WWE 205 LIVE REPORT: ANOTHER DEBUT FROM NXT, NUMBER ONE CONTENDER MATCH, NEVILLE ADDRESSES HIS SUBJECTS, AND MORE
We start off with a look at the match between Neville and Austin Aries from Wrestlemania.
We are in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Tom Phillips and Corey Graves.
Brian Kendrick comes out and he says that he cannot believe that Tozawa asked for this rematch. Kendrick says Lesson Number Ten. Kendrick says he appreciates their enthusiasm when the crowd chants ten. It is not about athleticism, it is about psychological supremacy.
Match Number One: Akira Tozawa versus Brian Kendrick
Kendrick goes to the floor when the bell rings. Kendrick stays on the floor and Tozawa follows. Tozawa with forearms and kicks. Tozawa with a back senton for a near fall. Tozawa and Kendrick exchange chops. Tozawa gets Kendrick to flinch and Kendrick avoids the jab and gets a near fall. Tozawa connects with the jab. Tozawa with forearms but Kendrick with a thumb to the eye followed by a leg lariat for a near fall. Kendrick with cross faces. Kendrick with a camel clutch and he rakes the face and connects with a cross face.
Tozawa with elbows but Kendrick with a forearm. Tozawa with a drop kick. Kendrick with a boot and Tozawa lands on his feet on a belly-to-back attempt and Tozawa with a forearm. Tozawa with Irish whips and a Yakuza Kick. Tozawa with a rana that sends Kendrick to the floor. Tozawa with a suicide dive and he sends Kendrick back into the ring. Kendrick crotches Tozawa and sets for a superplex. Tozawa knocks Kendrick off the turnbuckles and Kendrick says Tozawa poked him in the eye. Tozawa comes off the turnbuckles and he appears to have hurt his knee.
Tozawa wtih an O'Connor Roll for the three count.
Winner: Akira Tozawa
After the match, Tozawa says he has taught Kendrick Lesson Number One.
Match Number Two: Rich Swann versus Oney Lorcan
Lorcan with running European uppercuts as the bell rings. Lorcan misses a fourth attempt but Swann runs into an elbow. Swann flips over Lorcan and Swann with a drop kick. Lorcan with a clothesline for a near fall. Lorcan with punches. Lorcan chops Swann. Lorcan with an abdominal stretch on Swann. Swann escapes but Lorcan with a knee to the midsection. Lorcan drops Swann on the top rope and Swann bounces back to the mat and Lorcan gets a near fall.
Lorcan with a body scissors and Swann tries to escape. Lorcan works on the neck as he holds on to the body scissors. Swann is able to get out fo the hold and Lorcan runs into a round kick. Swann goes up top but Lorcan crotches Swann on the turnbuckle. Lorcan sets for a half nelson superplex but Swann with elbows. Lorcan with a forearm to the back. Lorcan goes for a half nelson superplex but Swann lands on his feet.
Swann with a back heel kick. Lorcan blocks a Tiger Driver and Lorcan runs Swann into the turnbuckles. Lorcan gets a near fall. Lorcan with European uppercuts but Swann with a back slide for a near fall. Swann with punches followed by clotheslines. Swann with a running mule kick as he runs over Lorcan's back. Swann with a chop and Lorcan with a kick.
Swann with a thrust kick and jumping rana. Swann goes up top for a Phoenix Splash and he gets the three count.
Winner: Rich Swann
After the match, Rich Swann gets on the mic and he says he has to get something off his chest. For weeks and weeks, there has been a pretty little lady named Alicia Fox who has been getting presents delivered to her. Swann says he wants to tell the truth. Noam Dar is taking credit for all of the gifts, but the fact of the matter is that Noam did not give Alicia the gifts, it was him.
Mustafa Ali walks in the back and Drew Gulak stops Ali and tells him about his match on Raw. He says the WWE Universe was impressed with the defeat, but what would have happened if he worked for conservatively.
Ali says he is not buying whatever Gulak is selling.
Drew says change is coming. The risky, reckless style you offer is not fit for 205 Live. Drew says he is letting Ali in on the right side of history.
We see Trent Seven, Mark Andrews, Wolfgang, and Pete Dunne on the stage.
WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate makes his way out onto the stage as well.
Tom mentions that they will be touring with NXT in Europe and there will be a UK show coming soon to the WWE Network.
