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    RAW Review:

    Alright....I do love reading your stuff. It's always quite entertaining but I have to finally point this out. For a while I thought maybe you were just accidently misspelling occasionally but it keeps happening so:

    It's Daivari...not Davari.

    Good heel work here fron Kendrick. Youre doing well showing this new partnership between Kendrick and Daivari and he was the one who definitely needed the win.

    Awwwyeeeeaah!! An actual appearance by Aries. Was a little worried with the earlier TJP portion.

    Great back and forth between Aries and Vickie and that is coming from someone who never like Vickie on WWE programming.

    Good little match here but to me it feels like they should have been reversed and Kendrick vs. Swann should have been the Cruiserweight "main event" tonight.

    Big win and big momentum for Alexander. Lets see of he can capitalize and make a push.

    Overall, decent show. Great work with the Aries/Vickie promo and a solid opening match. Built some serious excitement for the first episode of 205 Live. Cant wait to read it.

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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal



    205 Live
    November 29th, 2016

    The show starts off with a black screen accompanied by a voiceover from WWE Chief Operating Officer - Triple H.

    The Game
    Triple H:

    On July 13th, 2016, a renaissance began. Thirty two men entered a tournament where only one stood tall in the end.

    A video of Gran Metalik tapping out TJ Perkins at the Cruiserweight Classic is shown. Alongside with Perkins next to the trophy with Triple H and William Regal.

    Triple H:
    On September 19th, 2016, the renaissance expanded. These cruiserweights made it known they would not be thought of less than an average man.

    A video of the stars that have appeared in Monday Night Raw since the reinstatement of the Cruiserweight Division. Men like TJ Perkins, Gran Metalik, Rich Swann, The Brian Kendrick, Cedric Alexander, and Neville all being shown in action.

    Triple H:
    Now - tonight - after only two months, these men are flying to impress the world on their own show. The expansion of the renaissance begins as I welcome you to 205 Live.




    VERSUS
    Eleven Man Gauntlet Match
    Winner Will Challenge The Cruiserweight Champion at Roadblock: End of the Line

    Entrant #1 “The Puerto Rican Sensation” Lince Dorado versus Entrant #2 “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese

    This match was just announced one night ago by Austin Aries, and it is the first official sanctioned match of 205 Live. Starting it off is The Puerto Rican Sensation and The Premier Athlete. They have met in tag team action, but this is their first encounter one on one. These two are in action for roughly six minutes of action. Throughout the match, Corey Graves applauded the physique of Tony Nese. That was only warranted when Nese was on the offense thanks to his strength as he showed off the bulging muscles in his torso and arms. Eventually, taunting caught up to him and Lince Dorado sped up the contest. This is what brought both men to 205 Live to start, and they are going to prove it right now. Fury of kicks by Dorado, fury of kicks by Nese. The masked man went off the ropes, Nese leapfrogging over him, but Dorado springboarded off the ropes into a huge tornado DDT. It popped the crowd but it only continued when Nese went to the outside then caught Dorado as he looked for a suicide dive. Showing off his power, he transitioned Lince into a scoop slam position then ran him into the LED post. Nese threw Dorado into the ring as he got a close two by the official. From that moment, Nese went into an aggressive offense. Straying away from any maneuver considered to be done by a cruiserweight into throwing around Lince Dorado. Mauro Ranallo calling it a side of Tony Nese we only see when he wants to get a match done quick and easy. Soon after that, it would be over quickly. Just not the way Nese would want it. Dorado would be irish whipped off the ropes, but he used it as a springboard for his signature Reverse Frankensteiner - a move Nese is familiar with - to eliminate The Premier Athlete.

    Entrant #3…

    “El Rey de las Cuerdas” Gran Metalik

    Lince Dorado slowly comes to his feet when he is met by rival Gran Metalik. Metalik comes running into the ring with multiple open handed chops over the heart of The Puerto Rican Sensation. This encounter is similar to the one at Survivor Series. It remained non-stop as both men put everything on the line with the hopes to come out the victor. Both Metalik and Dorado used the ropes as a way to get their aerial offense in and inflict as much damage as possible to their opponent. Metalik focused his maneuvers on the back of Lince, which Tony Nese had already did some work on. Metalik would use his powerful open-hand chops to the back across the spine. Each shot creating noise by the crowd and his opponent. Plus, a roll up into a powerbomb that is a maneuver Dorado’s friend Sin Cara has been known to do. It would not be something that slowed down The Puerto Rican Sensation. Lince proved throughout the attack on his back that he can be a serious contender with his never give up attitude. Dorado kicked out of the powerbomb, and forced Metalik away with a kick to the side of face for some defense. Dorado took a second to get himself mentally back in the game, and it proved to help him as he popped to his feet with a hurricanrana to Metalik. El Rey de las Cuerdas went shoulder first into the steel / LED pole. Dorado then went to the apron as he came running with a dropkick into Metalik’s shoulder as it rested against the pole. Metalik immediately came back from the corner holding onto his shoulder, but his back is to his opponent. Lince would springboard onto the shoulders of Metalik to connect with the Reverse Frankensteiner to eliminate his rival.

    Entrant #4...

    “The Self-Proclaimed Paramount” Ariya Daivari

    As Daivari’s music goes, he comes running from the back to begin an assault on man who drew number one. He runs into Lince Dorado with a knee to the gut followed by throwing him down onto the mat. Lince Dorado pulls himself into the corner, but the Iran superstar continues with the work, He stomps down on the ribs of the seated Dorado to boos from the crowd. As the crowd gets louder, Daivari plays to them by yelling that he is the best cruiserweight division has to offer. While playing to the crowd, Lince Dorado pulled himself up to the second rope. Ariya turned back to the masked man. Dorado comes off the second rope with a huge DDT that plants Daivari down. Lince would go for the cover in hopes of eliminating his third straight competitor, but it would not be this time around. Although able to kick out, Daivari lays on the mat looking up at the ceiling of the arena not moving. Dorado looks to capitalize as he climbs to the top rope. Standing vertically, The Puerto Rican Sensation leaps off the top with a Shooting Star Press… Onto the knees of Ariya Daivari! And Ariya rolls up Lince Dorado to eliminate the man who entered number one.

    Entrant #5...


    Jack Gallagher

    With Lince making his way to the back, a new face makes his way on stage: Jack Gallagher. The WWE Universe may remember Gallagher made it to second round of the Cruiserweight Classic, and he developed a feud with Ariya Daivari on Twitter. And now he is on 205 Live to meet The Self-Proclaimed Paramount one on one. Gallagher enters the ring as he immediately ducks a clothesline from Ariya. Gallagher then stands off versus his social media rival with some right hands. Gallagher then takes down Daivari by both legs, and brings Ariya’s feet to his hands. Then, rolling Daivari onto his chest as he is rolled together like a ball. Cory Graves says Gallagher calls it a Full Windsor Knot, and the Manchester native stands proudly in the ring. Then kicks the back side of Ariya! The maneuver may pop the crowd, Gallagher may be having fun inside the ring on his debut, but it angers Ariya as he is goes on the offense. Ariya does his best to punish Gallagher with some knees and back hand chops that were reflected with bright red marks on the chest of Gallagher. The offense that Ariya introduced does not last much longer when Gallagher fires back with his own innovate offense. Introducing a handstand on the middle turnbuckle, cradling himself up into a ball to avoid damage, and a Gentleman’s Dropkick - a running dropkick to the face with Ariya in the corner - to eliminate his Twitter rival.

    Entrant #6...

    Sin Cara

    Out next for a short period of this gauntlet match is Sin Cara. Sin Cara speeds up the match pace for Jack Gallagher to really prove himself. In a short two minutes, Jack Gallagher proves that he can keep up with the mysterious masked man. While Sin Cara used the ropes in any chance he could for an innovate maneuver, Gallagher was smart to move away then connect with a some high-intensity simple strikes and kicks. The new cruiserweight was able to eliminate the high-flier as he went to the top rope with an elbow to the heart.

    Entrant #7...

    “The Man With A Plan” The Brian Kendrick

    Out next in this gauntlet is the dastardly Brian Kendrick. He takes his time unlike most competitors while he waves around the Jolly Roger of Blackbeard. Once entering the ring with Gallagher, he laughs off the Englishman. Jack does remind him though that he pinned Brian’s friend - Ariya Daivari. That stops the joking and puts the two in action. The two went to trading right hands like you would see between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. It got the crowd to their feet as Gallagher fell back to the ropes returning with a boot that is pushed away by Kendrick to take down Jack. Brian then mounted onto Jack beginning to rain down with the forearms that were previously used on Cedric Alexander resulting in the turmoil with referee Shawn Bennett. Following the hits, the part of this match belonged to Kendrick. The man who was once a high-flier slows down the pace with rests holds to boos from the crowd along with strong strikes like Ariya Daivari. Kendrick would remain in control until Gallagher blocked a big boot by throwing the kick back and Kendrick falling to the mat face first. Brian went to his knees holding his face to eat a low clothesline from Jack. The two would once again engage in back-and-forth warfare with one maneuver after another. Kendrick would end up in the corner, about to take the dropkick from Gallagher, but Ariya Daivari returns to step in front of Brian and take a second dropkick tonight. While the referee checked on Ariya, Kendrick rakes the eyes of Gallagher then runs up with the Sliced Bread #2 to eliminate the new cruiserweight.

