This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE 205 Live. Tonight after weeks of being tag team partners, Hideo Itami and Akira Tozawa go head to head to settle their differences after their defeat to Lucha House Party Buddy Murphy gets ready for his WWE Cruiserweight Championship match ahead of Money in the Bank and much more so be sure to come back here at 8pm for all of the action!
Drew Gulak vs Gran Metalik
Gulak takes Metalik down before Metalik sends him out of the ring with an arm drag, then Metalik hits an enzuigiri from the apron before hitting a springboard dropkick for a quick two count. Gulak catches Metalik up top before he's stuck in the tree of woe and Drew stomps on him before sending him out of the ring as we have Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick on commentary for the match. Metalik gets back in the ring and Drew grounds the high flyer with a side headlock before Metalik comes back with a superkick into a sling blade then hits a missile dropkick for a quick two count. Drew slides out of the ring when Metalik is on the apron before Metalik hits an Asai moonsault. They get back in the ring and Drew turns Metalik inside out with a lariat for a near fall before Metalik hits a springboard missile dropkick for a near fall of his own.
They then exchange pinning attempts before Gulak gets his feet up when Metalik goes for an Asai moonsault and locks in the Gu-Lock for the tap and the win.
Winner: Drew Gulak defeats Gran Metalik via submission with the Gu-Lock.
TJP vs Local Talent
They lock up to start the match before TJP takes his opponent down and plays to the crowd before mocking him. TJP takes him down again before snapping his arm back and sends him shoulder first into the corner before hitting a series of suplexes into a slingshot senton. TJP then hits the Detonation Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: TJP defeats a local performer via pinfall with the Detonation Kick.
-We have a sit-down interview with Cedric Alexander where he talks about his upcoming title defense against Buddy Murphy at Money in the Bank.
Hideo Itami vs Akira Tozawa
They go back and forth to start the match, having an answer for everything the other does to cause a stalemate before they exchange chops. Akira and Hideo exchange chops until Akira drops Hideo with a right hand and stomps on him in the corner. Akira hits a PK into a senton for a quick two count before slamming him down with a scoop slam for another quick two count. Hideo fights out of a headlock only for Akira to chop him around the ring, then Hideo catches Akira in the ropes before hitting a diving knee drop and playing to the crowd. Hideo sends Akira out of the ring and into the barricade before kicking and tossing him back into the ring for a quick two count.
Akira fights out of a headlock and catches Hideo coming in before Hideo catches him coming off of the second turnbuckle with a kick and yells at him. Hideo turns Akira inside out with a kitchen sink before kicking him in the side of the head and mocking him while playing to the crowd. Hideo hits a second kitchen sink before hitting a series of knee drops and his signature scraping of his boot against his opponents face. Hideo hits a DDT for a quick two count before Akira comes back with a huricanrrana into a shining wizard, then goes for a high angle senton, but Hideo rolls out of the ring. Akira hits a blockbuster off of the apron before rolling Hideo back into the ring and hitting a missile dropkick for a near fall before Hideo counters a suplex and catches Akira coming in.
Hideo hits a diving clothesline for a near fall before Akira gets a near fall off of a roll up, then drops Hideo with a roundhouse kick before Hideo catches Akira up top when he goes for the high angle senton again. Hideo hits an avalanche falcon arrow for a very close near fall before Hideo hits a shotgun dropkick for another near fall before Akira locks in the octopus stretch. Hideo then rolls out of the ring to escape before Akira hits a tope to the outside, then rolls him back into the ring before Hideo rolls out of the way of the high angle senton. Hideo then hits a series of hesitation dropkicks in the corner before finishing with a variation of a Riott Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami defeats Akira Tozawa via pinfall with a Riott Kick.