Mansoor def. Ashante "Thee" Adonis
I always enjoy seeing Mansoor in action on 205 Live. He's really good despite his inexperience. I just wish we'd get to see more of him on NXT TV considering the big wins he's picked up on the WWE pay-per-views on Saudi Arabia, or at the very least hear him cut promos more often. Adonis is an exciting up-and-coming prospect as well and I thought they had a nice little match here. If Mansoor continues his winning ways, he should probably be in contention for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship before long.
Isiah "Swerve" Scott def. Ariya Daivari
Based on the vignette that aired for Scott beforehand (that also aired on Wednesday's NXT), it's clear he's being built up for another shot at the Cruiserweight title. Thus, it would have been stupid for him to lose here and I'm happy he didn't. I honestly wasn't sure that he would win simply because Daivari is coming off three straight wins last week, so I suppose the unpredictability surrounding the outcome helped add to my enjoyment of it. It's well-documented that Daivari does absolutely nothing for me, but to his credit, he had a solid showing and this was a fun main event. Of course, working with someone as talented as Scott was a significant factor.
For a few weeks it seemed 205 Live was starting to adapt a three-match format where the first two matches were enhancement squashes and the third was a formal main event. However, that was done without giving the show more time, so the main events felt rushed. Personally, I prefer this format more, especially because 205 Live doesn't have a big roster to begin with, so there's no need to feature so many people on one episode that's under a half-hour long. More promos and character development would be appreciated, though. This was entertaining edition of 205 Live with both bouts delivering and the time flying by as always.