1/15/19 WWE 205 Live Recap: Dorado vs. Rush; Murphy vs. Carrillo
The opening credits roll and then Percy Watson and Vic Joseph welcome us to the show.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Lio Rush vs. Lince Dorado
Rush jumps Dorado before the bell and beats him down. The referee finally calls for the bell and Dorado delivers a few kicks to Rush. Dorado takes Rush to the corner and delivers a few knee strikes. Dorado connects with a snap suplex and goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out. Rush comes back with a few kicks and then slaps Dorado across the face. Dorado comes back with a back-breaker and then a splash. Dorado goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out again. Dorado goes up top, but Rush rolls to the apron. Rush kicks Dorado into the ring post and then takes him down to the floor. Rush connects with a moonsault and then tosses Dorado back into the ring and gets a two count. Rush kicks Dorado and then delivers a kidney shot, but Dorado fights back.
Dorado goes for a cross-body, but Rush moves out of the way. Rush applies a body-scissors submission down on the mat and then takes Dorado to the corner. Rush delivers a few kicks and then delivers a suplex to Dorado. Rush goes for the cover, but Dorado kicks out at two. Rush applies a rear chin-lock, but Dorado counters with a jaw-breaker. Dorado delivers a dropkick and then a bulldog. Dorado goes for the Golden Rewind, but Rush counters with a kick to the face. Rush goes for the cover, but Dorado kicks out at two. Dorado comes back and slams Rush into the corner and then connects with a cross-body. Dorado sends Rush into the corner and then delivers a chop. Dorado sends Rush to the outside and then connects with a suicide dive. Dorado tosses Rush back into the ring and connects with a few moonsaults. Dorado goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out again.
Dorado connects with a few knee strikes and goes for the Golden Rewind again, but Rush blocks it. Dorado comes back with a kick to the face and then finally connects with the Golden Rewind. Dorado goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out at two. Rush comes back and powers Dorado to the mat and then connects with the Final Hour for the pin fall.
Winner: Lio Rush
-After the match, Rush attacks Dorado as he is walking up the ramp. Kalisto and Gran Metalik run out for the save as Rush goes through the crowd.
Noam Dar is backstage with Kayla Braxton. Dar says he proved that he is better than Tony Nese last week, but Nese interrupts. Nese said Dar got lucky last week and 99 out of 100 times, he would beat Dar. Nese says they are 1-1 against each other and challenges him to another match. Dar says he wants to be in the ring against someone who will elevate his performance and says Nese lost.
TJP walks into Drake Maverick’s office. Maverick says if TJP is here to answer Buddy Murphy’s open challenge, it has been filled by someone making his debut on the show. TJP walks away as Maverick tries to talk to him.
We see Murphy walking backstage as we head to a break.
We see a promo from Kalisto. He says he takes Lucha Libre very seriously and he will walk out as a two-time Cruiserweight Champion at the Royal Rumble. We then see The Brian Kendrick and Akira Tozawa. Kendrick says he is teaching Tozawa every dirty trick in the book to win. We then see Hideo Itami and Ariya Daivari. Daivari says Itami is hungry for the Cruiserweight Championship and he will do whatever it takes to leave as the new champion. We then see that Kalisto, Itami, and Tozawa will face off in a Triple Threat Match next week.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Humberto Carrillo
Murphy gives Carrillo a half-hearted handshake before the match and then quickly takes him down to the mat. Murphy slaps Carrillo around and then applies a shoulder-bar. Carrillo counters into a wrist-lock, but Murphy counters right back into one of his own. Carrillo gets free and applies a side-headlock. Murphy sends him off the ropes and drops him with a shoulder block. Murphy and Carrillo go for strikes, but each dodge each other and Carrillo backs Murphy into the corner. Carrillo drops Murphy with a few arm-drags and then a dropkick to the floor. Carrillo goes for a suicide dive, but Murphy ducks and then slams him onto the entrance ramp. Murphy tosses Carrillo back into the ring and applies a rear chin-lock and then delivers elbow strikes to the chest. Murphy goes for the cover, but Carrillo kicks out at two.
Murphy goes back to the chin-lock, but Carrillo fights back with right hands. Carrillo drops Murphy to the floor with a hurricanrana and goes for another suicide dive, but Murphy shoves him into the entrance ramp again. Murphy slams Carrillo into the apron and then the barricade. Murphy tosses Carrillo back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Carrillo kicks out at two. Murphy takes Carrillo to the corner and stomps away on him. Murphy takes Carrillo up top and goes for a suplex, but Carrillo fights back. Murphy slams Carrillo into the ring post, but Carrillo comes back with a back drop on the apron. Carrillo gets Murphy back into the ring and catches him with a springboard headbutt. Carrillo goes for the cover, but Murphy kicks out at two. Carrillo connects with a cross-body and gets another two count.
Carrillo goes up top, but Murphy stops him. Carrillo powers Murphy down to the mat and goes for another cover, but Murphy kicks out again. Murphy kicks Carrillo in the face, but Carrillo comes back and goes for a superplex. Murphy shoves him away, but Carrillo comes right back. Murphy slams Carrillo into the mat this time and then delivers a power bomb and gets a two count. Carillo and Murphy block suplex attempts and then Murphy lands on his knee and tweaks it. He takes off his knee pad as the referee checks on him. Carrillo shows some sportsmanship, but Murphy charges at him and goes for Murphy’s Law. Carrillo counters with a roll-up for a two count and then Carrillo delivers an enzuiguri that sends Murphy to the floor. Carrillo connects with a suicide dive and then tosses Murphy back into the ring. Murphy counters back and then hits Murphy’s Law for the pin fall.
Winner: Buddy Murphy