We start off with a look back at what happened last night between Neville and Austin Aries.
Neville says Austin Aries and New Day disrespected his championship. His comments last night and the reaction from the WWE Universe shows how little they respect him. He will show what 205 Live would be like without Neville.
We are in Richmond, Virginia, and your announcers are Corey Graves and Tom Phillips.
We are told that Noam Dar is not cleared to wrestle tonight and he was scheduled to face Rich Swann tonight.
Match Number One: Rich Swann versus Ariya Daivari
They lock up and Daivari with a waist lock take down. They lock up and Daivari with a wrist lock. Swann with a wrist lock into a hammer lock. Daivari with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Swann flips over Daivari and hits a drop kick. Swann misses a splash but he avoids the turnbuckles when Daivari moves. Daviari avoids Swann when Swann goes to the floor and then Daivari hot shots Swann onto the announce table.
Daivari sends Swann into the ring post. Daivari punches Swann against the apron as he taunts Swann. Daivari sends Swann into the ring and he kicks Swann. Daivari gets a near fall. Daivari with a short arm clothesline but he can only get a near fall. Daivari with a series of elbows to the chest and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Swann with punches but Daivari sends Swann sternum first into the turnbuckles and then he biels Swann into the turnbuckles. Daivari gets a near fall.
Daivari goes up top and he misses a frog splash. Swann with punches but Daivari with a knee. Swann with a round kick but Daivari with a jumping knee. Swann with a kick and a package Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Daivari tries to send Swann into the turnbuckles and Daivari with a cobra clutch followed by a leaping neck breaker. Daivari goes up top and hits the frog splash but Swann kicks out. Swann with a kick and a jumping rana. Swann goes up top and hits a Phoenix Splash for the three count.
Winner: Rich Swann
Alicia Fox is asked about Noam Dar’s condition. She says Noam wanted to compete but he was not cleared.
Rich Swann stops by and he says that he was looking forward to his match against Noam. He tells Alicia to tell Noam to get well soon.
Alicia gets a package and she opens it and it is perfume.
Swann says someone must really like her.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew Gulak stops by to talk to Mustafa Ali. He says he wanted to talk about his match last week. Drew says he thinks Mustafa’s ability can put 205 Live on the map, or is it the right map.
Ali says the crowd tells him that the high risk moves are the right thing.
Drew asks what do we want 205 Live to become? Do we want the greatest athletes to risk their lives for audience pleasing flips? There needs to be a grass roots campaign for wholesome . . .
Mustafa Ali’s music plays and Drew stops.
Match Number Two: Mustafa Ali versus Brandon Scott
Ali with a rolling leg trip into a side head lock. Ali with a shoulder tackle and then he takes Scott down with arm drags. Ali with a head scissors take down followed by a spinning heel kick.
We see Drew watching on the monitor and Ali is dropped on the top rope and Scott kicks Ali. Scott with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Ali with a chop and forearm. Scott with a knee and then Ali floats over Scott and hits a cross body. Ali with back elbows and then he hits a drop kick and kips up. Ali misses a boot in the corner but he avoids a charge. Ali with an enzuigiri and then Ali with a rolling neck breaker. Ali goes up top for the inward 450 Splash and the three count.
Winner: Mustafa Ali
It is time to talk about the Cruiserweight Title Match and whether Austin Aries can dethrone the King.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Akira Tozawa versus Brian Kendrick
Tozawa with a running boot to the head and Kendrick goes to the floor. Tozawa with a suicide diving head butt. Tozawa with a back senton off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Tozawa kicks and chops Kendrick. Tozawa with a snap mare and he misses a kick. Kendrick flinches on a chop and Tozawa with a jab. Kendrick drops Tozawa on the top rope and then Kendrick goes for the Captain’s Hook but Tozawa gets to his feet and he tries for a German. Kendrick goes to the floor and Tozawa with another suicide dive head butt. Tozawa sends Kendrick into the ringside barrier.
