Buddy Murphy def. Kalisto
The animosity between The Lucha House Party and the duo of Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese continues to boil, especially following a wild Tornado Tag Team Match last week, and Kalisto and Murphy squared off in singles competition this week. The two have clashed before in one of the most competitive matches in WWE 205 Live history, and both were ready to put it all on the line.
Early in the contest, The Juggernaut asserted his considerable size and strength advantage, but Kalisto used the ropes to drop Murphy with a jaw-dropping hurricanrana. As Murphy rolled outside the ring, Nese prevented Kalisto from attacking, but the Lucha Dragon responded by taking them both down. A brawl between Murphy, Nese and The Lucha House Party nearly erupted, but the official managed to break it up.
As the battle spilled to the outside and Murphy countered a high-risk move into a suplex, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik and Tony Nese continued to jaw, resulting in a shoving match between Dorado and Murphy. To restore order, the official ejected Metalik and Dorado from ringside.
With his opponent’s support system gone, The Juggernaut unleashed powerful kicks to Kalisto’s lower back. Showing his resilience, Kalisto battled back, but Murphy’s power proved to be too much. The former Cruiserweight Champion continued to build momentum and prepared to flatten Murphy after dumping him from the ring, but he was tripped up by Nese in full-view of the official.
As a result, The Premier Athlete was ejected from ringside, finally evening the odds between Murphy and Kalisto. As The Juggernaut pressed forward, Kalisto recovered and unleashed a series of high-impact and fast-paced maneuvers that were topped off with two unbelievable inverted hurricanranas.
On the outside of the ring, Murphy’s anger and aggression took over, and he began throwing Kalisto into the barricade, resetting the official’s 10-count to continue unleashing punishment. Kalisto was left decimated on the outside as Murphy returned to the ring, seemingly satisfied with a count-out victory.
However, Murphy couldn’t help himself and answered his opponent’s taunts only to be flipped into the timekeeper’s area. Barely making it back into the ring before being counted out, Murphy found himself spiked into the canvas by a hurricanrana.
After escaping two pinfalls, Murphy leveled Kalisto with a knee to the face and executed Murphy’s Law for a hard-fought victory.