WWE 205 Live
April 24, 2018
KFC YUM! Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Mustafa Ali vs. TJ Perkins vs. Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese vs. Kalisto in a Gauntlet Match. The Winner Will Face Cedric Alexander At The Greatest Royal Rumble For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
MUSTAFA ALI vs. TJ Perkins
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Perkins backs Ali into the ropes. Perkins dabs. Ali applies a wrist lock. Perkins reverses the hold. Perkins floats over into a front face lock. Perkins with the cover for a one count. Ali lands a deep arm-drag. Ali applies an arm-bar. Ali dives over Perkins. Perkins drops Ali with a shoulder tackle. Following a pinning exchange, Ali turns a sunset flip into a Basement Dropkick. Ali mocks Perkins. Ali with a Spinning Heel Kick to Perkins. Perkins rolls himself out of the ring. Ali ducks a clothesline from Perkins. Ali dropkicks Perkins. Perkins is trying to regain his composure.
Perkins drives Ali’s shoulder to the middle rope. Perkins locks in the Octopus Stretch. Perkins delivers a Rebound Dropkick. Perkins rolls Ali back into the ring. Perkins with the lateral press for a two count. Perkins bounces Ali’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Perkins is choking Ali with his boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Perkins lands a SlingShot Senton for a one count. Perkins applies a Bow and Arrow Stretch. Perkins transitions into a bridging straight jacket hold.
Ali gets Perkins in a pinning predicament for a two count Perkins drop toe holds Ali to the middle rope. Perkins with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Perkins locks in the Koji Clutch. Ali slaps Perkins in the chest. Perkins responds with a spinning heel kick. Ali slips over Perkins back. Ali with a Running Hurricanrana. Ali fires up with multiple throat thrusts. Ali side steps Perkins into the turnbuckles. Ali decks Perkins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ali with a Roll Through X-Factor for a two count.
Ali goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Perkins lands back on his feet. Perkins goes for the Double ChickenWing GutBuster, but Ali rolls him over for a two count. Perkins with a Back Elbow Smash to Ali. Ali responds with a Palm Strike. Perkins with a Missile Dropkick to Ali. Perkins gets Ali trapped in the Knee Bar. Ali reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Perkins drives Ali back first into the turnbuckles. Ali hits a Flying Tornado DDT. Ali lands The O54. TJ Perkins is officially eliminated.
Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak
Gulak taunts Ali after the bell rings. Ali with a quick rollup for a two count. Ali transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gulak bodyslams Ali into the ropes. Ali with a drop toe hold that sends Gulak face first to the floor. Ali rolls Gulak back into the ring. Ali goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Gulak counters with a Single Leg Boston Crab. Ali with the inside cradle for a two count. Gulak delivers an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Gulak targets the injured knee of Ali.
Gulak blasts Ali with a knife edge chop. Gulak locks in a Leg Trap Abdominal Stretch. Gulak connects with a FlapJack for a two count. Gulak tells Ali to give up. Gulak with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip for a two count. Ali with Forearm Shivers to Gulak. Gulak goes for a BodySlam, but Ali lands back on his feet. Gulak goes back to the Single Leg Boston Crab. Ali drops Gulak with an Enzuigiri. Ali goes for a Roll-Through X-Factor, but Gulak counters with a PowerBomb. For the third time in this match, Gulak applies a Single Leg Boston Crab.
Ali desperately reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Gulak and Ali are trading back and forth shots. Ali applies a Single Leg Boston Crab on the top turnbuckle. Ali takes out Gulak with a Flying Crossbody Block. Gulak ChopBlocks Ali. Ali rolls Gulak over for a two count. Ali connects with a Tornado DDT. Ali’s knee is giving out. Gulak sends Ali crashing into the steel ring steps. Gulak gets Ali trapped in the GuLock. Ali passes out. Mustafa Ali is officially eliminated.
Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese
Nese with a double leg takedown to Gulak. Nese transitions into a ground and pound attack. Nese is putting the boots to Gulak in the center of the ring. Nese follows that with stiff bodyshots in the corner. Nese with a Back Body Drop. Nese stomps on Gulak’s back. Gulak fires back with a knife edge chop. Nese ducks a clothesline from Gulak. Nese thrust kicks the midsection of Gulak. Nese delivers his lighting quick offense.
Nese lands a Corkscrew Plancha. Nese repeatedly throws Gulak across the ringside barricade. Nese is lighting up Gulak’s chest on the outside. Nese launches Gulak over the announce table. Referee Charles Robinson yells at Nese. Nese rolls Gulak back into the ring. Nese with a Running Axe Handle Strike to Gulak.
Gulak chucks Nese to the ring apron. Nese kicks Gulak in the chest. Nese goes for a SpringBoard MoonSault, but Gulak ducks out of the way. Nese with a Discus Forearm Smash on the floor. Nese continues to talk smack to Gulak. Nese is mauling Gulak in the corner. Nese connects with The Running Nese. Gulak avoids a second Running Nese. Gulak applies The GuLock which forces Nese to tap out. Tony Nese is officially eliminated.
Drew Gulak vs. Kalisto
Gulak is stalling on the outside. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Gulak. Kalisto dropkicks Gulak. Gulak rolls himself out of the ring. Kalisto unloads multiple forearm shivers. Kalisto with Two Jumping Enzuigiri’s to Gulak. Kalisto delivers a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Kalisto goes for a Suicide Dive, but Gulak ducks out of the way. Gulak rips off a piece of Kalisto’s mask. Kalisto blocks The GuLock. Gulak with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Gulak kicks Kalisto in the chest. Gulak with Vicious Crossfaces for a two count.
Gulak applies a rear chin lock. Kalisto gets back to a vertical base. Kalisto with a Big Boot to Gulak. Kalisto follows that with a Basement Hurricanrana. Kalisto SuperKicks Gulak. Kalisto goes for a Tornado DDT, but Gulak catches him in mid-air. Gulak throws Kalisto sternum first to the top rope. Gulak gets Kalisto trapped in The GuLock. Kalisto drop toe holds Gulak to the middle turnbuckle pad. Kalisto plants Gulak with The Salida Del Sol to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kalisto via Pinfall