205 Live doesn’t just premiere next week, it already has a marquee match. After weeks of gaining steam in the Cruiserweight division, Rich Swann cemented his status as next in line when he defeated TJ Perkins and Noam Dar to earn a WWE Cruiserweight Title Match against The Brian Kendrick on the first episode of 205 Live.
TJP had his eyes on Kendrick at commentary from the second he made his entrance, but with both Swann and Dar firing on all cylinders, the former champion needed to have eyes in the back of his head to even have a chance at the win. Perkins picked his spots well, and Dar played spoiler more often than not each time Perkins gained steam. But Swann picked the best spot of all when he hit Rolling Thunder on Perkins while Dar was trapped in the Kneebar. With Dar incapacitated, Swann kicked Perkins in the face and pinned him to punch his ticket to 205 Live. Cue the Lionel.