Hideo Itami & Akira Tozawa def. Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado
Following a successful debut as a tag team last week on WWE 205 Live, Akira Tozawa and Hideo Itami took to social media to proclaim their desire to interrupt the Lucha house party of Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado. The Golden Lynx and Metalik battled the Japanese Superstars as Kalisto watched from ringside.
Dorado and Tozawa started the contest, showing off their respective abilities inside the ring and battling to a virtual stalemate. The Golden Lynx eventually took control of the bout, tagging in Gran Metalik, who continued building on his partner’s momentum.
However, it didn’t take too long for Itami and Tozawa to adjust and display their own teamwork. The contrast in styles between the hard-hitting Japanese Superstars and the high-flying Lucha brothers was on display with neither team extensively maintaining an edge.
Relying on his high-flying abilities, Metalik scored the advantage against Itami, even fending off an attack from Tozawa that resulted in an incredible dive to the outside by The Golden Lynx.
As the King of the Ropes zeroed in on Itami and launched off the ropes, Itami rolled away, resulting in Metalik injuring his knee. Itami quickly capitalized and managed to score the pinfall.
After the match, Itami stood over his vanquished opponent, drawing the ire of Dorado. The two exchanged words before being separated by their respective partners.