WWE 205 Live
February 20, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Drake Maverick Promo:
Which match are YOU most looking forward to in the next round of the @WWE #Cruiserweight Championship tournament?!@CedricAlexander & @MegaTJP are set to square off NEXT WEEK on #205Live! pic.twitter.com/YDOpQZFupq
— WWE (@WWE) February 21, 2018
First Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Ariya Daivari in a First Round Match In The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Daivari applies a side headlock. Murphy drops Daivari with a shoulder tackle. Daivari goes back to the side headlock. Murphy brings Daivari to the corner. Daivari kicks Murphy in the gut. Murphy responds with a shoulder block. Murphy ducks a clothesline from Daivari. Murphy with a Running Head Scissors TakeOver. Murphy levels Daivari with a Forearm Smash. Murphy bounces Daivari head on the ring apron. Murphy goes for a BodySlam, but Daivari lands back on his feet. Daivari connects with a Reverse DDT on the apron. Daivari sends Murphy crashing back first into the steel ring steps.
Daivari rolls Murphy back into the ring. Daivari with the lateral press for a one count. Daivari delivers a knife edge chop. Murphy reverses out of the irish whip. Daivari throws Murphy back first across the turnbuckles for a two count. Daivari applies a rear chin lock. Murphy gets back to a vertical base. Murphy creates distance with a Stunner. Murphy decks Daivari with a Rolling Kick. Murphy follows that with a Big Boot. Murphy lands a Missile Dropkick.
Murphy with a Lariat/Elbow Smash to Daivari. Murphy decks Daivari with a Running Leg Lariat. Murphy takes down Daivari with a Ring Apron Enzuigiri. Murphy ascends to the top turnbuckle. Daivari rolls himself out of the ring. Murphy hits The SomerSault Plancha. Murphy connects with a Flying Double Knee Strike for a two count. Daivari throws Murphy out of the ring. Daivari clocks Murphy with a Rolling Elbow Smash.
The Frog Splash from Daivari only gets a two count. Daivari goes for a HammerLock Lariat, but Murphy rolls him over for a two count. Daivari SuperKicks Murphy. Daivari follows that with The HammerLock Lariat for a two count. Daivari goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Murphy lands back on his feet. Murphy wears down Daivari with his lightning quick offense. Murphy plants Daivari with a PumpHandle Death Valley Driver to pickup the victory.
Winner: Buddy Murphy via Pinfall
Second Match: Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado w/Kalisto vs. Corazon Nogato & Evan Daniels
Dorado and Daniels will start things off. Dorado with a single leg takedown. Dorado applies a side headlock. Dorado slides under Daniels. Dorado lands a deep arm-drag. Dorado follows that with a dropkick. Dorado with a Running HeadScissors TakeOver. Dorado lands a Standing MoonSault. Dorado applies an arm-bar. Daniels decks Dorado with a High Knee Lift. Daniels tags in Nogato. Dorado delivers a Back Body Drop. Dorado fires off a knife edge chop. Dorado and Metalik are double teaming Nogato.
Metalik HandSprings over Nogato. Metalik blocks the Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors. Metalik lands a Missile Dropkick. Nogato responds with a Running Knee Strike. Nogato tags in Daniels. Daniels with a Clubbing Blow to the back of Metalik. Daniels starts mocking Kalisto. Daniels with a Forearm Smash to Metalik. Metalik responds with a Dropkick. Metalik tags in Dorado. Dorado ducks a clothesline from Nogato. Dorado knocks Daniels off the ring apron.
Dorado follows that with a Big Boot to Nogato. Dorado decks Nogato with a Spinning Heel Kick. Dorado connects with a SitOut FaceBuster. Dorado with a Rebound Leg Drop to the back of Nogato. Dorado with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Dorado takes down Nogato and Daniels with a Double Golden Rewind. The Lucha House Party continues the sequence with Stereo Plunges to the outside. Dorado lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.
Winner: Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado via Pinfall
— 205Live (@WWE205Live) February 21, 2018
Third Match: Jack Gallagher vs. Mustafa Ali in a First Round Match In The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gallagher backs Ali into the ropes. Test of strength in the center of the ring. Ali applies a wrist lock. Gallagher reverses the hold. Gallagher with a wrist lock takedown to Ali. Following a snap mare takeover, Gallagher applies a hammer lock. Gallagher has wrist control in the early portions of this match. Gallagher applies a side headlock. Gallagher drops Ali with a shoulder tackle. Ali goes for a LeapFrog, but Gallagher counters with a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Ali crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Ali applies a side headLock. Ali ducks under a spinning back first from Gallagher. Ali locks in the Single Leg Boston Crab. Gallagher escapes with a Leg Scissors TakeOver. Gallagher is trying to play mind games with Ali.
Gallagher leapfrogs over Ali. Ali shows off his athleticism. Following a long pinning exchange, we have standoff in the center of the ring. Gallagher applies a front face lock. Referee Jason Ayers is trying to force the clean break. Gallagher shoves Ali. Gallagher HeadButts the midsection of Ali. Ali responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Gallagher gets Ali trapped under the ring skirt. Gallagher delivers multiple strikes on the outside. Gallagher applies a rear chin lock. Gallagher gets back to a vertical base. Gallagher with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Gallagher follows that with two elbow drops for a two count. Gallagher is mauling Ali in the corner.
Ali fires up with a double throat thrust. Ali dropkicks Gallagher. Ali kicks Gallagher in the chest. Ali connects with a Hurricanrana. Ali side steps Gallagher into the turnbuckles. Ali decks Gallagher with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ali with a Roll Through X-Factor. Ali and Gallagher are trading back and forth shots on the top turnbuckle. Gallagher drives Ali’s shoulder to the top rope. Gallagher sends Ali crashing shoulder first into the steel ring post. Gallagher rolls Ali back into the ring. Gallagher with the cover for a two count. Gallagher stomps on Ali’s chest. Gallaghers applies a Double Wrist Lock. Ali rolls Gallagher over for a two count. Gallagher kicks the back of Ali’s elbow. Gallagher with a HammerLock Slam for a two count.
Gallagher goes back to the hammerlock. Ali knocks Gallagher off the ring apron. Ali goes for a Spinning Corkscrew Splash, but Gallagher ducks out of the way. Ali gets back into the ring at the count of nine. Gallagher uppercuts Ali. Ali knocks Gallagher off the second rope. Ali goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Gallagher counters with another Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Ali desperately reaches the bottom rope. Ali with a Shoulder Block to Gallagher. Ali bounces Gallagher’s head on the top turnbuckle pad.
Gallagher continues to apply pressure on Ali’s shoulder. Gallagher connects with a Standing Dropkick which sends Ali crashing to the outside. Gallagher drives Ali shoulder first to the ringside barricade. Gallagher throws Ali into the turnbuckles for a two count. Gallagher with brutal elbow smashes across the chest of Ali. Gallagher goes for an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali SuperKicks the back of Gallagher’s head. Ali connects with a Tornado DDT. Ali lands The 054 to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mustafa Ali via Pinfall