    Entrant #8...

    Rich Swann

    After last night, it only makes sense that Rich Swann would be the next opponent for The Brian Kendrick. Swann comes in ready for some retribution versus Kendrick, and it’s what he is going to get right off the bat. Rich looking for The Swann Song, Kendrick ducked looking for the Captain's Hook, but Swann got out of it as he sent Kendrick out of the ring. He then jumped onto Brian as he was on the outside as this portion of the match is already heating up thanks to the events on Monday. Once they return inside the squared circle, the direction turned as Kendrick stomped on Swann as he rolled into the ring. The Man With A Plan used the same approach as he did with Gallagher - and with Swann one night ago - as he kept Swann on the mat. Eventually, Swann fought back. The crowd had sided with the Baltimore resident at that point as he was planning to end this segment of the match in roughly four minutes. After a high vertical dropkick, Swann connected with his signature vertical 450 Splash. Swann would go for the cover, the referee about to count three, and Ariya Daivari would pull Swann out of the ring. Boos within the arena would change to cheers as Swann made quick work of The Self-Proclaimed Paramount with The Swann Song. Swann re-entered the ring as he was then put into the Captain’s Hook almost immediately. The exuberant superstar would be quick to reach the ropes as Kendrick was forced to break the hold. Kendrick would break the hold only to yell at the referee saying their were no rope breaks in a gauntlet match. Of course, he was wrong and he gave Rich ample time to return to his feet and connect with The Swann Kick to eliminate Brian.

    After the elimination, the referee ensures that Kendrick and Daivari make it to the back to avoid any other interference tonight.

    Entrant #9...

    Mustafa Ali

    Rich Swann would now be met by Mustafa Ali who has zero fear of flying. He is using this as redemption from the Cruiserweight Classic as he plans on proving himself to everyone. He and Swann would shake hands as he enters the ring then it was down to quickest pace we’ve seen in this gauntlet match. Ali and Swann would pull out all the stops as the crowd were in their feet for what the next maneuver would be. In a huge maneuver, Ali would come with a hurricana to Swann as he went over the top rope and brought out Swann with him. The move would take a minute or so away from the action as the referee would check on both men. When they were both at a vertical base, Ali and Swann would continue their war with multiple kicks and hits. Each man used the apron and steel steps as an advantage to hit an impactful maneuver and take a lot out of their opponent. When they returned to the ring, Ali would immediately go on the offense as he came through the middle rope with rolling thunder into a jumping neckbreaker. Many thought it would be over from there, but the fans were sorely mistaken. Ali and Swann continued on with their attack on the other until Rich went for The Swann Song on Mustafa for the first time in this match. Ali would duck, superkicking the fun-loving superstar, and then pulling him into a huge standing moonsault side slam to eliminate Rich Swann.

    Entrant #10...

    “The Ultimate Technician” Drew Gulak

    Mustafa might be regretting all the stunning aerial maneuvers as Drew Gulak is the next entrant in this. Corey Graves mentions him as The Ultimate Technician as he is going to tear Ali apart. Unfortunately for Corey, he was wrong with his statement as Drew had the same fate as Sin Cara tonight. Gulak had a nice showing for about a minute as he would go on the attack on Mustafa’s arm. Pulling down Mustafa with a quick arm drag followed by dropping multiple knees on the limb of Ali. Then, when he picked Ali off the mat, Gulak twisted the arm then lifted Mustafa up into a back body drop. Ali hit the mat hard, but he quickly used his athleticism to bring his legs back to wrap around the torso of Gulak. Mustafa brought his legs back down to bring Gulak onto his back for a quick roll up that eliminated The Ultimate Technician.

    Entrant #11...

    Cedric Alexander

    WIth the music hitting, out comes the final entrant of the night: Cedric Alexander. Alexander defeated Gran Metalik last night for this huge opportunity, and now he meets Mustafa Ali for the first time. Ali is quick to try and finish this contest as he endured a battle with Rich Swann and took some damage to the arm by The Ultimate Technician, Alexander looks to add more damage to Ali knowing one big maneuver could secure him a date with the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Cedric’s maneuvers have always been to know to inflict damage on the opponent. He would constantly look for moves like the 540 Kick and a Reverse STO, but the superkick is what connected for the man. Ali rolled out of the ring, and Cedric leaped onto him with a huge Tope Con Hilo to pop the crowd. Cedric held onto his momentum before he made his way to the top rope. He came soaring with a Frog Splash, but Mustafa pulled himself under the bottom rope to avoid the potential ending maneuver. Ali then connected with a shining wizard before making his own way up to the top rope. His back to Cedric as he comes down onto Alexander with his signature Imploding 450 Splash to end this gauntlet match!

    Spoiler:

    Winner and challenging for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Roadblock: End of the Line: Mustafa Ali


    As Mustafa had spent roughly ten minutes in this match, his hand is raised as the victor. Austin Aries joins the winner as he also raises his hand. Behind the debuting star, Cedric Alexander has made his way back to his feet. Mustafa and Cedric shake hands as a sign of respect between the two before the Cruiserweight Classic standout and authority figure leave the ring. Ali celebrates as he has a match with either Neville or TJ Perkins in two weeks.

    Interview Pit…

    After the exciting eleven man gauntlet match, we are backstage with official 205 Live Correspondant - Charly Caruso.

    205 Live Correspondant
    Charly Caruso:

    Well, with tonight being the first night of 205 Live, I think it’s safe to say anything will happen. Cruiserweight Classic competitor Mustafa Ali has made his name known as he will now challenge Neville or my guest at this time TJ Perkins at Roadblock: End of the Line.

    As his name is mentioned, TJ Perkins enters the scene. He looks more than ready for competition tonight in his gear.

    Charly Caruso:
    TJ, in just a few minutes you look to reclaim your WWE Cruiserweight Championship versus Neville. How do you plan on winning this match with Neville?

    TJ Perkins:
    My plan is like any other match, Charly. I’ll speed it up when I need to. I slow it down when I need to slow it down.

    Charly Caruso:
    Well, TJ, you and Neville have faced one on one before on Monday Night Raw when it was interrupted by Gran Metalik. Your match at Survivor Series was supposed to be one one before the inclusion of The Brian Kendrick and Kalisto. This will be the first time you and Neville will really feel each other out.

    TJ Perkins:
    Neville and I faced off once before where our match was unfortunately cut short by Gran Metalik. This time will be completely different. Because the simple fact is that I was supposed to win that match, and Neville knows that too. I would have won that night, I would have won at Survivor Series, and I will win tonight.

    Charly Caruso:
    It’s easy to respect your confidence going into this tonight, and I am sure Neville is too. But now there is the factor of Mustafa Ali who will be challenging either you or Neville at Roadblock: End of the Line.

    TJ Perkins:
    I have tons of respect for Mustafa. It sucks he missed out on the Cruiserweight Classic when he was one of the first men eliminated. I am sure this is his vengeance, and he will be bringing out all the stops. I’ll be more than ready for him when I defeat Neville tonight.

    Charly Caruso:
    Thank you for the time, TJ. Best of luck in your match up next!

    TJ Perkins:
    Thank ‘ya, Charles.

    Perkins nonchalantly throws a nickname at Caruso as he walks off. The scene ends with Caruso watching the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic walk off.

    VERSUS
    WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
    TJ Perkins versus “The King of the Cruiserweights” WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville

    The first time these superstars met one on one the roles were reversed. TJ Perkins was the champion, Neville was the challenger. Now Perkins challenges Neville. TJ really brought some fire in his offense for the first time tonight where he was ready for anything and everything versus The King of the Cruiserweights. Of course - Neville made sure his aerial assaults were limited to draw heat from the crowd. Perkins meanwhile stepped away from his grappling offense to catch the champion off guard. Perkins impressed the people in the nosebleeds to Corey Graves - his biggest critic - as he risked his body with a huge hurricanrana off the ring apron that went wrong. As Perkins connected with the maneuver, he tripped over his own feet and went into the steel steps with the back of his head first. The referee followed protocol to ensure the challenger was able to continue as Neville attacked Perkins. Neville focused all of his attacks on the neck of his opponent from that point forward. A tornado DDT with some phenomenal selling by TJ as he is in a headstand for a moment along with the dirty maneuvers of choking Perkins on the middle rope with his foot. Neville would continuously use this dirty tricks then pin Perkins for a two count only adding to the aggression and malice behind each maneuver from The King of the Cruiserweights. Towards the ending, a comeback came for Perkins as Neville had him set up at the top rope. TJ would push down Neville after some fight, and he leaped down towards Neville but rolled instead of going into the champion. He then returned to his feet and jumped into Neville with his signature neckbreaker. Plenty thought it would be over, but it was not the case. TJ kept with his momentum until the very last moment. After a headstand headscissors that sent Neville into the second turnbuckle, Perkins lifted him onto his shoulders. Except Neville slipped behind the Cruiserweight Classic winner. Neville connected with a hard shot to the back of Perkins’ neck followed by a straight kick to the hollow of his opponent’s knee. As Perkins falls to a knee, Neville wrestles him down to lock on the Rings of Saturn forcing Perkins to submit.

