WWE 205 Live
January 23, 2018
Capital One Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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First Match: Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado and Kalisto vs. TJ Perkins, Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari
Dorado and Perkins will start things off. Dorado applies a side headlock. Perkins lands a Waist Lock TakeDown. Dorado responds with a Deep Arm Drag. Dorado with a Waist Lock Go-Behind to Perkins. Perkins connects with a Spinning Leg Scissors TakeOver for a one count. Perkins applies a hammer lock. Dorado regains momentum with two Arm Drag TakeDowns. Dorado follows that with a Hurricanrana. Dorado with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Dorado applies an arm-bar. Perkins tags in Nese.
Dorado dropkicks Nese. Dorado tags in Metalik. Nese leapfrogs over Metalik. Metalik goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Nese ducks out of the way. Metalik with a HandSpring Arm-Drag TakeOver that sends Nese out of the ring. Nese drops Metalik with a Back Elbow Strike. Nese mocks Kalisto. Nese tags in Daivari. Daivari stomps on Metalik’s back. Daivari bounces Metalik head on the top turnbuckle. Daivari with the lateral press for a two count. Daivari lands a knife edge chop. Metalik responds with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Metalik tags in Kalisto.
Kalisto connects with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Kalisto applies a wrist lock. Daivari drives his knee into the midsection of Kalisto. Kalisto creates distance with an enzuigiri. Kalisto hits the SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Kalisto follows that with a RoundHouse Kick. Kalisto kicks Daivari in the jaw. Kalisto is distracted by Nese. Daivari sends Kalisto crashing to the outside. Daivari bounces Kalisto head on the ring apron. Daivari with the quick cover for a one count. Daivari tags in Perkins.
Perkins is choking Kalisto with his boot. Perkins with a Snap Vertical Suplex to Kalisto. Perkins follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex. Kalisto rolls Perkins over for a two count. Perkins clotheslines Kalisto for a two count. Perkins tags in Nese. Nese rams Kalisto head across the top turnbuckle pad. Nese and Daivari are cutting the ring in half. Daivari applies a rear chin lock. Kalisto gets back to a vertical base. Daivari drives Kalisto head to the canvas. Daivari knocks Metalik off the ring apron. Kalisto drops Daivari with Step Up Enzuigiri. Dorado and Perkins are tagged in.
Dorado with a Big Boot to Perkins. Dorado connects with a Running HeadScissors TakeOver. Dorado follows that with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Dorado continues the sequence with a Single Leg Dropkick. Dorado with a Leaping Leg Drop to the back of Perkins neck. Dorado lands a MoonSault for a two count. Metalik and Kalisto takes out Nese and Daivari with Stereo SomerSault Plancha’s to the outside. Perkins avoids the 450 Splash from Dorado. Perkins goes for The Detonation Kick, but Dorado lands back on his feet. Perkins inadvertently knocks Nese off the ring apron. Dorado plants Perkins with a HandSpring Stunner to pickup the victory.
Winner: Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado and Kalisto via Pinfall
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Second Match: Jack Gallagher vs. Hideo Itami
Itami starts things off with a Leg Lariat. Itami follows that with a Knee Lift. Itami kicks Gallagher in the back. Gallagher avoids the RoundHouse Kick. Gallagher kicks Itami in the gut. Gallagher applies a side headlock. Itami backs Gallagher into the turnbuckles. Itami applies a wrist lock. Gallagher is trying to play mind games with Itami. Itami drops Gallagher with a Buzzsaw Kick. Itami launches Gallagher to the ring apron.
Gallagher bounces Itami’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Itami kicks Gallagher in the chest. Itami connects with a Flying Stomp to the back of Gallagher. Gallagher is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Gallagher crawls under the ring. Gallagher whips Itami sternum first across the turnbuckles. Gallagher is mauling Itami in the corner.
Gallagher is working on his joint manipulation game. Gallagher gets Itami’s shoulders pinned to the mat for a two count. Gallagher is trying to wear down Itami in the center of the ring. Itami regains momentum with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Itami follows that with a Knee Strike.
Itami lands a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Itami starts paint brushing Gallagher. Itami avoids colliding with the referee. Gallagher connects with the O’Connor Roll for a two count. Itami drops Gallagher with a Spinning Back Fist. Itami delivers a Hesitation Dropkick. Itami plants Gallagher with a Dragon Sleeper/Knee Strike Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hideo Itami via Pinfall
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Third Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali
Alexander and Ali shakes hands before the bell rings. Following a quick standing switch exchange, there’s a stalemate in the corner. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ali applies a side headlock. Alexander backs Ali into the turnbuckles. Ali applies a Wrist Lock. Alexander reverses the hold. Alexander leapfrogs over Ali. Ali shows off his athleticism. Ali goes for a Mexican HeadScissors TakeOver, but Alexander lands back on his feet. Alexander tells Ali to bring it. Ali shoves Alexander. Referee Jason Ayers is trying to force a clean break in the corner.
Ali leapfrogs over Alexander. Alexander connects with a Leg Scissors TakeOver. Alexander follows that with a Dropkick for a one count. Alexander applies an arm-bar. Ali with a Leaping Dropkick across the chest of Alexander. Ali is targeting Alexander’s shoulder. Ali kicks Alexander in the chest. Alexander sends Ali crashing to the outside. Alexander rolls Ali back into the ring. Alexander with the cover for a two count. Alexander applies a Straight Jacket Hold. Ali with a Clubbing Forearm Smash to Alexander. Alexander responds with a Uppercut. Alexander delivers two knife edge chops.
Alexander whips Ali back first across the turnbuckles. Ali side steps Alexander into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ali starts lighting up Alexander’s chest. Ali drops Alexander with an enzuigiri. Ali connects with a Roll Through X-Factor for a two count. Ali uppercuts Alexander. Ali goes for a Tornado DDT, but Alexander blocks it. Alexander lands a Basement Dropkick. Alexander kicks Ali in the face. Alexander levels Ali with The SlingShot FlatLiner for a two count.
Alexander and Ali are trading back and forth shots. Alexander decks Ali with a Vicious Back Elbow Strike. Ali responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Alexander connects with a Standing Spanish Fly. Alexander goes for The Lumbar Check, but Ali counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Alexander fires off another enzuigiri from the ring apron. Ali trips Alexander in mid-air. Ali with a Standing Tornado DDT for a two count. Ali drags Alexander to the corner. Ali goes for The 054, but Alexander ducks out of the way. Alexander connects with The Neuralyzer. Alexander plants Ali with The Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cedric Alexander via Pinfall
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