Mansoor def. The Brian Kendrick
Mansoor recently revealed himself as the mystery man on The Bump recreating all of those iconic promos, and even if you're not a regular viewer of The Bump (I'm not either), I'd strongly recommend checking them out. He was fantastic and made me want to hear more from him on the main shows. He's always impressive in the ring and he had another very good match here, but it's time for him to move into a meaningful program or chase the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. After all, he is undefeated on 205 Live.
The Bollywood Boyz Returned
If you claim to have missed The Bollywood Boyz since the start of the pandemic, you're probably lying to yourself. Seriously, they have not and have never been needed on this show. I hate to sound harsh, but they just don't bring anything to the table for me and hearing them here reminded me how annoying they can be. I honestly don't even know what you do with them other than feed them to the new guys seeing as how they've literally been a part of 205 Live since Day 1.
Tony Nese def. Curt Stallion
Nese got involved in Stallion's match against Ariya Daivari last week, so it was perfectly logical for Nese and Stallion to go one-on-one here. I was happy that Stallion was given some mic time earlier in the evening and that he was able to have a competitive match with Nese before eating defeat (only after getting distracted by Daivari at ringside). I'm not overly familiar with Stallion's work from EVOLVE, but he's shown potential thus far and is off to a solid start.
This show dropped a full letter grade in my book once The Bollywood Boyz came out, but other than that, this was a quality edition of 205 Live. It was a treat to have Mansoor back in action and it's awesome he's being built up with a string of wins. Meanwhile, Stallion is a fresh face on 205 Live and is already in the "main event" mix so to speak. The two main matches on this episode were entertaining, but feel free to skip over the appearance from The Bollywood Boyz.