Chad Gable def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher via Count-out
Looking to make up for potentially being distracted due to his pursuit of the 24/7 Championship, WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick had a special surprise in store for the Cruiserweight division – former SmackDown, Raw and NXT Tag Team Champion Chad Gable.
While Nigel McGuiness wondered what the benefit of bringing Gable to the Cruiserweight division was for the regular competitors in the division, Gallagher did not back down from the challenge. The British Superstar welcomed the Olympic-level athlete to the purple brand by using his unorthodox offense, but he was soon matched by Gable’s own technical acumen.Gallagher broke a stalemate in emphatic fashion, tossing his opponent into the steel steps and nearly securing a win by count-out. Gallagher methodically began to unleash his brutal style of joint manipulation and precise strikes, but Gable’s resilience and athletic ability took over, and he tossed his opponent into the turnbuckle before executing fluid suplexes and nearly securing victory.
Caught in an ankle lock, Gallagher countered into an armbar before Gable broke free, executed a tiger driver and nearly scored a pinfall. However, Gallagher showed his own resilience, bringing the WWE Universe to their feet as he again fought off his opponent. As Gable escaped to the outside, the British Superstar pursued and dove through the ropes, only to be caught in a quick-release German suplex.
The damage had been done, and Gallagher was unable to make the official’s 10-count, giving Gable a hard-earned victory in his debut on the purple brand.