205 LIVE (02.21.17)
ONTARIO, CA (Citizens Business Bank Arena)
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, Austin Aries
Written by Brendan Wahl
1) The Brian Kendrick def. Akira Tozawa via countout in 5:43. Tozawa didn't fall for the handshake and was pretty aggressive early on while almost resorting to heel tactics himself. Kendrick got the Captain's Hook but Tozawa managed to escape so instead, Kendrick trapped Tozawa's leg underneath the ring and got him counted out.
Brian Kendrick said that there's more than one way to win a match and he knows every possible way.
Noam Dar dedicated tonight's match to Alicia Fox.
2) Noam Dar def. Mustafa Ali via pinfall in 7:36. Dar won the match when he tripped up Ali, sending him face-first into the ringpost and then capped it off with a Shining Wizard.
Austin Aries introduced a video package of... himself. Awesome.
Neville's interview on WWE.com is shown as he talked about making "that little cockroach" (Jack Gallagher) suffer at Fastlane.
Jack Gallagher was doin his umbrella workout and said that Tony Nese will be a sort-of preview for Neville.
3) Gentleman Jack Gallagher def. Tony Nese via pinfall in 10:05. Immediately, Nese used his power to overcome the #1 contender, leaving Jack to use his wits and scientific wrestling to gain the upper hand. Nese eventually got in Gallagher's face telling him that he couldn't beat him which only seemed to fire up the gentleman grappler. The ending came when Gallagher dropkicked Nese in the corner and got the deciding pinfall.