    Spoiler:

    Winner and Still WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville


    As the show closes, Neville proudly holds up his championship. He yells to the camera that this is his show and nobody can stop him. The champion confirms he will be meeting Mustafa Ali on Monday Night Raw before leaving TJ Perkins in the ring. The medical staff checks on the former champion as the show goes black.


    Roadblock: End of the Line
    December 18th, 2016
    ** Card Subject To Change **

    VERSUS
    WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
    Mustafa Ali versus “The King of the Cruiserweights” WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville



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    205 LIVE Review:

    Yes!! It's here! The inaugural episode of 205 Live. Good using a little recap of the Cruiserweight Classic and how the Cruiserweights were brought back to WWE.

    Little surprised there wasnt an opening promo before the match with the commentary or with GM Aries.

    Gauntlet for a shot at the belt, I like that.

    Great opening between Dorado and Nese. Unfortunate to see Nese gone so early as these two really put on a show.

    Metalik next is awesome because of the history he has with Dorado. Wow! That was exciting between these rivals. Really liked how you had Dorado finally get Metalik's number here, though it was a bit of a heel tactic.

    Before going any further, must commend you because the writing has been fantastic, giving each showdown so far a fair amount of detail but youre also doing a wonderful job showing the competitors wear and tear after moving on from the last match up.

    Yay! Daivari spelt right!! Haha, just bustin' your balls.

    Damn man, thought against all odds Dorado was gonna score another win. Good quick match because Dorado has taken a lot of punishment but he put up a fight.

    Gallagher debut and you capture his wackiness well.

    Really have never been a Sin Cara fan so was not upset to see him eliminated quickly.

    Yes! Glad Kendrick is advancing and this was an awesome contest. Would really enjoy reading another full on match between these two in the near future.

    Thought Daivari cost Swann for sure, which I was all behind. Odd that Kendrick would make a bold statement like a wrong rule and disappointed he is gone already.

    Another great contest between Ali and Swann. Youre really giving everyone (except Sin Cara....hahahah) a chance to shine.

    Of course I say that and then read the next match up and Gulak doesnt get much of a chance. Making Ali look real credible though.

    Yes!! Seeing Cedric come in last was getting me nervous cause of his big momentum win. Glad to see you gave the win to Mustafa and bring someone new into the title picture. Awesome showing for him tonight.

    I didn't get much of a unique personality from TJ in this interview. Just felt like some generic answers instead of his amped up, hyper, pop culture personality. I also don't like hin so theres that. Hope Neville retains.

    Great match! Loved the spot where TJ hurt himself and Neville's subsequent attacks. This was excellent storytelling. Really glad Neville won and his title reign continues. Look forward to seeing him defend against Ali.

    Overall, a great show....honestly, your best on yet! Other than the blandish interview, the matches were perfect and this got me very excited for the future of your shows. Well done Rask!

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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    Finally!! 205 Live is here!!!!

    DAMN! Disappointed Nese didn't make it further, but I guess it made sense so you could have Dorado get revenge on Metalik.

    Gallagher getting two eliminations is awesome. Great way to introduce and truly entertaining competitor.

    Daivari helping Kendrick makes sense, continuing their friendship.

    Awwwww Damn. Was hoping Alexander would win, that said, Ali winning is a welcome change from the usual contenders and I'm excited for him to lose to the king...haha.

    Perkins hyping the main event makes sense, but I woulda liked to hear from the champ, considering he is going into his first championship defense.

    Great main event, as always, making both men look good, and Neville retaining.

    A hella entertaining first episode of 205 Live!! Writing as always was on point, and you got to showcase a good chunk of your roster in one night with the gauntlet match. Only thing that bugged me was Neville not being seen before his first defense, but that is minor. Excited for more!!


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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    CURRENT NEWS REGARDING THE CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION
    MULTIPLE SOURCES USED TO CREATE THIS REPORT
    November 30th, 2016


    According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Noam Dar, Akira Tozawa, and Tajiri have all signed multi-year deals with the WWE. We can expect to see all three of these of men on WWE television in the near future.

    WWE has announced a new crop of talent that will be joining their developmental territory NXT. Amongst those are Cruiserweight Classic standouts Fabian Archer, Alejandro Saez, Damian Slatar, Sean Maluta, HoHo Lun, Raul Mendoza, Gurv Shira, and Harv Shira. It would be to no one’s surprise that these men will be eventual members of the cruiserweight division once they are deemed ready.

    Austin Aries is said to be a major player to the Cruiserweight Championship picture when he is healthy. His current position in the company is to ensure he is a known competitor to the WWE Universe if management wants to fast track the championship on him.

    Last night on 205 Live, two new faces emerged to join the cruiserweight division. Jack Gallagher will enter a feud with Ariya Davari as expected following their previously mentioned Twitter beef and now their interaction on 205 Live. Mustafa Ali is reportedly the next big thing in the eyes of none other than Vince McMahon. Vince believes Mustafa can do it all inside the ring, and he can excite the crowd. He wants to see him succeed in the division.

    The current backstage situation at 205 Live is believed to be Triple H manning the helm after Smackdown Live. Road Dogg and Jimmy Jacobs all act as his right hand man as the producers of the show. Alex Rasky is the main writer working with Triple H for 205 Live. Of course, Vince McMahon gets final say of what exactly happens as it is a main roster show.

    In the last piece of news, Dave Meltzer says there are currently top five faces and heels that officials have for who they want to be on top of the Cruiserweight Division. Click below to see who exactly is on WWE’s radar:

    Spoiler:



    Top Heels:

    1. Neville
    2. The Brian Kendrick
    3. Gran Metalik
    4. Tony Nese
    5. Drew Gulak

    Top Babyfaces:

    1. Mustafa Ali
    2. TJ Perkins
    3. Cedric Alexander
    4. Rich Swann
    5. Jack Gallagher



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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    Another good show Rasky. After reading through and seeing the newswire afterwards I'm pretty sure that Kendrick/Daivari versus Swann/Gallagher could be a nice little two on two feud going forward. Speaking of two on two I'm hoping that in the future you can introduce a CW Tag Team Championship to add even more variety to the product. Keep up the good work mate.

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    I've dropped in with the odd rep comment here and there but I've finally managed to get up to date with this thread. Noam Dar and Tazawa are solid additions to the roster no doubt, and I'd mark out hard for some Tajiri appearances. I think it's quite clear that I'm a fan of the guy going off my BTB. I guess all of the other news is pretty standard stuff, and I think the infusion of young talent will be great.

    I'm also happy that you're give Ali a good go. A Neville/Ali feud feels fresh as considering IRL Neville ran through basically everybody. I think this is the smartest of moves and I look forward to you building heat between them in the coming weeks. The other big highlight for me at this stage is the work of Kendrick and Daivari, really fun stuff and their budding feud with Austin Aries should be a good time.

    With 205 Live debuting, it's awesome that guys like Gallagher, Swann, Alexander, Nese and Gulak will get more air time and actual storylines/feuds to follow on a weekly/bi weekly timeframe. Really looking forward to what's next in here because as others have said, you've done a great job restarting the Cruiserweight division.









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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    I appreciate all the feedback! Definitely hoping to see this project pick up in terms of exciting storylines with new characters now that 205 Live is up & running.




    Monday Night Raw
    December 5th, 2016
    The New Contender Must Prove Himself


    “Break Orbit” (Remix)
    WWE Cruiserweight Champion
    “The King of the Cruiserweights” Neville

    In the first segment of the night for the cruiserweights, Neville is in the ring with a microphone ready to speak his mind, but also looking ready for another fight, six nights after defeating TJ Perkins to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

    WWE Cruiserweight Champion
    Neville:

    It feels good to be king! The champion! The star of 205 Live! Two months ago, I told the WWE and TJ Perkins that I was here for the Cruiserweight Championship. On 205 Live, I proved why I am the champion and nobody else deserves to be. For those of you who have missed it, let me run it down for you real quick… TJ Perkins proved he was nothing more than a one hit wonder. He talked to that there cameraman two weeks ago about how he was going to be a two time champion and dethrone the king. He couldn’t get the job done though. I destroyed him to the point that Austin Aries will not allow TJ to enter any WWE arena this week. Your champion, your Cruiserweight Classic winner could not even put up a fight versus a real cruiserweight.

    (Byron Saxton: C’mon… TJ injured himself in that match when he hit the back of his head on the steel steps. Neville needs to have some respect for Perkins’ well-being.)

    (Corey Graves: Shut up, Saxton! The king is talking!)

    Neville:
    Before that destruction, Austin Aries decided I needed an opponent for Roadblock: End of the Line. Eleven other man, supposed “challengers”, fought for the right to face off against the king. All these men fought because you earn a chance to get in the ring with me. You need to earn your way to stepping up to my throne, and you need to fight to take. The funny part is… I could not even tell you who won that match. Some no name who was eliminated from my tournament in the first round. A first round competitor challenging an all star? I refuse to be challenged by some no name. I demand Austin Aries out here right now to officially wave off my match at Roadblock: End of the Line.

    …

    …

    …

    ...


    “Go Hard”
    Mustafa Ali

    As Neville awaits the Authority of 205 Live, out comes the man Neville was just talking about: Mustafa Ali. Ali - also in ring gear - joins Neville in the ring with a microphone.

