Neville is interviewed by Tom Phillips. He is asked about Rich Swann’s momentum. Neville says Swann has resiliance but it was his fault. He thought Swann learned his place. Perhaps he shouldn’t have given him too much mercy. At the Royal Rumble, he will show Swann no mercy.Tom asks Neville about his match against Cedric Alexander. Neville says he wants there to be no doubt that 205 Live is his. Cedric will kneel to the King of the Cruiserweights.
We are in Toledo, Ohio and your announcer are Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, and Austin Aries.
TJ Perkins vs. Tony Nese
They lock up and Nese sends Perkins to the mat and Nese poses. They lock up again and Nese with a waist lock take down and a second one. Perkins with a side head lock and he lands on his feet. Perkins goes for an O’Connor roll but Nese holds on to the ropes. Perkins gets a near fall and follows with an arm drag into an arm bar. Nese with an Irish whip and Perkins floats over. Perkins hangs in the ropes and Nese charges but Perkins moves and Nese goes to the floor. Perkins with an octopus and he gets a near fall. Nese with a punch to the jaw.
Perkins goes for a jumping neck breaker but Nese holds on to the turnbuckles. Nese with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Nese with a reverse chin lock. Nese with a hard Irish whip and he poses again. Nese runs into a thrust kick and he goes for a Tornado DDT but Nese blocks it and Nese with a suplex for a near fall. Nese with a leg drop and then he hits a leaping leg drop for a near fall. Nese with a rear chin lock. Perkins with a jaw breaker but Nese trips Perkins and goes to the floor. Nese with a double jump moonsault for a near fall. Nese stretches Perkins and has his knee in TJ’s back.
Perkins gets to his feet and he hits a mule drop kick. Perkins is sent to the apron and Perkins with a shoulder. Nese drops Perkins on the top rope and then Nese with a kick and he gets Perkins on his shoudlers and he hits a gutbuster. Nese with a body scissors and he punches the midsection. Perkins with a spinning back heel kick after escaping the body scissors. Perkins with a knee and a series of strikes followed by a drop kick to the temple. Perkins with a running back elbow into the corner followed by a rana and Detonation Kick. Nese is sent to the floor on the impact.
Perkins goes for a suicide dive but Nese recovers and gets back into the ring and hits a clothesline. Perkins with a La Magistral for the three count.
Winner: TJ Perkins
After the match, Nese attacks Perkins and hits the German suplex into the turnbuckles. Nese pulls down the knee pad and he hits the running knee to the head.
Next week, Akira Tozawa will be on 205 Live. Sami Zayn says that Tozawa transcends what we know about Japanese wrestlers. His in ring style is unique. He can combine many styles. There is something very animal about him because you don’t know what he is going to do next. Zayn says he expects Tozawa to make an immediate impact.
TJ Perkins is being helped to the back by the medical staff.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Brian Kendrick tells Tripp Bradshaw says there are only so many places on 205 Live and he is not getting his. You are getting your life’s dream in front of your family. The reality is that the world does not care. It is a cold harsh place where only the cold and the harsh survive. Sean Maluta learned the hard way. He will snuff out Tajiri’s dreams if he comes back. He says that Tripp is neither cold enough or harsh enough to survive. In front of your loved ones, your dreams will be snuffed out by THE Brian Kendrick.
Brian Kendrick vs. Tripp Bradshaw
They lock up and Kendrick with an arm drag. Kendirck with a single leg take down. Kendrick with a leg trip. Bradshaw with a waist lock but Kendrick with elbows and forearms. Kendrick face washes Bradshaw. Bradshaw with punches but Kendrick with a leg lariat. Kendrick chokes Bradshaw in the ropes and kicks the ropes. Kendrick continues to use the ropes to his advantage and then he connects with a running boot to the head. Kendrick with a take down into the Captain’s Hook and Tripp taps.
Winner: Brian Kendrick
Rich Swann wishes Cedric Alexander luck tonight. Cedric asks for advice and Swann tells Cedric not to let Neville get into his head. He says that if you can hang with Neville, he will make a mistake and you can take advantage of things.
Swann asks Cedric to leave some for him for the Royal Rumble.
We go to commercial.
Neville vs. Cedric Alexander
Neville wants to know what Cedric is thinking trying to shake his hand before the match. They lock up and Neville pushes Cedric away. They lock up again and Neville with a wrist lock but Cedric with a take down. Neville with a hip toss and he tells Cedric this is his ring so Cedric can leave. They lock up again and Neville with a wrist lock and he takes Cedric down to the mat with an arm bar. Neville continues to work on the arm and Cedric with a reversal. Neville with a side head lock and Neville blocks a hip toss and he hip tosses Cedric.
Cedric with a wrist lock but Neville with a reversal and he works on the arm and goes to an arm bar. Alexander lips over Neville’s back but Neville with a hip toss and Cedric lands on his feet. Alexander with a head scissors and a drop kick that sends Neville to the floor. Neville rethinks his strategy and slows down Alexander’s momentum. Alexander holds the ropes open for him but Neville stays on the floor.
Neville gets back into the ring but he stays on the apron. Cedric with a drop kick to knock Neville off the apron and then he hits a running kick to the head. Alexander goes to the floor. Alexander sends Neville back into the ring and Neville rolls to the floor. Cedric goes out after Neville and Neville sends Cedric into the ringside barrier. Neville sends Alexander into the ringside barrier on the other side of the ring. Neville sends Cedric back into the ring to stop the referee’s count. Neville goes up top and hits a missile drop kick and gets a near fall. Neville with boots to the head.
Neville chokes Cedric against the ropes. Neville with a chop and Alexander pushes Neville away. Neville with a kick to the head and he chokes Cedric. Neville with a suplex followed by a running forearm into the corner for a near fall. Neville with a reverse chin lock. Cedric with punches and he blocks a kick and connects with a back elbow. Cedric with a handspring round kick and Neville falls to the floor.
Cedric with a plancha onto Neville and then he sends Neville back into the ring. Alexander sets for the springboard clothesline and he connects and gets a near fall. Cedric sets for the Lumbar Check but Neville with knees. Neville is sent to the apron and then he connects with a shoulder but Cedric hits a standing C4 but Cedric can only get a near fall. Neville with a forearm to the jaw and Cedric fires back with forearms of his own. Neville with a back heel kick and front kick. Neville with another kick. Cedric with a knee. Neville with a snap German suplex. Neville sets for a deadlift German suplex and he hits it and gets a near fall.
Neville puts Alexander on the turnbuckles and he connects with a forearm. Neville goes for a superplex but Alexander blocks it. Alexander with forearms and then he sets for the sunset flip power bomb but Neville lands on his feet. Neville sends Alexander to the apron and Alexander with an enzuigiri. Alexander sets for the springboard clothesline but Noam Dar comes to the ring and Alexander with a clothesline off the apron. Alexander slips on the ropes and Neville applies the modified Rings of Saturn and Alexander taps out.
After the match, Dar has some words for Alexander and then Neville throws Dar to the floor. Neville attacks Alexander and punches him.
Rich Swann’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Swann with punches to Neville. Neville sends Swann into the turnbuckles. Dar goes after Alexander and Alexander sends him to the floor. They go to the back while Swann and Neville continue to battle. Officials hold Swann back but we know that won’t last long and he goes after Neville. Officials hold back Neville and we know that won’t work. Security comes to the ring and they do a little better.
We go to credits.