WWE 205 Live Results
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
From the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee
Report by Bradley Bell of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome to this week's WWE 205 Live 'Open Thread' featuring streaming live results and discussion from the episode emanating from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Here, you'll find results, media and of course your ongoing discussion about tonight's live broadcast.
The show opened with a preview for the "I Forfeit" Match.
Alicia Fox came to the ring during Cedric Alexander's entrance but was immediately dissed. Dar came out to comfort Fox but him and Gulak ended up attacking Alexander. Alexander got the upper hand but ultimately the numbers were too much.
1) Drew Gulak def. Cedric Alexander in 6 minutes.
Alexander wanted to compete even though he was obviously banged up from the attack and his left leg seemed to be damaged the most. Gulak attacked the injured leg pretty much all match. Alexander tried for some big moves but ultimately feel to a bridging belly to back suplex.
Noam Dar was shown backstage asking Fox, "See what I've done for you?" Fox answered with a slap.
A preview was shown hyping Neville and Rich Swann's title match at the Royal Rumble. The video showed how the two men worked together in Japan and how they have a lot of history.
In a backstage interview, Tony Nese was asked about his upcoming match against Mustafa Ali. Nese explained how Ali won't stand a chance because he isn't a premier athlete like Nese is.
2) Tony Nese def. Mustafa Ali in 5 minutes
Ali impressed the crowd with some nice highflying attacks before Nese got the upper hand and showed off his strength with some powerhouse moves. It was pretty back and forth until Nese hit a huge gut buster. That was followed by a german suplex into the turnbuckle and a running knee strike which ended the match.
The commentators announced that Tajiri has suffered a knee injury and will be out of action for a while.
A vignette was shown hyping the debut of Tozawa.
3) Jack Gallagher def. Ariya Daivari in 14 minutes.
Gallagher started the match by outsmarting Daivari at every move until Daivari hit him with a side slam onto the apron. The beating continued back into the ring. Daivari used his turban as a pair of handcuffs tying it around the wrists of Gallagher. Gallagher caught Daivari off guard with a series of head butts and broke out of the turban cuffs. The match makes its way up the ramp onto the stage where Daivari continued to dominate until Gallagher slingshot him into the monitor. Gallagher picked up an umbrella and used it as a weapon. They fought back down to ringside where they fought all over the announcers table. They made it back into the ring where Gallagher told Daivari that if he doesn't forfeit he will "thrash him within an inch of his life." Daivari caught him with a cheap shot and put Gallagher into a cobra clutch. Gallagher broke free and used the umbrella to twist Daivari's arm into a cross face chicken wing. Daivari couldn't handle it anymore and said "I Forfeit" to end the match.
The show closed with Gallagher celebrating in the ring.
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