Mansoor def. Ashante "Thee" Adonis
Both of these guys are on the rise and have a ton of potential. This was an enjoyable opener, though I wish it had a bit more storyline support. Adonis was feuding with Legado del Fantasma for a few weeks and lost here to Mansoor. He always looks good in defeat, but he needs to win more matches in order to be taken seriously. As for Mansoor, I can't stress enough he needs a real rivalry on this show instead of floundering the way he has been for the last year. I'd love for him to become the next number one contender to the NXT Cruiserweight Championship because all of these wins he's been racking up have to count for something eventually.
Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari def. August Grey and Curt Stallion
It's strange to me that Stallion didn't get his name changed but Grey did. What was wrong with Anthony Greene? Nonetheless, this was a very fun main event and it was cool to see the two newcomers get a chance to shine against two of 205 Live's longstanding stars. The finishing sequences was especially well done and left the door open for a rematch with the heels cheating to win. Stallion and Grey are getting more and more established by the week and it's cool to see.
Apparently next week's 205 Live will be the 205th episode the show. So, in honor of the occasion, a Fatal 5-Way will be held to determine the next challenger to Santos Escobar's NXT Cruiserweight Championship. It'd be nice if some 205 Live originals were brought back to celebrate such as Mustafa Ali, Cedric Alexander, Drew Gulak and Akira Tozawa, but I doubt that'll happen because of how deemphasized this show has been since its launch four years ago. As for this episode, it delivered with two quality matches and hype for next week's notable installment. The two-match format 205 Live has reverted back to lately is so much better than the forced three-match format they were trying for a little bit.