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Csonka’s WWE 205 Live Review 3.12.19

March 13, 2019 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s WWE 205 Live Review 3.12.19  

Csonka’s WWE 205 Live Review 3.12.19

Tournament Match: Cedric Alexander defeated Oney Lorcan @ 15:15 via pin [***½]
Tournament Match: Tony Nese defeated Drew Gulak @ 17:20 via pin [****]

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– We get video comments from the four semifinalists.

– Buddy Murphy, via video from Australia, congratulates the semifinalists because they are two matches from facing the greatest champion. Heads that he wouldn’t be surprised if Cedric Alexander wins and stands across the ring from him at Mania.

Cedric Alexander vs. Oney Lorcan: They lock up and work to the ropes. Lorcan looks to control the arm, Alexander counters out and they stand off. Lorcan now grounds the action, controlling the faster Alexander. Alexander manages to escape, they circle and Lorcan unloads with vicious chops. Uppercuts follows, but Alexander hits a dropkick. Alexander now lays in chops, follows with a head kick, covering for 2. Lorcan fights off the lumbar check, and follows with a lariat for 2. Lorcan grounds things and rolls into a cradle for 2. They work back to their feet, trading strikes and Lorcan goes back to the chops. The abdominal stretch follows, Alexander fights out and Lorcan gets the hold back. Alexander fights out again, connects with chops and gets the roll up for 2. Clotheslines follow and then an elbow. The back handspring kick lands. He hits an enziguri and slingshot flatliner for 2. Alexander takes him up top, follows and Lorcan fights him off. He follows with a blockbuster for 2. Alexander fights off the half and half suplex, but Lorcan counters the lumbar check. Alexander fires back with a flurry of strikes, but runs into a half and half suplex for 2. Lorcan lays in uppercuts, but Alexander dumps him and spears him on the apron. Back in and Alexander hits the Michinoku driver for 2. Alexander stomps the hell out of Lorcan, fires up and heads to the ropes and the springboard is cut off with an uppercut. They work up top, and Lorcan hits the SUPER half and half suplex for a great near fall. Lorcan looks to follow up, and they fire up and trade slaps. Alexander pulls him back in and hits lumbar check for the win. Cedric Alexander defeated Oney Lorcan @ 15:15 via pin [***½] This was a very good match, but the finish felt anticlimactic. Lorcan looked great again.

– Mike and Maria are in Drake’s office. Mike says he has been doing this for sixteen years and that Drake is not listening to him. Mike says he has paid his dues and clims that he has earned the respect of every person he steps in the ring with. Drake says 205 Live is no place for losers and that Mike has to prove himself next week against one of the top cruiserweights in the world, noting that it may be his last chance.

– We get a promo from Ariya Daivari, claiming that leash is coming off and you will see what one-year of frustration really looks like.

Tony Nese vs. Drew Gulak: They lock up and Gulak looks to ground things. They work to the corner, and Nese grounds the action. Gulak back to his feet, Nese hits a back elbow and then fights off the gu-lock. Nese grounds things, targeting the arm but Gulak counters into a head scissors. Nese escapes, and hits a dropkick. Gulak powders and Nese follows with a superkick. He lays in chops, back in and covers for 2.The suplex connects for 2. Gulak cuts him off and stuns him of the ropes. He lays the boots to him, and then works a neck crank. Nese fires back with strikes, but Gulak hits a reverse suplex for 2. Gulak now targets the leg, grounding Nese. He transitions into an STF variation, and then slams the knee to the mat, covering for 2. Nese hits a desperation suplex, but Gulak quickly cuts him off and chokes him out. Gulak follows with chops, but Nese whips him to the buckles. he follows with strikes, but Gulak stops that with knee strikes and a suplex for 2. He grounds the action, going back to the neck to set up the gu-lock. Nese counters out, lays in kicks and hit a back elbow and clothesline for 2. Gulak rakes the eyes, but Nese hits a northern lights suplex for 2. He follows with kicks, Gulak fires back with strikes but Nese follows with kicks and stuns Gulak off the ropes. The split legged moonsault gets 2. Gulak hits the dropkick, chokes out Nese and works him over on the apron. Nese counters the gu-lock, but Gulak hits a pair of powerbombs for 2. Gulak is frustrated. Nese now battles back, takes Gulak up top and hits the RANA. The 450 misses! They work into counters, and Gulak gets the sunset flip for 2. Nese fights out of the gu-lock and makes the ropes. Nese Germans him to he buckles and the running Nese misses, Huge lariat by Gulak follows for 2. The gu-lock follows, Nese fights, rolls, but Gulak hangs on. Nese makes the ropes and rolls back and pins Gulak as Gulak wouldn’t let go. Tony Nese defeated Drew Gulak @ 17:20 via pin [****] This was a great match, with both men delivering and commentary doing a great job of explaining their history and fact that Gulak beat Nese in last year’s tournament.

– The finals are Tony Nese vs. Cedric Alexander in tournament semifinal matches.

– End Scene.

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The final score: review Good
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This week’s episode of WWE 205 Live was a very good and strong show, highlighting the semifinals of the top contender’s tournament.