WWE 205 Live Results (4/9/21): NXT Cruiserweight Championship Showcase

WWE 205 Live
April 9, 2021
The Capitol Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

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Commentators: Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali For The Vacated WWE Cruiserweight Championship – WRESTLEMANIA 34 

205 Live General Manager, Drake Maverick is watching the match from the ringside area. Ali applies a waist lock. Alexander reverses the hold. Alexander with a waist lock takedown to Ali. Ali applies a side headlock. Alexander drops Ali with a shoulder tackle. Alexander tells Ali to bring it. Ali leapfrogs over Alexander. Ali with a Running HeadScissors TakeOver. Quick stalemate in the corner. Ali slaps Alexander in the chest. Alexander responds with a knife edge chop. Alexander with a HeadScissors TakeOver of his own. Alexander follows that with a dropkick for a two count. Alexander applies a rear chin lock. Ali dropkicks Alexander. Alexander knocks Ali off the ring apron with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Alexander lands a SomerSault Plancha.

Alexander rolls Ali back into the ring. Alexander with the cover for a two count. Alexander applies a waist lock. Ali decks Alexander with a Back Elbow Smash. Alexander responds with a European Uppercut. Alexander with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Alexander goes back to the waist lock. Alexander goes for a Suplex, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali fires up with running lariats. Ali blasts Alexander with a Knife Edge Chop. Ali creates distance with an Apron Enzugiri. Ali hits the Roll Through X-Factor for a two count. Ali kicks Alexander in the chest. Alexander uppercuts Ali. Ali levels Alexander with a Spinning Heel Kick. Alexander responds with a Standing Spanish Fly.

Ali kicks Alexander in the jaw. Ali goes for a Tornado DDT, but Alexander blocks it. Alexander deposits Ali on the top rope. Alexander goes for an Avalanche Lumbar Check, but Ali counters with a SpringBoard Spanish Fly for a two count. Alexander sends Ali crashing to the outside. Alexander with the lateral press for a two count. Alexander repeatedly stomps on Ali’s chest. Alexander goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ali counters with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Ali follows that with a Tornado DDT. Ali lands The 054 for a two count. Ali goes for another 054, but Alexander ducks out of the way. Alexander delivers a series of Discus Back Elbow Smashes. Alexander plants Ali with The Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Cedric Alexander via Pinfall 

Second Match: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship – WRESTLEMANIA 35 

Nese avoids The V-Trigger. Nese is teeing off on Murphy. Murphy kicks Nese in the jaw. Murphy dives over Nese. Nese trips Murphy from the outside. Nese goes for a SpringBoard MoonSault, but Murphy ducks out of the way. Nese with a forearm smash. Nese rolls Murphy back into the ring. Nese shoves Murphy off the second rope. Murphy dumps Nese chest first on the top turnbuckle pad. Murphy repeatedly stomps on Nese’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Murphy kicks Nese in the back for a two count. Murphy applies a rear chin lock. Murphy with clubbing elbow smashes. Nese gets back to a vertical base. Murphy is busted open. Murphy applies a sleeper hold. Murphy goes for a Tornado DDT, but Nese counters with a Turnbuckle Suplex.

Nese decks Murphy with a back elbow smash. Nese is throwing haymakers at Murphy. Nese with a knee smash. Nese follows that with a Big Boot. Nese drops Murphy with a Spinning Heel Kick. Nese with a Running Elbow Smash. Murphy launches Nese to the ring apron. Nese with a High Head Kick. Nese gets Murphy draped across the middle rope. Nese with a SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Nese goes for an irish whip, but Murphy holds onto the ropes. Murphy kicks Nese in the face. Nese responds with a Roll Through Palm Strike. Murphy goes for a Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Nese blocks it. Murphy SuperKicks Nese. Murphy with a Shoulder Breaker for a two count. Nese rolls Murpy over for a two count.

