Xyon Quinn def. Oney Lorcan
We've seen Quinn in action a few times now and he impresses more and more each time. We've hardly heard from him at all, but he has certainly shown signs of potential. He appeared in a brief vignette on Wednesday's NXT, so it's possible we see him compete on that show again sooner rather than later. As for Lorcan, he just contended for the NXT Tag Team Championship less than a month ago, and he's already back to doing jobs on 205 Live. Poor guy. Hey, I guess it's better than him getting released, or at least I think so.
Ikemen Jiro def. Malik Blade
As I've said time and time again, Jiro is going to be a breakout babyface. He seems to already be over wit this crowd, but he needs to be showcased on NXT more often. Blade was featured on last week's episode against Boa and looked good again here. This didn't last long, but it was fun for what it was. Jiro should keep racking up wins because eventually he could make for a strong challenger to new NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong.
Ember Moon def. Cora Jade
It's about time we got some female star power on this show. Jade has been portrayed as a babyface up to this point (including on Wednesday's episode when she kissed Trey Baxter backstage), but she had to play the heel role here because Moon is such a fan favorite. Moon said the last time she was on NXT TV that something had to change after acknowledging her recent string of bad luck, so I'm glad we got to see a more aggressive side of her here. Jade had a solid showing in her own right. This was one of the best bouts 205 Live has hosted under the new format.
I'm typically not a fan of the three-match format for 205 Live, but because the show ran a little longer this week and the first two matches weren't meant to be much more than standard squashes, it worked well this week. I thoroughly enjoyed the main event and Moon's character work while the first two matches were well wrestled and gave Quinn and Jiro momentum-building victories. 205 Live may not be about the Cruiserweights anymore, but it can be a solid supplementary show for NXT to give the up-and-comers more exposure and experience.