The 03/05/19 edition of WWE 205 Live, out of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, 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 #119 of 205 Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Humberto Carrillo vs. Oney Lorcan
Cruiserweight Championship No. 1 Contender Tournament Match
It took these two a bit to get going, but once they finally did, this match got really, really fun. Oney Lorcan took Humberto Carrillo to headlock city, which was a great strategy because it successfully grounded the high-flying Carrillo for most of the match.
Lorcan hit Carrillo with a suplex on the floor, which looked (and sounded) painful. Lorcan landed a ton of strikes on Carrillo until Carrillo finally became frustrated enough that he started hitting back.
After a fun striking exchange, Carrillo landed a beautiful dive to the floor, then a standing moonsault, which resulted in a two count. Carrillo followed that up with another big dive, wiping out Lorcan and giving himself some much-needed momentum.
Lorcan quickly regained control, however, uppercutting Carrilo out of mid-air after Carrillo attempted a springboard attack. Lorcan then landed a fisherman’s suplex on the apron, which couldn’t have been fun for either competitor.
Carrillo went for another
Winner: Oney Lorcan
Colby Corino vs. Mike Kanellis
Last week, 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick promised Mike (and Maria) Kanellis that Kanellis would have a match on tonight’s show, and he delivered. Kanellis foolishly thought that he would be in the tournament, but Maverick actually had something else in mind, a local competitor.
The match never happened. Kanellis beat Corino (the local competitor) down before the bell rang, so the referee called off the bout. That’s not going to put Kanellis on Drake Maverick’s good side…
Cedric Alexander vs. Akira Tozawa
Cruiserweight Championship No. 1 Contender’s Tournament Match
After a brief moment flurry of arm drag exchanges, these two went to work – and ended up having one of the better cruiserweight matches of the year
Cedric Alexander landed a big gutbuster on Akira Tozawa early on and attacked Tozawa’s mid-section (and back) relentlessly for the rest of the match.
That strategy really affected Tozawa’s offensive gameplan, because everything he did after hurt him just as much as it did Alexander. For example, Tozawa went for a standing senton, but Alexander got the knees up, which was really bad for Tozawa.
The live crowd loved this match. There were a few “205” chants and even a “this is awesome” chant toward the end of the match, which was great to hear.
Tozawa initiated a striking exchange and came out on top, then landed his patented diving headbutt, which had the crowd on their feet. Alexander quickly recovered, landed a big punt to the head, and then the Flatliner, which earned him a two count.
Alexander then went for multiple Lumbar Checks, all of which were countered by Tozawa. Tozawa eventually decided that it was now or never and went for the top rope senton splash, but Alexander cut him off and finally landed the Lumbar Check, winning the match by pinfall right after.
Winner: Cedric Alexander