Thursday, Week 2, July, 2014
WWE 205 Live (Live from Afook-Chinen Auditorium (HI), 1,000 in Attendance)
Pre-Show: Chad Gable versus Primo
In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Chad Gable defeated Primo in 18:23 by submission. Unfortunately Chad Gable and Primo don’t seem to click as opponents and it made for an awkward bout here. Nevertheless, Chad Gable was still able to pick up the all-important victory here after the former Olympian forced the former WWE Tag Team Champion Primo to tap out. The WWE Universe continue to be impressed by Chad Gable.
Match Rating: E+
Tonight’s edition of WWE 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 live television audience to this evening’s show and noting that tonight’s main event will see the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Adrian Neville in non-title action against Tajiri. Ricardo Rodriguez then makes his way to the ring to a chorus of boos from the WWE Universe in attendance. Rodriguez takes a microphone from the ringside area and says that he would like to introduce his clients, the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Adrian Neville and the man chiseled of pure stone, Oliver Grey, collectively known as British Ambition. The British Ambition pairing of Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey then come to the ring and Rodriguez hands his client Neville the microphone. Neville says that as the Cruiserweight Champion and King of the Cruiserweights he is pleased to welcome the peasants in attendance to his show, and reminds the WWE Universe in attendance that they paid their hard earned money to watch Neville. The Cruiserweight Champion continues by saying that in tonight’s non-title main event he will beat Tajiri, a former Cruiserweight Champion and proving that a new era of the Cruiserweights is here. Neville then notes how last week the 205 Live General Manager Hornswoggle announce that Neville will put his Cruiserweight Championship on the line against Rey Mysterio at the Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View later this month. Neville says that he doesn’t care how many titles Rey Mysterio has won in the past or how many years he has been competing on Monday Night RAW or Friday Night SmackDown. Neville says that this is a different era and just like Tajiri tonight, Rey Mysterio will learn to bow down to the King of the Cruiserweights and the star of the new era of Cruiserweights, Adrian Neville. The trio of Adrian Neville, Oliver Grey and Ricardo Rodriguez then head to the back as 205 Live cuts to its first commercial break of the evening.
TJ Perkins versus Noam Dar
In an awful match that was completely devoid of heat, TJ Perkins defeated Noam Dar in 9:33 by pinfall with a Jumping Neckbreaker. Following the commercial break the 205 Live commentary team of Scott Stanford, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Billy Kidman welcome us back and we are set for in-ring action. TJ Perkins then makes his way to the ring to a great reception from the WWE Universe in attendance, followed by the debuting Noam Dar who gets a largely negative reaction from those in attendance. Unfortunately this match was too long given who was involved with the WWE Universe knowing nothing about Noam Dar yet with this being his debut match. In a back and forth contest, TJ Perkins eventually gets the victory here after hitting an impressive looking Jumping Neckbreaker as the commentary team note that the 205 Live General Manager Hornswoggle must surely have been impressed with Perkins’ performance tonight.
Match Rating: E+
Following another commercial break we cut backstage to find Tajiri preparing for tonight’s 205 Live non-title main event against the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Adrian Neville when Chad Gable walks into the room. Chad Gable tells Tajiri that he as well as the rest of the WWE Universe saw TJ Perkins team with Tajiri last week and now TJ Perkins just won a match. Chad Gable says that he too would like the opportunity to team up with the former Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri, and suggests that next week Gable and Tajiri team up to take on British Ambition. Tajiri says he’ll think about it as we cut to a commercial break.
Rich Swann versus Simon Gotch
In an awful match that was completely devoid of heat, Rich Swann defeated Simon Gotch in 7:54 by pinfall with a Chicken Fried Driver. Simon Gotch was making his 205 Live debut tonight and spent the majority of the match trying to impress John “Bradshaw” Layfield by mimicking JBL’s move set and mimicking his gestures. Simon Gotch seemed like he was auditioning for the role of Sidekick to JBL which ended up costing him the match here.
Match Rating: E-
We cut backstage to find Chavo Guerrero walking into the office of the 205 Live General Manager Hornswoggle, who tells Chavo that he shouldn’t worry about what has happened to Vickie Guerrero on Monday Night RAW and her position as Monday Night RAW Managing Supervisor, because Chavo’s job on 205 Live is still safe. Chavo asks Hornswoggle what he’s talking about and Hornswoggle says that we will learn more next week on RAW but it looks as though Vickie is done with the WWE and has been relieved of her duties as RAW Managing Supervisor.
Following a commercial break we cut backstage again to find Epico trying to open his lunch box but struggling to do so until Tajiri walks by, takes the lunch box and opens it with ease, leaving Epico looking embarrassed.
Non-Title: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Adrian Neville versus Tajiri
In an awful match that was completely devoid of heat, Adrian Neville defeated Tajiri in 11:27 by pinfall with a Shooting Star Legdrop. Ricardo Rodriguez introduced his client Adrian Neville for tonight’s 205 Live main event and cheered on Neville throughout the match which Neville won with an impressive Shooting Star Legdrop.
Match Rating: E+
Final Show Rating: E+
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