Mansoor def. August Grey
Considering the story told here, I really wish this was built up at least a week in advance. Mansoor has been undefeated for almost two years, while Grey has been on the rise lately on 205 Live. Both are babyfaces, but it had an extra layer to it with what was at stake, so it was much more than that. They ended up having a very enjoyable match. The longer Mansoor goes undefeated, the more suspenseful each nearfall will feel. Grey looked like a dumb babyface for wanting to win by pinfall instead of winning by count-out, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Mansoor stole the win moments later and Grey was clearly frustrated. It's comical at this point that Mansoor hasn't been given a shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to their eventual rematch because this was great stuff.
Chase Parker and Sunil Singh def. Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari
The latest Bolly-Rise pairing finally picked up a win. I understand that losing is their gimmick, but they had to win eventually to keep things interesting. It made for a nice moment here, even though the match itself wasn't anything worth writing home about. Daivari has been on a bit of a losing streak recently, so I'm curious if that's supposed to be leading anywhere. I figured his feud with Grey wasn't over, but it might be now if Grey transitions into a storyline with Mansoor instead.
Grey vs. Mansoor was one of the best bouts I've seen on this show in some time and is absolutely worth going out of your way to check out. We don't tend to get that type of drama on 205 Live, so that was refreshing. The main event was pretty basic stuff, but the result was notable for those who have followed the Bolly-Rise alliance since the start. This edition of 205 Live gets a thumbs-up from me for the opener alone.