The 01/09/19 edition of WWE 205
Noam Dar vs. Tony Nese
WHAT A STRIKE! #205Live pic.twitter.com/nOxUujwamt— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 10, 2019
Tony Nese did a good job using his size and strength advantage early on to wear Noam Dar down and control the pace of the match. That being said, Dar refused to go quietly and fought his way back into the thick of things, showing tremendous heart and effort.
Dar managed to land a few beautiful suplexes on Nese, but again Nese used his superior power advantage, along with some impressive athleticism, to regain control.
Despite Nese controlling the majority of the match, Dar managed to land a beautiful rollup to score the pinfall victory.
Winner: Noam Dar
A Message for the New Blood
Guess it’s “about time” @MariaLKanellis & @RealMikeBennett take matters with @WWEMaverick into their own hands. #205Live pic.twitter.com/ap3Tbgd225— WWE (@WWE) January 10, 2019
Backstage, Mike and Maria Kanellis spoke with General Manager Drake Maverick about their lack of opportunities on 205 Live as of late. Maria explained to Drake that she understood that you have to fight for chances in this business. She also said she understood new faces would be showing up on the show soon, and that she hoped that those new faces would be willing to fight as much as she is. But in the most passive aggressive tone she could muster.
Lio Rush Wants The Lucha House Party
“The Lucha House Party is going to feel the rush…” –@itsLioRush #205Live pic.twitter.com/SEyVEybLxQ— 205Live (@WWE205Live) January 10, 2019
Lio Rush is still very much upset about his loss to Kalisto last week on 205 Live. Rush claimed that Kalisto couldn’t defeat him in a one-on-one match without the help of the LHP and now the entire group is going to feel the Rush as punishment for their crimes.
Cedric Alexander vs. Hideo Itami
.@HideoItami is pulling out his best moves tonight! #205Live pic.twitter.com/LZ5AgFmlsk— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 10, 2019
Hideo Itami absolutely brought the fight to Cedric Alexander. He came out guns blazing and laid into Alexander with multiple kicks to the chest, all of which sounded painful.
Alexander managed to land a Springboard Flatliner, rocking Itami for a brief moment before Itami took the reigns back and resumed brutalizing Alexander’s face with strikes.
Itami nailed Alexander with a nasty Falcon Arrow from the ring apron to the floor, which looked and sounded like death. Seriously, this spot was nasty. After a really fun exchange, Itami got the win with a single knee facebreaker.
Itami joins Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy, Akira Tozawa, and Kalisto in the Cruiserweight Championship match at the Royal Rumble.
Winner: Hideo Itami