WWE 205 Live Coverage – Tozawa/Gulak Street Fight; Nese/Ali; Swann/Alexander vs. Dar/Daivari Main Event
205 Live opens with Enzo Amore and the Zo Train (Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar, and Tony Nese) backstage. The only member missing is Drew Gulak, who has a match against Akira Tozawa later tonight. Amore says he got The Zo Train matches against the four guys who interrupted them on Raw last night. Amore says after they make him look good tonight, Christmas might come early for one of them tonight. He says he will reccomend one of them for a shot at the Cruiserweight Championship. Amore asks where Gulak is at, and they all say he is working on his PowerPoint, but he walks up wearing the Goobledy “Gulaker” suit and Amore looks disgusted.
We see the 205 Live opening video and then join Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness at ringside. We see that Tony Nese will go one-on-one with Mustafa Ali, and then Noam Dar and Ariya Daivari will take on Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann in a tag team match.
Match #1: Street Fight – Drew Gulak vs. Akira Tozawa
Gulak rolls out of the ring and covers his ears because the crowd starts doing Tozawa’s “AH!” chant. Gulak gets back into the ring and takes Tozawa down with a chop. Gulak delivers a right hand and slams Tozawa into the corner. Gulak applies a wrist-lock and goes for a sunset flip, but Tozawa rolls through and kicks Gulak in the chest. Tozawa delivers a few chops in the corner and then sucker punches Gulak with a right. Tozawa stomps down onto Gulak, but Gulak comes back with a shot to the chest. Gulak comes off the ropes, but Tozawa counters with a hurricanrana. Tozawa kicks Gulak down to the floor and then goes or a suicide dive, but Gulak catches him and delivers a suplex onto the entrance ramp.
Gulak drags Tozawa up the ramp and pummels him down again. Gulak drops Tozawa with a shot below the jaw and then decks him with a shot to the ear. Gulak tosses Tozawa back into the ring and grabs his “No Chants” sign from ringside. He jabs it down onto Tozawa and goes for the cover, but Tozawa quickly kicks out. Gulak goes under the ring and grabs a few chairs and tosses them into the ring. Gulak sets one of the chairs up in the ring and sets Tozawa in it and then slaps him across the face. Gulak goes for the cover, but Tozawa kicks out at two. Gulak grabs his sign and holds it in the air as the crowd begins chanting for tables. Gulak leans his sign in the corner and yells at Tozawa to give up.
Gulak goes to slam Tozawa onto the sign in the corner, but Tozawa counters with elbow shots to Glak’s neck. Gulak goes for the slam again, but Tozawa counters and slams Gulak into the sign himself. Tozawa rolls to the floor and grabs a table from under the ring. Tozawa tosses the table into the ring and goes to set it up, but Gulak cuts him off with a kick to the ribs. Gulak suplexes Tozawa into the turnbuckles and goes for the cover, but Tozawa kicks out at two. Gulak sets the table up in the ring as Tozawa rolls to the outside. Gulak goes to toss Tozawa into the timekeeper’s area, but Tozawa counters and does the same to Gulak. Tozawa runs across the announce table and takes Gulak out with a cannonball senton.
Tozawa grabs a kendo stick and trash can from under the ring and tosses both of them into the ring. He puts the trash can over Gulak’s body and stays waylaying on it with the kendo stick. Gulak falls onto the table in the ring and Tozawa goes up top. Tozawa connects with the senton and sends Gulak through the table with the trash can still on him and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Akira Tozawa.
We see the first vignette for 205 Live’s newest member: Hideo Itami.
We go backstage and The Zo Train, minus Gulak, are eating Thanksgiving dinner. Tony Nese says if Hideo Itami is smart, he will join them. Enzo Amore says Nese needs to focus on tonight, because if he doesn’t do better than Gulak just did he won’t be on the train anymore. Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, and Rich Swann walk up and mock the Zo Train. Amore says Nese, Noam Dar, and Ariya Daivari need to represent him like their lives depend on it. He says Nese is next and tells him to do whatever it takes.
