WWE 205 Live Results – January 3, 2019
We start off with a look at Angel Garza defeating Lio Rush to become the new Cruiserweight Champion.
We are in Memphis, Tennessee and your announcers are Aiden English and Tom Phillips.
Ariya Daivari says that there was an influx of new talent in 2019. As an original, his resolution is to protect the brand. He tells Raul Mendoza he is going to see him soon.
Match Number One: Danny Burch versus Ariya Daivari
Daiari with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Daivari relaxes on the turnbuckles to show no respect to his opponent. They lock up and Burch with a wrist lock. Burch puts the hand on the mat and bends the elbow before returning to a side head lock and take down. Burch with palm strikes to the head. Burch holds on to the side head lock when Daivari tries to send him off the ropes. Burch with a wrist lock and he applies pressure to the wrist to keep Daivari from punching him. Burch with a leg sweep and he stomps on the hand. Burch with a side head lock and Daivari gets to the ropes. Daivari toes to the apron and Burch brings him back into the ring but releases the head lock and Daivari falls to the mat from the top rope. Burch relaxes on the turnbuckles.
Burch with a side head lock. Daivari misses a punch in the corner and Burch returns to the side head lock. Burch with an ankle pick when Daivari goes for a leap frog. Burch with a European uppercut and then he kicks Daivari in the corner. Daivari with an Irish whip but Burch gets his boot up. Burch goes to the turnbuckles and Daivari pulls Burch off the turnbuckles. Daivari goes to the floor and he sends Burch into the ringside barrier. Daivari with a near fall when they return to the ring. Burch with a kick but Daivari with a Harley Race knee for a near fall. Daivari rakes at the face. Daivari with a snap mare and a chicken wing. Burch with a jaw breaker and Burch misses a splash. Daivari with a reverse DDT for a near fall.
Daivari goes to the turnbuckles and mocks Jerry Lawler for the fist drop but Burch gets his boot up. Daivari wtih a sleeper. Burch with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Burch with punches and a European uppercut. Burch with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a European uppercut. Burch with a clothesline into the corner followed by a kick. Burch goes to the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick. Burch gets a near fall. Daivari gets to his feet but Burch with a head butt for a near fall. Burch with a cross face but Daivari rolls over for a near fall. Burch runs into a boot and Daivari puts Burch on the turnbuckles and hits Iconoclasm for a near fall. Daivari goes to the turnbuckles again and misses a frog splash.
Burch with a crossface and someone comes through the crowd in a mask and gets on the apron.
Burch gets up and Daivari with a low blow and Daivari with the hammerlock clothesline for the three count.
Winner: Ariya Daivari
After the match, the masked man gets on the apron with a mic and he enters the ring. It is Brian Kendrick.
He introduces himself to the people of Memphis. Brian says he is really good at professional wrestling. Some of you might not know him but some might remember him. Brian says he is here to remind you that he is THE Brian Kendrick. He is the man who started and founded the Cruiserweight Division. He is the best thing to happen to cruiserweight wrestling. He tells people to do something.
Kendrick gives Burch Sliced Bread #2.
We see some recent tweets for the Singh Brothers.
Match Number Two: Samir Singh and Sunil Singh versus Corey Storm and Anthony Wayne
Samir and Wayne start things off and Samir with forearms. Samir with a knee to the midsection. Sunil tags in and they hit a double back elbow. Storm tags in and Sunil with chops and kicks. Wayne tags in and he kicks Sunil and punches him. Wayne with a flying forearm and he hits Samir with an elbow. Sunil with a spinning heel kick. Samir tags in and Sunil with a super kick to Storm. They hit the Bollywood Blast for the three count.
Winners: Samir Singh and Sunil Singh
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Tony Nese versus Angel Garza in a Non Title Match
Before locking up, Garza goes to the floor to fake people into thinking he would high five them, but he makes two miss. Garza goes back to the floor to get into Nese’s head. Garza goes for a kiss from a fan but the fan backs away. Garza with a forearm to the back and he starts to count his abs but Nese with a rollup. Garza offers his hand to Nese. Nese throws some sweat in Garza’s face. Garza with a waist lock but Nese escapes. Garza with a side head lock and Nese sends Garza to the mat.
Garza poses for Nese and they go to a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Nese with the advantage but Garza bridges. Garza gains the advantage but Nese bridges. Nese with a leg trip and he gets a near fall. Garza with a springboard arm drag and Nese with a moonsault off the turnbuckles but he lands on his feet. Garza holds on to the ropes. Garza goes for the pants and Nese interrupts. Garza trips Nese and pulls him to the floor. Garza sends Nese into the ring steps.
They return to the ring and Garza gets a near fall. Garza sends Nese into the turnbuckles and then puts Nese in the tree of woe. Garza with forearms to the back. Garza with a running kick to the chest. Nese holds the rope to stop the count. Garza hangs Nese on the top rope and hits an elevated reverse DDT for a near fall. Nese with a cross body but Garza catches Nese. Garza puts Nese between the top and middle turnbuckles and connects with a knee to the midsection. Garza gets a near fall. Nese crotches Garza and then Nese kicks Garza. Nese with a body scissors to Garza.
Nese releases the hold and Garza with punches. Garza with a sunset flip but Nese rolls through and kicks Garza for a near fall. Garza with punches and Nese with a backslide for a near fall. Garza with a near fall. Nese with an inside cradle. Nese with a super kick and Garza bounces off the ropes and hits a super kick of his own. Nese with a chop and Garza chops back. They go back and forth. Both men with chops at the same time. Garza with clotheslines and a drop kick. Garza with a chop and a springboard moonsault into a wrist lock take down.
Now it is time for the pants to come off. Garza tosses the pants to Nese and hits a super kick for a near fall. Garza goes to the turnbuckles and Nese with a palm strike and a Frankensteiner for a near fall. Nese sets for the Running Nese but Garza stops him. Garza flips Nese and hits a forearm. Nese with a forearm but Garza with a forearm. Garza goes for a slingshot Code Red but Nese blocks it. Garza sends Nese over the top rope to the floor. Garza goes to the turnbuckles and hits a moonsault.
Nese with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall and then he applies a Boston Crab. Garza gets to the ropes and Nese releases the hold. Garza with a waist lock but Nese counters and hits a German suplex for a near fall. Nese with a Fosbury Flop and then he goes for the double jump moonsault and Garza gets is knees up and hits the Wing Clipper for the three count.
Winner: Angel Garza
We go to credits.