WWE 205 Live results: Aug. 14, 2020: Atlas and Daivari slug it out in heated singles bout
Ariya Daivari made his return to the pruple brand and scored a controversial victory against Jake Atlas, while Legado del Fantasma continued to roll with a tag team win over Ever-Rise.
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205 Live Results: Aug. 14, 2020
Legado del Fantasma def. Ever-Rise
Chase Parker & Matt Martel of Ever-Rise were riding high after picking up a big tag team win last week on 205 Live, but Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza of Legado del Fantasma brough them crashing back to Earth in a tandem bout this week.
Legado del Fantasma landed the first big blow when Wilde made a blind tag to Mendoza and caught Parker off guard by driving him into the canvas with a ring-rattling DDT. With Martel attempting to incite a “de-fense” chant, Mendoza & Wilde continued to inflict punishment on Parker with a nasty double-team maneuver.
Ever-Rise appeared to have a glimmer of hope when Parker made a diving tag to Martel, who hit the ring like he was shot out of a cannon, leveling each of his foes with a series of dropkicks, a back body drop and a clothesline out of the ring.
When Mendoza took Parker out of the equation with a low bridge, however, it opened the door for Mendoza to make a blind tag to Parker. With Wilde holding Martel in place, Mendoza clobbered his opponent with a savage kick to the head for the 1-2-3, much to the delight of the smirking NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar.
Ariya Daivari def. Jake Atlas
Friday night marked Ariya Daivari’s first match since March, but for better or worse, Daivari Dinero hasn’t changed a bit.
After engaging in a heated war of words with Jake Atlas on Twitter, the 205 Live original went back to his old habit of blatantly breaking the rules in search of a victory, tugging at Atlas’ hair in the early goings and hurling him into the ringside plexiglass when the fight spilled to ringside.
Atlas, a relative newcomer to 205 Live, certainly didn’t make it easy for Daivari, frustrating his foe with a series of early-match takedowns, but the 205 Live original regained the advantage with a nasty neckbreaker in the ropes.
Some mid-match trash talk from Daivari seemed to light a fire under Atlas, who blasted his new-found rival with a series of blistering strikes, a wicked enzuigiri, a face breaker and a springboard blockbuster, though Daivari rolled out of the ring to avoid a potential pinfall.
But Daivari had one last trick up his sleeve: removing the turnbuckle. When the official intervened, Atlas nearly put away Daivari with a surprise rollup, but Daivari responded with a thumb to the eye and a brutal Hammerlock Lariat to claim the victory.