205 Live is one of the best shows currently being produced by the WWE, along with NXT & NXT UK notably, yet it seems that no one is watching. The cruiserweight division are week in, week out putting on some of the most compelling, athletic & hard hitting matches within the WWE. So I’ve put together a quick guide for all of you to get to grips with the basics & start your journey towards loving 205 Live as much as I do.
Tony Nese, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, The Brian Kendrick, Drew Gulak, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Gran Metalik, Humberto Carrillo, Kalisto, Lince Dorado, Lio Rush, Mike Kanellis, Oney Lorcan.
Neville (PAC), Mustafa Ali, Buddy Murphy, Cedric Alexander.
These men where the defining wrestlers & building blocks for the entire division & show. They built this thing from the ground up coming from The Cruiserweight Classic, NXT & RAW to completely redefine what it means to be a cruiserweight & what being a wrestler under 205 means.
Mark Andrews, Noam Dar, Tyler Bate.
These are the men helping to build the foundations for NXT UK.
Title Reigns on 205 Live:
14/09/16 – 30/10/16 – TJP
30/10/16 – 29/11/16 – The Brian Kendrick
29/11/16 – 29/01/17 – Rich Swan
29/01/17 – 14/08/17 – The King of the Cruiserweights (Neville)
14/08/17 – 20/08/17 – Akira Tozawa
20/09/17 – 24/09/17 – The King of the Cruiserweights (Neville)
24/09/17 – 09/10/17 – The Enzo Experiment
09/10/17 – 22/10/17 – Kalisto
22/10/17 – 23/01/18 – The Enzo Experiment
23/01/18 – 08/04/18 – The Vacant Era
08/04/18 – 06/10/18 – Age of Alexander
06/10/18 – 07/04/19 – Murphy’s Reign of Terror
07/04/19 – Present – The Nese Age
10 Matchs to seek out:
Oney Lorcan vs Cedric Alexander (16/04/19)
Buddy Murphy vs Hideo Itami vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto (Royal Rumble 2019 Pre-Show)
Buddy Murphy vs Cedric Alexander (WWE Super Show-Down)
Buddy Murphy vs Mustafa Ali (03/07/18)
Cedric Alexander vs Mustafa Ali (Wrestlemania 34 Pre-Show)
Neville vs Akira Tozawa (22/08/17)
Neville vs Cedric Alexander (24/01/17)
Kota Ibushi vs Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Classic)
Zack Saber Jr vs Drew Gulak (Cruiserweight Classic)
Kota Ibushi vs The Brian Kendrick (Cruiserweight Classic)