1.Lince Dorado vs Jack Gallagher **3/4
2.No DQ:Tony Nese vs Noam Dar ***3/4
It has been a while since I watched a full episode of 205, but I will say that last year I really enjoyed the series. If not for NXT having TakeOver events, I'd say 205 is the best brand that WWE has, actually. Too bad not enough people have given them a shot since they changed things up. I guess they are to blame, though. I mean, Enzo? Really?
We kick things off with a look at what set up our main event, with a clip of Noam and Nese fighting in a parking lot and then Dar asking for a match. Fair enough.
Our first match saw Lucha House Party member, Lince Dorado, taking on Gallagher in a solid opener. After seeing Drew and Riddle do the Catch Point shake last week on NXT, and seeing Gulak come out with Jack, I am hoping even more that we'll see some form of revival of the group within WWE walls. He seems to be recruiting. Heck, they have him doing the "Drew for a better ' insert promotion's name here' " shtick, so why not another blast from the past, too?
Decent segments follow. I'm glad that the former Ultimo Ninja is getting a shot at the spotlight and it looks like he is doing well thus far.
Our main event surpassed all expectations, and was one of the best displays I've seen from either man. Both are talents I consider solid hands but nothing more, but I was shown here that they can be used as more if WWE wants that. I especially want to see an all-out battle between Nese and Buddy now for the belt. Great, PPV quality contest.
The teaser for next week was a nice end-cap. Akira throwing some shade at PAC was a surprise and honestly I had forgotten than Tozawa was ever Cruiserweight Champ.
205 was an enjoyable experience this week that went by quickly and push things forward. I'm not sure if I'll be trying to catch it weekly again, but this was one of the best hours of wrestling tv that I've seen this year and I suggest that you pull up Hulu and take a look.
Will we ever hear Gran Metalik's singing voice? Will Nese grow a ten pack? Tune in next week and find out!
Overall Rating: 75/100%