Tonight's episode of 205 Live takes place from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
General Manager Drake Maverick addresses the WWE Universe via a video promo, and says that he admits that the 24/7 championship has distracted him from doing his job. He says that Tony Nese's next number one contender will be determined by tonight's Fatal-Four way matchup between Drew Gulak, Akira Tozawa, Humberto Carrillo, and Oney Lorcan. The title match itself, will be at Stomping Grounds.
205 Live intro song.
Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, and Aiden English welcome us to another edition of 205 Live. Tonight's show takes place in Sacramento, California.
Gentlemen Jack Gallagher is out for our opening contest. He'll be facing...Chad Gable!!!
Jack Gallagher versus Chad Gable
Tie-up. Gable with a waist-lock. Gallagher manages to take Gable down and ties up his legs in a modified figure-four. Gable escapes. Both men reset. Knuckle-lock. Gable with some nice chain-wrestling. Arm-drag sends Gallagher to the mat. Gable smiles at Gallagher. Headlock from Gable. He pins Gallagher's arms to the mat but Gallagher hits a monkey-flip. Gable, who maintains the grip, responds with a monkey-flip of his own. Gable with a roll-up...Gallager kicks out. Gable forces Gallagher into the corner...snapmare and shoulder tackle by Gable. He catches a dropkick...Gallagher flips him again...dropkick lands this time sending Gable to the outside. Gallagher off the ropes...he slides to the outside and whips Gable into the steel steps. Gable just beats the 10 count.
Back in the ring...Gallagher wears Gable down with rest-holds. He targets Gable's hand with joint-manipulation. Uppercut from Gallagher. He goes for a second but Gable surprises him with a backslide pin attempt. Kick out. Gallagher picks Gable up with a stalling suplex...he holds him up for over 10 seconds....suplex connects. Gallagher with a waistlock. Gable fights back to his feet...hard Irish whip from Gallagher. Another sends Gable to the mat. Gallagher uses the ropes to drive his knee into Gable's back. Gable reverses an Irish-whip, then unloads two belly-to-belly suplexes onto Gallagher. Gable nearly wins the match with a high-angle dragon suplex but Gallagher sneaks a shoulder out at the last second. Ankle-lock by Gable! Gallagher somehow turns it into an armbar! Gable breaks free...tiger bomb! Gallagher kicks out. Gable picks the ankle...Gallagher rolls through sending Gable into the turnbuckles! He drops Gable across the top rope...lariat! Both men are down.
Gallagher goes for his signature running dropkick...Gable goes to the outside. Gallagher with a suicide dive but Gable catches him! Release German onto the arena floor! Gable back in the ring...Gallagher can't beat the count.
Chad Gable wins by countout
Backstage Drake Maverick is approached by Mike and Maria Kanellis. Mike is livid that he wasn't added to the Fatal-Four way tonight, and wonders why he didn't get to face Chad Gable first. Maverick yells back, saying that Mike hasn't done anything to prove himself, then jabs at Mike and Maria for Tweeting about their WWE status. Maria jumps in...and tells Maverick that it's his status that he should be worried about.
Commercial for NXT.
Commentary flashes us back to last week, when Drew Gulak attacked Noam Dar, targeting his injured knee, and taking his spot in his matchup. Promo from Dar. He says an attack like that would never have happened in NXT UK. He reveals that he wishes to put in a full transfer request, and move to NXT UK permanently.
Singh Brothers are out for tag team action. Their opponents...the Dos Locales are already in the ring. Commentary announces that Samir and Sunil will be facing the Lucha House Party on next week's 205 Live.
Singh Brothers versus Dos Locales
Samir begins with one of the masked man. He takes him down with an arm-drag, then taunts the luchadore. Sunil tags in...they dance. Sunil and the masked man tie-up, Sunil takes him down with ease and dances right over him. Samir back in...more dancing. Masked man rolls Samir up! Two count. Dropkick. Locales with some tandem offense but Samir drops one onto the outside. Samir with a spinning heel kick. The Singh's utilize quick-tags to stomp one of the Locales down. Superkick/Russian-leg sweep combo. Eventually they hit their finisher for the win.
