Thursday, Week 2, September, 2014
WWE 205 Live (Live from the Maehara Stadium (HI), 1,319 in Attendance)
Pre-Show: Tajiri versus Tommaso Ciampa
In an awful match that was completely devoid of heat, Tommaso Ciampa defeated Tajiri in 18:27 by submission with a Project Ciampa II. Unfortunately this pre-show match was too long given who was involved with the WWE Universe in attendance not knowing too much about Tommaso Ciampa despite Ciampa having made his 205 Live debut a few weeks ago following a period competing inside the NXT Arena in front of the NXT Universe. Ciampa ultimately picks up the all-important victory over the former Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri here after forcing the “Japanese Buzzsaw” to submit.
Match Rating: E+
Pre-Show: Rich Swann versus Mark Haskins
In an awful match that was completely devoid of heat, Rich Swann defeated Mark Haskins in 18:16 by pinfall with a Chicken Fried Driver. The British star Mark Haskins seemed off his game tonight in this pre-show match against the Fan Favourite Rich Swann. The WWE Universe were fully behind Rich Swann for the majority of this match which ended with Rich Swann hitting Hasking with the Chicken Fried Driver. Rich Swann continues to build momentum on 205 Live heading into his match with Enzo Amore at the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View later this month.
Match Rating: F+
Tonight’s episode of 205 Live kicks off with the 205 Live commentary team of Scott Stanford, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman welcoming the television audience to the broadcast and announcing that in tonight’s main event the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Adrian Neville will take on Chris Jericho in a non-title match. Ricardo Rodriguez then makes his way to the ring to a chorus of boos and jeers from the WWE Universe in attendance and retrieves a microphone from the ringside area. Rodriguez then introduces his clients, the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Adrian Neville and the man chiseled from stone, Oliver Grey. The British Ambition pairing of Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey then make their way to the ring and Rodriguez hands the microphone to the Cocky Cruiserweight Champion Neville. Adrian Neville says that in just a few weeks at the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View he will defeat the masked coward known as Rey Mysterio once again to retain his WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Neville says that Rey Mysterio represents the past whereas Neville represents the present and the future as the King of the Cruiserweights. Neville says that speaking of the past, tonight the 205 Live General Manager Hornswoggle has put Neville in a non-title main event match against Chris Jericho. Neville says that Jericho may have been a former Cruiserweight Champion decades ago but that now he is a broken down old man and that Jericho’s victory over Neville in a non-title match last month was a fluke and that tonight Neville will restore order by beating Jericho and everyone will soon forget Jericho’s victory, the one blemish on Neville’s perfect winning streak since winning the Cruiserweight Championship. The trio of Neville, Oliver Grey and Ricardo Rodriguez then leave the ring and head to the back as 205 Live heads to its first commercial break of the evening.
TJ Perkins versus Epico
In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, TJ Perkins defeated Epico in 8:20 by pinfall with a Running Single Leg High Knee Strike. The masked midget in a bull costume known as El Torito accompanied the former WWE Tag Team Champion Epico to ringside for this match but it was TJ Perkins who picked up the win here.
Match Rating: D
Following his victory the Fan Favourite TJ Perkins celebrates in front of the WWE Universe before for the second week in a row the masked Kalisto makes his way to the ring and attacks TJ Perkins from behind. Kalisto is wearing a hooded white mask in the style of a KKK member as he kicks TJ Perkins in the leg from behind. Kalisto continues to kick the fallen TJ Perkins before retrieving a microphone from the ringside area. Kalisto says that people like TJ Perkins shouldn’t be in this country and announces that he has confirmed with the 205 Live General Manager Hornswoggle that Kalisto will face TJ Perkins at the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View later this month.
Following a commercial break we cut backstage to find Enzo Amore in the office of the 205 Live General Manager Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle tells Enzo Amore that he has a chance to impress in his in-ring 205 Live debut tonight before he faces Rich Swann at the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View. Enzo Amore tells Hornswoggle that he will take his opponent to school tonight and beat the “nobody” Rich Swann at Night of Champions and will be the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion by the end of the year. Hornswoggle tells Enzo Amore he should go to the ring because his match with Chad Gable is coming up next.
Chad Gable versus Enzo Amore
In an awful match that was completely devoid of heat, Enzo Amore defeated Chad Gable in 6:47 by pinfall. The 205 Live commentary team of Scott Stanford, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Billy Kidman all agree that Enzo Amore looked impressive in his 205 Live in-ring debut and that he may well be able to defeat the Fan Favourite Rich Swann at the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View.
Match Rating: E+
Following his victory Enzo Amore celebrates in front of the WWE Universe who give him a mixed reaction at best before the Fan Favourite Rich Swann makes his way to the ring to a much better reaction. Rich Swann and Enzo Amore stare each other down in the ring before Enzo backs down and heads to the back.
Non-Title: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Adrian Neville versus Chris Jericho
In a match that had some good action and average heat, Chris Jericho defeated Adrian Neville in 14:15 by submission with a Walls of Jericho. Ricardo Rodriguez accompanied Adrian Neville to the ring but it was Jericho who again got the victory over the Cruiserweight Champion tonight after forcing Neville to tap out to the Walls of Jericho.
Match Rating: C-
Final Show Rating: D
Prediction League Table:
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