WWE 205 Live
May 8, 2020
WWE Performance Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Tom Phillips: Hi everyone and welcome to 205 Live here on the WWE Network. I’m Tom Phillips. A lot of exciting stuff happening right now in the cruiserweight division. Of course, the interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament is on going, and of course, that’s much to the chagrin of the reigning NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Jordan Devlin, who is at home in Ireland. Over the last few weeks, we’ve taken a look inside the minds of several 205 Live Superstars, matches that made them, and one of their favorite matches from their time on the brand. Tonight, we delve into the mind of Oney Lorcan, and I agree with you this is a very difficult thing to do. In order to dive into this, i’m going to welcome my partner now who’s making his WWE Television Debut. I am sure in exactly the fashion he hoped he would. Please welcome Jeremy Borash. Hey, Jeremy Borash, JB.
Jeremy Borash: Wow, Tom Phillips. It’s great to be here. I’ve worked with some of the greatest announcers in the world, and you’re the latest one that i’m working with. That’s great.
Tom Phillips: A man who’s been on Nitro and now you’re on 205 Live.
Jeremy Borash: That happened a long time ago.
Tom Phillips: Umm, we’re out of time with you.
Jeremy Borash: That’s it? This is my big debut
Tom Phillips: Oney has some workout stuff from his house. Let’s check it out.
What’s up? I’m Oney Lorcan. You know, they asked me to pick a match that made me. And this next one when I was a little Oney Lorcan, I used to watch it over and over again. Starrcade 1996. “The Iceman” Dean Malenko vs. The Ultimo Dragon. Nine titles on the line. And you know, i’ll tell you this, every single cruiserweight in WWE was influenced by this one, so do me a favor, sit back, relax, and enjoy. But most importantly, throw em up.
First Match: Dean Malenko (c) vs. The Ultimo Dragon (c) w/Sonny Onoo In The Title Unification Match For The J-Crown and The WCW Cruiserweight Championship – Starrcade 1996 – Nashville, Tennessee
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Malenko backs Dragon into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Front Face Lock Exchange. Malenko applies a hammerlock. Dragon answers with a knee bar. Malenko reaches the bottom rope which forces the break. Test Of Strength. Dragon with a waist lock takedown. Dragon applies a rear chin lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Malenko with a rolling double wrist lock takedown. Malenko applies a headscissors neck lock. Dragon pops back on his feet. Following a snap mare takeover, Dragon repeatedly kicks Malenko in the gut. Malenko with a Back Drop Driver. Malenko with a snap mare takedown. Malenko applies a Figure Four HeadLock. Dragon escapes the hold.
Dragon repeatedly stomps on Malenko’s back. Dragon with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Dragon applies a rear chin lock. Dragon stomps on Malenko’s face. Dragon unloads a flurry of kicks. Dragon applies the single leg crab. Dragon locks in The STF. Dragon grabs a side headlock. Dragon drops Malenko with a shoulder tackle. Malenko drops down on the canvas. Malenko leapfrogs over Dragon. Dragon lunges over Malenko. Dragon kicks Malenko in the gut. Dragon slams Malenko’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dragon blasts Malenko with a knife edge chop. Malenko reverses out of the irish whip from Dragon. Malenko knocks Dragon off the ring apron. Dragon avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Dragon kicks Malenko in the gut. Dragon bodyslams Malenko on the floor. Dragon lands The Suicide Dive. Dragon rolls Malenko back into the ring.
Dragon with a short elbow drop for a two count. Malenko with a Vertical Suplex. Dragon with the lateral press for a two count. Dragon whips Malenko across the ring. Malenko with a sunset flip for a two count. Dragon kicks Malenko in the ribs. Dragon drops Malenko with The Swinging NeckBeaker for a two count. Dragon applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Dragon transitions into an abdominal stretch. Dragon kicks Malenko in the back. Dragon applies a sleeper hold. Malenko with a Belly to Back Suplex. Malenko follows that with a Release German Suplex for a two count. Malenko applies a knee bar. Dragon refuses to quit. Malenko with a Knee Breaker. Malenko dropkicks the left knee of Dragon. Malenko goes back to the knee bar. Malenko slams Dragon’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Malenko with forearm shivers. Dragon reverses out of the irish whip from Malenko. Malenko avoids The HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Malenko repeatedly stomps on Dragon’s chest. Dragon kicks Malenko in the face. Malenko PowerSlams Dragon.