    Neville:
    It’s him… The guy! The poor, poor lack of talent who will be bending a knee to the king at Roadblock: End of the Line.

    Mustafa Ali:
    My name is… Mustafa Ali…

    Neville:
    Oh, Mustafa! Aren’t you the one who got trampled in The Lion King?

    (Bryron Saxton: Well, Corey, am I allowed to mention that his name is MUSTAFA and not Musafa?)

    Neville:
    Wait - hold on a minute. Mustafa was the king! And that’s something you will never be.
    Let me put this in words you will understand - I’m the one man stampede, you’re the lion. I will be leaving you lifeless right in the middle of this ring.

    Neville manically laughs into the microphone with a deep voice. Continuing to do so until it becomes a nuisance that the crowd boos the champion. Ali, looking around at the WWE Universe booing, shrugs then superkicks the champion as he continues to laugh.

    (Michael Cole: What a kick by the number one contender to finally shut up Neville!)

    The King of the Cruiserweights rolls out of the ring - minus a microphone - as Ali is finally able to speak up.

    Mustafa Ali:
    Let me tell you something Neville - you can constantly come out here calling yourself “the king”, but there is always a prince waiting to take your throne. You are not the man you come out here and think you are. You have no idea what it’s like to be a cruiserweight - that's why you were not in the Cruiserweight Classic. You’re not someone who can go from strong style, to technical, to lucha libre. You know who can wrestle any man put out in front of him? I can. If you don’t believe it, you're dressed for action, you can come try me. My match with Gran Metalik can wait.

    Ali finishes his statement as he motions for Neville to get into the ring with him. Some of the crowd beginning to side with the Pakistan superstar. Neville instead tells the challenger “No” as he will just have to wait until Roadblock: End of the Line.

    Mustafa Ali:
    No surprise to me here. Instead, you can hangout next to Byron and see just what I do with Gran Metalik inside of this ring. Most people here are trying to be the best cruiserweight, but I’ll show why I already am.

    Ali then drops the microphone as the segment ends. Neville yelling that the championship is his for a reason as the segment ends.

    VERSUS
    Singles Match
    “The Prince” Mustafa Ali versus “El Rey de las Cuerdas” Gran Metalik with Vickie Guerrero

    This match for Mustafa Ali was more so to show him off to the WWE Universe in a lucha libre match. Metalik being the perfect opponent to show off versus The Prince. Ali and Metalik start off the match immediately going for high flying maneuvers on the other. First, it was a variations of kicks by Ali to Metalik. Then Metalik to Ali. Ali catches Metalik with some right hands that send him into the corner. Metalik kicks away Mustafa, goes to the second rope, and he tightropes across the second rope. Metalik comes leaping into Mustafa with a hurricanrana that sends Ali to the outside. When both men were outside, it is when the match really picked up for the two men. Each man did their best to the oust the other by climbing and jumping off the barricade, steel steps, and ring apron. Ali caught Metalik with a superkick that dazed the masked man, allowing the Pakistan superstar to show off with a vertical jump from the apron to the top rope that resulted in a picture perfect springboard moonsault. That moment on it was solely Mustafa Ali on the offense. Sending his opponent back in the ring, rolling in through the middle rope, and then connecting with a neckbreaker would not end the match. That pushed Ali to dig deeper in his arsenal. From a vertical base, near the corner, Ali connects with the devastating standing moonsault. The match could have ended there, but Ali decided to add a little more damage. He climbs to the top with his back to Metalik, his eyes focused on Neville at the top of the stage, and Ali connected with the 054 to put away Metalik!

    Spoiler:

    Winner: Mustafa Ali


    As Ali celebrates his victory, Neville is standing up on the announce table at the top of the stage.

    (Michael Cole: In two weeks, Mustafa Ali challenges Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship. Mustafa might be new around here, but he has found an enemy in Neville.)

    (Corey Graves: I hope Mustafa Ali is ready for Neville. There is no doubt that The King of the Cruiserweights will make Ali bend the knee.)

    The segment closes with Ali on the middle rope yelling an invite to Neville to join him in the ring.

    Backstage…

    After the match, we cut backstage to the loser: Gran Metalik. He is being consoled by Vickie Guerrero as she ensures everyone goes into a rut at times. Metalik nods his head as the two pass Lince Dorado. The masked man takes notice of the man he defeated at Survivor Series when his walk with his business manager comes to a halt. Metalik yells “You will pay!” in Spanish before wildly charging at The Puerto Rican Sensation sending him into the cement wall.

    (Michael Cole: Oh, c’mon! Lince Dorado was just minding his own business, and now he’s being assaulted by Gran Metalik.)

    (Corey Graves: Gran Metalik believes Lince Dorado is disrespecting the mask, and now he is once again going after The Puerto Rican Sensation. Maybe this will get through Dorado's head now.)

    Metalik takes Dorado by his mask then throws him into the production boxes. Then, the runner up in the Cruiserweight Classic takes a lead pipe in hand. Before it can be put to use, a crowd of producers come to stop the cruiserweight. He drops the pipe as Vickie walks closer towards Lince.

    Gran Metalik’s Business Manager
    Vickie Guerrero:

    Gran Metalik told you he was the last luchador left, yet you're still here making sure you can be seen at all times. I recommend you stay far away from The Crown Jewel of Lucha Libre unless you want this to happen again.

    Vickie adds insult to injury with a swift kick of her heels to the ribs of Lince Dorado. The staff members yelling at the two to leave, which they finally agree to do.

    (Byron Saxton: Unnecessary insult to the even more unnecessary injury.)

    A Paper Champion

    &
    “Win It All”

    The Premier Athlete and The Ultimate Technician
    Tony Nese and Drew Gulak

    After Tony Nese counts his abs on stage, Drew Gulak calls for the attention of the WWE Universe as he has a microphone in hand. Nese is in ring gear as Gulak is dressed in a suit.

    The Ultimate Technician
    Drew Gulak:

    Attention! Attention! WWE Universe, may I have your attention!

    The crowd reacts with boos in the direction of Gulak as Nese’s entrance music phases out.

    (Byron Saxton: Oh, looks like they have the WWE Universe’s attention alright.)

    Drew Gulak:
    Oh, that’s just nice. Booing someone for politely asking to speak to you all. Stay classy, Austin!

    The fans in attendance give the Pittsburgh native more of a negative reaction with Nese yelling for them all to shut up.

    Drew Gulak:
    My name is…

    Gulak pauses from the overwhelming boos from the Texas crowd considering his condescending attitude.

    (Corey Graves; Let the poor man talk! This is the best technician in the whole Cruiserweight division.)

    Drew Gulak:
    My name is Drew Gulak! And this man next to me is Tony Nese! You should know exactly who we are by now, but some people have been taking a spotlight that should be ours. We mean one man: TJ Perkins! TJ made himself known when he won the Cruiserweight Classic, but most people say his career really started when he stepped into the ring with me on his first night of Raw.

    The crowd boos while Nese gases up Gulak, ensuring him that it’s the truth. Drew practically yells into the microphone as he continue to speak to the WWE Universe.

    Drew Gulak:
    WWE Universe, we are here on your side in a promotion we call: Stop Playing Around Perkins. Perkins has taken away opportunity after opportunity from real stars like myself and Tony. He snaked his way into only facing Gran Metalik when all of you were sick of seeing those two fight. TJ, by making sure he only faced Gran Metalik, took away opportunities from Tony Nese and I. We actually commend men like The Brian Kendrick and Neville for stepping up to management and getting that championship far far away from TJ. Now we recommend a simple three step plan beginning with this: putting the spotlight on The Premier Athlete and The Ultimate Technician.

    Gulak hands off the microphone to Nese as he has entered the ring where Sin Cara is waiting for him.

    The Premier Athlete
    Tony Nese:

    Now, we’re going to finish the job. TJ Perkins may not be here because of Neville, but when he returns Drew and I will be waiting for him. Consider this a challenge for Roadblock: End of the Line, TJ. Meet either Drew or myself, and we will be more than happy to back up our words.

    (Michael Cole: The challenge has been set, and Tony Nese is ready to prove himself versus Sin Cara.)

    Nese tosses the microphone to Gulak on the outside as the referee calls for the bell.

    VERSUS
    Singles Match
    “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese with Drew Gulak versus “The International Superstar” Sin Cara

    It has become a usual with Sin Cara that his matches in the Cruiserweight division do not last entirely too long. This match would be no different. Sin Cara had some nice defense against Nese by using his usual speed to find a counter. Once The International Superstar comes off the ropes, Nese jumps up with a knee to the side of the masked mans face. Followed into a pumphandle powerslam with Nese showing off his strength to the Raw audience. Counting out his abs with Gulak yelling out to the crowd for them to join along. Unsurprisingly there are tons of boos from the fans. Nese shrugs them off then goes straight to work back on the masked superstar. Nese really used his knees as the body part to inflict the most damage with. Vertically jumping then dropping onto Sin Cara’s torso, coming forward and back with a knee towards the spine, and knees along the pecs of the Mexican superstar. The knees would end the match as Sin Cara fell into a seated position in the corner following a german suplex into the corner. The Premier Athlete came running with a running knee strike with such an impact it secures the victory.

