It’s time for some high flying, death defying crusierweight action. It’s time for 205 Live! Tonight we start things off with highlights from the SummerSlam Kickoff Show of Neville vs. Tozawa for the Cruiserweight Championship where Neville ends up winning his title back.
After the opening video we head to the arena. Vic Joseph and Corey Graves are on commentary. This apparently is the nightcap to SummerSlam Week according to Graves who gives us a rundown of the two huge matches we have tonight and then we head to the ring for action!
We kick things off with Tozawa talking Titus on speaker phone backstage. Titus says that Tozawa shouldn’t feel bad about how he beat Neville on Raw because due to that victory Titus should be able to get Tozawa another shot at the Cruiserweight Championship.
Daivari shows up and hangs up on Titus and then tells Tozawa that he doesn’t deserve a rematch and that he should worry about Daivari, not Neville since they have a match coming up next!
We start things off tonight with a video package of cool cruiserweight flips and dives and shit before transitioning into Drew Gulak’s campaign to make 205 Live a no fly zone. We get a rundown of the feud between Gulak and Mustafa Ali. They’ve had four matches against each other and are tied at two wins each. Tonight they’ll settle things once and for all with a Two Out of Three Falls match.
We begin the show tonight with a video package of Titus O’Neil recruiting Tozawa and Tozawa and Neville going toe to toe in the ring this past Monday on Raw. Titus comes out and calls them dumb for wanting to fight now for free especially since he’s just gotten a match signed for Great Balls of Fire.
We get the opening video and then Corey Graves and Vic Joseph run down tonight’s card before throwing it backstage to Dasha who is standing by with Jack Gallagher.
“Good evening, my name is The Brian Kendrick,” says The Brian Kendrick. He proceeds to narrate an account of his recent feud with Akira Tozawa and says that tonight he’s going to teach Tozawa one final lesson in a STREET FIGHT WITH WEAPONS!
Why is Chris Jericho writhing around on my screen? Is he back to being a cruiserweight? Oh this is just SmackDown Live overflow…this is a weird way to start the show. They show footage of Kevin Owens kicking the shit out of Jericho on SmackDown before Jericho is carted off by medics. Have fun on tour with Fozzy, Chris!
We kick things off with a recap of Neville wrecking house on Rich Swann before we go live to somewhere in Florida for the most exciting hour of television that’s not actually on television! The announcers let us know that because of Neville’s heinous attack, Rich Swann is out of action this week, but we’ve got excitement nonetheless so let’s get down to the ring for action!
Royal Rumble 2009 (WWE Royal Rumble January 25, 2009)
Of the “Big Four” PPVs my favorite has always been the Royal Rumble. Sure WrestleMania has bigger marquee matches but there’s something awesome about seeing a bunch of dudes clubbering one another and tossing each other out of the ring.
The 2009 Rumble’s pretty good as far as Rumbles go. It’s got a pretty good flow to it helped by a few decent overriding storylines. The surprise entrants are pretty decent: RVD and Hacksaw Jim Duggan. This is also the Royal Rumble with Santino’s one second of Royal Rumble glory, so yay for that.
The complete list of entrants by entry order is below if you can’t be assed to look such things up.