Date: July 2, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Vic Joseph
Welcome to the all new 205 Live, as the roster was completely gutted by all of the releases earlier this week. That means we could be in for a lot of fresh blood, which could be a good thing. Then again, it isn’t going to matter if the overall structure of the show isn’t changed as well. Let’s get to it.
The opening video looks at the NXT Breakout Tournament, with qualifying matches beginning tonight.
Breakout Tournament Qualifying Match: Guru Raaj vs. Andre Chase
Chase is better known as Harlem Bravado. They fight over the wristlock to start and Raaj takes him down for the meaningless early control. A hiptoss into a headlock takeover works a bit better for Raaj and he grinds away to keep Chase down. Back up and Raaj chops him into the corner, setting up a monkey flip for two. Chase gets smart by sending Raaj throat first into the top rope and a Russian legsweep gives Chase two of his own.
A running elbow gets the same and we hit the chinlock. That’s broken up and Raaj fights up to start the comeback. A bulldog into a basement dropkick gives Raaj two but Chase elbows him in the face again. Chase’s slingshot flipping Stunner sets up something like a t-bone brainbuster for the pin at 8:26.
Result: Andre Chase b. Guru Raaj – T-bone brainbuster (8:26)
Breakout Tournament Qualifying Match: Desmond Troy vs. Joe Gacy
Gacy has been around the independent scene for a long time. They’re ignoring the weight limits around here too as both guys have a bit of size to them. Gacy powers him into the corner to start but Troy shoves him down to yell a bit. Troy grabs an armbar, setting up a quick crossbody for two. Another armbar takes Gacy down but he’s back up with a suplex for his own near fall.
Now it’s Gacy working on the armbar, followed by a bunch of clotheslines in the corner. The armbar goes on again, though at least this time Gacy switches into a chinlock. That’s broken up as well and Troy hits a flying clothesline into a northern lights suplex for two. Three straight gutwrench faceplants give Troy two but Gacy hits a release Rock Bottom. A handspring clothesline finishes Troy at 8:33.
Result: Joe Gacy b. Desmond Troy – Handspring clothesline (8:33)
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