WWE 205 Live Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 15
All of WWE's shows were recorded in London this week, so 205 Live decided to hold a crossover with the United Kingdom division for Tuesday's show.
Mark Andrews has made a few appearances in recent months, but most of the UK division has been absent from the main roster since last year.
Even NXT stopped featuring regular UK title defenses at its TakeOver specials, so it was nice to see some of the bigger names from the UK compete in a WWE ring again.
General manager Drake Maverick, a Brit himself, opened the show with a special announcement about who would be competing in each match.
Let's take a look at everything that happened on this week's episode of 205 Live.
Tyler Bate vs. TJP vs. Kenny Williams vs. Kalisto
Tyler Bate came out first to a great response from his fellow compatriots for a rematch against the man who cheated to beat him during their last encounter, TJP.
However, this wasn't a singles match. Kalisto and a newcomer to the WWE UK division, Kenny Wiliams, joined them to make this a Fatal 4-Way.
TJP controlled the early portion of the match and came across as someone with something to prove after being left out of all major storylines for the past few months.
One of the more entertaining moments of the match happened when TJP had all three of his opponents locked in different submissions at the same time, but it didn't last long.
While this match was well-executed by everyone involved, it felt more like a sequence of planned spots than a spontaneous fight. It's a small complaint, but it kept this contest from getting a higher grade.
After an intense exchange, Bate picked up the win over TJP with the Tyler Driver 97 to even the score.
Notes and Highlights
- WWE doesn't always do a good job acknowledging its own history, so it was nice to see it continue this storyline as if Bate had been holding a grudge.
- Williams is as quick on his feet as anyone in the cruiserweight division. I was not familiar with him going into this match, but he looked impressive.
- Only a few Superstars can pull off the airplane spin, and Bate is one of them.
- It's always nice to see someone use the Indian deathlock. It is an underrated submission.
Conners, Drake and Gulak vs. Webster, Alexander and Ali
Maverick joined the commentary team to watch Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali and newcomer Flash Morgan Webster battle Drew Gulak, Joseph Conners and James Drake in six-man tag team action.
Webster is another Superstar who will be unfamiliar to most American fans, but his unconventional style certainly left an impression.
All six competitors worked well together, but most of the match was exactly what you would expect it to be. Thankfully, things picked up in the second half.
Ali and Alexander were the standout performers in this bout, but Drake's intensity helped him keep up with them. Ali scored the win for his team with the 054 to Gulak.
Surprisingly, this was where the show ended. WWE didn't feature UK champion Pete Dunne and only had two matches instead of the usual three.
Notes and Highlights
- Conners looks like he could be Drew McIntyre's little brother.
- Ali has been wearing the same attire every week since WrestleMania. Hopefully, he either has multiple copies of the same outfit, or he gets it washed regularly.
- Gulak trying to give Conners and Drake a mid-match pep talk was hilarious. He is one of WWE's most versatile talents right now.
- Ali's athleticism is second to none. He is on the same level as guys like AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler, and that is saying a lot.
- Webster's lip was busted open at some point during the match.