Curt Stallion def. Ariya Daivari
Stallion has been at odds with Daivari and Tony Nese lately, so this was his chance to seek some redemption. I was happy he won because Daivari has been protected quite a bit lately and thus Stallion beating him meant something. Plus, 205 Live desperately needs to build up fresh faces on this show and Stallion is a nice fit for the division. Daivari's matches don't excite me in the slightest, but it was well-wrestled and served its purpose in giving Stallion a credible victory.
Mansoor and The Brian Kendrick def. Ever-Rise
Mansoor beat Kendrick one-on-one on last week's episode, but Kendrick showed respect for him afterward by shaking his hand. I liked how this match was set up via a segment filmed in the back and wasn't randomly announced, as it established that Kendrick could be moving back into a babyface role. Ever-Rise are really good in their roles and Mansoor and Kendrick worked well together as partners. This was a quality main event that saw Mansoor score another momentum-building victory. As I've said before, Mansoor has won enough on 205 Live that he logically should be owed a shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship soon.
The two-match format was terrific this week as both bouts were meaningful and had storyline support, which is a refreshing chance of pace for 205 Live compared to the programming we've been getting for the last year. As a result, this was one of the better editions of the show in recent memory. Stallion picked up a necessary win while Mansoor and Kendrick came together to form a fun duo. Super solid stuff this week.