The show starts with Drake Maverick previewing this week’s show. After the usual introduction and all we have our first match. This is the go-home show before Cedric Alexander defends his Cruiserweight Championship against Drew Gulak at Summerslam.
Lio Rush vs. Akira Tozawa
Lio Rush comes out and cuts a promo on the crowd, getting cheap heat by insulting the city. He says that Akira Tozawa, his opponent on this show will “feel the rush.” After Tozawa threw Rush around the ring for a minute or so, he attempted to leave the fight. Tozawa brought Rush back into the ring. Tozawa did a dive to the outside, dragging Rush back into the ring for an Octopus Stretch. Rush fought back, finding himself in a winning position minutes later. He shoved Tozawa off the ropes and hit a Frogsplash for the win. There was tons of airtime on the splash. It looked spectacular. I don’t really know what type of character Rush is supposed to be. Like, he’s a heel, and he runs from fights (as seen earlier in the match), and he cheats, but in the end he wins clean? So is he a rule breaker or not?
Hideo Itami vs. Trent Newman (local)
Hideo Itami stomps a local wrestler named Trent Newman in the next match. Itami refused to pin Newman, wanting to get all of his spots in. The referee eventually ended the bout via TKO. He beat up Newman after the match.
Cedric Alexander vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Only days away from his title defense Cedric Alexander fought Gentleman Jack Gallagher. Late into this match Gallagher got a close call with the Gentleman dropkick. The only thing that saved Alexander was that he put his leg on the rope. Gallagher followed it up with an impressive Powerbomb. Alexander hit a Spanish Fly to win the match out of nowhere. The match was decent, but had a bit of a spontaneous finish. After the match Gulak attacked Alexander while he was distracted from beating up Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher. Gulak stands atop Alexander as 205 Live goes off air. This wrapped up the final 205 Live before Summerslam.