WWE 205 Live
February 13, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Akira Tozawa vs. Mark Andrews in a First Round Match In The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
Quick standing switch exchange after the bell rings. Andrews with a side headlock takeover to Tozawa. Tozawa rolls Andrews over for a one count. Andrews with a single leg takedown. Andrews applies an Toe/Ankle Hold. Andrews transitions into a wrist lock. Tozawa reverses the hold. More chain grappling in the center of the ring. Andrews locks in the Octopus Stretch. Andrews rolls Tozawa over for a two count. Andrews lands two deep arm-drags. Tozawa kicks Andrews in the gut. Andrews dropkicks Tozawa for a two count. Tozawa and Andrews are trading back and forth shots.
Tozawa drops Andrews with a Nasty Right Jab. Tozawa repeatedly stomps on Andrews chest in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Tozawa delivers The PK. Tozawa follows that with a Running Senton for a two count. Tozawa applies an arm-bar. Tozawa drives Andrews head to the canvas. Tozawa with a knife edge chop to Andrews. Tozawa applies an Modified Abdominal Stretch. Andrews with forearm smashes to Tozawa. Andrews uppercuts Tozawa. Andrews follows that with a Reverse 619.
Andrews connects with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Andrews applies The Indian Death Lock. Andrews goes back to The Octopus Stretch. Tozawa creates distance with bodyshots. Tozawa with a HeadScissors TakeOver to Andrews. Tozawa follows that with The Shining Wizard. Tozawa goes for a Senton Bomb, but Andrews rolls himself out of the ring. Tozawa lands a Suicide Dive for a two count.
Tozawa dives over Andrews. Andrews levels Tozawa with a Double Knee Strike. Andrews delivers a Northern Lights Suplex. Andrews with a Standing Corkscrew Splash for a two count. Tozawa with a Spinning Heel Kick to Andrews. Tozawa crawls under Andrews. Tozawa hits The Back Drop Driver for a two count. Tozawa is wearing down Andrews with forearm shivers.
Andrews thrust kicks the midsection of Tozawa. Tozawa responds with a Big Boot. Andrews with The StunDog Millionaire for a two count. Tozawa goes for an Avalanche PowerBomb, but Andrews counters with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Andrews misses on The Shooting Star Press. Tozawa clocks Andrews with The Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Andrews reverses The Oklahoma Roll to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mark Andrews via Pinfall
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Second Match: Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese in a First Round Match In The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
Nese refuses to shake Gulak’s hand. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nese drives Gulak face to the canvas. Nese is showing off his pecks. Gulak applies an arm-bar. Gulak transitions into a rear chin lock. Nese turns Gulak over for a one count. Gulak starts grappling around Nese. Gulak locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Gulak is controlling the early stages of this grappling exchange. Gulak kicks Nese in the face. Gulak with a Corner Clothesline to Nese. Nese responds with a Back Elbow Strike. Nese dives over Gulak. Nese thrust kicks the midsection of Gulak. Nese takes out Gulak’s legs.
Nese kicks Gulak in the back. Gulak fires back with a stiff bodyshot. Nese applies an Toe/Ankle Stretch. Nese throws Gulak out of the ring. Nese cartwheels off the ring apron. Nese rocks Gulak with a big forearm smash. Gulak blocks The SuperKick. Gulak connects with a Belly to Back Suplex on the floor. Nese gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Gulak with the cover for a two count. Gulak with a SlingShot Stomp across the chest of Nese. Gulak applies a simple arm-bar in the corner.
Gulak levels Nese with a Knee Strike. Nese regains momentum with a Running Axe Handle Strike. Nese with a Knee Breaker to Gulak. Nese follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick. Nese with a Running Lariat for a two count. Nese goes for a PumpHandle Slam, but Gulak lands back on his feet. Gulak goes for a LeapFrog, but Nese counters with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Nese connects with a GutBuster for a two count. Nese is showing his frustration.
Gulak eats a forearm smash from Nese. Gulak responds with a Dropkick. Gulak with an Exploder Suplex for a two count. Left forearm shivers to Gulak. Nese tells Gulak to bring it. Gulak grabs the beard of Nese. Gulak with an Open Hand Palm Strikes. Gulak connects with a Bridging Electric Chair Slam for a two count. Gulak locks in the Guillotine Choke. Nese with a leg sweep which sends Gulak crashing to the outside. Nese delivers a Fosbury Flop. Nese rolls Gulak back into the ring. Nese goes for a 450 Splash, but Gulak ducks out of the way. Nese blocks The Dragon Sleeper.
Nese with a PumpHandle Falcon Arrow for a two count. Nese drives his knee into the midsection of Gulak. Nese with a Reverse PowerBomb to Gulak. Nese follows that with a DeadLift Buckle Bomb. Gulak avoids the Running Knee from Nese. Nese slaps Gulak in the face. Gulak knocks Nese off the ring apron. Gulak is pissed. Gulak repeatedly throws Nese to the announce table. Gulak delivers an Inside Out Lariat. Gulak follows that with Two PowerBombs. Gulak locks in The Dragon Sleeper which forces the referee to call for the bell.
Winner: Drew Gulak via Referee Stoppage