Guru Raaj def. Asher Hale
Raaj was in action on 205 Live a few weeks ago against Andre Chase and failed to quality for the NXT Breakout Tournament. He showed signs of potential, especially after he took then-NXT Champion Finn Balor to the limit at Superstar Spectacle earlier this year. Unfortunately, he didn't have as strong of a showing here. They just didn't click and there were a few awkward spots, likely due to Raaj's inexperience. This wasn't terrible, but it wasn't as smooth as other encounters we tend to see on 205 Live.
Ari Sterling def. Grayson Waller
Waller was undefeated on 205 Live up until a week ago when he lost to Josh Briggs. Thus, his undefeated streak no longer being in play made this made unpredictable. This was a super fun match between two of 205 Live's newest and most exciting additions. They worked really well together had a ton of time to do their ring, way more time than matches on 205 Live are typically allotted. This was an absolute blast and I'd love to see them run it back eventually.
The show didn't get off to a great start due to the subpar Raaj vs. Hale match, but I'm going to chalk it up to it being an off night for Raaj because he's impressed me in the past. Thankfully, Sterling vs. Waller made up for it in the main event with their entertaining encounter and getting twice the amount of time. It looks like 205 Live isn't going anywhere any time soon with the show being used for what's left of the Cruiserweight division and other potential prospects for the NXT brand.