Malenko ducks a clothesline from Dragon. Dragon decks Malenko with a back elbow smash. Dragon drops Malenko with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Dragon PowerBombs Malenko for a two count. Malenko connects with The Fade To Rock for a two count. Dragon negates The Texas CloverLeaf. Malenko kicks Dragon in the gut. Malenko with a Double UnderHook PowerBomb. Malenko follows that with a Bridging Jackknife Cover for a two count. Malenko with a Running Crossbody Block over the top rope. Malenko rolls Dragon back into the ring. Dragon with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Dragon lands The Asai MoonSault. Malenko with clubbing blows to Dragon’s back. Dragon sends Malenko crashing into the canvas. Dragon goes for a MoonSault, but Malenko ducks out of the way. Malenko locks in The Texas CloverLeaf. Malenko is distracted by Sonny Onoo. Dragon with an inside cradle for a two count. Malenko clotheslines Dragon. Malenko hits The Brain Buster for a two count. Dragon with a waist lock go-behind. Malenko decks Dragon with a back elbow smash. Standing Switch Exchange. Dragon plants Malenko with The Bridging Tiger Suplex to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WCW Cruiserweight Champion, The Ultimate Dragon via Pinfall
Oney Lorcan: Oh yeah, that last match, that was a clinic. This next one though is a little different. This next match is a fight. Oney Lorcan, Danny Burch, one, two, throw, bop! against a couple of scumbags, Ariya Daivari and THE Brian Kendrick. No rules. No disqualification. You know what? That’s how Danny and me like it. I could say without a shadow of doubt this right here is not only my favorite match of 205 Live, but my favorite one in WWE, period. Enjoy! Throw ’em up, Riley!
Second Match: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. THE Brian Kendrick & Ariya Daivari in a No Disqualification Match – February 21, 2020 – WWE 205 Live
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Pier six brawl before the bell rings. Burch throws Kendrick into the barricade. Daivari and Lorcan are brawling up the ramp way. Daivari is throwing haymakers at Lorcan. Daivari launches Lorcan off the stage. Burch uppercuts Kendrick. Daivari attacks Burch from behind. Daivari sends Burch back first into the barricade. Burch sends Kendrick crashing into the steel ring steps. Lorcan blasts Daivari with a knife edge chop. Burch slams Kendrick’s head on the ring apron. Burch is throwing haymakers at Kendrick. Daivari rolls Lorcan back into the ring. Daivari with the cover for a two count. Burch and Kendrick are brawling in the crowd. Lorcan dumps Daivari out of the ring. All hell is breaking loose in Glendale. Lorcan throws Daivari into Kendrick. Burch hooks the leg for a two count.
Daivari attacks Burch and Lorcan with a steel chair. Daivari pie faces Burch. Daivari repeatedly stomps on Burch’s chest. Daivari is throwing haymakers at Burch. Burch drop toe holds Daivari into the chair. Burch with a corner clothesline. Burch follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Burch delivers a Missile Dropkick. Burch is fired up. Burch tells Lorcan to get the tables. Burch and Lorcan goes for The Implant DDT, but Kendrick gets in the way. Kendrick with a Death Valley Driver off the ring apron through the table on the floor. Daivari launches Burch over the announce table. Daivari pulls out a ladder from under the ring. Daivari slams Burch head on the steel ring steps. Burch drives Daivari face first into the ladder. Burch plays to the crowd. Kendrick with a Side Russian Leg Sweep off the ladder.
Daivari lands The Persian Lion Splash off the ladder for a two count. Kendrick is throwing haymakers at Lorcan. Lorcan hulks up. Lorcan unloads three knife edge chops. Lorcan drops Kendrick with a Running European Uppercut. Daivari drives the chair into the midsection of Burch and Lorcan. Kendrick and Daivari goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Burch blocks it. Lorcan knocks Kendrick off the chair with a Running BlockBuster. Lorcan lands The SomerSault Plancha. Burch ducks tapes the left leg of Kendrick to the bottom turnbuckle. Burch and Lorcan connects with The Implant DDT on the announce table. Kendrick can’t move. Burch and Lorcan plants Daivari with another Implant DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch via Pinfall
Jeremy Borash: How about that? Another impressive win for Danny and Oney. I still think they’re destined to be tag team champions one day.
Tom Phillips: I couldn’t agree with you more. What did you think about Oney Lorcan’s workout technique?
Jeremy Borash: Okay. As far as people squatting their corgi’s, that’s the most impressive i’ve ever seen.
Tom Phillips: I haven’t seen Sasha Banks do that yet. And the throwing of the logs seems like a great idea.
Jeremy Borash: Very impressive. The man is a phenomenal, phenomenal athlete.
Tom Phillips: A breathtaking athlete. I want your prediction. Who do you think is gonna win the interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament?
Jeremy Borash: Too tough to call at this point. Obviously, Fantasma, a lot of hype coming in. The heart, the soul of Drake Maverick on display. The man has poured his heart out to the world and they have responded. It’s tough to pick, but i’m gonna go with Drake Maverick just because I think he’s got what it takes.
Tom Phillips: You’re going with Drake Maverick?
Jeremy Borash: Yeah, Drake Maverick.
Tom Phillips: You know we’re journalists? You’re coming on here. You’re coming on 205 Live. Your first time on 205 Live. You’re being biased?
Jeremy Borash: No, I bring credibility.
Tom Phillips: Oh. Credibility, all right. You know what? Jeremy Borash, you put your slant, your tilt on whatever you want to the WWE Universe. This is your show. Tom Phillips is out. I have six brands in this company. It is your show, JB.
Jeremy Borash: It’s about time. We’ll see you next week on 205 Live
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