The 06/04/19 edition of WWE 205 Live, out of the Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas, 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 #133 of 205 Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Noam Dar vs. Akira Tozawa
What’s gotten into @DrewGulak?!? #205Live @NoamDar pic.twitter.com/dSQXq1e6Zx— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) June 5, 2019
Noam Dar was scheduled to take on Akira Tozawa in tonight’s opening contest, but Dar was attacked from behind by Drew Gulak and was in no condition to compete afterward.
General Manager Drake Maverick decided that since Gulak wanted a fight so bad, he could have one, with Tozawa, who was in the ring waiting.
Drew Gulak vs. Akira Tozawa
We’re pretty sure the new @DrewGulak STILL doesn’t like high-flying maneuvers! #205Live @TozawaAkira pic.twitter.com/GfOPMl2GPK— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
Gulak’s got a bit of a new look this week. He’s got longer, slicked-back hair, and he’s wearing all black now. To go along with that fancy new look, he’s also got a much more aggressive, intense offensive approach.
It all works very well together and we’re excited to see where he goes from here, especially if he keeps showing up on NXT TV, too.
These two were very physical tonight. They didn’t do anything too crazy or innovative, but everything they did do they did at 100 mph, which is always fun.
Gulak landed some snug elbow strikes to Tozawa’s dome at one point, included one that connected so hard they showed a slow-motion replay of it afterward.
Tozawa then landed a running diving senton off the apron and onto Gulak, sending both men hard into the barricade at ringside. Good stuff. He followed that up with a missile dropkick off the top rope, but it wasn’t enough to put Gulak away.
Gulak came right back with a Texas Cloverleaf, but Tozawa got to the ropes. Tozawa never really recovered from the Cloverleaf, however, and Gulak hit a top rope superplex and spinning neckbreaker to get the win soon after.
Gulak and Tozawa, along with Mike Kanellis and the winner of tonight’s main event are all in the conversation to be the new no. 1 contender for Tony Nese’s Cruiserweight Championship. We should find out more about what’s next for Nese and the title next week.
Winner: Drew Gulak
Ariya Daivari vs. Oney Lorcan
.@_StarDESTROYER is FEELIN’ IT! #205Live pic.twitter.com/UQytMA1Hb0— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2019
Oney Lorcan was still pretty busted up from TakeOver: XXV, and because 205 Live is awesome, that played a huge part in this match. The match was structured around that concept, and the commentary team did a good job of painting that picture. It’s a little thing, but it made us very happy.
The match itself started out slow. Lorcan eventually landed an uppercut and a top rope crossbody to get things going. He then went after Daivari’s fingers, and then attempted a running uppercut, but was cut off by Daivari via a huge lariat that nearly decapitated Lorcan.
Lorcan eventually did land that running uppercut, and followed it up with a release Northern Lights and a running blockbuster, but it wasn’t enough to put Daivari away for good.
Daivari came back and connected with a superkick, and then locked in the Million Dollar Dream, which Lorcan fought out of… sort of. Before Lorcan could escape completely, Daivari planted him with an inverted DDT.
Sensing that Lorcan was down for good, Daivari went for the top rope frog splash and connected. But when he went to pin Lorcan, Lorcan reversed the pin and got the big win, adding his name into the no. 1 contendership conversation.
Winner: Oney Lorcan