WWE’s week in the United Kingdom continues with 205 Live. While Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live were just the same show in front of more energized crowds, 205 Live welcomes some of the competitors from the United Kingdom Championship Tournament. Tonight, WWE’s own Jack Gallagher takes on Kalisto, Cedric Alexander teams up with Mark Andrews against James Drake and Joseph Conners, and the main event pits Enzo Amore against former United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate.
The ‘Zo Show
To kick off the “most exciting hour of television,” Enzo Amore introduces the inaugural episode of his own talk show, The ‘Zo Show. Since this is a crossover episode with the United Kingdom division, the Certified G poorly introduces the local roster and welcomes them to the ring. The men invited include Jordan Devlin, Tucker, James Drake, Mark Andrews, former UK Champion Tyler Bate, and Joseph Conners.
Amore asks each man if he wants to join the ‘Zo Train until he gets to Bate, who says that he would rather do anything else. Amore wants Bate to be his butler, but the 20-year old tricks him with Bop and Bang (his fists), sucker punching the Cruiserweight Champ and sending him retreating. Later tonight, Bate will face Enzo Amore head-to-head.
Kalisto vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
At Survivor Series, Kalisto will get a chance to regain the Cruiserweight Championship from Enzo Amore. While Amore tends to only win by cheating, Kalisto still looks to build momentum towards his huge match. Jack Gallagher recently has been fighting alongside The Brian Kendrick in a quest to get the better of Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander. That didn’t work out too great for Kendrick last week, who lost to Swann while Swann dressed as a clown.
Gallagher counters a moonsault right into a Fujiwara Armbar and he seems to have Kalisto put away. However, Kalisto uses the rope to help him escape from the hold and he transitions into the Salida Del Sol to score the victory over Gallagher. Winner: Kalisto
Cedric Alexander & Mark Andrews vs. James Drake & Joseph Conners
While Cedric Alexander normally teams up with Rich Swann, the special edition of the UK division tonight gives him a high-flying partner in Mark Andrews. Andrews was one of the most impressive members of the United Kingdom Championship Tournament earlier this year, having incredible matches with just about everybody.
James Drake, aka Mr. Mayhem, is in his early 20s and has already been competing for about a decade. Drake has held several championships around the world, but a win here could help him take a step toward the UK title. Joseph Conners actually defeated Drake in the first round of the UK Championship Tournament but lost in the second round to Andrews. In What Culture Pro Wrestling, Conners has held their top title while returning earlier this year for their Pro Wrestling World Cup.
Alexander hits both Drake and Conners with a double handspring Pele kick to the skulls. He then gets Conners in position for Andrews to finish the match with a picture-perfect Shooting Star Press. Winners: Cedric Alexander & Mark Andrews
Enzo Amore vs. Tyler Bate
After the altercation on the ‘Zo Show, we have our main event for the night. Amore had a surprise opponent on Monday Night Raw this week against the current UK Champion Pete Dunne and now he faces the previous and first-only UK Champion, Tyler Bate. However, Amore is the only man in this match currently holding WWE gold. Outside of WWE, Bate currently holds the Attack! 24:7 Championship as well as the Revolution Pro Wrestling British Tag Team Championships alongside the other half of Moustache Mountain, Trent Seven.
While the crowd chants “We want Neville,” Amore picks up a surprisingly clean victory over one of the best young wrestlers in the world today. Amore continues to beat down Bate after the victory, but Kalisto interferes and sends him retreating. Winner: Enzo Amore
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