August Grey and Jake Atlas def. Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari
Grey and Atlas have had their issues with Nese and Daivari for weeks, so it was nice to see them finally pick up the big win. It was an enjoyable affair with all four guys doing good work. As little as I care for Daivari, he does well in the gatekeeper role on 205 Live and tends to be protected more often than not, so it meant something for Grey and Nese to beat them here. Both Grey and Atlas have plenty of promise.
Mansoor def. Curt Stallion
Mansoor mentioned in a pre-match promo that he's 40-0. Part of me isn't surprised by that because he's hasn't lost in almost two years and he also competes on 205 Live almost every week (and now Main Event), but I'm also surprised that hasn't resulted in a title shot for him yet. I mean, with a record like that, the dude should probably be on the main roster. He's approaching Asuka territory! Hopefully this win gets him one step close to contending for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. He and Stallion had a very fun babyface vs. babyface match. It felt fresh and both guys had a chance to shine.
205 Live has been a bit better lately with the advancement of actual storylines and an increase in entertaining action. With that said, this was one of the strongest shows I've seen from the brand in some time. Both bouts were above-average, made sense, and featured the right outcomes. As I always say, 205 Live would feel more must-see if the current champ Santos Escobar bothered to appear more often, but at least the guys who are there weekly are holding up their end and putting forth a commendable effort.