The July 30 2019 edition of WWE 205 Live, out of the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #141 of 205 Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Brian Kendrick & Akira Tozawa vs. The Singh Brothers
The most important lesson @mrbriankendrick taught @TozawaAkira, teamwork. ❤️ #205Live pic.twitter.com/Ad1VdNFhw5— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) July 31, 2019
The Singh Brothers took on Brian Kendrick and Akira Tozawa in tag team action to kick the show off. The match itself was solid, I especially like Kendrick and Tozawa as a team.
Speaking of Kendrick and Tozawa, they got the win via a Sliced Bread #2/diving senton combo. I wouldn’t mind seeing those two guys on SmackDown Live in the tag division one day, they have good chemistry.
Winner: Brian Kendrick & Akira Tozawa
Ariya Daivari vs. Lince Dorado
GO Lince GO! #205Live @LuchadorLD @AriyaDaivariWWE pic.twitter.com/5hYd0IshqQ— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) July 31, 2019
Up next was a match between Lince Dorado and Ariya Daivari. Dorado shined especially bright here. He got a chance to show just how athletic he is and really impressed with his performance.
There wasn’t a diving springboard attack that Dorado wasn’t willing to try, and he landed just about every single one. Daivari just wouldn’t go away, however, and showed some great toughness in the match as a result.
Dorado got the win, and they’re kinda teasing him being the bad guy of the Lucha House Party, so that’s… interesting.
Winner: Lince Dorado
Drake Maverick vs. Mike Kanellis
“GET A CLOSE LOOK AT YOUR BRAND! DO YOU SEE IT?” – @RealMikeBennett to @WWEMaverick #205Live pic.twitter.com/3pfl5w9ZSV— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) July 31, 2019
Our main event of the evening was an Unsanctioned Match between 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick and Mike Kanellis. This feud has been brewing for about a year or so now and we were quite excited to see them finally come to blows, to say the least.
Kanellis attacked Maverick from behind during his entrance to get us going. He then tried to win the match via forfeit, as Maverick was pretty beat up from the pre-match beatdown, but Maverick said he could go.
Once the match finally started, Kanellis picked up where he left off, beating the absolute hell out of Maverick for about 95% of the match. These two brawled around the ring, with Kanellis getting the better of Maverick the entire time.
Maverick eventually hulked up and fought his way back into the match, and even got in some pretty awesome offense. At one point, he DDT’d Kanellis on the announce table, which is always fun.
Kanellis went for what looked like a Razor’s Edge off the top rope, but Maverick reversed it into a Frankensteiner à la Eddie Guerrero/Rey Mysterio. Good stuff.
He followed that up with the Dudley Dog (hello childhood!) to get the win. As a result, Kanellis can no longer have title shots on 205 Live going forward.