WWE 205 Live – 10th July 2018

WWE 205 Live

10th July 2018

Manchester, New Hampshire

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

We’re one week removed from the greatest match in 205 Live history, grapple fans.  In last week’s broadcast, Mustafa Ali bested Buddy Murphy in an incredible no-disqualification match; a contest so intense, in fact, that one wonders why it wasn’t saved for the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view.  This week sees Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander defend the strap against Hideo Itami.  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 3rd July 2018

WWE 205 Live

3rd July 2018

Omaha, Nebraska

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

Another night of cruiserweight action is upon us, grapple fans.  Big main event this week as Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy tussle in a no-disqualification match.  TJ Perkins will also be in action, taking on “an opponent of Drake Maverick’s choosing”.  Well, you can certainly cut the anticipation in my lounge with a knife.  Let’s get to it!  Oh, and before I forget, I hope all my American readers have a happy Independence Day!

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WWE 205 Live – 26th June 2018

WWE 205 Live

26th June 2018

Ontario, California

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

Good grief, grapple fans; Drake Maverick opens the show by telling us that tonight is all about OPPORTUNITY.  He’s certainly been drinking his WWE Corporate Kool Aid.  Tonight should certainly be interesting as we’ve got one half of The Juice Brothers, Tony Nese, going one-on-one with Akira Tozawa, Lio Rush debuts (likely in a squash match) and The Lucha House Party clash with Drew Gulak, ‘Gentleman’ Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick in six-man elimination action.  Let’s get to it!

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Money in the Bank 2018

Money in the Bank 2018
Date: June 17, 2018
Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Jonathan Coachman, Byron Saxton

It’s finally time to get to what WWE seems to think is the most important show of the year, at least based on how much they promote it. Tonight we find out who might be cashing in to get a cheap World Title reign at any point in the next year. Other than that we have AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura V in a Last Man Standing match. Let’s get to it.

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WWE 205 Live – 12th June 2018

WWE 205 Live

12th June 2018

Memphis, Tennessee

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

 

Good day, grapple fans!  We start with highlights of last week’s main event where Hideo Itami ran in to cause a DQ finish, before accosting Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy.  Drake Maverick tells us that, as a result of his reprehensible actions, Itami is banned from appearing on this week’s show.  Tonight, we’ve got six-man tag action as the Lucha House Party clash with Drew Gulak, ‘Gentleman’ Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick, while Mustafa Ali is back in action against Tony Nese.  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 5th June 2018

WWE 205 Live

5th June 2018

Corpus Christi, Texas

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

Last week saw one of the greatest matches in 205 Live history as Cedric Alexander bested Buddy Murphy in a Tuesday night classic.  Tonight, we’ve got Lince Dorado tangling with The Brian Kendrick and Mustafa Ali going one-on-one with Buddy Murphy.  Should be another good week of cruiserweight action.  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 29th May 2018

WWE 205 Live

29nd May 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

The quality of 205 picked up somewhat last week, with Akira Tozawa and Hideo Itami ripping it up in their grudge match.  Can defending champion, Cedric Alexander, and heel contender, Buddy Murphy, keep the momentum rolling this week?  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 22nd May 2018

WWE 205 Live

22nd May 2018

Worcester, Massachusetts

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

We’re back on U.S. soil, grapple fans, as 205 Live gets back to its regular routine.  Can any of the usual suspects build some momentum?  Will any of the exhausted, post-SmackDown viewers care?  Let’s find out!

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WWE 205 Live – 15th May 2018

WWE 205 Live

15th May 2018

London, England

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

Here we are, grapple fans, in my neck of the woods; the U.K.!  A nice change of pace is in store this week as the stars of 205 Live clash with combatants from the U.K. Division.  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 8th May 2018

WWE 205 Live

8th May 2018

Baltimore, Maryland

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

Has it already been a week since we last touched base on 205 Live, grapple fans?  I’d say “time flies when you’re having fun”, but 3 ½ hours of Backlash and two nights of Money in the Bank qualifying matches certainly wasn’t that.  Let’s hope that some cruiserweight action can be an otherwise bright spot amongst the consistently questionable content WWE has been churning out lately.  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 1st May 2018

WWE 205 Live

1st May 2018

Montreal, Quebec

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

We are 5 days removed from Oil Rumble, grapple fans, and Cedric Alexander is still the Cruiserweight Champion, having bested the winner of last week’s gauntlet match, Kalisto in Saudi Arabia.  What does 205 Live have in store for us this week?  Let’s find out!

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The SmarK Rant for THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE–04.27.18

The SmarK Rant for the GREATEST Royal Rumble – 04.27.18

Live from the glorious and enlightened kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the beautiful city of Jeddah, brought to you by the Great King.

But no chicks allowed.

Your hosts are Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton. Renee Young is probably at home making breakfast for her husband, AM I RIGHT FELLAS? Up here!

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WWE 205 Live – 24th April 2018

WWE 205 Live

24th April 2018

Louisville, Kentucky

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

We are only 4 days out from Oil Rumble, grapple fans, and tonight sees a 5-man gauntlet match to determine a number one contender for Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander in Saudi Arabia this Friday.  If there’s a pre-show for this stadium spectacular, you can bank on this match being on it.  Drake Maverick confirms the competitors: Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Kalisto, TJ Perkins and Mustafa Ali.  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 17th April 2018

WWE 205 Live

17th April 2018

Providence, Rhode Island

Commentators: Vic Joseph and Percy Watson

Time for another week of cruiserweight action, grapple fans, as 205 Live is seemingly entirely unaffected by the ‘Superstar Shakeup’.  The hype video focuses on tonight’s tornado tag match between Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik and Hideo Itami & Akira Towawa.  Let’s get to it!

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collection: ANDRE THE GIANT (Part 1)

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collection: ANDRE THE GIANT (Part 1)

Well, in honor of the HBO doc tonight (or last night, I guess), this seems like an appropriate time to review this set of matches on the Network. It’s under “Shows” and then “Collections” in case you’d like to watch it, by the way.

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WWE 205 Live – 10th April 2018

WWE 205 Live

10th April 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

Commentators: Vic Joseph and Percy Watson

If you don’t think you’ve had quite enough wrestling this week, grapple fans, then read on as I recap the first episode of 205 Live post-WrestleMania.  We’ll hear from the new Cruiserweight Champion, Cedric Alexander, and Mark Andrews is set to do battle with Drew Gulak.

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