    Spoiler:

    Winner: Tony Nese


    After the match, Drew Gulak enters the ring to join his friend. Gulak raises his hand proudly while shouting at that The Premier Athlete did not use one high-flying match the whole night.

    (Corey Graves: Look at that, Saxton. That’s a real friendship. Too bad nobody wants to be seen with you. What do you say, Cole? We could be like a Nese and Gulak 2.0!)

    (Michael Cole: I would have no issue with that. It seems those two men need some fans somewhere.)

    That statement coming from the fact Gulak is parading around the ring trying to begin a “Tony” chant. The whole arena just ignoring and booing The Ultimate Technician as the segment eventually ends.


    Roadblock: End of the Line
    December 18th, 2016
    ** Card Subject To Change **

    VERSUS
    WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
    “The Prince” Mustafa Ali versus “The King of the Cruiserweights” WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville

    What Else Happened On This Night:

    Seth Rollins defeated Big Show via countout
    Enzo and Lana’s storyline continues as Enzo goes to Lana’s hotel room and is attacked by Rusev
    Kevin Owens defeated SamI Zayn in a Non-Title Match
    Sasha Banks challenges Charlotte Flair to an Iron Man Match at Roadblock: End of the Line
    Bayley defeated Alicia Fox
    Mark Henry defeated Titus O’Neil in a Tussle In Texas
    Roman Reigns retained the WWE United States Championship over Chris Jericho
    The Club and Sheamus & Cesaro go to a No Contest
    Charlotte Flair attacked Sasha and left her in front of a crying Ric for dedicating her victory to him



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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    RAW Review:

    Awesome promo from Neville, especially the commentary snipping back and forth. He is really going to be a star in your BTB. So much personality, running down the Number One Contenders Gauntlet and winner. Mustafa holding his own too. This is going to be a fun feud!

    Metalik has been on a roll lately so I am surprised you used him as the guy to show off Mustafa. A good showing for Mustafa though.

    Metalik showing rage and frustration. Thought him and Dorado would be done but not quite yet.

    Excellent promo from Gulak. As someone who isnt a fan of TJP, I enjoy seeing these guys have beef with him.

    Nese looked great in victory here.

    A good episode of Raw. You built up your new stars in Ali, Nese & Gulak. Your champion looks strong and is establishing himself with great promo work. Excited to see what comes as we head to Roadblock.

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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    Much like in real life, Neville is off to an awesome start as the Cruiserweight Champion in this thread. The one thing I think I mentioned previously that I’ve enjoyed is the fact that you’ve given him a fresh looking challenger, as opposed to recycling everything that has already been done. The promo from Neville was pretty standard stuff really. Well written but basically just putting himself over, and running down his next number one contender. Mustafa Ali coming out to interrupt was good; however I wasn’t completely sold on The Lion King line. I don’t know why, it just didn’t get me in terms of humour. Ali deciding to just Superkick Neville was great to add more heat to the feud, as was challenging Neville to face him right now. Obviously that wasn’t going to happen but this promo did a good job of creating some much needed hatred between champion and challenger. Good work.

    A nice win for Mustafa Ali on top of that to further put himself in position as a threat to the gold. He needed to win this really so good booking decision. Poor Metalik though, outside of an initial push it seems that all he does is lose.

    Honestly, I feel like this attack from Metalik onto Dorado was fine because they have had having issues for awhile now. My only real concern is that it occurred basically straight after Metalik’s hard fought loss to Ali. I would have liked Metalik to have a little more recovery time before being able to take out a fresh Dorado; I thought this actually made Dorado look a bit weak.

    Hmm, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak are criminally underutilised in real life, I think they are awesome. I love the idea of giving them a good gimmick/angle that they can run with, and this definitely fits the bill. Running a crusade of sorts against TJ Perkins could be fun and this was off to a good start with a fun promo.

    Nese looks awesome in this match against Sin Cara and I’m completely okay with that considering the angle you are going to be running. LMAO at Gulak trying to start a Tony chant as well.

    A really good show here for the Cruiserweight Champion, it did something it needed to do and something it didn’t need to but it overachieved anyway. Champion/Challenger now have heat and Nese and Gulak could become stars if this one promo is anything like what future weeks will bring. Can’t wait to see how things further develop mate.









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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    Alright! First Raw since the debut of 205.


    Great opening promo. Nailed Neville's king persona. Corey telling Saxton to shut up was perfect.

    Was slightly disappointing that after the superkick, Neville didn't cost Mustafa the match, or attack him after. Oh well. Good match, very impressive win with him beating Metalik who has been around the top of your cruiserweight division for awhile now.

    Yes. This is the Metalik I wanted, strong and dominant. Glad he bounced back quick after losing with a brutal beatdown.

    Great promo by Gulak, with a pretty good reason to want a match with Perkins. Hoping Perkins takes on Nese at Roadblock though, Nese is one of my favorites on 205.

    Speaking of, good showing for Nese in the final CW segment of the show.

    Excellent use of Raw time. Everyone was used very well. Excited to see how Perkins / Nese / Gulak plays out and looking forward to a long reign for the king of the cruiserweights....at least until you get Aries back in the ring haha.



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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal

    I've been reading for a while now man and I have to say I'm loving this so far! There's a reason this BTB of the month, because it's great!

    Neville's opening promo was good, I'm a huge fan of his even since he was PAC in Dragon Gate and PWG, so I hope he kind of brings that up against Ali, maybe not with those exact words, but just highlighting he's one of the best high-flyers to come out of the UK. Really liked the Superkick touch and a good match with Metalik to make Mustafa look like a threat and not just a contender of the month, as WWE have done with the belt almost since it's inception.

    Metalik and Vickie Guerrero together is awesome, I love Vickie so I'm so happy that you incorporated her back into the product Gran attacking Lince was a nice touch, although I agree with stojy that I feel the segments were a bit TOO close together, none the less, still a good way for Metalik to get heat back.

    Drew Gulak is awesome and it's such a goddamn shame he isn't utilised more in real life. It seems you have plans with the whole TJ/Nese/Gulak thing so that's exciting stuff, overall a good CW segment on Raw and I'm buzzing for 205 Live, good work! :D

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    Re: 205 Live: Different but Equal


    205 Live
    December 6th, 2016


    VERSUS
    Singles Match
    Jack Gallagher versus “The Man With A Plan” The Brian Kendrick with Ariya Daivari

    Following their encounter last week, Jack Gallagher meets The Brian Kendrick in one on one action. Ariya Daivari is ringside in support of his ally as well to try and throw off his Twitter rival. Gallagher and Kendrick lock up with the UK star getting control first with a headlock. He quickly turns it into some shenanigans when he brings Kendrick against the ropes, releases the side headlock, and gives a gentle slap against the side of Brian’s face saying, “Let’s get to some fighting, huh?” That one little moment triggered the offense Kendrick has become known for since his return to WWE. Kendrick is in immediate control, and Daivari ensures that Gallagher knows that. Brian makes early work to soon bring an Abdominal Stretch on Jack as Ariya climbs onto the apron to yell at Gallagher. The Self-Proclaimed Paramount telling Gallagher that this is why nobody wanted him here because he’s a waste of talent amongst other things. The trash talk from Ariya angered and pushed Gallagher to stop any type of momentum Kendrick had. Gallagher would hip toss Kendrick to get out of the hold, come into Ariya with his high-intensity dropkick, and then come running head first into the chest of Kendrick. Gallagher’s style picking up a bit more of a hard-hitting style you’ll see from someone in the United Kingdom or Japan in those moments of frustration. He did retain to having a good time as he would make time to wrap Kendrick into a ball like he did Daivari last week. Kendrick would end up in the corner after that, but was able to avoid the Gentleman’s Dropkick. Brian pulled Jack over his back to the mat as he locked on the finishing Captain’s Hook. This time it would not put away The Englishman as he took a hold of Kendrick’s legs, rolled to his side, and put Kendrick on both shoulders for the referee to count a three and award Gallagher the victory.

    Spoiler:

    Winner: Jack Gallagher


    As the bell rings following the surprising roll up, The Brian Kendrick is quick to kick out the hollow of the knee of Gallagher's. Kendrick immediately mounting on top of the English superstar to connect with multiple right hands. It’s something Kendrick has been known to do now, and it always shakes his opponents with the power he puts behind each strike.

    (Corey Graves: Oh, c’mon. You’ve got to be kidding me right now.)

    (Mauro Ranallo: This isn’t what Gallagher deserves! The Brian Kendrick is mugging him right now!)

    It would not just be The Brian Kendrick, but Ariya Daivari too who joined in on the assault. Kendrick bringing Gallagher to his feet, in a bent over position, and Daivari connects with the arm trapped backbreaker to Jack! The crowd boos as the Manchester native lays helplessly on the mat. And Kendrick locks on the Captain’s Hook! Jack immediately tapping out as the bell once again rings.


    “All Around The World”
    Rich Swann

    (Mauro Ranallo: Here comes the calvary!)

    With Kendrick’s submission locked on a helpless Gallagher, Rich Swann comes running out from the back. Daivari is ready to fight off the high-energy star, but Swann immediately ducks under then connects with The Swann Song to send Daivari down. Swann then dropkicks the back of Kendrick’s head to break the submission and send The Man With A Plan rolling out of the ring.

    (Corey Graves: Rich Swann is taking out everyone tonight. I may not like the dancing, but there is no place for that type of assault here on 205 Live.)

