WWE 205 Live
July 16, 2021
The Capitol Wrestling Center
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Commentators: Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Asher Hale vs. Guru Raaj
— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2021
Hale kicks the left hamstring of Raaj. Hale backs Raaj into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Raaj signals for the test of strength. Hale applies a side headlock. Raaj shoves Hale. Raaj is playing mind games with Hale. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Raja with an arm-drag takedown. Hale with a waist lock takedown. Hale grapples around Raaj. Hale applies a waist lock. Raaj dumps Hale out of the ring. Hale regroups on the outside. Hale with a shoulder block. Hale slips over Raaj’s back. Raaj ducks a clothesline from Hale. Raaj with two deep arm-drags. Raaj dropkicks Hale. Raaj is fired up. Hale regains his composure on the ring apron.
Hale decks Raaj with a back elbow smash. Hale with a NeckBreaker across the top turnbuckle pad. Hale whips Raaj into the plexiglass. Hale resets the referee’s ten count. Hale with a Mid-Kick. Hale drags Raaj back into the ring. Hale cranks on Raaj’s neck. Hale stomps on the back of Raaj’s head. Hale kicks Raaj in the back. Hale puts his knee on Raaj’s back. Raaj with heavy bodyshots. Hale uppercuts Raaj. Hale stomps on Raaj’s chest. Hale with The Snap DDT for a two count. Hale talks smack to Raaj. Hale toys around with Raaj. Hale goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Raaj counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Hale Powerslams Raaj for a two count.
Raaj continues to kick out of desperation pin attempts from Hale. Hale blocks a boot from Raaj. Raaj denies The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Raaj with rapid fire bodyshots. Hale with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Raaj sends Hale to the corner. Raaj with clubbing shoulder blocks. Raaj drops Hale with The Running Bulldog for a two count. Wrist Lock Exchange. Raaj with rapid fire hamstring kicks. Raaj with a basement dropkick for a two count. Hale answers with a Running Knee Strike. Hale stomps on Raaj’s fingers. Hale with a Vertical Suplex. Hale repeatedly stomps on Raaj’s face. Raaj slaps Hale in the chest. Hale goes for a Wrist Lock Suplex, but Raaj lands back on his feet. Raaj connects with the backslide cover to pickup the victory.
Winner: Guru Raaj via Pinfall
Second Match: Ari Sterling vs. Grayson Waller
— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2021
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Waller is trying to play mind games with Sterling. Strong lockup. Sterling mocks Waller. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Waller backs Sterling into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Waller pie faces Sterling. Waller with a waist lock go-behind. Waller with a waist lock takedown. Waller grapples around Sterling. Sterling is starting to get flustered. Sterling with a waist lock takedown. Sterling transitions into a ground and pound attack. Waller scrambles under the bottom rope which forces the break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Waller pie faces Sterling. Sterling shoves Waller. Second Wrist Lock Exchange. Sterling with a wrist lock takedown. Sterling applies a front face lock. Sterling grabs a side wrist lock. Sterling sends Waller to the corner. Waller dives over Sterling. Aerial Display. Sterling side steps Waller into the turnbuckles. Sterling with a RoundHouse Kick. Sterling with a Slingshot Hurricanrana. Waller decks Sterling with a back elbow smash. Waller with a Flying Arm-Drag.
Sterling ducks a clothesline from Waller. Sterling cartwheels over Waller. Waller with a double leg takedown. Sterling drops down on the canvas. Sterling leapfrogs over Waller. Waller cartwheels around Sterling. Sterling drops Waller with a shoulder tackle. Waller trips Sterling. Waller with a double sledge across the back of Sterling. Waller stomps on Sterling’s back. Waller wraps the right shoulder of Sterling around the bottom rope. Waller drives his knee into Sterling’s ribs. Sterling with a forearm smash. Waller repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Sterling. Waller hits The Divorce Court. Waller is choking Sterling with his boot. Waller stomps on the left knee of Sterling. Waller kicks Sterling in the back. Waller goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sterling counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Waller dropkicks the left knee of Sterling. Waller with clubbing blows to Sterling’s back. Waller applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Sterling arm-drags out of the double wrist lock. Sterling ducks a clothesline from Waller. Sterling dodges The Leg Lariat. Sterling goes for the sunset flip, but Waller counters with The Triangle Choke. Sterling grabs the middle rope which forces the break. Waller with The Leg Lariat for a two count.
Waller starts dancing. Waller wraps the left shoulder of Sterling around the top rope. Waller with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Waller applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Sterling grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Waller kicks Sterling in the back. Sterling is displaying his fighting spirit. Waller thrust kicks the midsection of Sterling. Waller with The Whirlwind Kick for a two count. Waller applies The Argentine BackBreaker. Waller with The Rolling Senton. Waller applies a hammerlock. Sterling unloads three chops. Waller drops Sterling with The Teep Kick. Waller repeatedly kicks Sterling in the face. Waller continues to run his mouth. Waller applies the double wrist lock. Sterling with forearm shivers across the back of Waller. Sterling dumps Waller out of the ring. Waller drags Sterling out of the ring. Waller applies The Sleeper Hold. Waller with a Running Boot. Waller with a Slingshot Foot Stomp. Waller hammers down on the left shoulder of Sterling.
Sterling with forearm shivers. Waller applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Waller hits The Roll Through Stunner. Waller lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Waller with clubbing elbow smashes. Waller applies an arm-bar. Waller transitions into The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sterling repeatedly stomps on Waller’s face. Sterling with forearm shivers. Waller kicks the left shoulder of Sterling. Sterling clotheslines Waller. Sterling scores the forearm knockdown. Sterling drops Waller with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Sterling with combination forearms. Sterling kicks Waller in the chest. Sterling with The SomerSault Leg Drop in the ropes. Sterling delivers The Moonsauce. Sterling rolls Waller back into the ring. Waller avoids The 450 Splash. Sterling dodges The Curb Stomp. Waller kicks Sterling in the chest. Sterling with a Leaping FrankenSteiner. Sterling connects with The Baja 86 to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ari Sterling via Pinfall
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