WWE 205 Live Results (11/28): Murphy & Nese vs. Alexander & Ali
Tonight’s episode of 205 Live opens up with 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick running down the card for tonight’s show. In the first match of the evening, Noam Dar will take on Mike Kanellis for the first time ever. Also, Hideo Itami returns to action for the first time since his Falls Count Anywhere loss to Mustafa Ali. Finally, the main event will see WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy team up with Tony Nese to battle the team of Mustafa Ali & former Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander.
We then get The 205 Live intro video.
Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness & Percy Watson welcomes us to the show. Mike Kanellis is already on his way to the ring for the first bout of the evening. His wife, Maria, is with him. We get a flashback from last week when Mike Kanellis attacked The Lucha House Party with a chair thanks to a distraction from Maria.
Noam Dar is out next and here we go.
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Noam Dar vs. Mike Kanellis: Tie-up. Kanellis forces Dar into the corner. Shin kick from Dar sends Kanellis to the floor. He chases after but Kanellis takes advantage of a Maria distraction to gain the advantage. Snap-suplex on the floor. Kanellis throws Dar back in the ring and wretches in a chin-lock. Dar escapes, doges a crossbody and hits a dropkick. Dar opens up on Kanellis with a series of strikes including a big European uppercut. Nice sequence of counters from both men. Spinebuster from Kanellis. The Lucha House Party comes out. They distract Kanellis and the referee. Kalisto attacks Kanellis and Dar hits the shining wizard for the 1-2-3. Winner: Noam Dar
We go backstage with Akira Tozawa & The Brian Kendrick, where Tozawa is coaching Kendrick on his striking and encouraging him to be more aggressive.
Drew Gulak & Gentleman Jack Gallagher get a promo. Drew says that they used to consider Brian as an ally and a friend, but now he is a loathsome cumberground. Jack explains it as someone useless who only takes up space and Gulak runs Kendrick down as looking like a homeless Leonardo DiCaprio before saying that he is gonna put him out of his misery next week and make him tap out.
We briefly go backstage with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy & Tony Nese while they talk strategy.
We then get a house ad promoting The WWE Network.
Hideo Itami makes his way out. His opponent, Levy Cruise, is already in the ring.
Hideo Itami vs. Levy Cruise: Hideo immediately strikes Cruise with a standing big boot. He screams at the crowd for respect. Kitchen-sink knee and a kick to Cruise’s back. He hangs Cruise off the ropes, climbs to the top and hits Cruise with a flying knee to the back of the neck. Series of strikes from Itami knocks Cruise out in the corner. Basement dropkick and twisting knee finisher from Itami and that will do it. Winner: Hideo Itami
After the match, Hideo continues to pound on Cruise. Ariya Daivari comes out. Commentary reminds us that it has been 7 months since he has last been seen on 205 Live. He walks to the ring, has a stare-down with Itami and then attacks Cruise. Daivari yells at Hideo to attack Cruise and Itami does, nailing Cruise with another big boot. Daivari then tells Hideo that he respects him and they shake hands.
We head backstage where TJP is talking to 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick, asking him why he shouldn’t be The #1 contender to the title. Maverick says that he lost to Gran Metalik last week, to which TJP says that he beat everybody in The Cruiserweight Classic. Drake then says that that was two years ago and TJP tries to blame Maverick’s “problem” on RAW. The Kanellises roll up to demand his help against The Lucha House Party. TJP tries to beg off but Maria tells him that they are in this together and he agrees, to which Drake says that he will consider it. Maria doesn’t like this and says that she doesn’t just want any match, she wants to embarrass them in a match they specialize in, a Tornado Tag Match. Maverick thinks about it and agrees, so the match is on. Maverick then asks if they are happy. They smile and nod and Maverick tells them to leave.
We cut backstage to Cedric Alexander shadowboxing briefly before taking a break for a house ad.
We then get a house ad for WWE 365 (profiling AJ Styles and his epic WWE Championship run).
We then get a house ad for tonight’s NXT.
Mustafa Ali is on his way out first. His partner, Cedric Alexander, is out next.
“The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese & The WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy follow. It is now time for the main event.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy & “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese vs. “The Heart & Soul Of 205 Live” Mustafa Ali & Cedric Alexander: Cedric and Nese begin. Tie-up. Nese shoves Cedric into the corner and then taunts him by flexing his muscles. Another tie-up. Cedric and Nese trade hammerlocks, but Cedric wins the encounter by taking Nese down. Waist lock from Cedric, but Nese lands the first strike with a big elbow. Cedric fires right back with a headscissor takedown followed by a dropkick. Ali tags in. Double-basement dropkicks from Cedric and Ali onto Nese. Nese pushes Ali into his team’s corner and the champ tags in. Ali catches him with a frankensteiner and a dropkick. Cedric tags in. Murphy flees and quickly tags Nese in. Cedric works over Nese, draping him off the second rope and punting him. Buddy tags Nese but Cedric doesn’t see it. Cedric bounces off the ropes and Buddy surprises him with a thrusting knee to the head. Now in full control, Nese and Buddy work over Cedric, targeting the neck and lower back. Nese locks on a body-scissor. Double-team from Buddy and Nese but Cedric escapes and tags Ali in. Ali comes in hot with a top rope dropkick to both men. Nese rolls to the outside. Head kick and roll-through facebuster from Ali to Buddy. Sunset flip, but Ali transitions into a powerbomb attempt and hits it. Cover but only two. Ali and Buddy trade strikes. Tornado DDT attempt but Buddy catches him and tosses him off the ropes. Big boot from Buddy. Nese holds the ropes and Ali tumbles hard to the arena floor.
Back in the ring, Nese stomps Ali down. Buddy comes in and does the same. The champ taunts Cedric on the apron. Suplex attempt from Buddy but Ali cradles him. Two count. Huge lariat from Buddy and Ali is out. Nese tags back in and the heels double team Ali, but Ali dodges the attack and they run into each other. Ali crawls to Cedric but Buddy pulls him off before the tag can be made. Nese takes advantage and destroys Ali with a running reverse elbow. Ali mounts another comeback, countering a combo from Buddy and lands a big reverse kick. He makes the tag. Cedric runs through Nese and Buddy with a series of quick offensive strikes. Step through flatliner from Cedric to Nese. He goes to the apron but Nese cuts him off with an open palm strike. They set up Cedric for a doomsday device, but Cedric shifts his weight and pushes Tony into Buddy on the top. Ali tags in. He and Cedric climb for a double-superplex attempt. Ali and Buddy fall off the top. Murphy’s head hit right off the post. Cedric tosses Nese to the outside. Tope con hilo. Buddy and Ali is back in the ring. Another thrust knee from the champ. He goes for Murphy’s law but Ali rolls him up. Two count. Jumping tornado DDT from Ali. Cedric is tagged in. Lumbar check from Alexander and that will do it. Winners: “The Heart & Soul Of 205 Live” Mustafa Ali & Cedric Alexander
After the match, Cedric and Ali celebrate in the ring. Vic Joseph exclaims that the champ has been pinned, possibly setting up a future title shot for Alexander, who was denied his championship rematch because he was on a losing streak. Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese walk up the ramp. Murphy angrily stares down Alexander as 205 Live goes off the air.