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WWE 205 Live results: Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami

Drake Maverick hyped up tonight's card, with the opener featuring Humberto Carrillo facing Gran Metalik. Maverick talked about giving Carrillo a contract after his outstanding match last week.

In the main event, Kalisto, Akira Tozawa, and Hideo Itami square off in a triple threat to give the winner a mental edge in the fatal four-way Cruiserweight Championship match against Buddy Murphy at the Royal Rumble.

Brian Kendrick talked about teaching Tozawa all of his dirty tricks, while Kalisto said that he'll leave the Royal Rumble as a two-time Cruiserweight Champion.

Aiden English joined Nigel McGuinness and Vic Joseph on the commentary team -- promising to make 205 Live the most dramatic hour of TV.

Humberto Carrillo defeated Gran Metalik

English talked about Metalik winning the Lucha House Party's match on Raw. Carrillo hit a gorgeous flip over Metalik mid-ring. Carrillo sent Metalik out and hit a Fosbury Flop and landed on his feet perfectly. He went for a moonsault, but Metalik got his feet up and landed the middle rope-walk dropkick for two.

Metalik locked on a chinlock and Carrillo got up for a chop exchange. Metalik booted him on the apron, but Carrillo rocked Metalik and hit a bulldog off the top to the apron -- sending himself to the floor. Now that was substantially dumber than Sasha Banks' apron rana to Nia Jax a couple of weeks ago. This move only got two.

Metalik hit a running rana off the apron and landed it perfectly -- almost like how Caristico would always land flat-footed off of a rana. A rope-walk swanton got two for Metalik. Carrillo recovered with a quick missile dropkick -- and a handstand into an Arabian press got him the win.

Carrillo won to no reaction, and they desperately need to do a personality profile on him or something so he has a chance to get over. Right now, he's quite technically good -- but he's lacking any seasoning as a personality. On this show, that's absolute death.

Backstage, Maverick talked to Drew Gulak and Jack Gallagher about how good Carrillo is -- but Gulak lost his mind at all the flips. Tony Nese demanded a rematch with Noam Dar. Maverick said they're 1-1 against each other, so he'll take it under advisement.

Tozawa said he'll do whatever it takes to win. Kalisto and Lince Dorado talked about spreading the Lucha House Party across both Raw and 205 Live, and Kalisto promised to win the Cruiserweight title on Sunday.

English put over how Tozawa has been Cruiserweight Champion, but he's never been at WrestleMania. Itami has done the latter, but not the former. English picked Itami to win the title on Sunday.

Murphy came down for the main event.

Hideo Itami defeated Kalisto and Akira Tozawa in a triple threat match

Kalisto started off with a chopfest with Itami before Tozawa missile dropkicked Kalisto and Itami tossed Kalisto into the steps. McGuinness brought up Itami's amateur kickboxing background giving him an edge. Itami worked away on Tozawa with a hard chinlock. Tozawa hit a Saito suplex on Itami for two before dropkicking Kalisto.

Tozawa landed a series of jabs, then they all fought up top. Murphy came in and acted as the base for a Tower of Doom and dropped everyone off the top. Murphy got the best reaction on the show for this before Tozawa and Kalisto attacked him. A Salida Del Sol sent Murphy out -- where Tozawa landed a suicide dive.

Itami hit a Falcon Arrow to Kalisto for two. Kalisto hit Tozawa with a crossbody and got two. Kalisto sent Itami out, climbed up top with Tozawa, and went for a super rana. Tozawa held on and went for the senton bomb, but Kalisto moved.

Itami landed the hesitation dropkick on Kalisto and the sakura knee strike (that he's been using for a while and McGuinness finally gave a name to) on Tozawa to get the victory. Itami and Murphy had a staredown to close the show, with Murphy holding up the Cruiserweight title.

This was a pretty good match, but it was hurt a bit by all the stuff Murphy did in it. He took away from the guys in the match itself.