    Kendrick goes to the otherside of the ring nearest the stage to pull Daivari out of the ring. He holds up The Self-Proclaimed Paramount while Swann is checking on his ally.


    “Ambition and Vision”
    The Authority of 205 Live
    Austin Aries

    As the two duos staredown, Austin Aries now adds himself to the mix. At the top of the stage, with a microphone in hand, Aries is ready to make an announcement concerning all four men.

    The Authority of 205 Live
    Austin Aries:

    Kendrick, Daivari. You two consistently play by your own rules. It’s about time someone shut the both of you down. Swann, you want those two in the ring? At Roadblock: End of the Line - you will team up with Jack Gallagher to face Kendrick and Daivari. And I’m expecting a fair contest from you two.

    Aries said looking at Daivari and Kendrick as his music once again played him out. A dazed Jack and game Rich staring at Kendrick and Daivari as they remain at the top of the stage. The segment ends with Mauro speaking.

    (Mauro Ranallo: What a huge match up! Jack Gallagher and Rich Swann teaming up versus The Brian Kendrick and Ariya Daivari to hopefully bring these issues to an end. )

    Backstage…

    After a commercial for the Royal Rumble, we are back to Lince Dorado backstage. He is making his way over towards Charly Caruso - the official correspondent of 205 Live - when he is attacked from behind. The Puerto Rican Sensation going into the steel garage doors. The camera pulls back and it’s Gran Metalik! Metalik reaches behind bring him for a steel chair, and bringing it down across the back of The Puerto Rican Sensation! And another crack across the back! Followed by another!

    (Mauro Ranallo: Someone gets some help for Lince Dorado. This is the second night in a row that Gran Metalik has jumped him.)

    Dorado rolling around the ground as Metalik stands over him. Bringing the chair down to pin the luchador down with the foreign object. Lince coughing as Metalik continues to hold down the chair. Then, Vickie Guerrero comes walking into the scene. She bends over next to Lince as she speaks:

    Gran Metalik’s Business Manager
    Vickie Guerrero:

    You and Gran Metalik… Next week on 205 Live… In a Last Luchador Standing Match!

    (Corey Graves: There is no way Austin Aries is sanctioning this match! Gran Metalik is going to brutalize Lince Dorado!)

    The segment ends as Metalik steps away from Dorado, dropping the chair on the Puerto Rican star. He and Vickie Guerrero walk off just as medical personnel and producers come to the scene.

    &
    VERSUS
    &

    Tag Team Match
    “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese and “The Ultimate Technician” Drew Gulak versus The Bollywood Boyz (Harv Sihra & Gurv Sihra)

    Following their words last night towards TJ Perkins, and Nese’s victory over Sin Cara, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak team up tonight. They face new NXT signees and Cruiserweight Classic competitors - The Bollywood Boyz. Surprisingly so, the brothers get a good amount of offense to show up versus The Ultimate Technician and The Premier Athlete. Harv took most of the offense for his team as it was played off smaller to his brother. Gulak used the Sihra brother as a platform to continuously slow him down with rest holds and submissions with his mission of proving you don’t need to be a high-flier to be a cruiserweight. It does work alongside the powerful moves of Tony Nese until Gurv is tagged into the contest. Gurv forces both men to speed up this contest, which puts control in his and his brothers hand, The speed would eventually harm Gurv as he ran up the top rope, coming back for a splash to Nese, but he was caught by the powerful wrestler. Nese slammed Gurv into his corner followed by a tag into Gulak. Nese would not leave the ring right away though as he run into the corner of The Bollywood Boyz to bring a knee to the side of Harv’s face. Bringing this contest to an end with a two on one situation. Gulak threw Guv towards Tony to receive a knee to the side of the face, and he then stepped back to Drew Gulak to locked on the Gu-Lock (Dragon Sleeper) with Sihra quickly tapping out to The Ultimate Technician.

    [SPOILER] Winners: Tony Nese and Drew Gulak [/SPOILERS]

    Nese and Gulak quickly dispose of the NXT talent kicking him out of what they call “their” ring. Gulak asking for a microphone as his music fades out.

    (Corey Graves: Get ready, Mauro! We’re about to hear from Drew Gulak!)

    The Ultimate Technician
    Drew Gulak:

    And that’s how you get an efficient victory, TJ Perkins. Tony Nese set out the challenge for Roadblock: End of the Line, for you to face either him or I, but now I set out a challenge for Monday Night Raw. Assuming you’ll be out of hiding then. You find a partner of your choice to face the two of us.

    (Mauro Ranallo: And now another challenge set out by Gulak and Nese. These two men want to run the cruiserweight division one day, and they’re using TJ Perkins to get there.)

    The segment ends as Gulak and Nese walk around the barricade taunting fans for their superior looks and brains.
    One Win Doesn’t Make You Worthy


    “Break Orbit” (Remix)
    The King of the Cruiserweights
    WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville

    Following the tag team match and a commercial for WWE Shop, the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville is in the ring ready to speak to the WWE Universe.

    The King of the Cruiserweights
    WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville:

    Last night on Raw, I gave my challenger the time of day. I allowed him to introduce himself to the entire WWE Universe. Yet… I still cannot remember his name. I watched him go one on one with Gran Metalik like I was supposed to be impressed. Impressed in what? Impressed in something Rich Swann or Cedric Alexander have been doing since this division first started? No, no. I have zero interest in those two men, and I have zero interest in you too. You went into the ring with me on Monday. You not only embarrassed me in what was supposed to be my celebration, but you also said something that stuck in the back of my mind...

    Neville pauses for a moment, adjusting the Cruiserweight Championship so it is draped over his shoulder.

    Neville:
    You can do it all. You can soar from the skies! You can bruise any man with one kick! You can make any opponent tap out with one submission! Is that really the type of wrestler you are? You really don’t think my skills compare to yours? You’re going to learn something tonight. I know you’re back there, so now you can sit and watch how it’s done.

    (Corey Graves: Neville is not happy with the way Mustafa Ali treated him last night, and I would hate to be this chinless freak right now.)

    (Mauro Ranallo: James Ellsworth is about to be on the receiving end of a beating like no other.)
    VERSUS
    Non-Title Singles Match
    “The King of the Cruiserweights” WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville versus James Ellsworth

    Tonight Neville’s opponent is Smackdown Live superstar - James Ellsworth. Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan agreed that Ellsworth could appear on 205 Live this week after he had a strong influence in the main event of the TLC event. It proved to be more of a punishment for Ellsworth and a match to elevate The King of the Cruiserweights. Ellsworth wanted to back away from the competition of Neville, but the Cruiserweight Champion wasted no time to get into the action. Backing Ellsworth into the corner, Neville begins to kick away at the mid-section of the chinless superstar. He falls into a seated position as Neville will not quit until the referee separates him from his opponent. Then, the second Ellsworth returns to his feet, Neville comes running with a running dropkick that once again puts his opponent in the seated position. This time Neville pulls the Smackdown Live superstar towards the middle of the ring, allowing him to stay up on a knee, and he comes running into him with a Shining Wizard. Ellsworth goes lifeless onto the mat with Neville immediately taking ahold of his opponent into the Rings of Saturn. Ellsworth immediately taps out!

    Spoiler:

    Winner: Neville


    (Corey Graves: And that’s why he is the best in this division, Mauro! Just man-handled that little freak Ellsworth!)

    (Mauro Ranallo: James Ellsworth may have just realized he bit off more than he can chew getting on the bad side with Smackdown Live management. The king is hard at work.)

    Neville is given his championship along with a microphone after his decisive victory.

    Neville:
    And that’s how you get it done… Never tell a king to sit and watch you perform unless you’re at his level. See you on Monday.

    Neville throws the microphone on the mat then goes to corner where he climbs it to proudly hold up the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. As he celebrates, the crowd slowly begins to cheer. The camera zoomed on the champion pans out to show #1 Contender Mustafa Ali in the ring behind Neville. The Newcastle resident steps down into a huge superkick to the square of the jaw!

    (Corey Graves: Oh c’mon! A hard fought victory from Neville only to be attacked to by this man whose name the WWE Universe cannot even remember.)

    The crowd applauds Mustafa for taking out the trash talker, but that is not the end of what he has planned. Ali climbs the corner that Neville was standing on with his back towards the champion. Mustafa is at the top and he comes down with the 054 that pops the crowd. The number one contender takes a second to get back the air after crashing down on Neville before picking up the microphone. Before speaking, he also takes the Cruiserweight Championship into his free hand. Looking at it while he speaks to Neville.

    The Prince
    Mustafa Ali:

    My name is Mustafa Ali… And you will remember it when I take this championship from you in two weeks.

    Mustafa drapes the championship over Neville as he remains laid out following the beating from his challenger.

    (Mauro Ranallo: Mustafa Ali is doing anything to make a name for himself, and he is demanding the respect of the Cruiserweight Champion.)

    (Corey Graves: Obviously, he’s not earning it in any deserving way. Just blindsiding Neville for no reason.)

    (Mauro Ranallo: Mustafa Ali matches every attribute Neville brings to the table plus some. The King of the Cruiserweights and The Prince will not disappoint.)

