Ashante "Thee" Adonis def. Ariya Daivari
I guess Daivari fulfills the role of 205 Live's resident stepping stone well given his longevity, but as I've said time and time again, he does zero for me, even though his matches aren't the worst. It really depends on who his opponent is, and thankfully, Adonis is a star on the rise and they had a competent contest. Adonis winning was absolutely the right call, but I'm ready for him to start developing a character for himself because it still feels like we don't know a lot about him at this point. He's winning and losing matches without any direction.
August Grey and Curt Stallion def. The Bollywood Boyz
Grey and Stallion are a fun team. This was basically a trial run for them before they enter the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic next week. The Bollywood Boyz are in it as well. Shouldn't Stallion be more focused on getting a shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship at some point? Nonetheless, this was a quality main event and arguably among the best bouts Bollywood Boyz have ever had on 205 Live, which I realize isn't saying a ton. It was nicely paced, they received decent time, and the right team won. You can't ask for much more than that.
It was announced at the end of the episode that some of the matches in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be taking place on 205 Live this year. That's a great get for 205 Live because although the matches we've been getting lately have been enjoyable for the most part, there aren't many storylines and things seem to be happening for no real reason. As for this edition, Daivari vs. Adonis was passable and the main event exceeded my expectations given the involvement from Bollywood Boyz, so it earns an easy thumbs-up from me.