Hey Fight Fans, welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of WWE 205 Live featuring Dusty Classic matches and the debut of female competitors on the 205 Live brand!
- We get an extended video package for the Men's and Women's Dusty Classic Tag Team Tournament matches on tonight's show.
Women's Dusty Classic First Round Match
The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) vs Gigi Dolin & Cora Jade
Gigi and Cora double up on Indi before Indi drags Gigi to the corner and tags in Candice who gets driven into the corner as Cora comes in. Cora hits a jumping knee in the corner before she's distracted by Indi on the apron and Candice capitalizes by dropping her for two. Candice whips Cora into the corner before hitting a running back elbow before Indi locks in a cravat and hits a sidewalk slam for two. Candice hits a snap mare into a rear chin lock before Cora rocks her with an uppercut and a back elbow before getting the hot tag to Gigi. Gigi rocks Indi with a flurry of kicks before knocking Candice off of the apron and dropping Indi with a pump kick for two.
Indi then counters a double suplex before Cora gets a series of two counts on Candice before Indi plants Cora for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Way defeat Cora Jade and Gigi Dolin via pinfall to advance to the next round of the tournament.
- We get a graphic for Santos Escobar defending his Cruiserweight title against Curt Stallion on NXT next week.
Men's Dusty Classic First Round Match
Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher vs Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari
Ariya and Tim kick things off by grappling on the mat when Tim takes Ariya down to the mat and transitions from one hold to another before Tony comes in. Tony gets taken down after getting a quick two count on Tim before Tommaso gets the tag and takes Tony down with a straight armbar. Tommaso takes Tony down onto the mat before Tommaso locks in a front face lock when Tony gets to his feet and Tony backs him into the corner. Tommaso gets swept by Tony when he's focused on Ariya on the apron before Ariya wraps both knees of Tommaso around the post and focuses on the left knee once they're back inside. Ariya locks in a Figure Four before Tommaso drags Ariya back only for Tony to cheap shot Tim who inadvertently distracts the referee.
Tony drags Ariya with Tommaso in the Figure Four back towards his own corner when the referee is dealing with Tim trying to get inside. Tony and Ariya then double up on Tommaso for a near fall that Tim breaks up before Tommaso and Tim clear the ring. Tommaso then hits Ariya with the Willows Bell for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher defeat Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese via pinfall to advance to the next round of the tournament.