WWE 205 Live Results (12/26): Can Enzo Handle Cedric?
Posted On July 27, 2020
The show opens up with a video package recapping Enzo Amore and the rest of the Zo Train beating up Tony Nese, followed up by a backstage promo between Cedric Alexander and Enzo. The video package also show us Cedric Alexander beating Drew Gulak in the main event and becoming the number one contender for the Cruiserweight Title. Enzo Amore and Cedric Alexander will meet next Monday for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
We head backstage in the locker room area where Drew Gulak is waiting for a phone call. Alexander approaches him and asks him if he is waiting for his boss to call. Drew wonders why Sasha Banks would call, and clarifies that he is waiting for his “best friend” Enzo to call. Cedric reminds Drew about all the times Amore puts down Gulak, and suggests that it would be a better 205 Live without The Certified G. He leaves Drew to think about that as Drew gets ready for a match with Ariya Daivari against Alexander and Mustafa Ali later on.
Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show. They preview Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa, along with Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari for later on tonight.
Before the opening match of the night, we get a video package recapping Hideo Itami’s match last night on Raw and the legitimate injuries sustained by The Brian Kendrick after the GTS. Gallagher tells Itami that he got to witness first hand Itami’s aggressiveness as he could hear Kendrick’s face break. Gallagher then tells Itami that he proved he doesn’t need a lesson in cruelty, but he’s looking forward to teaching Itami and the pillocks in Chicago a lesson anyway.
Hideo Itami vs. Jack Gallagher: Gallagher backs Itami into the rope to start off the match and slaps him. Itami slaps him right back and lands some major kicks. Itami kicks Gallagher twice to the back then yells “Respect me!”. Gallagher goes for a takedown, but gets a foot right to the face that sends him to the apron. Itami hits more boots, followed up by a leg drop across the back of Gallagher’s head.
Itami goes for another kick, but Gallagher rolls to the outside and pulls the apron up and yanks it from under Itami’s feet. Gallagher is able to grind away at his opponent and keep him grounded. The crowd is getting restless and starts a “This is awful” chant as Gallagher really looks to slow things down. Itami hits a dragon screw leg whip with a release fisherman suplex on Gallagher. Gallagher hits a back elbow on Itami, but he runs right into a kick. Itami heads up on the top rope and hits a flying clothesline and he goes for a pin, but only a two count. Gallagher is on the apron now as he drapes Itami’s neck over the top rope and goes right into a Captain’s Hook. Itami is able to claw his way to the bottom rope to break the hold. Gallagher gets dropped in the corner by Itami. Itami once again yells “Respect me!” and goes for the Rings of Saturn and Gallagher taps out in the middle of the ring. Winner via Submission: Hideo Itami
We get a video package recapping the events that took place two weeks ago when Enzo was super offended that the Zo Train tried to have a meeting without him. This eventually led to the group beating up Nese, but Gulak was doing it very reluctantly.
We head backstage where Dasha Fuentes catches up with Tony Nese. She asks him if he still considers himself a member of The Zo Train. He says that the next time he sees Amore, Daivari or Gulak, part of him wants to lay them out, but part of him understands that the champ is a Global Icon, and he knows his career has only gone up since aligning with The Real One. He still didn’t answered the question, but Tozawa approaches and asks him if he is on or off the train. Nese drops him with a left and walks off.
Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa: Tozawa hits a kick to start the match, but Nese recovers quickly with a clothesline. Back and forth chops by both competitors. Tozawa hits a big kick, then a running senton and sends Nese to the outside. Tozawa tries to go for a suicide dive and finds a boot to the face. Back in the ring, Nese hits some stomps and a leg drop and goes for a pin, but only a two count. Nese with a Big Irish whip into the corner and goes right into a body scissors submission. Nese seems to be in control at this point in the match and mocks the “Ah!” chant, but he ends up getting suplexed for messing around. Nese goes to the apron, but gets knocked off. Tozawa goes for another suicide dive, but he hits it this time. Tozawa instantly throws Nese back in and goes for a pin, but only a two count. Tozawa gets hits with a forearm to the face, but he returns fire with a kick. Nese tries to go for a sneaky pin and gets a two count. Tozawa hits a spinning heel kick and heads to the top rope, but he’s way too slow and he gets caught. Nese hits a big palm strike and puts Tozawa in the corner for the running nese and he gets the 1-2-3. Winner: Tony Nese
After the match, the announce team says that Nese is possibly impressing his old boss and trying to rejoin The Zo Train. Vic Joseph then says that Enzo is in Madison Square Garden tonight defending his title and he can’t confirm it, but it’s possible that Enzo also has a date tonight. We get a recap from last night’s Raw where we see Nia Jax and Enzo are standing under the mistletoe and as they go in for a kiss, Alexa breaks up their moment.
Before the main event of the night, Drew Gulak gets on a mic. He says that the end of the year is a good time to reflect on the good and the bad, and what better way to do that than with a list. He says that we are getting a list of Gulak’s best slides of 2017 in a Powerpoint Presentation. Before he could do that, Alexander and Mustafa comes out with mics of their own. Alexander reminds us that we are in Ali’s hometown, and that he has some points of his own. First, nobody believes that outside The Zo Train Ariya and Drew would ever be friends, cause Daivari would make fun of Gulak anywhere else, just like he sold Drew out to Zo last week. They also try to drive a wedge between their opponents by saying Gulak has out-shined Ariya with his Power-points, and took his spot as Amore’s right-hand man. They also wonder if the champ isn’t about to choose Nia Jax over his boys.
Ariya Daivari & Drew Gulak vs. Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali: Ali and Gulak get things going. Ali easily handles Gulak before bringing in Alexander. Alexander hits a double hip toss and goes for a pin, but only a one count. Alexander continues to go to work and tries to go for another quick pin, but just another one count. Ali is brought back in, but he gets distracted by Daivari and Gulak finally lands a big strike and tags in his partner. Ali is getting worked over by Daivari and the crowd starts an Ali chant. Daivari hits a spine-buster and goes for a pin, but only a two count. Alexander is brought in and he gets sent to the apron. Daivari hits Alexander’s face with his knee and topples him down to the floor. Daivari chases Alexander and slams his head on the announce table. Back in the ring, Gulak is tagged in and he hits a big stomp, he goes for a pin, but only a two count.
Alexander hits a nice springboard flatliner and he slowly crawls to his partner. Ali and Daivari are now both in the match. Ali hits multiple running chops and a pop-up dropkick. Ali takes it to the air with a corkscrew splash. Back in the ring, Ali hits a facebuster and goes for the pin, but Gulak runs over Ali and takes out Alexander. Daivari sits Ali up on the top rope and goes for a suplex, but Gulak tells him to get down and ends up getting a lumbar check by Alexander. Daivari gets dumped to the mat, but Ali hits the 054 for the victory. Winners: Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali
After the match, The Zo Train bickers while Alexander and Ali celebrates and Alexander says that he is going to be the next champion. Joseph and McGuinness remind us that next week on New Year’s Day we will have a title match between Amore and Alexander to end the show.