Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik vs. Hideo Itami & Akira Tozawa ended in a no-contest
Tonight on WWE 205 Live, Kalisto will face Buddy Murphy after WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick revealed Drew Gulak has When Hideo Itami and Akira Tozawa first battled Lucha brothers Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, Itami and Tozawa emerged victorious, but tensions boiled when Itami stood over his vanquished opponent, seemingly taunting him. Looking to prove themselves the better team, Dorado and Metalik were chomping at the bit to get back in the ring with their Japanese rivals.
Itami and Metalik kicked off the action with the hard-hitting Japanese Superstar methodically and confidently taking control. However, The King of the Ropes recalibrated his strategy and put Itami on the defensive. The luchadors maintained a brief advantage until Akira Tozawa entered the fray, utilizing his intense offensive ability to swing momentum in his team’s favor.
In control of the contest, Itami and Tozawa dismantled Gran Metalik. The confidence and taunting displayed by Itami may have been his undoing, as Metalik managed to tag in Lince Dorado, who immediately attacked his nemesis with reckless abandon.
As The Golden Lynx and Itami traded blows, there was certainly no love lost between them. Both Superstars unleashed on each other with Dorado eventually taking to the sky to level Itami on the outside. However, that gave Tozawa the opportunity to take down Dorado, but that allowed Metalik to show off his own incredible high-flying ability and take down his Japanese opponents.
Back inside the ring, Itami attempted to remove Gran Metalik’s mask – the ultimate sign of disrespect for a luchador – which resulted in Lince Dorado attacking Itami.
The match then degraded into a full-scale brawl with the official having no choice but to call the match off. Although the lucha brothers took down their rivals, Itami turned the tables by attacking Dorado’s knee and laying waste to both The Golden Lynx and The King of the Ropes.
requested his match with Mark Andrews be postponed.