Hideo Itami def. Noam Dar
WWE 205 Live kicked off with an unexpected appearance from Hideo Itami and Ariya Daivari. The duo entered the ring, and Daivari addressed the WWE Universe, demanding they show Itami the respect he deserves. The Persian Lion praised the Japanese legend and declared the episode of WWE 205 Live was cancelled until Itami got real competition. This prompted WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick to take control of the situation, threatening to suspend Itami and Daivari. Noam Dar then made his way to the arena hoping to challenge Itami, and Maverick obliged.
Not intimidated by Itami, The Scottish Supernova was ready for a fight and employed a take-no-prisoners offense that was enough to force Itami from the ring.
As The Scottish Supernova prepared to apply some of his technical expertise, Itami found an opening to unleash a series of hard-hitting strikes and kicks before taking down Dar with a flying leg drop. As the Japanese Superstar continued to methodically brutalize Dar, The Scottish Supernova outwitted Itami by avoiding a dropkick and kicking him off the top rope in an act of desperation.
Dar scored a handful of near-falls before preparing to devastate Itami’s knee with a high-risk move, but Daivari diverted The Scottish Supernova’s attention away from Itami long enough for the Japanese Superstar to avoid Dar’s move and counter with a series of high-impact blows. With Dar dazed, Itami executed his basement dropkick and falling knee strike to earn the win.