10/10/18 WWE 205 Recap: Rush vs. Dorado; Mr. and Mrs. Kanellis Debut; Alexander vs. Nese Main Event
205 Live opens with a recap of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match between Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy from this past Saturday at Super Show-Down, in which Murphy won the title. The opening credits roll, and Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson, and Vic Joseph welcome us to the show. We see that Alexander will take on Tony Nese later tonight.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Lio Rush vs. Lince Dorado
They lock up and Rush applies a wrist-lock. Dorado turns it into one of his own and then drops Rush with an arm-drag. Rush comes back with one of his own and then they both go for dropkicks and then stand at a stalemate. Rush goes on the attack and delivers a few body shots against the ropes. Dorado comes back with a dropkick, but Rush slaps him across the face. Dorado catches Rush with a back-breaker and goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out at one. Dorado connects with body shots and slams Rush into the turnbuckle. Dorado goes to the ropes, but Rush knocks him to the floor. Rush connects with a suicide dive and then slams Dorado into the barricade. Rush tosses Dorado back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Dorado kicks out at one. Rush kicks Dorado in the midsection and then delivers right hands in the corner.
Rush delivers a belly-to-back suplex and goes for the cover, but Dorado kicks out at two. Rush applies a waist-lock submission, but Dorado gets free. Rush keeps the attack going and drops Dorado with a right hand. Rush goes after Dorado’s mask, but Dorado fights him off with right hands. Dorado runs the ropes, but Rush cuts him off with a dropkick. Dorado comes back with a slap across the chest and then a kick to the back of the head. Dorado keeps Rush grounded and then delivers a cross-body. Dorado goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out at two. Rush comes back with a few kicks and then delivers a spinning face-buster. Rush goes for the cover, but Dorado kicks out at two. Rush goes up top, but Dorado rolls out of the way. Dorado catches Rush with a roll-up, but Rush kicks out at two. Dorado delivers a superkick and then connects with the Bronco Buster.
Dorado delivers the springboard stunner and then connects with a suicide dive on the floor. Dorado tosses Rush back into the ring, but Mike Kanellis’s music hits and Maria Kanellis come to the stage. Mike Kanellis attacks Dorado from behind and beats him down in the ring.
Winner via disqualification: Lince Dorado
We see a promo from Buddy Murphy. He says you can’t stop the unstoppable and he proved that when he became the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion. He says he won’t be on 205 Live tonight because he decided to stay in Melbourne. He says he does what he wants, when he wants, and he will come back to 205 Live when he’s ready.
We see Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali. Ali asks if Alexander is good, and he says he is. Ali says he has a match against Hideo Itami in two weeks and it will be Falls Count Anywhere. Ali asks Alexander if he thinks his match tonight is too soon, but Alexander shuts him down. Alexander says he will take care of Tony Nese tonight and then go on to regain the Cruiserweight Championship.
We take a look back to last week’s show and revisit Drew Gulak and Gentleman Jack Gallagher turning on and beating down The Brian Kendrick. We then see a promo from Gulak and Gallagher. Gulak says it is difficult when a partnership dissolves. Gallagher says Kendrick became too sentimental and Gulak adds that he lost his edge. Gulak says they can’t waste time wondering “what if?” He says they will also take care of Akira Tozawa next week and no one will stand in their way of creating a better 205 Live.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese
They lock up and Alexander applies a side-headlock. Nese sends him off the ropes, but Alexander counters with a shoulder tackle. Alexander goes for a head-scissors take down, but Nese counters and shoves him away. They lock up again and Nese goes behind with a waist-lock. Alexander turns it into a wrist-lock, but Nese counters with one of his own. Alexander counters back, but Nese drops him with an arm-drag and then applies an arm-bar. Alexander fights to his feet, but Nese catches him with a back elbow. Alexander comes back and goes for a clothesline, but Nese dodges and then mocks Alexander. Alexander drops him with a dropkick and then slams him into the corner. Alexander delivers a chop and then an uppercut. Alexander stomps away on Nese in the corner and Nese goes to the floor. Nese pulls Alexander to the floor and then kicks him in the back.
Nese kicks Alexander again and tosses him back into the ring. Nese goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Nese drives a knee into Alexander and then applies a waist-lock down on the mat. Alexander fights back, but Nese counters with a back elbow. Nese goes for a cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Nese applies a body scissors down on the mat, but Alexander fights out again. Nese grounds Alexander again and then goes for a springboard moonsault, but Alexander gets his knees up. Alexander takes control and dropkicks Nese into the corner. Alexander kicks Nese in the face and drops him with a springboard face-buster, but Nese rolls to the floor. Alexander takes Nese out with a suicide dive and then tosses him back into the ring. Alexander delivers a springboard clothesline and goes for the cover, but Nese kicks out at two.
Nese tosses Alexander to the apron and catches him with an uppercut as Alexander was attempting a springboard clothesline. Nese drpops Alexander to the mat again and goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Alexander fights back and they exchange right hands and chops. Nese delivers a few kicks, but Alexander comes back with a Spanish Fly. Alexander goes for the cover, but Nese gets his foot on the rope at two. Alexander goes for the Lumbar Check, but Nese gets away. Alexander connects with a right hand, but Nese holds onto the ropes. Nese comes back with a right hand and a German suplex into the corner. Nese connects with the Running Nese and then goes up top. Nese connects with the 450 Splash and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Tony Nese