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[TV Recap] ‘205 LIVE’ 11.20.2020 – Adonis vs. Nese, Bollywood Boyz vs. Ever-Rise

COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuiness

After failing to help Ariya Daivari & Tony Nese win last week’s Fatal Five Way, The Bollywood Boyz take on Ever-Rise this week on 205 Live in a “Battle of the Failed Insurance Policies”. Nese himself is also in action, taking on Ashante Thee Adonis.


  • The Bollywood Boyz vs. Ever-Rise (**1/4)
  • Ashante Thee Adonis vs. Tony Nese (**1/2)


The Bollywood Boyz (Samir & Sunil Singh) vs. Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel)

Both teams were used as insurance policies for Daivari and Nese in last week’s fatal five way match but they both failed miserably and now they’re wrestling each other here because reasons.

Ever-Rise try to do the Boyz’ dance and get attacked for their efforts. Parker dodges a dropkick from Sunil, Ever-Rise go on the offensive with a double shoulderblock and fist drop. Martel catches a floatover attempt, Sunil escapes his grasp and connects with a back elbow for a one-count. Bollywood Boyz go on the offense, working Martel’s left arm over. Parker gets the tag, Sunil escapes the corner and takes him to the mat with an armdrag. Samir tags in and “records” Parker, Parker grabs it and threatens to break it. Parker slaps Samir and goads him into chasing him around, Martel gets the blind tag and attacks from behind, sending Samir chest-first into the corner for a one-count. Parker tags back in, slows things down with a nerve hold. Samir ducks a pair of clotheslines, Parker counters a crucifix with a Samoan drop for the 1…2…Samir kicks out. Martel tags in, drop toehold to Samir, Parker launches off Martel’s back with an elbowdrop and Martel covers for the 1…2…not yet. Samir dodges Ever-Rise, Sunil gets the tag. Flying double ax to Martel, inverted atomic and spinning heel kick to Parker. Sunil drops Martel with a spinning heel kick as well, Samir tags in and hits the Bollywood Blast for the 1…2…Parker makes the save. Ref gets distracted with Sunil, Ever-Rise hit a faceslam/lungblower combo. Martel covers, ref gets distracted with Parker for some reason and Sunil cracks him in the back with the camera, Samir covers for the 1…2…3.

The Bollywood Boyz defeated Ever-Rise via pinfall (7:52)

  • Both teams are annoying heels so it was hard to get behind either group but the match itself was pretty good and I liked that it boiled down to which team could get the final cheat in. Ever-Rise takes their familiar role of ultimate losers but they’re damn good doing it, and Bollywood Boyz got to show off some good tandem offense. No real future for the teams on the brand unless they randomly create a 205 Live Tag Team Championship but it keeps them competing I guess. (**1/4)

Ariya Daivari confronts The Bollywood Boyz for not helping him win last week. He says this isn’t over, Boyz try to get him to dance but Daivari walks off to join the commentary team for the next match.

-After clips from last week’s Fatal Five Way, the show goes to comments made earlier tonight by its winner Curt Stallion via the 205 Live Twitter. Stallion says there was one guy who didn’t congratulate him last week: the Cruiserweight Champ himself Santos Escobar. Stallion says they both don’t know when this match takes place or where, but he’s got two words for him: smarten up. Daivari is offended that a “dumb hillbilly” is the one telling everyone to smarten up.

  • So Curt Stallion has a title opportunity but they don’t know when or where, so there’s not much he’s going to be able to do to build it. I wonder what they do with him in the interim. NOT MORE MATCHES AGAINST DAIVARI AND NESE.

Ashante Thee Adonis vs. “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese

Both Adonis and Nese came up short in last week’s Fatal Five Way. Adonis is one of 205 Live’s newer stars, which Nese (and Daivari) take offense to because it’s their show and no one else should have the spotlight. Like last week Adonis is sporting a baby bjorn-looking chest pack which I’m confident in saying only he could pull off. I would look absolutely ridiculous.

Nese stuns Adonis with a forearm and chop, Adonis fights back with chops of his own but gets overpowered. Nese dodges a leapfrog, rolling to the floor instead to get on commentary and brag about how he’s too fast and smart which Daivari applauds. Adonis has enough and chases Nese back in, who immediately stomps him. Adonis clobbers Nese with a clothesline and connects with a series of jabs to the face and body. Leaping shoulder to the midsection, Adonis sends Nese into the lights with a backdrop followed by a dropkick. Nese slides to the floor, Adonis talks trash to Daivari while ramming him into the commentary table. Adonis takes too long gloating, Nese covers him in the ring skirt and dropkicks him in the dome. NICE. Nese quickly rolls him in but only gets a two-count so he makes him pay with a series of crossfaces (crossfaci?) to the jaw. Nese drops Adonis on the top rope, immediately follows up with a springboard moonsault for the 1…2…not yet. Nese grabs a chinlock, Adonis turns it into an electric chair faceslam. Adonis mounts a comeback with a series of jabs and a snap suplex. Adonis connects with a flapjack and kips up, Daivari is sick of hearing the commentary team “put over” Adonis and throws his headset off. Daivari tries to distract, Adonis ignores it and hits a DDT on Nese for the 1…2…Nese kicks out. Adonis tells Daivari to back off, Nese rolls through a sunset flip and connects with a spin kick for the 1…2…ADONIS KICKS OUT. Daivari wraps his hand in a chain, almost hits Nese with it accidentally, then eats a spinebuster when he tries to interfere. Adonis drops Nese with the Long Kiss Goodnight for the 1…2…3.

Ashante Thee Adonis defeated Tony Nese via pinfall (8:07)

  • I liked the match well enough, Daivari and Nese went from being successful in their cheating to bumbling idiots as the 205 Live “new blood” get wise to their antics. The end sequence took me out a bit, Nese had to scramble to get in place for the almost hit from Daivari and Adonis’ superkick didn’t land anywhere near Nese’s face, but I’m good with who came out on top. (**1/2)


FINAL THOUGHTS: Perfectly Acceptable Wrestling this week on 205 Live punctuated by how great Nigel McGuinness has been on commentary for these shows. Dude is all-in and appears to be having the time of his life, which I dig a lot. Starting to remind me of the heel commentators of my youth with his own spin.

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