Kendrick with a drop toe hold to Tozawa on the ramp. The referee checks on Tozawa. Tozawa gets back into the ring at nine. Kendrick with kicks to Tozawa. Kendrick with a boot to the head. Kendrick suplexes Tozawa back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Kendrick with a reverse chin lock into a full nelson and then a modified cross face chicken wing. Tozawa gets to the ropes. Kendrick with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.
Kendrick with crossfaces to Tozawa. Kendrick with a Cobra Stretch. Tozawa with elbows and forearms. Kendrick with an elbow. Tozawa with a rana and a flying boot to the head. Tozawa gets a near fall. Tozawa with an Irish whip and Yakuza Kick. Tozawa with a back heel kick. Kendrick with Sliced Bread #2 but Tozawa kicks out. Kendrick with a chin lock and it forces Tozawa to spit out his mouthpiece. Tozawa gets to the ropes. Kendrick kicks Tozawa and connects with an elbow. Tozawa is put on the turnbuckles.
Kendrick goes for a Super Sliced Bread #2 but Tozawa stops him. Tozawa goes for a German Superplex but Kendrick with elbows and the top turnbuckle has been exposed. Tozawa with a kick to send Kendrick to the mat. Tozawa charges into the corner and Kendrick moves. Tozawa hits the exposed turnbuckle and Kendrick with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Brian Kendrick
After the match, Kendrick says that was lesson number nine. Anything and everything can be used as a weapon.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Neville makes his way to the ring.
Neville says we are five days out from Wrestlemania. He finds himself at a crossroads. He needs to reflect on his life, his career, and his trials and tribulations that put him where he is today. He is not someone who had it easy. He has faced many trials and many tribulations and he has had to pick himself up time after time. He says he has been overlooked but he picked himself up. Last year, three weeks out from his first ever Wrestlemania, he broke his ankle.
Neville says he saw the world revolve like nothing happened. Neville picked himself up and he came to 205 Live. Neville says he has changed the landscape of 205 Live. Without him, there would be no Cruiserweight Title match at Wrestlemania. Neville says you would rather cheer for a commentary clown. An individual who makes cheap little jokes at everyone’s expense. If that is who you want to dethrone the King of The Cruiserweights, you better be careful what you wish for.
We have a video package of 205 Live without Neville and there is nothing. He says without him, 205 Live is nothing. Neville says he is 205 Live. Once more, Wrestlemania is not about you, Austin Aries, or 205 Live. It is about him having his long overdue moment in the sun.
Austin Aries interrupts and goes to the stage. Aries says this is the difference between you and him. You want to point the finger at the WWE Universe and run everyone down to feed your ego. Aries says he will give credit where it is due. He won’t say there is no 205 Live without him, but with him it is twice as great. He will not say that Neville is worthy of the Cruiserweight Title, but he will say that he is a little bit better than Neville.
Aries says he likes to use his wit and sharp tongue to add humor to things. Without that, he would walk around life as angry and miserable as Neville.
Let’s talk about how they are not so different. They both have had to prove people wrong. They are not so different in the fact that everything they have now, they have fought for it. People have not wanted to give things to them. They both have big egos and big chips on their shoulders. That brings them to the place they are most alike. No matter where they are on the card, when they walk out that curtain and walk down that ramp, they are the main attraction and they are going to tear the house down. That is what they are going to do on Sunday.
You can talk about him not being competition. You can talk about him being a clown and a joke. You can repeat it as many times as you want, but Aries says he knows that Neville knows exactly who he is and exactly what he can do in the ring. He says he can and he will . . .
Neville attacks Aries with the title belt and then he kicks Aries. Neville sends Aries face first into the mat. Neville is about to leave the ring, but he decides to send a bigger message to Aries, but Aries hits Neville with the mic and then he applies the Last Chancery but Neville escapes.
We go to credits.