The 05/21/19 edition of WWE 205 Live, out of the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, 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 #130 of 205 Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Humberto Carrillo and Jack Gallagher vs. The Singh Brothers
That’s okay. Take your time. @SinghBrosWWE @GentlemanJackG #205Live pic.twitter.com/OeqvggNiji— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) May 22, 2019
The Singh Brothers were initially scheduled to face Lucha House Party tonight, but LHP were taken out by Lars Sullivan on Raw, so they weren’t cleared to compete.
The Singhs decided it was wise to walk down to the ring and attempt to take a countout victory, but General Manager Drake Maverick had other plans in mind. He brought out Humberto Carrillo and Jack Gallagher and scheduled a new tag team match that started right then and there.
The Singhs took turns working over Carrillo for the early half of the match. Once Gallagher tagged in, however, things quickly turned around. Gallagher planted Samir Singh with a (very) delayed vertical suplex, which got a nice reaction from the crowd.
The Singhs started to utilize some… questionable tactics in an attempt to get the win, but Carrillo’s Aztec Press was all he needed to secure the W for his team.
Winner: Humberto Carrillo and Jack Gallagher
Akira Tozawa vs. Mike Kanellis vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Oney Lorcan vs. Ariya Daivari
There’s no question about it. This absolutely HAD to hurt! #205Live pic.twitter.com/tWFn96J2BK— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 22, 2019
Spoiler alert: this match was pretty chaotic, and a lot to chronicle, but I did my very best. It was a fun fatal 5-way, however, and worth checking out if you missed it.
Mike Kanellis decided to leave the ring the moment the bell rang, which was actually a pretty smart strategy. I mean, has one of these matches ever ended in the opening moments? There’s no reason he can’t rest at the very beginning for a bit.
Brian Kendrick and Akira Tozawa, noted friends, took out everyone and then decided to go at it themselves. Ariya Daivari was the first person back in the ring, and he took out both men, as well as Oney Lorcan, to empty it again.
At one point, Daivari threw Tozawa off the top rope and onto Lorcan, which couldn’t have been fun for Lorcan.
Kendrick locked in his Captain’s Hook submission hold on Daivari, but Lorcan broke it up, and then got a Captain’s Hook of his own for his troubles. Good stuff.
After that, Kanellis and Lorcan got into a chop war into the corner, which ended with Kanellis planting Lorcan with a pretty spinebuster. Lorcan, the star of the match, fought his way back into the thick of things and took out nearly everyone in the match with a diving senton to the floor.
Of course, we had to get a Tower of Doom spot at some point, and we did, with everyone but Daivari getting in on the fun. Daivari, not to be outdone, came out of nowhere with a Persian Splash immediately following the TOD, but Kendrick kicked out of the pinfall attempt.
The crowd was really digging this match at this point, with a small “this is awesome” chant breaking out as all five men laid in the middle of the ring on their backs.
The closing sequence was a bit hectic, so I’m going to break it down like this:
- Kendrick took Tozawa with the Sliced Bread #2
- Kanellis followed that up by disposing of Kendrick with a DDT
- Lorcan, keeping up with the trend, nearly decapitated Kanellis with an uppercut
- Daivari then hit Lorcan with his hammerlock lariat, leaving him and Lorcan alone in the ring alone
- Tozawa, from outta nowhere, slides back into and rolls up Daivari to get the win
Tony Nese was shown throughout the match watching backstage, so it’s a safe bet to assume we’re getting Nese/Tozawa for the title at some point in the near future.
Winner: Akira Tozawa