Singh Brothers win by pinfall
Cruiserweight champion Tony Nese is interviewed backstage. Nese congratulates Maverick on finally making a decision. He says that he still wishes he could have just faced Akira Tozawa, because he appreciates a good challenge. However, he agrees that the Fatal-Four way will certainly prove who is worthy to face him at Stomping Grounds. He ends by reminding the WWE Universe that he is the premiere athlete.
Promo for Miz and Mrs. It involves Miz dancing with his daughter Monroe. Preview for Stomping Grounds.
Main event time. Akira Tozawa is out first, followed by Oney Lorcan and Humberto Carrillo. Drew Gulak is last.
Akira Tozawa versus Humberto Carrillo versus Oney Lorcan versus Drew Gulak #1 contender's match
Gulak nails Carrillo with a dropkick. Tozawa and Lorcan go at each other. Temporarily alliance between Lorcan and Gulak but Carrillo escapes the maneuver with an arm-drag. Action all over the place...Lorcan with a dropkick. He goes for a German on Tozawa...Tozawa with a big boot...F-5 from Tozawa. He takes Carrillo out with one as well. Gulak charges...Tozawa rocks him with a jab. He picks Gulak up in a firemans carry...he hits a third. Sic kick by Tozawa onto Gulak. Cover...it's broken up. Lorcan unloads chops onto Tozawa and Carrillo, then drops Gulak with a running uppercut. Carrillo goes for a springboard attack...Lorcan cuts him off with a mid-air uppercut. Gulak and Lorcan's alliance is already broken, as they lay into each other with stiff shots. Backstage, the champion Tony Nese is watching.
Gulak headbutts Tozawa in the arm, and follows up by choking him with his boot in the corner. Carrillo goes after Gulak but Gulak sends him across the ring with a German. Big overhand slaps by Gulak. Snap-suplex with pin...two count. Lorcan sneaks up behind Gulak for the half-and-half...Gulak rolls through and sends Lorcan to ringside with a dropkick. Carrillo slows Gulak down with a superkick, then launches Tozawa onto Gulak for a headscissor. Carrillo and Tozawa hip-toss Lorcan onto a prone Gulak...Carrillo and Tozawa brawl...Tozawa with a roll-up...Carrillo escapes and ties Tozawa up in the pin...two count. Double-superkick to Gulak. Tozawa climbs to hit Carrillo with the senton...Lorcan nails Carrillo with the half-and-half. He goes for the pin...Tozawa out of nowhere with the senton! All four men are down!
All four men end up on the outside apron...Tozawa with a superkick onto Carrillo...Carrillo with a kick of his own in response. He nails Gulak off the apron with a missile dropkick...running senton from Tozawa nails Gulak into the barricade. Tope con hilo by Carrillo Lorcan! This is awesome chants! Tozawa and Carrillo are alone in the ring. Carrillo with his signature handspring arm-drag. Lorcan with a double-running blockbuster! Now Lorcan and Gulak are alone. Back and forth chops. They brawl to the crowd's delight. Lorcan off the ropes...tope con hilo takes out Tozawa and Carrillo! Ariya Daivari comes out of nowhere with a chair and nails Lorcan! Referee gets rid of Daivari but Lorcan is out of the match. Carrillo tosses Gulak to the outside...Tozawa with a trouble in paradise. He climbs...Carrillo meets him up there...Gulak pushes Carrillo off! Gulak goes after Tozawa and goes for a superplex...Tozawa blocks it with clubbing blows...Gulak with a headbutt. Superplex connects! They roll each other up...both of their shoulders are down! Referee consults with another ref...General Manager Drake Maverick comes out...doesn't seem like any clear winner is determined.
Drew Gulak and Akira Tozawa both win by pinfall
Maverick, Gulak, Tozawa, and the two referees all argue trying to figure out the winner. Fade to black.
That's the show friends.