The 12/19/18 edition of WWE 205 Live, out of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE 205 Live results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #108 of WWE 205 Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Noam Dar vs. Hideo Itami (w/ Ariya Daivari)
Respect him yet? @HideoItami #205Live pic.twitter.com/23LmXKfJpI— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 20, 2018
This initially started out as a promo segment featuring Ariya Daivari and Hideo Itami. Daivari hyped up Itami by mentioning his legendary run in Japan. Daivari even brought up the fact that Itami hadn’t been treated the best in WWE, which was a nice touch of reality.
General Manager Drake Maverick came out looking to get the duo out of the ring, but Noam Dar showed up and asked for a match with Itami instead, which Maverick granted.
Itami controlled the pace for the majority of the match. Dar did manage to get in a decent amount of offense during the bout, but ultimately Itami was just too much for Dar to overcome.
Itami got the pinfall victory after nailing Dar with a falling knee strike.
Winner: Hideo Itami
What’s Next for Buddy Murphy?
If @WWE_Murphy wants to prove that he is the greatest @WWE #Cruiserweight Champion of all time, he’ll need a little help from @WWEMaverick… #205Live pic.twitter.com/sPNrZM5h73— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2018
Buddy Murphy and Drake Maverick chatted backstage about what’s next for Murphy and his Cruiserweight Championship.
Murphy requested a challenge that was so difficult that fans would be forced to refer to him as the greatest cruiserweight in the entire world.
Maverick asked for some time to think about
Lio Rush vs.Aaron Solow
.@itsLioRush has made a CLEAR statement tonight. #205Live pic.twitter.com/L1JNsBT9XA— 205Live (@WWE205Live) December 20, 2018
Lio Rush defeated Aaron Solow in a squash match.
Rush hit two Final Hours before pinning Solow because the move is just too pretty to do only once.
Winner: Lio Rush
Jack Gallager and Drew Gulak vs. Brian Kendrick and Akira Tozawa
Tag Team Street Fight
.@DrewGulak is just taking some time to sweep the ring… #205Live pic.twitter.com/6Fzk5Hp85h— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 20, 2018
Sporting his throwback look, Brian Kendrick, along with Akira Tozawa, started the match off hot, running to the ring and attacking Jack Gallagher and Drew Gulak before the bell rang.
Kendrick and Tozawa brought a table into the mix early on in the match, but Gallagher and Gulak put it back under the ring, which was hilarious.
There were a ton of silly weapons involved in this match, which was awesome. This was probably one of the most fun hardcore-style matches WWE has produced in recent memory.
Gallagher and Gulak really controlled things for the latter half of this bout. Gulak was especially brutal, which was great to see. Tozawa was taken out of the match, which allowed for a 2-on-1 advantage in favor of Gallagher and Gulak.
Tozawa eventually returned to the action, taking out Gulak and allowing for Kendrick to hit Gallagher with a top rope Sliced Bread #2 to get the win.
Winner: Brian Kendrick and Akira Tozawa