This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE 205 Live! Rich Swann won the belt last week, but The Brian Kendrick isn't planning on letting him keep it for long as they have a rematch in our main event for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and Ariya Daivari looks to finally get one up on the English Gentleman; Jack Gallagher so be sure to come back here at 10PM EST for all the action and maybe a few new debuts!
Noam Dar vs Cedric Alexander
They lock up for a clean break as a big portion of the crowd starts to leave, Dar putting a headlock on Cedric that he gets right out of then puts it right back on him, this time on the mat. Dar puts on a standing armbar, but Cedric can't break out of it as easily as he could the other moves. Cedric hits a head scissor then a dropkick that sends Dar to the outside then Cedric hits a wrecking ball dropkick to Dar, sending him back into the ring then Dar hits a neckbreaker in the ropes. Dar goes back to the arm of Cedric, going away from setting up his usual finisher, the Champagne Knee Bar for some reason. Cedric chops Dar, but Dar takes his legs out from under him for a quick 2 count. Dar drops Cedric then goes back to focusing on his arm. Dar gets a quick 2 count then goes right back on his arm, keeping him in various submissions that focus on the arm. Cedric drops Dar repeatedly then drops him with a back elbow then hits a springboard cross body for a close 2 count. Cedric hits Dar with a kick then he goes for a springboard move, but Dar kicks him in the arm when he's upside down the puts on a Fujiwara armbar, but Cedric gets to the ropes. Dar then hits a shining wizard for the pin and the win.
Winner: Noam Dar via pinfall
-We get a video package for Mustafa Ali where he talks about Islamophobia and says he can work any style. Next TJ wishes Swann good luck tonight and says he's good enough to beat Brian, but not him.
Ariya Daivari vs Jack Gallagher
Daivari immediately goes after the injured left leg of Jack, but Jack turns the tables and stand on his head in the corner. Daivari goes back on the injured leg of Jack for a quick 2 count then wraps his knee around the ring post repeatedly, following up with a quick 2 count. Jack drops Daivari with strikes, but Daivari hits a drop toe hold for multiple quick 2 count then puts on a form of a kneebar then Jack gets out of it and rolls him up for a quick 2 count. Jack drops Daivari with a headbutt for a very close 2 count then Daivari drops him with a discus forearm, following up with a frog splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: Ariya Daivari via pinfall
-Next we get a promo for Lince Dorado as we go to commercial then as we come back TJ Perkins comes out to ringside for the main event. Brian Kendrick is interviewed as he heads to the ring and says tonight will be different, talking about the stress and pressure and that he wasn't as focused as he could be and he is tonight.
Rich Swann vs The Brian Kendrick WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Kendrick puts a series of arm submissions on Swann to start the match, but Swann gets out and puts on a side headlock that Kendrick gets out of it and Swann drops him repeatedly before he goes to the outside to regroup. Kendrick sends Swann into the barricade then hits a Sliced Bread #2 on the outside, using the barricade to flip before rolling him back into the ring for a quick 2 count. Kendrick hits a high knee then a dragon suplex into the Captain's Hook, but Swan gets to the ropes. Swann sends Kendrick to the outside then hits a phoenix splash off the second rope onto Kendrick on the floor. Swann follows up with a tiger bomb once they're inside the ring for a quick 2 count then Kendrick rolls him up for a quick 2 count, but Swann hits a spinning Michinoku driver for a quick 2 count. Swann kicks Kendrick then he kicks him back and Swann drops Kendrick with an enzuigiri, falling to the mat afterwards, both men exhausted. Kendrick hits a Saito suplex for a quick 2 count then Kendrick locks in the Captain's Hook, but Swann gets to the ropes. Rich sends Kendrick to the outside then they both get on the apron and Kendrick hits a stiff kick, Swann sending him into the ring post, Kendrick putting him face first into the ring post. Rich sends Kendrick into TJ, but Kendrick comes back in and it dropped with a spinning heel kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rich Swann via pinfall
-After the match Kendrick and TJ fight then TJ accidentally superkicks Swann when he comes back to help. Swann and TJ are down as Kendrick stands tall as we go off the air.