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WWE 205 Live results: June 5, 2018: Hideo Itami demands respect
On the latest episode of WWE 205 Live, Hideo Itami attacked both Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy, warning the Cruiserweight division to respect him. Plus, Drew Gulak again showed his disdain for The Lucha House Party.
Lince Dorado def. The Brian Kendrick
Last week on WWE 205 Live, Lince Dorado was on the receiving end of The Brian Kendrick’s Captain’s Hook after guest commentator Drew Gulak knocked him off the top rope. The maneuver led to a tapout victory for Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher, but The Golden Lynx was out for retribution against The Man with a Plan in singles competition. Accompanying Dorado to the ring were Kalisto and Gran Metalik, as Drew Gulak made his way to the ring alongside Kendrick and joined commentary.
The moment the opening bell sounded, Kendrick charged his opponent and unleashed a flurry of aggression that left The Golden Lynx reeling. However, Dorado didn’t stay down for long, retaliating with his own aggressive strikes before using his speed to force Kendrick out of the ring. Surrounded by The Lucha House Party, The Man with a Plan exchanged words with Kalisto and Gran Metalik before once again throwing down with The Golden Lynx.
After trading momentum, Kendrick took control with targeted attacks to his opponent’s back. Applying his technical prowess and combining impactful strikes, Kendrick began to methodically pick Dorado apart. With the WWE Universe – plus Kalisto and Gran Metalik – in his corner, Kalisto struck back, fending off Kendrick and taking control of the match with fast-paced aerial attacks.
With Kendrick struggling to regain control, Gulak stood up, prompting a confrontation with The Lucha House Party. The Man with a Plan used Dorado as a battering ram to take down Gran Metalik. However, attempting to seize on the opportunity to capitalize on his dazed opponent, Kendrick found himself caught in a surprise Golden Rewind, giving Lince Dorado the victory.
Following the contest, Gulak attacked Kalisto and Metalik before charging Dorado. After unloading his rage on The Golden Lynx, Gulak and Kendrick were chased off by The Lucha House Party.
As a result of Gulak’s actions, he will team up with The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher in a Six-Man Tag Team Match against The Lucha House Party next week!
Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy ended in a No Contest
Following a grueling battle with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander last time on WWE 205 Live, Buddy Murphy’s performance was impressive enough to warrant a rubber match against Mustafa Ali, allowing both Superstars to make their respective case for another title opportunity.
As the match got underway, Murphy quickly countered his opponent’s speed with pure strength, keeping Ali on defense and remaining unfazed by furious chops. However, Ali didn’t stay on defense long, channeling his agility into an effective surge that rocked Murphy and left him flattened on the outside of the ring.
Attempting a high-risk move, Ali ascended the ropes, but Murphy countered. They traded blows above the ring before Murphy hoisted The Heart of WWE 205 Live on his shoulders and dropped him on the turnbuckle in a jaw-dropping sequence. The Australian juggernaut took control of the bout, using his raw power to assert dominance against Ali and fending off any attempted counters.
Displaying his resilience, Ali countered a powerslam, pushing Murphy into the turnbuckle and dropping him with an incredible reverse rana. Both competitors struggled to get to their feet, but Ali took control by charging forward, grabbing Murphy’s feet and throwing them between the ropes and nailing him with a superkick. Maintaining his offense, Ali launched himself onto his opponent and nearly secured the pinfall.
With both Superstars reeling, they traded blows, counters and near-falls with neither able to maintain momentum for more than a few moments. The exchange continued on the ring apron where they again battled, and Ali nearly secured victory with an X-Factor on the apron.
Murphy remained in the fight, striking back and narrowly missing victory following a slam from the corner that resulted in a raucous “This is awesome!” chant from the WWE Universe. Irate, Murphy taunted Ali but was knocked off his feet before Ali countered a strike with a high-risk move off the top rope.
Seeing his opening, Ali forced his dazed opponent back into the ring and prepared to the execute the 054. However, as Ali prepared his patented move, Hideo Itami came out of nowhere and knocked The Heart of WWE 205 Live off the ropes. With the match called off, Itami relentlessly attacked both Ali and Murphy, making a clear statement that he demands respect.