    The show closes on that line from Mauro Ranallo and the visual of Neville sitting in the corner cradling his championship while Mustafa Ali is at the top of the stage.


    Roadblock: End of the Line

    December 18th, 2016
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    VERSUS
    WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
    “The Prince” Mustafa Ali versus “The King of the Cruiserweights” WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville



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    VERSUS
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    Tag Team Match
    “The Man With A Plan” The Brian Kendrick and “The Self-Proclaimed Paramount” Ariya Daivari versus Jack Gallagher and Rich Swann


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    A nice opening match to play off last week with Kendrick and Gallagher. I wasn’t really sure who would get the win throughout, as I potentially leaned towards Kendrick due to some Daivari interference. I guess not. A really good win for Gallagher here, and the beat down followed by the save from Rich Swann was all done pretty well. Austin Aries coming out and making the tag match for Roadblock sounds good to me. The only thing is AA was all business in this promo, and didn’t really show any signs of true character. I’d like to see a little more charisma out of Aries when he speaks. Outside of that, a good opening to the show.

    Another brutal attack from Metalik on Dorado. Unexpected but really fine, and the Last Luchador standing match next week should be great. The only thing I hope is that at some stage Aries actually confirms it, or there is some sort of news post confirming it, as opposed to wrestlers booking their own matches. Still, I expect Metalik to finally go over next week, this feud has been fun.

    Gulak and Nese needed the win to continue the momentum that they are building with their new and awesome attitudes. Bollywood Boyz are from NXT so the valiant loss does nothing but good for them anyway. The challenge afterwards was fine as well, looking forward to seeing who TJ picks as a challenger. Good stuff again here.

    Neville’s promo before his match with his usual arrogance, but then wanting to send a message was all done well. He was always going to squash James, and then the ending with Mustafa Ali getting one up on him again was great. A good ending to continue to put over a fresh, entertaining challenger that has seemingly come from nowhere.

    A really good show again. Only thing I touched on was the characterisation of Aries, outside of that, another good show as you continue to charge towards Roadblock. Also, full marks for having two Cruiserweight matches on the PPV and neither of them feel like filler garbage. Good job.









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    205 LIVE Review:

    Truly, I have enjoyed everything you have been doing with Kendrick. One of the best written characters on here. Sad to see him lose here but it makes sense to have the newcomer Gallagher go over and it also happened in a way that can continue these two's story.

    Oh Rich.... Curious to see what will come of his current real life situation and how that'll then play out in your future.

    Big announcement!! Roadblock is looking nice!

    I like the announcment of Metalik and Dorado in a Last Luchador Standing but the attack felt a little too continued from last time.

    Awe yeah! Another win for Nese and Gulak! Bery much looking forward to their progression.

    Pure heel Neville here and I am loving it. I want to see more and more from him to really dive deep into his character.

    Haha...Ellsworth.

    Excellent way to end the show. Neville really got a chance to shine on the mic and then win very decisively. Ali is then given his own chance to shine as well. Looking forward to their match.

    Overall, another well written show from you. You are doing great at getting me invested into multiple people on your roster and seeing these storylines play out. Roadblock is gonna be awesome!

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    205 Live!


    Great opening contest, Kendrick being my favorite in your BTB at the moment. Glad to see Gallagher get the win, starting things off on the right foot for him. The match announcement for Roadblock was a nice touch, and I like that The championship match isn't going to be the only appearance of the division at the PPV.

    Last Luchador Standing!?! I'm in.

    Good win for Gulak and Nese. Excited to see this team continue to build momentum. Nice appearance by The Bollywood Boyz. Curious to see if TJ will show up on Raw for the tag match, and who his partner will be.

    Your writing of Neville continues to be great, and i enjoyed the brief appearance by Ellsworth.

    Ohhhhhh Mustafa touched the championship...big no no.

    As always, great show. Writing is always a treat to read. Glad to see the Last Luchador Standing match will be on 205, would give people a reason to watch, speaking of, really looking forward to that match.

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    Thanks for the comments as always. A short little news story for right now.



    A Note From The Office of Austin Aries
    Rich Swann Injured; Suitable Replacement Found

    Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley received a note today from Austin Aries regarding a serious injury to Rich Swann. Swann, who is supposed to team with Jack Gallagher this Sunday, has suffered a severe ankle sprain. That sprain will unfortunately cause Swann to miss about six months of in-ring action. The Authority of 205 Live has told his two bosses that he already has a replacement set, and Jack Gallagher has no issues teaming with him.

    Making his WWE debut, "The Scottish Supernova" Noam Dar will be teaming up with "Man Of Honor" Jack Gallagher to take on "The Man With A Plan" The Brian Kendrick and "The Self-Proclaimed Paramount" Ariya Daivari.

    Noam Dar is the twenty three year old Cruiserweight Classic stand out hailing from Ayr, Scotland. He defeated Gurv Sihra and HoHo Lun throughout the inaugural tournament before he lost to Zack Sabre Jr. Austin Aries, alongside McMahon and Foley, had been in talks with Noam Dar after the Cruiserweight Classic, and a deal for his contract happened to be finalized not too long.

    Be sure to tune into Roadblock: End of the Line on Sunday December, 18th, to see the debut of The Scottish Supernova.


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    Rich Swann isn't irreplaceable by any means at this point of time, so I guess I have no issues with him being dropped. I enjoy Noam Dar though and look forward to seeing what you do with him.

    Not much else left to say really except that I'm ready for the next show.









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    Monday Night Raw
    December 12th, 2016

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    VERSUS
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    Tag Team Match
    “The Prince” Mustafa Ali and "The Fil-Am Flash" TJ Perkins versus “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese and “The Ultimate Technician” Drew Gulak

    Two challenges were set last week. Tony Nese and Drew Gulak challenged TJ Perkins to a match at Roadblock: End of the Line. Perkins, offended by the words used by both men that he stole the spotlight from everyone and that he was a paper champion, agreed to take on both men in a handicap match come Sunday! Tonight, he has a tag team partner though. The number one contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship - Mustafa Ali. In an interesting start, Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak test the speed of the other. Something The Ultimate Technician doesn’t often do as he likes to remain on the mat. It was proven there was a reason for that as Mustafa was quickly on the offense for his team resulting in Tony Nese quickly being brought in. Perkins was then brought in to face off with The Premier Athlete. Mainly to ensure Ali would not be overpowered before his big championship match. Perkins took most offense from Tony Nese while he taunted the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic. Eventually, Nese would be introduced to why Perkins is now being refereed to as “The Fil-Am Flash” as he began to seamlessly move from maneuver to maneuver against the chiseled man. Kicks, strikes, submission holds, and signature maneuvers. The smooth transitions put the impromptu duo of Ali and Perkins into the driver's seat for the rest of the match. The ending coming after Gulak was once again the legal man. Gulak tried to outwrestle The Prince, but Mustafa used his speed to get out of any hold Drew had in his arsenal. Ali would catch Gulak with a superkick as Tony Nese tried to enter the action right after. Instead, TJ entered to lift Nese across his shoulders and connect with the Detonation Kick just as Ali splashed onto Drew with the 054 securing a “W.”

    Spoiler:

    Winners: Mustafa Ali and TJ Perkins


    After the match, Nese holds Drew on the outside after their disappointing loss. They have another chance at victory with the odds in their favor on Sunday. Perkins and Ali celebrate their victory as they’re all smiles looking at Nese and Gulak.

    (Corey Graves: Why are these two acting so friendly? If I was apart of the cruiserweight division, I wouldn’t have time for friends. There is a no rematch clause for anyone. Imagine if Mustafa wins on Sunday! TJ could potentially be his first challenger!)

    (Byron Saxton: No time for friends, Corey? What do you call Drew Gulak and Tony Nese then?)

    (Corey Graves: Byron, you know better than to question Nese and Gulak. It’s a support group, not some friendship.)

    Perkins and Ali stand in the center of the ring, about to shake hands, but Nese and Gulak re-enter the ring with a cheapshot to both men. The Premier Athlete and The Ultimate Technician bringing the boots down on both men. Tony focusing on Perkins, Drew on Mustafa. Nese takes Perkins then throws him shoulder first into the post. Gulak bringing Ali to his feet, but The Prince begins to fight back. He throws multiple right hands before being suddenly pulled out of the ring… It’s Neville! The WWE Cruiserweight Champion ducks under Ali’s brisk clothesline reaction, a quick back kick to his challenger for Sunday, and then a huge dropkick that sends Mustafa boosting back into the steel steps! The crowd booing as Nese connects with The Running Kneese to Perkins, and Neville continues to add insult to injury on Mustafa Ali by throwing the man around the ringside area. The assault finally ends as Ali was draped across the barricade, and Neville connected with a brutal running knee that sent Mustafa to the crowd. Neville looks at what he just did to his challenger, picks up the cruiserweight championship, and then smiles into the camera as he speaks.

    “The Man That Gravity Forgot”
    WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville:

    Tell me his name now!

    Neville pushes the cameraman away as he makes his way up the ramp - sharing a look with Nese and Gulak who stand tall over TJ Perkins.

    (Byron Saxton: What a disgusting attack!)

    (Michael Cole: One thing is for sure - Mustafa Ali and TJ Perkins are heading into Sunday with a bigger chip on their shoulders than before.)