Murphy with a Tornado Knee Smash. Murphy with a High Knee Strike. Nese negates The Murphy’s Law. Nese with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Nese ducks a clothesline from Murphy. Murphy and Nese are trading back and forth shots. Nese with a Running Forearm Smash. Murphy drops Nese with an Inside Out Lariat. Nese with a DudeBuster for a two count. Murphy heads to the outside. Nese hits The Fosbury Flop. Nese rolls Murphy back into the ring. Nese lands The 450 Splash for a two count. Nese is mauling Murphy in the corner. Murphy with a V-Trigger. Murphy connects with The Murphy’s Law for a two count. Murphy mocks Nese. Nese SuperKicks Murphy. Nese with a Turnbuckle German Suplex. Nese plants Murphy with The Running Nese to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Tony Nese via Pinfall 

Third Match: Santos Escobar (c) vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott For The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship – NXT Takeover 31 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Escobar with an arm-drag takeover. Escobar goes for a Running Hurricanrana, but Scott lands back on his feet. Scottt talks smack to Escobar. Scott rolls under a clothesline from Escobar. Scott with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Scott with a single leg takedown. Scott goes for a German Suplex, but Escobar rolls him over for a two count. Leg Sweep Exchange. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Scott blocks a punch from Escobar. Scott with a Spinning Back Kick. Escobar drops Scott with a leaping forearm smash. Scott monkey flips Escobar over the top rope. Scott with The Apron MoonSault. Scott lands The Corkscrew Plancha. Escobar regroups on the outside. Scott hits The Fosbury Flop. Scott rolls Escobar back into the ring. Scott with the cover for a two count. Escobar exits the ring. Scott works on his joint manipulation game. Scott hooks the outside leg for a two count. Scott falls on the left shoulder of Escobar. Scott stomps on Escobar’s chest. Scott with a Northern Light’s Suplex. Scott applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Escobar puts his feet under the bottom rope which forces the break.

Scott slams the left shoulder of Escobar on the middle rope. Escobar slams Scott’s head on the top rope. Escobar kicks Scott off the ring apron. Escobar lands The Suicide Dive. Escobar rolls Scott back into the ring. Escobar with the cover for a one count. Escobar clotheslines Scott. Escobar with a Leaping Meteora. Escobar puts Scott on the top turnbuckle. Escobar slaps Scott in the face. Escobar with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Escobar with an elbow drop for a two count. Escobar repeatedly stomps on Scott’s chest. Escobar is choking Scott with his boot. Escobar toys around with Scott. Escobar tries to spit in Scott’s face. Haymaker Exchange. Scott is mauling Escobar in the chest. Scott with a Discus Lariat. Scott with a Running European Uppercut. Following a snap mare takeover, Scott with a Flying European Uppercut across the back of Escobar’s neck. Scott unloads Two Pump Kicks. Scott rolls Escobar back into the ring. Scott hits The Roll Through FlatLiner.

Scott tugs on Escobar’s hair. Escobar kicks Scott in the chest. Scott dropkicks the knees of Escobar. Scott drops Escobar with The Leaping DDT for a two count. The referee is distracted by Legado Del Fantasma. Escobar negates The JML Driver. Raul Mendoza trips Scott from the outside. Escobar with The ShoulderBreaker for a two count. Escobar gets draped across the top rope. Scott with a Leaping FrankenSteiner into Legado Del Fantasma. Ashante Thee Adonis attacks Legado Del Fantasma. Scott decks Escobar with a back elbow smash. Scott goes for The Roll Through FlatLiner, but Escobar counters with a single leg dropkick. Escobar connects with The Phantom Driver for a two count. Escobar repeatedly stomps on Scott’s chest. Escobar hits The Three Amigos. Escobar goes for The Frog Splash, but Scott ducks out of the way.  Scott stomps on the left shoulder of Escobar. Scott delivers The House Call. Scott lands The 450 Splash for a two count. Escobar and Scott tumbles to the floor. Escobar negates The JML Driver. Escobar sends Scott head first into the steel buckle. Escobar plants Scott with The Butterfly FaceBuster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Santos Escobar via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez