The WWE continues their belief in the Cruiserweight Division as 205 Live debuted last night following Smackdown Live. While it’s still unknown if this pattern will continue or 205 Live will be taped before Smackdown, the beginning introduction was a waste of time and unnecessary. The WWE Universe is/should be already aware of these guys from the Cruiserweight Classic. The likes of Akira Tozawa and Gran Metalik opening the show would have set a very high tone instead of a dumb first day of school introduction. The crowd who stayed in South Carolina, surprisingly, was behind all three matches making week one a success in my opinion.
The Bollywood Boyz v. Drew Gulak & Tony Nese
The Bollywood Boyz are fun but shouldn’t be beating the very talented Gulak and Nese on night one. It will be interesting to see if the WWE goes all out and adds tag team titles to 205 Live.
Jack Gallagher v. Ariya Daivari
When 205 Live was announced my immediate thought would be Gallagher and Tozawa would be the most underutilized despite being maybe among the most talented guys on the roster. Not only did Jack have a match but he won against Daivari, whom I consider the bad guy jobber on the roster. None the less the quote un quote good guys are two for two.
Cruiserweight Championship: The Brian Kendrick (c) v. Rich Swann
If the debut episode of 205 Live was going to be a success it couldn’t end on a Kendrick win by some sort of trickery. Swann not only deserved a win after great matches week in and week out since he debuted in the WWE but the fans really needed a guy to look up to every Tuesday night after Smackdown and boy do they have a good one.
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