WWE 205 Live Results – July 18, 2017

WWE 205 Live
July 18, 2017
Legacy Arena
Birmingham, Alabama

First Match: Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak in a Two out of Three Falls Match 

Collar and elbow tie up. Ali with a waist lock go-behind. Gulak reverses the hold. Gulak with a wrist lock takedown. Ali responds with a hammer lock. Gulak applies a side headlock. Ali drops Gulak with a shoulder tackle. Ali shows off his athleticism. Ali with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Ali rolls Gulak over for another two count. Ali gets Gulak shoulders pin to the mat to get the first pinfall of the match. Gulak rolls himself out of the ring. Gulak is visibly frustrated. Ali grabs the leg of Gulak. Gulak lands a back elbow strike. Gulak lands a big right hand. Gulak with a snap mare takeover followed by a elbow drop for a one count. Gulak applies a standing chin lock. Ali dives over Gulak. Ali dropkicks Gulak for a two count. Gulak sends Ali to the ring apron. Ali lands a forearm smash. Ali goes for another rollup, but Gulak kicks out at two. Gulak tosses Ali out of the ring.

Gulak rolls Ali back into the ring. Gulak HeadButts Ali for a two count. Gulak talks smack to Ali. Gulak stomps on Ali’s chest. Ali is starting to get pissed off. Ali blocks a Big Boot from Gulak. Ali drops Gulak with a spinning heel kick. Ali lands a series of clotheslines. Ali with a leg lariat from the ring apron. Ali plants Gulak with the Roll Through Neck Breaker. Gulak rolls himself out of the ring. Ali connects with the Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Gulak tosses Ali to the time keeper’s area. Ali with a Flying Frankensteiner off the barricade. Ali goes for the Inverted 450 Splash, but Gulak shoves Ali to the canvas. Gulak drives Ali face first to the middle turnbuckle. Gulak gets Ali trapped in the Dragon Sleeper which forces Ali to tap out. Gulak gets the second fall via submission.

Gulak lands a Big Boot in the corner. Gulak repeatedly stomps on Ali’s chest in the corner. Ali with a inside cradle for a two count. Gulak with a drop toe hold into a back elbow drop for a two count. Gulak goes back to the rear chin lock. Ali gets back to a vertical base. Ali slaps the chest of Gulak. Ali goes for the Lucha Libre ArmDrag, but Gulak counters with a PowerBomb for a two count. Ali plants Gulak with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Ali drops Gulak with a SomerSault Plancha off the top turnbuckle. Ali brings Gulak back into the ring.

Ali goes for the Flying Crossbody Block, but Gulak rolls hims over for a two count. Gulak counters out of the Tornado DDT with a Exploder Suplex that sends Ali crashing back first into the turnbuckles. Gulak goes for the cover, but Ali kicks out at two. Ali with a boot to the jaw of Gulak. Gulak responds with a HeadButt. Ali plants Gulak with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Ali goes for the O’Connor Roll. Gulak transitions into a Dragon Sleeper. Gulak lands a massive lariat for a two count. Gulak ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ali connects with a Avalanche Hurricanrana. Ali follows that with the Inverted 450 Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mustafa Ali 2-1 via Pinfall 

Second Match: THE Brian Kendrick vs. Devin Bennett 

Kendrick drives his knee to the shoulder of Bennett. Kendrick goes into a ground and pound attack. Kendrick lands a snap suplex. Kendrick is wrenching Bennett’s neck on the second rope. Kendrick lands a series of knife edge chops. Kendrick talks smack to Bennett. Bennett responds with a big right hand. Kendrick drops Bennett with a Big Boot. Kendrick gets Bennett trapped in the Captain’s Hook which forces Bennett to tap out.

Winner: THE Brian Kendrick via Submission 

– We get a recap video of the Noam Dar/Cedric Alexander “I Quit” Match. 

Third Match: Akira Tozawa vs. Ariya Daivari 

Tozawa ducks a clothesline from Daivari. Tozawa lands a series of left jabs. Tozawa dropkicks Daivari. Tozawa with a running boot to the chest of Daivari. Tozawa follows that with a senton splash for a two count. Tozawa drops Daivari with a big right hand. Tozawa side steps Daivari into the top turnbuckle. Tozawa ascends to the top turnbuckle, but Daivari rolls out of the ring. Daivari repeatedly drives Tozawa shoulder to the top turnbuckle. Daivari lands a series of right hands to the injured shoulder of Tozawa. Daivari continues to apply more pressure to shoulder. Tozawa gets back to a vertical base. Daivari with a clubbing blow to the back of Tozawa. Tozawa responds with a back elbow strike.

Tozawa goes for a sunset flip, but Daivari counters with a double stomp to the shoulder of Tozawa. Daivari wraps Tozawa shoulder around the steel ring steps. Tozawa lands a desperation kick. Tozawa connects with a Hurricanrana. Tozawa follows that with a forearm smash. Tozawa drops Daivari with a Suicide Dive. Tozawa tosses Daivari back into the ring. Daivari with the arm ringer for a two count. Daivari starts pulling Tozawa’s shoulder. Tozawa goes for the inside cradle for a two count. Tozawa connects with the Shining Wizard for a two count. Daivari ducks a enziguri from Tozawa. Daivari follows that with the leaping cross arm breaker. Daivari connects with the Frog Splash for a two count. Daivari goes for another, but Tozawa rolls him over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Daivari drives Tozawa shoulder first to the steel ring post.

Winner: Akira Tozawa via Pinfall 

Author: Josh Lopez