Akira Tozawa def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher

Akira Tozawa vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher: WWE 205 Live, Oct. 3, 2018

Former Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa faces Gentleman Jack Gallagher while keeping a watchful eye on Drew Gulak and The Brian Kendrick, but something unexpected happens after the match.

Last week on WWE 205 Live, Drew Gulak, Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick let out their aggression on Kendrick’s local opponent after The Man With a Plan picked up the win. However, a swift victory wouldn’t come easy against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa for Gallagher. Still seeking retribution after being brutally attacked by Kendrick, Gallagher and Gulak last month, The Stamina Monster refused to be intimidated when Gallagher came to the ring with his allies. Of course, Tozawa had already sidelined The Man With a Plan for several weeks after that initial attack.

As the match got underway, Tozawa immediately fed off the energy of the WWE Universe and countered Gallagher’s early technical advances. However, the unorthodox style of the British Superstar kept Tozawa on defense, and they entered a sequence of near-falls that ended with Tozawa delivering a kick to his opponent’s chest.

Reaping the benefits of Gulak tripping up Tozawa from the outside, Gallagher methodically levied strikes at the encouragement of The Philadelphia Stretcher. Gallagher remained one step ahead of Tozawa and slowly dissected him with calculated attacks and pain-inducing technical holds.

Tozawa battled back with a series of fast-paced kicks but couldn’t execute his patented Senton before his opponent rolled out of the ring. Without skipping a beat, The Stamina Monster transitioned into a diving headbutt to the outside before dropping Gallagher a second with a missile dropkick to the hip.

Tozawa locked in his own unique submission, but Gallagher reversed the hold and immediately went back to his masterful technical ability. After Tozawa made it to the ropes, Gallagher prepared for a high-risk move off the top. Unfortunately, he took too much time taunting the WWE Universe, allowing Tozawa to push him off and deliver a breathtaking Senton for the win.

After the match, Gulak unsuccessfully gave chase to Tozawa before addressing the WWE Universe. Gulak explained that his team was not living up to its full potential and brought back his PowerPoint presentation. Picking up where he left off on “Drew Gulak’s Plan for a Better WWE 205 Live,” The Philadelphia Stretcher brought up slide No. 10, entitled “no mercy,” with a caricature of The Brian Kendrick. As Gulak explained the slide and the team’s weakness, The Man With a Plan started to realize it was about him.

Addressing Kendrick directly, Gulak said there was no place for him, which prompted the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion to attack. Despite initially fending off Gallagher and Gulak, Kendrick eventually fell victim to the numbers game and was overwhelmed as his former allies unloaded on him before leaving him down in the center of the ring.

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