WWE 205 Live
March 20, 2018
American Airlines Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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First Match: Hideo Itami w/Akira Tozawa vs. Lince Dorado w/The Lucha House Party
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. We have a quick stalemate in the corner. Itami drives his knee into the midsection of Dorado. Dorado kicks Itami in the gut. Itami responds with a uppercut. Itami applies a side headlock. Itami delivers two shoulder tackles. Dorado side steps Itami out of the ring. Dorado shows off his athleticism. Itami is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Itami starts stalling on the ring apron. Dorado applies a side headlock. Itami and Dorado are trading back and forth shots in the corner.
Short irish whip from Itami. Dorado leapfrogs over Itami. Dorado with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Dorado follows that with a dropkick. Dorado takes out Itami with a SlingShot Corkscrew Pescado. Dorado rocks Itami with a knife edge chop. Dorado tells Nigel McGuinness he’s gonna bring him to a Lucha House Party next week. Dorado lands a SpringBoard HeadScissors TakeOver. Dorado goes back to the side headlock. Dorado ducks a clothesline from Itami. Itami decks Dorado with a Knee Lift. Itami knocks Dorado off the ring apron.
Itami wants the Dallas Crowd to respect him. Itami drives Dorado back first to the apron. Itami slaps Dorado in the face. Dorado responds back with multiple palm strikes. Dorado levels Itami with a Spinning Heel Kick. Dorado follows that with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block to Itami. Dorado blasts Itami with another knife edge chop. Dorado goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Itami counters with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Itami is paint brushing Dorado. Dorado SuperKicks Itami. Dorado with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Itami shoves Metalik. Metalik whips Itami into the LED Board to cause the disqualification.
Winner: Hideo Itami via Disqualification
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Second Match: TJ Perkins vs. Kenneth Johnson
Perkins with a waist lock takedown to Johnson. Perkins sweeps the legs of Johnson. Perkins applies a side headlock. Perkins drops Johnson with a shoulder tackle. Perkins decks Johnson with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Perkins uppercuts Johnson. Perkins with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Perkins follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex. Perkins lands a SlingShot Senton. Johnson kicks Perkins in the face.
Perkins goes for a Stinger Splash, but Johnson ducks out of the way. Johnson with a Flying Senton for a two count. Johnson drops Perkins with a spinning heel kick. Perkins responds with an Atomic Drop to the knee of Johnson. Perkins takes down Johnson with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Perkins levels Johnson with a Leg Lariat. Perkins connects with The Detonation Kick. Perkins locks in the Knee Bar which forces Johnson to tap out.
Winner: TJ Perkins via Submission
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Third Match: Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak in a Semi-Final Match In The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gulak applies a wrist lock. Ali reverses the hold. Ali drives Gulak back to the canvas. Ali applies an arm-bar. Gulak bodyslams Ali. Ali still has grasp of the arm-bar. Gulak backs Ali into the corner. Gulak and Ali starts shoving each other. Gulak applies a side headlock. Gulak drops Ali with a shoulder tackle. Ali leapfrogs over Gulak. Ali goes for a shoulder tackle, but Gulak stands still. Gulak dumps Ali face first into the canvas. Gulak applies a rear chin lock. Ali gets back to a vertical base. Gulak levels Ali with a Knee Lift.
Ali responds with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ali follows that with a dropkick. Ali is mauling Gulak in the corner. Gulak decks Ali with a back elbow smash. Gulak with a Massive Lariat for a two count. Ali uppercuts Gulak. Ali with the O’Connor Roll for a one count. Ali goes for a Reverse Hurricanrana, but Gulak counters with an Electric Chair Drop for a two count. Gulak repeatedly attacks the midsection of Ali. The referee is trying to calm down Gulak.
Gulak grabs Ali by his jaw. Ali rocks Gulak with clubbing palm strikes. Ali blocks a Big Boot from Gulak. Ali delivers a spinning heel kick. Ali transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ali with an Enzuigiri from the ring apron. Ali connects with the Roll Through FaceBuster for a two count. Ali is putting the boots to Gulak in the corner. Gulak drop toe holds Ali face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Gulak locks in the Dragon Sleeper. Ali uses his feet to break the submission hold.
Gulak with two inside out lariats to Ali. Gulak with the cover for a two count. Ali locks in the Koji Clutch. Gulak crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Ali lands a SomerSault Senton off the steel ring post. Ali rolls Gulak back into the ring. Ali goes for the 054, but Gulak sends him crashing to the outside. Gulak throws Ali back first to the ringside barricade. Ali returns the favor by launching Gulak over the announce table.
Ali lunges over the table that’s holding the cruiserweight title. Ali with a ground and pound attack on the floor. Ali goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Gulak blocks it. Gulak creates distance with a massive back body drop off the announce table. Gulak breaks the referee’s ten count. Gulak whips Ali face first across the turnbuckles. Gulak bodyslams Ali into the time keepers area. Ali finally gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Gulak locks in the Dragon Sleeper. Gulak goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam, but Ali counters with a Spinning DDT. Ali lands The 054 to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mustafa Ali via Pinfall