WWE 205 Live Results
December 6, 2016
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, Austin Aries
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Opening video package spotlights Rich Swann’s Cruiserweight Title win over Brian Kendrick last week on the debut episode.
Intro video plays, then commentary welcomes us to the show and talks about the Swann-Kendrick title rematch main event tonight. We go to the opening match.
We see Cedric Alexander walking backstage for the opening match with Alicia Fox, who wishes Cedric good luck, giving him a kiss on the cheek before he heads to the ring.
“The Scottish Supernova” Noam Dar vs. Cedric Alexander
Code of the Cruiserweights adhered to as the bell sounds. Chain wrestling early. Dar works over Cedric’s arm. Cedric comes back with a backflip headscissors and a dropkick that sends Dar outside. Cedric sets to dive, Dar ducks, but Cedric with a baseball slide. Back in, Dar hot-shots Cedric across the top rope and hits an arm whip. Dar goes back to work on Cedric’s arm. Cedric fights back, but Dar with a leg kick for 2. Keylock applied. Dar with a headbutt to the chest and an uppercut for 2. Dar works over Cedric in the corner. Cedric fights back, but Dar continues to wear down his arm. Cedric goes for a Sunset Flip, but Dar counters with another shot to the arm for 2. Dar drives the arm across his own shoulder, but Cedric with a big right hand. Cedric with two running forearms, a spinning back elbow and a corner submarine attack. Enziguri from the apron, followed by a springboard crossbody by Cedric for 2. Cedric tries to lift up Dar, but can’t because of his injured arm. Inside cradle by Dar for 2. Cedric goes for a back handspring, but Dar counters with a kick for 2. Fujiwara Armbar applied, but Cedric counters with a roll-up for 2. Dar avoids a split-legged moonsault and sends Cedric shoulder-first into the ringpost.
Supernova Kick by Dar gets the win.
Winner: “The Scottish Supernova” Noam Dar by pinfall (Supernova Kick)
Dar celebrates his win after.
Good match, but in front of a half-hearted crowd, that unfortunately looks like will be a continued theme of his show as long as it tapes after Smackdown.
Dar is interviewed after and cuts a cocky heel promo, saying he’s 23, he just signed a big money contract and he wants to dedicate his victory, a very special lady, Cedric Alexander’s girlfriend, Alicia Fox. Dar walks off while Cedric is left fuming outside.
Video package spotlights Mustafa Ali, talking about how he was booed instantly during the Cruiserweight Classic and how he is great at many styles of wrestling.
Backstage, TJ Perkins wishes luck to new Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann, saying Swann has been lucky lately, including beating him last night on RAW. But he did win the Cruiserweight Title from Brian Kendrick and he’ll just leave it at that.
We see video from last night’s RAW when Jack Gallagher defeated Ariya Daivari, but Daivari attacked Gallagher after the match.
“The Persian Lion” Ariya Daivari vs. “The Extraordinary Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
Gallagher comes out, sporting a wrap on his leg that Daivari went after last night. Code of the Cruiserweights adhered to as the bell sounds. Daivari goes right after the injured leg early. Gallagher gains advantage and drives Daivari’s knees into the mat. Gallagher is catapulted into the corner, but he does his handstand on the turnbuckles. Daivari kicks at the injured leg and begins working it over. Daivari gets 2. Daivari drives his body weight across Gallagher’s leg multiple times for 2. Daivari drives Gallagher’s leg on the apron, then drives it into the ringpost. Daivari rips off the bandage on Gallagher’s injured leg and drives it again into the ringpost. Daivari gets another 2. Gallagher slips out of a slam and fights back, but Daivari with a chop block to the injured leg for 2. Leglock applied, but Gallagher gets free and hits an inside cradle for 2. Crucifix by Gallagher for another 2. Big headbutt to the neck by Gallagher for a close 2. Daivari rakes the eyes and hits a big forearm. Running boot to the injured leg by Daivari.