    The segment ends with a shot of Perkins being laid out with Nese and Gulak posing over him. Then, another camera cutting to a motionless Mustafa Ali in the crowd.
    Stephanie McMahon’s Office…

    Later in the night, we cut backstage to Stephanie McMahon and Austin Aries.

    Raw Commissioner
    Stephanie McMahon:

    Austin, this is getting out of control. You had two nights in a row where Gran Metalik jumped Lince Dorado. Now Neville lead an assault with Tony Nese and Drew Gulak on their opponents come Sunday..

    The Authority of 205 Live
    Austin Aries:

    Steph, I completely understand where you’re coming from. Neville will be seriously reprimanded for his actions tonight. As will Tony Nese and Drew Gulak. Last week, Vickie Guerrero issued a challenge to Lince Dorado regarding a Last Luchador Standing match. Lince approached me directly before the show started tonight, accepting the challenge, and he fully understands that the rivalry ends tomorrow.

    Stephanie McMahon:
    I’ll believe it when that actually happens, Austin. Now you need to go find Neville and make sure he understands that he will not be champion much longer if he does that again. And make sure he understands that’s directly coming from me!

    Austin Aries:
    Trust me, I'll make sure everyone else knows not to cross the boss. Because when I get back into that ring, there could be serious consequences.

    (Byron Saxton: One thing is for sure. The action in the cruiserweight division cannot be contained. No wonder Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley created 205 Live!)

    (Michael Cole: Stephanie McMahon is on top of the all the action here in the cruiserweight division. Plus, tomorrow night, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado in a Last Luchador Standing Match!)

    A Formal Introduction

    At the top of the hour three, Ariya Daivari and The Brian Kendrick are in the ring. Ariya is set to go one on one with Sin Cara, but they are instead greeted by their new rival and his ally.

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    “Les Toreadors”
    Jack Gallagher and Noam Dar

    Jack Gallagher comes on stage alongside a debuting Noam Dar as he is making his official debut on Monday Night Raw.

    (Michael Cole: Well, it looks like Ariya Daivari and Sin Cara may have to wait. Jack Gallagher on the left with the microphone in hand, and that man beside him is Noam Dar.)

    (Corey Graves: This man is a star on 205 Live! The Raw audience is going to love him, and Noam Dar is the youngest of all cruiserweights and one of the most impressive if you ask me.)

    Unbenounced to some audience members who are not subscribed to the WWE Network, he is here to introduce himself.

    Jack Gallagher:
    You will have to excuse my interruption for one moment, Ariya. For those of you who do not know it - my name is Jack Gallagher. I am out here for one reason and one reason only: I have a bone to pick with you, Daivari. For weeks on weeks, you were in my twitter trying to start a fight with me. Just last night - I received a notification that you were calling me a joke when I step inside of the ring. You said I play games rather than wrestle. Now you not only attack me when I least expect it, but you back away when we are face to face. This is not the man I am, Ariya. I may enjoy to have a good time and entertain the fans when I get inside of the ring, but you do not want to bring out the wrong side of me. You see, I am a Man of Honor. I have beliefs I stand by. I have an attitude I stand by. I keep myself in check until someone just irks me enough…

    Jack pauses for a moment, Dar pointing down the ramp towards Daivari and Kendrick.

    (Byron Saxton: I’m sure we all know who Jack is talking about.)

    Jack Gallagher:
    I believe what we do here is something that should be fair, something that should be done out of sport. Not involving corruption and the money. Then, there are people like you Brian and Ariya. Two people who ruined my opportunity at becoming the #1 Contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Cheating to get ahead, not giving anyone the time of the day. Then, it irks me… People often will say I’m a well-mannered English gent. So, they step inside of the ring with me like I’m some sort of joke. You two treated me like a joke, and now you should be ready to meet a whole different man you’ll wish you never met. You meet a new type of Jack Gallagher of Sunday, not the one who already pinned the both of you. Prepare yourself because on Sunday, the good times come to a halt.

    Gallagher says pulling the microphone away from his mouth to hand it off to Noam Dar.

    Noam Dar:
    The two of you may not know much about me, the WWE Universe may not know much about me, but my name is Noam Dar. The Scottish Supernova if you will.

    Kendrick yells from the ringside area, telling Dar they will call him by his name.

    Noam Dar:
    Settle down, settle down. I know your partner there wants to get down to some wrestling, but I just gotta say this… Brian Kendrick… You are a dafty.

    Kendrick once again yelling towards Noam as his Scottish lingo makes zero sense too him.

    Noam Dar:
    Brian… Ariya... I wrestled all throughout Europe since I was fifteen, and I’ve dealt with some people like you. People like you two who think you’re so much better than everyone else that there is zero issues with anything you do. You are in the right no matter what the issue is. You have zero remorse for anything you do. You have zero remorse for attacking Jack Gallagher on 205 Live, zero remorse for undermining any authority on this show, and zero remorse for causing an injury to Rich Swann. What Jack said is true, we are men who stand up for what we believe in. I know that what I believe is this: You’re not ready for The Scottish Supernova and Jack and I will be victorious on Sunday.

    Dar stops speaking before raising his pinky finger. An ode to his former stable “The Pinky Party” as he and Gallagher make their way towards the announcers table. Daivari ready for action as Kendrick looks on at the two men with pure disdain.

    (Corey Graves: Oh my god. Saxton, get out of here! We have Jack Gallagher and Noam Dar joining us!)

    VERSUS
    Singles Match
    “The Self-Proclaimed Paramount” Ariya Daivari with The Brian Kendrick versus “The International Superstar” Sin Cara
    Jack Gallagher and Noam Dar On Commentary

    In what has become the story for The International Superstar, Sin Cara does not get too much done in action versus Ariya Daivari. Interestingly enough, in this short contest, commentary spent most of the time regarding Noam Dar and Jack Gallagher. As Graves ridiculed Saxton - for no reason - we continued to learn more about Noam Dar and Jack Gallagher. Dar talking about the types of experiences he has had on the independent scene and there are plenty of bullies like Kendrick and Daivari. Gallagher continuing to speak up about his cause of fighting for something and not against everything like their two enemies. Inside of the ring, Daivari brought his main focus on the lower back of Sin Cara - Cole pointing out how lower back damage could end a man's career. The International Sensation had a brief moment where it seemed he would win as he pushed Daivari down from a superplex, going for a swanton bomb, but he landed directly on the knees of Daivari. The Self-Proclaimed Paramount then capitalized with the arm trap backbreaker to score the clean victory.

    Spoiler:

    Winner: Ariya Daivari


    The moment the bell rings, Daivari is quick to kick the masked superstar to the outside. Kendrick raises Ariya’s hand as Jack and Noam discuss the two on commentary.

    (Jack Gallagher: Dar, I would say we have some game competition. I’m not sure if it’s anything we can’t handle though.)

    (Noam Dar: Listen, I think Kendrick and Daivari are impressive - they can get in there and put up a fight. On Sunday, we come out on top.)

    After their remarks, Gallagher and Dar stand up as Daivari and Kendrick yell at them from the ring.

    (Michael Cole: Well, you heard it from Jack and Noam. This Sunday at Roadblock: End of the Line - these two teams clash.)

    (Corey Graves: My prediction is goes to neither team as there's so much disdain already.)

    The segment ends with the two pairs continuing to yell jabs at each other.


    Roadblock: End of the Line

    December 18th, 2016
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    VERSUS
    WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
    “The Prince” Mustafa Ali versus “The King of the Cruiserweights” WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville

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    VERSUS
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    Tag Team Match
    “The Man With A Plan” The Brian Kendrick and “The Self-Proclaimed Paramount” Ariya Daivari versus “Man of Honor” Jack Gallagher and “The Scottish Supernova” Noam Dar

    Kickoff Show:

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    VERSUS

    Handicap Match
    “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese and “The Ultimate Technician” Drew Gulak versus “The Fil-Am Flash” TJ Perkins


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    A big time tag match to kick off the Cruiserweight side of Raw, especially considering they probably combine the two biggest angles you currently have running. The match itself would have been a dandy and as much as I’m digging Nese and Gulak, they HAD to take the loss here. Ali needs to keep looking good for his match with Neville, and Perkins will probably get destroyed at the PPV, so smart for him to look good here as well. The attack afterward by Nese and Gulak was fine, and the Neville one was fantastic. Great opening really, with more heat being built for your two biggest angles.

    Stephanie scolding Aries for all of the attacks that have been happening is fine. I like the idea of Steph applying pressure to Aries, it keeps the authority figure in an interesting situation. AA referring to himself getting back in the ring makes me wonder how close we are to that actually happening. Good stuff.

    Good to give Gallagher/Dar some promo time on Raw to introduce them to the much larger WWE audience. Promo was pretty much on point, hyping up their feud with Kendrick and Daivari. Good job on managing to slip Dar into this feud without it feeling terrible to read as well, although I thought the mention of Swann’s injury was smart.

    A nice clean win for Daivari. Poor Sin Cara yet again. A good showcase for Daivari though, looking forward to seeing what happens tomorrow night between these guys.

    As usual, everything does its job. A very well booked show, and good to see some of those lesser known characters getting a little bit of Raw exposure. It makes sense though considering they are on PPV this Sunday. Looking forward to what’s next, you continue to impress.









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