Neville makes his way to the ring and he is here to address the crowd.
Neville says there is no one on the Neville Level. It feels good to be proven right, doesn't it? Neville says you wouldn't know because you backed Austin Aries and how did that turn out for you? Neville says this says it all as he holds the title belt. Neville says his monumental victory at Wrestlemania was a crowning moment in his career. Some of you want to belittle his legacy. Don't think he hasn't heard the rumors suggesting he gouged Austin Aries' orbital socket out of desperation. That is ridiculous because he did it because Aries deserved it.
This is a celebration. He asks for three cheers for your King.
A moment of celebration it is important to give thanks. Neville says he wants to thank everyone for never believing in him. You lit a fire in his belly and he became royalty. Neville thanks everyone from the bottom of his heart. Neville says he wants to thank Austin Aries. His sensational victory at Wrestlemania would not have been as satisfying without such a pathetic clown to obliterate.
He wants to thank the entire 205 Live roster. Your persistent futile attempts to take his crown have only bolstered his reputation.
Neville says tonight the circus continues and he is going to take a ringside seat to watch this Number One Contender match, or as he would like to call it, Four More Lambs to the Slaughter.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Jack Gallagher versus TJ Perkins versus Mustafa Ali versus Austin Aries in a Number One Contender Match
Perkins goes after Gallagher while Aries and Ali square off. Perkins with a drop kick to Ali but Aries with an arm drag to Perkins. Perkins with a kick and he goes to the ropes and hits a head scissors on Gallagher while hitting an arm drag on Aries. Perkins goes into the ropes and Ali misses a charge and goes to the floor. Perkins with a pescado. Gallagher kicks Perkins off the apron and then Jack goes for the umbrella. Aries brings Gallagher back into the ring and Aries with an arm drag and drop kick.
Aries relaxes in the corner. Aries wtih an elbow but Perkins with an elbow of his own. Perkins wtih a clothesline to Gallagher while hitting a bulldog on Aries at the same time. Perkins wtih a drop toe hold to Aries that sends him into the ropes and Perkins with a slingshot drop kick. Ali with a rana to Perkins followed by a leaping spin kick for a near fall. Gallagher with a wrist lock and Gallagher with a headstand in the corner and he keeps Ali away. Aries pusehes Gallagher over and Gallagher with a forearm to Aries.
Perkins with a missile drop kick to Ali. Perkins goes for the knee bar on Gallagher. Aries with a Last Chancery on Perkins but Ali with a drop kick to Perkins and Aries. Aries holds his eye. Ali floats over Gallagher and Ali with a moonsault for a near fall. Ali is sent to the arpon. Gallagher blocks a Detonation Kick while Aries boxes the ears. Ali with a rolling neck breaker and everyone is down. Ali gets near falls on everyone.
Ali pulls Perkins into position and he goes up top. Aries stops Ali and he sets for a superplex. Perkins stops Aries and gets Aries on his shoulders. Aries sends Perkins into the turnbuckles. Gallagher and Aries get on Perkins' back and hit a double superplex off Perkins. Aries and Gallagher get near falls on Ali and Perkins respectively. Aries with a chpo and gutbuster followed by an STO and pendulum elbow. Aries wtih a wrist lock and a rollup for a near fall. Aries with a heat seeking missile on Ali and Perkins. Gallagher gets the umbrella again. Gallagher opens the umbrella and hits a Mary Poppins back senton off the turnbuckles and everyone is down.
Perkins is sent into the ring by Gallagher. Gallagher misses the running drop kick but he lands on his feet. Perkins with a drop kick. Ali with an elbow and a tornado DDT. Ali gets a near fall. Aries with an elbow to Ali's head. Aries with an Irish whip to Ali and Aries misses a running forearm. Aries with a forearm to Ali on the apron. Aries sets for a superplex but he sees Gallagher coming and Gallagher drop kicks Ali off the turnbuckles to the floor. Gallagher with a rollup for a near fall.
Gallagher with a head butt and he falls into a near fall. Perkins pulls Aries out of the ring. Gallager with a forearm to Perkins and Perkins fires back. They go back and forth with European uppercuts but Perkins with a series of strikes followed by a Detonation Kick. Gallagher with a head butt to Perkins and he falls out of the ring and Aries with a discus five arm for the three count.
Winner: Austin Aries
Aries and Neville stare each other down as we go to credits.