity.
- Carrillo is not only extremely talented at wrestling, he also has an honest to god baby face. Like he just looks like the nicest dude ever, a happy-go-lucky young child.
- Aiden English tells us that all young wrestlers have more anxiety and nerves during matches. That leads to mistakes that can cost them a match. Nice little insight there.
- Commentary is really focusing on Carrillo. 205 is putting a lot of effort establishing Humberto. Hopefully it works and we get to see another star created.
- Then Metalik decided to go 100% balls to the wall. Leaping over the top rope to hit a hurricanrana on Humberto who was on the apron. They crashed hard on the floor and the crowd is getting invested.
- Metalik follows that move up by throwing Carrillo in the ring and hitting a spring board swanton for two.
- The crowd counted along with the pin, that shows they care about this match. Or, at least, are beginning to care about the match.
- It’s 205 Live, so of course the wrestlers will battle on the top rope in the corner. Humberto was able to win the exchange and hit a missle dropkick. Then hits a headstand on the top turnbuckle into a rebound moonsault for the win.
And I’m Like… Commentary really pushing that this is an upset. This match was really fun. That hurricanrana spot was absolutely ridiculous! It’s exciting to see the crowd reacting a bit more than usual. Humberto has that intangible quality to attain those reactions. Good stuff.
Gulak and Gallagher are upset at Drake Maverick for bringing Humberto into 205 Live.
Tony Nese shows up and demands a rematch with Noam Dar tonight. Drake said he would consider it.
Akira Tozawa said he didn’t travel across the world to become a joke. He will become the two time cruiserweight champion.
Lucha House Party cut a promo saying if one of them wins the cruiserweight championship, they all will share it.
Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami
- Daivari cuts a promo backstage for Hideo about how Itami is the hungriest and will be champion after Royal Rumble.
- Hideo is the only wrestler in the Fatal-4-Way that hasn’t been cruiserweight champion.
- Buddy Murphy walks out before the match begins. His entrance music combined with this color theme really makes him look like a star. Murphy carries himself like a champion and his whole aesthetic breeds greatness.
- Buddy Murphy is on commentary and all I can hear is Murray from Flight of the Conchords.
- This match is an all out brawl from the get go. It took very little time before they started battling out of the ring. Hideo is the one that is firmly in control.
- Chaos happened around the commentary table. Buddy decided it would be best for him to take the headset off and just sit near the commentary team and watch.
- It must be so hard for the 205 Live roster to follow the Andrade/Mysterio match. The Smackdown Live main event had a faster pace and more high flying moves than the whole ass hour of 205.
- Each competitor is getting a few moves to shine before being hit by someone else. Hideo even points at Buddy before hitting some moves to prepare Murphy for the championship match on Sunday.
- All three men were fighting on the top rope, like only a 205 Live match can. Buddy Murphy runs in and tower of dooms all three men. Since its triple threat, it is no disqualification and Buddy is able to exert his will.
- Kalisto and Tozawa team up to repeatedly kick Buddy in the face. Tozawa ends up hitting a super fast paced suicide dive. It almost worried me by how fast Akira was running.
- The camera zooms in on Kalisto’s body to show the bruises and welts that are beginning to form.
- Kalisto countered Itami, Tozawa countered Kalisto, Kalisto countered Tozawa. Hideo took out both men and pinned Tozawa. Einhorn is Finkle and Finkle is Einhorn.
And I’m Like… That match was everywhere. Buddy Murphy interfered a bit but was shown out. Every man had a chance to win and no one really had a clear advantage after the first part of the match. That was a high flying, high impact, story driven match that was really enjoyable. Too bad the championship match got moved to the pre-show.
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