Frog Splash by Daivari for the win.
Winner: “The Persian Lion” Ariya Daivari by pinfall (Frog Splash)
Daivari celebrates his win after. Referee helps Gallagher to the back.
Solid match, nice to see Daivari finally get a win as Gallagher lost nothing as he was protected with having an injury coming into the match.
Video package spotlighting Lince Dorado, who is coming soon.
TJ Perkins comes out to join commentary for the main event.
Brian Kendrick is walking backstage and is interviewed before he heads to the ring. Kendrick says the stress of being the face of the Cruiserweight Division got to him last week in his title loss to Rich Swann, but tonight will be different and I will earn my title back. Now, Rich Swann is a good wrestler and an even better human being, but at the end of the day, I will win my title back.
Main Event in a Return Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Title: “The Outlandish” Rich Swann (c) vs. “The Wizard of Odd” Brian Kendrick
Pre-match intros for this one. Code of the Cruiserweights adhered to before the bell. Chain wrestling early. Swann counters a back suplex with a crossbody for 2. Series of evasions, Kendrick avoids a dropkick the first time, but not the second as Swann gets 2. Kendrick rolls outside to regroup. Swann slides outside, but Kendrick drives him into the barricade, then hits Sliced Bread #2 on the floor! Kendrick is favoring the leg as the ref begins his 10 count. Kendrick sends Swann back in and covers him for a close 2. Kendrick with crossface shots to Swann, then locks in a chinlock. Swann fights out, but Kendrick with a big boot and a release Dragon Suplex. Captain’s Hook applied, but Swann is able to reach the ropes. Kendrick charges in, but Swann catches him with a kick that sends Kendrick outside. Referee begins his 10 count, but Swann heads to the apron and hits a springboard corkscrew senton wiping out Kendrick outside! Back in, Swann hits a Tiger Bomb for only a 1 count. Swann goes for the Standing 450, but Kendrick counters with a Victory Roll for 2. Swann avoids another Kendrick boot and hits a Fisherman’s Driver for a close 2. Kendrick avoids the Wheel Kick, but Swann with a basement superkick. Kendrick counters another Tiger Bomb with a rana, but Swann comes back with an enziguri, both men down. Swann with right hands, but Kendrick with a release Regal-Plex for another close 2. Swann blocks the Captain’s Hook, but Kendrick with the Saka Otoshi takedown back into the Captain’s Hook. Swann tries to reach the ropes, but Kendrick with another Saka Otoshi takeover sending Swann back to the middle of the ring. Swann tries to counter out with a pin attempt for 2. Kendrick keeps the hold applied, but finally, Swann is able to once again reach the ropes. Swann is on the apron and Kendrick tries to bring him back in, but Swann pulls Kendrick outside. They are both on the apron and Kendrick with a boot. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread #2 on the apron, but Swann sends him to the ringpost. Swann goes after Kendrick, but Kendrick sends him face-first into the ringpost. Kendrick lifts up Swann, but Swann sends Kendrick into TJ Perkins on commentary. Kendrick and Perkins stare each other down, before Kendrick heads back in.
When he does, Swann drills Kendrick with the Swann Song to retain the title.
Winner and STILL WWE Cruiserweight Champion: “The Outlandish” Rich Swann by pinfall (The Swann Song)
Swann celebrates his title retention as Perkins has a smirk on his face. Kendrick then leaps over the announce table and begins brawling with Perkins. Swann comes back to ringside and goes after Kendrick. Perkins goes to superkick Swann, but Kendrick ducks and Perkins accidentally hits Swann. Kendrick sends Perkins into the barricade and walks off as referees back him up, but not before grabbing and lifting up the WWE Cruiserweight Title belt as the show closes.
Another good main event from Swann and Kendrick, but the finish and post-match obviously signifies a future Triple Threat title match, possibly at Roadblock: End of the Line with Perkins. Solid show this week, but a step down from the debut episode because of another weak crowd in Houston.