Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to the first hour of our coverage of this evenings WWE programing on the WWE Network starting with 205 Live!
-205 Live general manager Drake Maverick narrates a video package for Hideo Itami and Cedric Alexander ahead of their match in tonight's main event.
Tony Nese vs Noam Dar
Tony takes Dar down before backing him into the corner and Dar applies a double wrist lock before taking Tony down with a side headlock. Tony gets to his feet and drops Dar with a shoulder block before driving Dar into the corner and rocking him with a back elbow. Dar trips Tony and sends him face first into the top turnbuckle before mocking Tony and getting a two count off of a back slide. Tony rolls out of the ring Dar goes after him before tossing him into the ring, Tony catching Dar coming into the ring and dropping him with a running back elbow. Tony rocks Dar with a high knee before dropping him with a kick for a two count and clotheslining him for a near fall.
Tony twists the neck of Dar until he fights out of it and Tony whips him across the ring and into the opposite corner before dodging a running cross body by Tony. Dar kicks Tony off of the top turnbuckle before dropping him with a European uppercut and a running clothesline in the corner. Tony nearly knocks Dar out with a right hand and drops him throat first into the top rope and hits a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Tony rocks Dar with an open hand palm strike and nearly knocks him out with a running forearm before Dar locks in a standing guillotine before Tony hits a bridging northern lights suplex for a near fall to break the hold.
Tony then hits a gut wrench falcon arrow before Dar rolls through out of nowhere when he's dragging Dar to the corner for the pin and the win.
Winner: Noam Dar defeats Tony Nese via pinfall with a sunset flip.
-The Brian Kendrick reads a letter from Akira Tozawa who isn't on the show this week due to wrestling at a Fight Club Pro event in Tokyo this past weekend and talks about their friendship and how he owes him and how he intends to help Akira become the next Cruiserweight champion.
Cedric Alexander vs Hideo Itami
Hideo starts the match off with mind games, being deliberately slow and using Cedric's aggression against him before Cedric wrings his arm and drops him with a knife edge chop for a quick two count. Hideo comes back with several kicks and yells at the crowd before beating Cedric down with forearms and kicks. Cedric comes back with a huricanrrana into a dropkick for a quick two count before stomping on the back of Hideo and hitting another dropkick. Hideo counters the Lumbar Check and rolls out of the ring before Cedric gets distracted by Ariya Daivari who runs over him when Hideo is busy with the referee. Hideo tosses Cedric into the barricade and back into the ring for a one count before kicking him in the spine for another one count.
Hideo kicks Cedric in the corner and rocks him with a European uppercut before Cedric comes back with a thrust kick and clotheslines. Hideo catches Cedric in the ropes and hits a diving leg drop for a near fall before hitting a kitchen sink for a two count. Hideo immediately locks in a side headlock before Cedric hits a jawbreaker and several chops and dropkicks. Cedric hits a slingshot flat liner for a near fall and goes for the Lumbar Check which Hideo counters before Hideo kicks him in midair when he goes for the neurolizer. Hideo hits a running dropkick in the corner into a fisherman's suplex for a near fall before hanging Cedric throat first across the top rope and hitting a missile dropkick for a near fall.
The two exchange strikes until Cedric hits the neurolizer for a near fall before Ariya drags Hideo out of the ring and Cedric hits a flipping senton over the referee and over the top rope to the outside. Cedric rolls Hideo back into the ring and kicks Ariya before Hideo drops him with an open hand palm strike to the face before Hideo hits a falcon arrow off of the apron and to the floor. Cedric gets back into the ring at the count of nine before Hideo hits a running dropkick in the corner and Cedric rolls him up for a near fall. Hideo then rocks Cedric with a European uppercut before hitting a running dropkick in the corner and a wrist lock Pele kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami defeats Cedric Alexander via pinfall with a wrist lock Pele kick.