Mike Kanellis attacked Lince Dorado
With an undefeated record on WWE 205 Live – including victories against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa and Noam Dar – plus his relationship with Bobby Lashley on Raw, Lio Rush is riding high and looking to prove he’s ready for anything. Feeling that WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick is not giving him the opportunities he deserves, The Man of the Hour issued an open challenge to prove there is no one better or faster than him.
The Lucha House Party’s Lince Dorado answered the call, ready to silence Rush and unleash some of the frustration that has built because of TJP’s deplorable actions in recent weeks. As The Golden Lynx entered the ring ready for battle, The Man of the Hour taunted his opponent, asking if he was ready. When the two locked up, they engaged in a fast-paced stalemate that ended with a double dropkick and simultaneous kip-ups.
Despite having the WWE Universe in his corner, Lince Dorado struggled to get rolling against The Man of the Hour. In the midst of taunting his opponent, Rush attempted to remove Dorado’s mask, firing up The Golden Lynx, who came storming back.
Clearly finished with Rush’s antics, Dorado unloaded on his foe with impactful chops and kicks before delivering a high crossbody for a near-fall. Using the ropes to his advantage, Rush regained control for a near-fall of his own, growing increasingly frustrated with his inability to claim victory. Preparing for the Final Hour, Rush was forced to recalibrate as Dorado moved away. Delivering a roll-up for a near-fall and a kick to the jaw, The Golden Lynx struck back and left his opponent reeling.
After flattening Rush on the outside, Dorado ascended the ropes and prepared to give Rush his first loss. However, The Golden Lynx was distracted as Maria Kanellis made her way into the arena, and Maria held his attention long enough for Mike Kanellis to blindside Dorado. With the match thrown out, Kanellis unleashed on Lince Dorado to his wife’s delight. Kanellis stood tall in his first appearance on the purple brand, thoroughly decimating The Golden Lynx.