Drake Maverick def. Leon Ruff
This was promoted as Maverick's return to 205 Live, as he hasn't appeared on the program since giving up his duties as the show's general manager earlier this year. He hasn't won in a while, so this was a necessary victory for him. He straight-up squashed Ruff and it was refreshing because usually he's the one getting squashed. I appreciated that he was all business and was extra aggressive. I'd like to see him get another shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship eventually, but he has to be built back up first.
Mansoor, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch def. Tehuti Miles and Ever-Rise
Although the outcome was never truly in doubt, this was an entertaining six-man tag team affair where everyone got to shine at one point or another. The pace was consistent throughout and the final stretch was especially great. With Mansoor having beaten Miles three weeks in a row, I hope he can now move on to bigger and better competition. Between 205 Live and what he's done on the Saudi Arabia shows, his win-loss record is pretty impressive and, from a storyline standpoint, should probably be next in the line for a shot at the Cruiserweight title, not Isiah "Swerve" Scott. He did beat Dolph Ziggler back in February, after all.
Both bouts this week served a purpose and were enjoyable to boot, so that's an easy thumbs-up for this episode in my book. At only 25 minutes in length, it's a quick watch and the time flies by. Additionally, Scott and Tony Nese were advertised to be in action next week, but I believe it will be as a team and not against each other. I'm not sure what the endgame of the angle is since they've already had a million matches together, so I hope it isn't Nese predictably turning on him.