WWE 205 Live Results (07/10): Cedric Alexander vs Hideo Itami
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Tonight's episode of 205 Live opens up with a video package recapping how we got to tonight's title match between Cedric Alexander and Hideo Itami: Hideo interfering in The Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy Matchup, Cedric Alexander asking 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick to make the match, Cedric Alexander and Hideo Itami's backstage confrontation and 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick’s announcement of the title match.
Vic Joseph, Percy Watson & Nigel McGuinness welcome us to tonight's show as they talk a bit more about tonight's main event.
Kalisto (with Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik) vs. Tony Nese (with Buddy Murphy): Nese uses his strength early on to muscle Kalisto around. Kalisto with a flip off the turnbuckle and Nese does the same. Both with some counters as Kalisto does Nese's taunt. Dropkick by Kalisto, then he goes for a cover, but only gets a one count. Kalisto to the apron, tries to slingshot in, but gets caught. Nese puts Kalisto on the top turnbuckle, then knees Kalisto to his stomach. Nese hits Kalisto with an overhead suplex, then goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Nese stretches Kalisto out, then drops the leg as Lucha House Party makes a ton of noise in his face. Kalisto with a couple of kicks to the jaw of Nese and takes him down. Kalisto on the apron. Kalisto with a kick followed by a sitting senton, then a springboard corkscrew splash, then a hurricanrana. Nese tries to catch his breath. Kalisto with a springboard crossbody, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Murphy is watching on from ringside. Kalisto goes for a Salida del Sol, but doesn't get it. Nese ends up sending Kalisto into the turnbuckle and both guys are down. Murphy gets annoyed by Lucha House Party's noise makers. Nese is out on the floor now. Kalisto with a flip off the top rope to the floor. Murphy checks on Nese as Lucha House Party tells him to get back. Murphy just swings on Kalisto right in front of the referee and Murphy attacks the rest of the group. Winner via DQ: Kalisto
After the match, Nese tosses Gran Metalik around with Murphy. Dorado takes both Nese and Murphy out. Lucha House Party taunts both Nese and Murphy from the ring as Murphy tries to get at them. Nese pulls Murphy away and he is not in a good mood.
We head backstage where Drake Maverick welcomes back Noam Dar. He lets him know that things are different now compared to when he was on the show. Suddenly, TJP shows up and he agrees that things are different and that they are much, much worse. He didn't appreciate Dar being a mystery opponent and if he had time to prepare, he would have won. Maverick then says if that's the case he can have a rematch next week against Dar.
We get a video vignette of Hideo Itami warning Cedric Alexander and telling him that he made a big mistake by not showing him the respect that he deserves.
Lio Rush vs. Colin Delaney: Before things get going, Akira Tozawa heads out to ringside to check out the match, much like Rush did during Tozawa's match last week. Rush tells his opponent one second and grabs a chair and gives it to Tozawa who just kicks it over. Delaney with a sneaky roll-up, but only gets a two count. Rush with a flurry of strikes. Delaney ends up on the apron. Rush nails Delaney with a handspring kick that sends him to the floor. Rush says "Are you watching this?" to Tozawa. Rush heads to the top and hits Delaney with a split-legged frog splash for the 1-2-3. Winner: Lio Rush
After the match, Tozawa gets on the mic and says "Wow! You're great!" to Rush very sarcastically and wonders what Rush has even done in 205 Live. Tozawa then says "You've done nothing!" to Rush and heads into the ring. Rush says to give him the mic so Tozawa can hear him. Rush goes to grab it and Tozawa walks away. He then comes back and Rush goes to grab it again and Tozawa drops it. They look like they're about to wrestle, but Maverick heads out in a bit of a mood and says that he's the only one who will make matches around here. He says next week it will be Tozawa vs. Rush.
We look back at Buddy Murphy and Mustafa Ali's fantastic No DQ Match from last week. Ali would eventually win via a tornado DDT. Then we see Mustafa Ali in street clothes giving Cedric Alexander a pep talk in the locker room.
Drew Gulak with The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher behind him cuts a promo saying that now that they have put the lucha scourge behind them, they’ll be keeping a very close eye on tonight’s main event.
We are reminded once again that next week it will be Noam Dar vs. TJP and Akira Tozawa vs. Lio Rush.
Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Hideo Itami: The WWE Cruiserweight Title is on the line in this one. Both wrestlers end up on the rope early on. Itami with a smack to Alexander. They go to the ropes again. Itami goes for a kick, but misses. They keep ending up on the ropes. Itami with a slap to Alexander and that gets the champ fired up. Alexander with a nice dropkick followed by a kip up and Itami gets under the ropes. Light boot to Itami's face as Alexander backs up. Itami charges in and gets a shot and a chop. Alexander tries to springboard in and catches a kick to the chest. Itami with a kick to the back of Alexander and he swings away on the grounded champion. Itami now screams "Respect me!" to Alexander. Itami goats Alexander to hit him, then smacks him back even harder. Itami hits a couple of disrespectful boots to Alexander before getting chopped in the chest a couple of times. Itami with a couple knees to the midsection followed by another massive kick to the chest, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. The challenger continues to gain momentum, but Alexander finally hits a european uppercut followed by a kick to the head, then a slingshot flatliner, then he goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Itami gets sent out to the floor. Alexander with a senton over to the top rope and just barely clips Itami. Back in the ring, Alexander nails Itami with a handspring kick, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Itami with a fisherman's suplex, then goes for back-to-back cover, but no luck. Itami takes off the pad from the bottom turnbuckle. Referee Charles Robinson yells at him for that. Alexander on the apron, then tries for a springboard, but Itami knocks him off and he hits the turnbuckle. Alexander in front of the steps. Itami with a running dropkick and tries to lift Alexander back into the ring, but he's struggling to get him in. Itami goes for a cover, but Alexander kicks out. Itami with a couple of nasty spinning back fists followed by a running knee to the back. A woozy Alexander tosses Itami into the ropes and hits a Lumbar Check. Alexander pins Itami and that will do it. Winner & Still The WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Cedric Alexander
After the match, Cedric Alexander stands tall as his music hits. He celebrates as 205 Live goes off the air.