Mike Kanellis def. Lince Dorado
Two weeks ago, Mike Kanellis made a shocking debut on WWE 205 Live by interrupting the match between Lince Dorado and Lio Rush and attacking The Golden Lynx. Despite WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick’s displeasure with the attack, Kanellis and his wife Maria made it clear they were poised to seize every opportunity – including Maverick’s invitation to the Cruiserweight division.
Kicking off the milestone 100th episode of WWE 205 Live, Lince Dorado sought retribution for the attack as Kanellis made his in-ring debut. As the match got underway, Lince Dorado welcomed Kanellis to WWE 205 Live by delivering a series of strikes and using his agility to force his opponent on defense before seeking out his wife for moral support.
When Dorado forced Kanellis from the ring, Maria made her way to the ring apron to berate the luchador, giving Mike the opportunity to take control of the bout and unload on Dorado. Showcasing his strength and technical ability, Kanellis maintained an edge – much to Maria’s delight.
A rapid blitz from Dorado left Kanellis stunned, and Dorado remained relentless as the frustration of Maria and Mike Kanellis mounted. Struggling to muster a counterattack, Kanellis finally took down his opponent with a spinebuster, but his overconfidence backfired, allowing Dorado to regain momentum.
Kanellis nearly suffered defeat following a Shooting Star Press, but he barely got his foot on the ropes. Recuperating on the outside, Kanellis knocked Gran Metalik and Kalisto to the floor before being dropped by Dorado. However, The Golden Lynx made a critical mistake back inside the ring by checking on his lucha brothers. This gave Kanellis the opportunity to kick the top rope into his opponent’s face and plant Dorado on the canvas for the win.