Match #2: Singles Match – Mustafa Ali vs. Tony Nese
Nese tells Ali to hold on and then poses in the ring, but Ali comes after him and takes him down with a wrist-lock take down and then turns it into a rear arm-bar. Ali keeps Nese grounded and then poses himself. Ali goes for a crucifix pin, but Nese kicks out at one and then takes Ali down with a clothesline. Nese goes for the cover, but Ali kicks out at two. Ali tries to fight back, but Nese keeps control with a knee to the midsection. Ali comes back with a dropkick that sends Nese to the floor. Ali goes up top and takes Nese out with a cannonball senton. Nese tries to escape through the crowd, but Ali stops him. Nese connects with a back elbow and then throws Ali down on top of the barricade.
Nese kicks Ali into the air and then slams him onto the announce table. Nese tosses Ali back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Ali kicks out at two. Nese applies a headlock down on the mat, but Ali fights back and takes Nese down with a face-buster. Ali goes for the cover, but Nese kicks out at two. Ali takes Nese down with a tornado DDT and goes for the cover, but Nese kicks out at two again. Nese comes back and slams Ali into the ring post and then delivers a running knee in the corner and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Tony Nese.
Backstage, Amore says that is precisely how you represent the Zo Train. Daivari and Dar say they will do the same thing and Amore says he has reserved himself a seat at ringside for their match. Amore says they will prove they are not an embarrassment, unlike Gulak, who is in “timeout.” Amore tells Gulak to sit there and think about what he has done.
Match #3: Tag Team Match – Noam Dar and Ariya Daivari (w/Enzo Amore) vs. Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann
Alexander and Daivari start the match and Alexander takes Daivari down with a side headlock take down. Daivari fights back and slams Alexander into the corner. Alexander comes back and takes Daivari down and then tags in Swann. Alexander slams Daivari down and Swann splashes him and gets a two count. Daivari gets away and tags in Dar, who ears a knee from Swann. Alexander tags in and takes Dar down with a cross-body. Alexander goes for the Lumbar Check, but Daivari distracts Alexander and Dar takes advantage. Dar kicks Alexander in the head and goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Daivari tags back in and stomps away on Alexander in the corner. Dar tags back in and does the same and then adds a choke for good measure.
Daivari tags back in and stomps on Alexander as Dar holds him down. Daivari delivers a few right hands and tags Dar back in. Dar takes Alexander down and applies a modified arm-bar submission. Dar knocks Swann down to the floor and splashes Alexander in the corner. Dar goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Daivari tags back in and stomps away on Alexander in the corner. Daivari puts a knee in Alexander’s face and then drops an elbow to Alexander’s back. Daivari applies a face-lock down on the mat, but Alexander fight back with a jaw-breaker. Dar gets invovled, but Alexander sends him to the floor and tags in Swann. Swann drops Daivari with a few clotheslines and then a springboard hurricanrana. Swann goes for the cover, but Daivari kicks out at two.
Swann goes for the Phoenix Splash, but Amore pulls his feet out from underneath him. Daivari tosses Swann across the ring and connects with the Persian Lion Splash and goes for the cover, but Swann kicks out at two. Dar tags in, but Swann counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Swann kicks Dar in the face, but Amore is distracting the referee. Alexander drops Daivari with a kick and then grabs Amore. Dar dropkicks Alexander into the barricade and then hugs Amore. Swann takes Dar out with a roundhouse kick and then connect with the Phoenix Splash and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander.
After the match, Amore gets into the ring and leads a three-on-two beat down of Swann and Alexander. Akira Tozawa and Mustafa Ali run out, but they are dropped by Drew Gulak and Tony Nese. Gulak and Nese join Amore, Dar, and Daivari in the ring and help beat down Swann and Alexander. Amore goes up top and delivers a splash to both Swann and Alexander to put the finishing touches on the beat down. Amore grabs a microphone and asks them both how they are doing.