WWE 205 Live
February 27, 2018
The Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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First Match: Cedric Alexander vs. TJ Perkins in a Quarter-Final Round Match In The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Perkins applies a waist lock. Alexander reverses the hold. Perkins transitions into a side headlock. Perkins leapfrogs over Alexander. Perkins goes for a Hurricanrana, but Alexander counters with a PowerBomb for a two count. Alexander applies a side headlock. Perkins with a Leg Scissors TakeDown to Alexander. Alexander applies a wrist lock. Following a snap mare takeover, Alexander regains wrist control. Alexander is applying pressure to the left shoulder of Perkins. Perkins transitions into the SharpShooter. Alexander with an inside cradle for a two count. Perkins kicks Alexander in the face. Perkins goes for another Leg Scissors TakeDown, but Alexander lands back on his feet.
Alexander connects with the Leg Scissors TakeOver. Alexander follows that with a dropkick. Perkins rolls himself out of the ring. Perkins avoids a SomerSault Plancha from Alexander. Perkins delivers a Hurricanrana. Perkins applies an arm-bar. Alexander places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Perkins uppercuts Alexander. Alexander responds two knife edge chops. Perkins drives his elbow into the chest of Alexander. Perkins with a Knee Drop for a two count. Perkins with a Chin/Hammer Lock Combination.
Alexander creates distance with multiple bodyshots. Alexander kicks Perkins in the chest. Alexander uppercuts Perkins. Perkins rolls Alexander over for a one count. Perkins with a SurfBoard Cover for a two count. Perkins is mauling Alexander in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Perkins lands a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Perkins applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Perkins drops Alexander with a Spinning Back Elbow Strike for a two count. Perkins in standing on the side of Alexander’s face. Perkins locks in a Modified Octopus Stretch.
Alexander rocks Perkins with a big haymaker. Perkins kicks Alexander in the gut. Perkins hits a Snap Vertical Suplex. Perkins goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Alexander counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Alexander fires up with two forearm smashes. Alexander follows that with a Discus Elbow Smash. Alexander drops Perkins with The Nerualyzer for a two count. Alexander creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Alexander with a SlingShot FlatLiner for a two count. Alexander goes for a Lumbar Check, but Perkins counters with a GutBuster for a two count. Alexander blocks The Detonation Kick. Perkins takes out the legs of Alexander. Perkins goes for a Rebound Dropkick, but Alexander counters with a RoundHouse Kick.
Alexander lands a SomerSault Plancha. Alexander rolls Perkins back into the ring. Perkins avoids a SpringBoard Clothesline from Alexander. Alexander uppercuts Perkins. Alexander goes for a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick, but Perkins counters with a Knee Bar. Perkins turns Alexander over with a hand full of tights for a two count. Perkins delivers his lighting quick offense. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Perkins with a SpringBoard Forearm Smash to Alexander. Alexander goes for The Lumbar Check, but Perkins counters with another Knee Bar. Alexander desperately crawls to the bottom rope. Alexander with a Stinging Elbow Strike to Perkins. Perkins responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Alexander and Perkins are trading back and forth shots. Perkins goes for The Detonation Kick, but Alexander counters with The Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cedric Alexander via Pinfall
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Second Match: Kalisto vs. Roderick Strong in a Quarter-Final Round Match In The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
Strong applies an arm-bar. Kalisto reverses the hold. Strong with a wrist lock takedown to Kalisto. Kalisto lands a deep arm-drag. Kalisto ducks multiple lariats from Strong. Cedric Alexander is watching the match from the backstage area. Kalisto hits a Leg Scissors TakeOver. Kalisto follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Kalisto dropkicks Strong for a two count. Kalisto goes for a Sunset Flip, but Strong counters with a BackBreaker for a two count. Strong delivers a knife edge chop in the corner. Kalisto responds with a Big Boot. Kalisto sends Strong out of the ring with a Hurricanrana. Kalisto lands a Suicide Dive.
Kalisto follows that with a Turnbuckle Dropkick. Strong goes for a Pendulum BackBreaker, but Kalisto counters with a Hurricanrana which sends him crashing back first into the ringside barricade. Kalisto breaks the referee’s ten count. Strong throws Kalisto back first across the ring apron. Strong dumps Kalisto on the announce table. Strong is putting the boots to Kalisto on the bottom rope. Strong knocks Kalisto off the middle turnbuckle with a knife edge chop for a one count. Strong with a Clubbing BackBreaker for a two count. Strong is targeting the lower back region of Kalisto. Strong with a Single Leg GutBuster for a two count.
Strong mocks Kalisto. Strong wants to Kalisto to bring it. Kalisto dishes out multiple haymakers. Strong responds with a big dropkick for a two count. Strong gets Kalisto trapped in the Gory Special. Kalisto creates separation with a Basement Hurricanrana. Kalisto decks Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kalisto follows that with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Strong. Kalisto lands a SpringBoard Spinning Back Elbow Strike. Kalisto levels Strong with a Spinning Heel Kick. Kalisto connects with a Running Basement Dropkick. Strong blocks The Salida Del Sol.
Strong dumps Kalisto sternum first on the top rope. Strong with a Running Forearm Smash to Kalisto. Strong hits The Olympic Slam for a two count. Kalisto responds with a Rolling Kick. Strong levels Kalisto with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong goes for a Tiger Driver, but Kalisto counters with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count. Kalisto has Strong perched on the top rope. Kalisto with a Running Enzuigiri to Strong. Kalisto turns an Avalanche Body Slam into a Crossbody Block for a two count. Strong and Kalisto are trading back and forth shots. Kalisto decks Strong with a Grazing Kick. Kalisto goes for The Salida Del Sol, but Strong counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong connects with a Cradle BackBreaker. Strong plants Kalisto with The End Of Heartache to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roderick Strong via Pinfall