Ariya Daivari def. Tehuti Miles
I would be content if I never saw another Ariya Daivari match again in my life. I say it every time I review one of his matches, but the dude bores me to tears more often than not. There wasn't anything wrong with this technically and I thought Miles had a solid showing, but it solely existed to give Daivari a momentum boost and for that reason alone I can't bring myself to praise it. Building up Daivari for the umpteenth time sounds like a terrible idea all around.
Mansoor def. Colby Corino
Now this is a squash I can get behind. Unlike Daivari, Mansoor is way more fun to watch in the ring and seems to improve every time I see him in action. Corino is a nice hand to have in the ring as well and I'm curious if he was one of the EVOLVE talents that was recently reportedly signed to a developmental deal. The commentators acknowledged the roll Mansoor has been on as of late, so this kept his winning ways alive.
Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Ever-Rise Ended in a No Contest
This was a rematch from last week after Ever-Rise called "conspiracy" on Lorcan and Burch's win. It was another quality contest from the two teams and I'm happy to see Ever-Rise somewhat establishing characters for themselves, but I'm still waiting on them to win when it matters most. The bout was interrupted by Legado del Fantasma, who left everyone laying. This was an effective way of giving them their heat back following their loss to Isiah "Swerve" Scott and Breezango on Wednesday's NXT.
For the last two weeks, 205 Live has had a format where the first two matches are quick enhancement matches and then the main event is actually competitive. The show is still around a half-hour long, but this feels like a better way to fill the time and get as many people over as possible. None of the matchups stood out as special, but I did like Legado del Fantasma's attack at the end. Can we go back to the days where Daivari was nowhere to be seen on 205 Live? Because I enjoyed that quite a bit.