WWE 205 Live
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Tuesday, Nov 29 | 10/9 PMC
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WWE 205 Live results: Rich Swann captures Cruiserweight Title on WWE 205 Live debut
The debut episode of the new home of WWE’s Cruiserweight division – WWE 205 Live – kicked off with an action-packed and game-changing evening. The Bollywood Boyz and Jack Gallagher scored impressive debuts, as Rich Swann proved he is among the division’s elite by capturing the WWE Cruiserweight Title.
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The WWE Universe is introduced to the Cruiserweights of WWE 205 Live
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA – Following the success of the Cruiserweight Classic and the jaw-dropping exploits of the Cruiserweight Superstars on Raw, the high-flying division debuted on its new WWE Network home – WWE 205 Live. Corey Graves and Mauro Ranallo were joined by NXT Superstar Austin Aries to call the action.
Before the action got underway – including a battle between The Brian Kendrick and Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship – the WWE Universe was introduced to the division of Superstars that weigh in at 205 pounds or less and hail from all over the world. Previously competing on Raw, the Cruiserweight Classic and WWE NXT, the Superstars of the division are poised to bring edge-of-your-seat action to WWE 205 Live!
The Bollywood Boyz def. Tony Nese & Drew Gulak
Previously competing in singles action in the Cruiserweight Classic and participating in the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, The Bollywood Boyz – Gurv and Harv Sihra – battled the formidable duo of Tony Nese and Drew Gulak.
Trying to gain an early advantage by attacking as the opening bell sounded, Nese quickly discovered he was overwhelmed by the uncanny tag team offense of the high-energy Bollywood Boyz. However, Nese and Gulak managed to counter the spirited brothers with a powerful offense that left the Bollywood Boyz on the defensive. However, the fraternal advantage of the Sihras proved to be too much for their opponents, allowing the Indian duo to pick up the very first victory on WWE 205 Live.
Jack Gallagher def. Ariya Daivari
After competing in the Cruiserweight Classic, British competitor Jack Gallagher made a successful Cruiserweight division debut on WWE 205 Live against Ariya Daivari.
“The Extraordinary Gentleman” quickly showed off his technical acumen countering an early maneuver from Daivari. The unorthodox ability of Gallagher left Daivari in a constant state of strategic recalibration that the Manchester, England, native used to his advantage – even tying his opponent in a knot!
Daivari did regain his composure in an attempt to reclaim momentum, but Gallagher’s unique style of competition continued to prove to be too much and he was able to secure a pinfall in a most impressive debut.
Rich Swann def. The Brian Kendrick to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Arriving at WWE 205 Live, Rich Swann and The Brian Kendrick had competing visions about the outcome of their main event battle on the show’s debut. Swann was poised to prove all the naysayers wrong while The Brian Kendrick believed his victory was a foregone conclusion.
Unfortunately for Kendrick, Swann – who earned the title opportunity defeating former Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins and Noam Dar on Raw – indeed did prove himself, rising to the occasion and capturing the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Believing WWE 205 Live existed because of him, Kendrick – a 17-year veteran – kept the energetic Swann at bay early in the contest. However, the fast-paced athleticism of “The Outlandish” Swann swung momentum in his favor. Proving that the Cruiserweight division is both high-flying and hard-hitting, Kendrick methodically targeted his opponent’s neck and back. Swann displayed the true heart of champion, remaining in the battle and a securing the win after delivering a flurry of kicks to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.