WWE 205 Live Results – January 22 – Footage of Wednesday’s NXT, which saw NXT women’s champion Io Shirai return to cost Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm their first round matchup in the Dusty Rhodes classic. As for the men…the Lucha House Party snuck past Imperium and KUSHIDA and Leon Ruff won in a shocking upset over Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory. Also shown was Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa taking the final spot in the Dusty Classic after Karrion Kross ran through Ashante “Thee” Adonis.
Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to another edition of 205 Live from the Capitol Wrestling Center. Joseph reminds us that this is another unique episode as more action from the Dusty Rhodes classic will continue tonight. The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) are out first, followed by their opponents…newcomers Gigi Dolin and Cora Jade. Commentary tells us that this is the first women’s match in 205 Live history.
Candice LeRae/Indi Hartwell versus Gigi Dolin/Cora Jade Dusty Rhodes Classic Round One
Hartwell and Jade begin. Hartwell whips Jade to the mat but Jade lands a series of axe-handles to Hartwell’s gut. Quick tag to Dolin…she lands a pump kick and a big elbow to Hartwell’s jaw. Hartwell gains control and brings in LeRae. LeRae chokes Dolin in the ropes…Dolin forces LeRae to her team’s corner and brings Jade back in. Huge running knee by Jade and LeRae is rocked. Hartwell distracts Jade from the apron giving LeRae the opening to hit a running elbow. She slows the pace by cranking on Jade’s neck. Hartwell back in…huge sidewalk-slam for a nearfall. Quick tag to LeRae…snapmare and modified clutch and Jade is in trouble. She somehow breaks free and lands an uppercut to create separation. Dolin gets the hot tag. She unloads on Hartwell with a flurry of kicks, including another pump kick that nearly wins her the match. Jade and Dolin go for a double-suplex…Hartwell shows off her strength by blocking it, then hits a stalling suplex on Dolin. LeRae tags in and walks right into a series of pinning combinations from Jade. Hartwell blindly tags in…side bomb gets The Way the win.
Candice LeRae/Indi Hartwell win by pinfall and advance to the next round
After getting a look at the updated brackets we go to our first commercial of the night. Advertisement for the WWE Royal Rumble pay per view.
Commentary hypes up this week’s NXT on USA, which will feature NXT crusierweight champion Santos Escobar defending against Curt Stallion.
Main even time. Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari are out first…Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher are second. Here we go.
Tony Nese/Ariya Daivari versus Tommaso Ciampa/Timothy Thatcher Dust Rhodes Classic Round One
Daivari and Thatcher start things off. THey lock up and Thatcher with a chin lock. Thatcher with a side head lock and take down. Thatcher with a hammer lock and then he turns it into a bow and arrow and he gets a near fall. Thatcher with a front face lock. Daivari with a waist lock and Nese tags in while Thatcher goes for a hammer lock. Nese with a rollup but Thatcher with a single leg pick. Thatcher with an arm bar and Ciampa wants to be tagged in and Thatcher does it.
Ciampa with an arm bar and he takes Nese to the mat. Ciampa with a side head lock. Nese with an escape and Ciampa returns to the side head lock take down. Ciampa goes for an O’Connor Roll but Nese holds on to the ropes. Nese with a take down but Ciampa with a front face lock. Daivari tags in and Ciampa fights his way out of the corner. Nese trips Ciampa as he goes to the floor. Daivari wrings the legs into the ring posts. Daivari with kicks to the hamstring. Daivari kicks Ciampa in the leg and drops an elbow to the leg. Daivari sets for a figure four leg lock and locks it in.
Ciampa tries to get to his corner and Nese with a forearm that draws Thatcher in. Nese pulls Daivari into the corner and tags in. Nese kicks Ciampa. Daivari tags in and they make a wish with Ciampa. Thatcher punches Nese from the apron. Ciampa with an enzuigiri and Thatcher wtags in and hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Daivari and then Nese. Thatcher with European uppercuts to Nese and Daivari. Thatcher goes for a crossface chicken wing on Nese and then Thatcher with an achilles lock on Daivari. Nese drops Thatcher on the top rope. Nese tags in and hits a double jump moonsault. Daivari tags in and hits the frog splash but Ciampa breaks up the cover.
Nese tags in and Thatcher kicks Nese away. Ciampa tags in and punches and chops Nese and Daivari. Nese with a drop kick to the knee. Nese and Daivari go to teh turnbuckels but Ciampa with a knee to Nese and Thatcher takes care of Daivari. Ciampa with Willow’s Bell on Nese for the three count.
Winners: Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher, and advance to the next round
We go to credits.
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