We start off tonight’s show with a look back at the matches that determined who will eventually face Enzo Amore for the Cruiserweight title.
We are in San Diego, California and your announcers are Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness.
Drew Gulak makes his way to the ring.
Drew asks how is everyone doing tonight. Before his match against Cedric Alexander, he has some important messages on behalf of his mentor Enzo Amore. Drew says he is the conductor of the Zo Train while Enzo is on international business. He says tonight it is the Drew Train . . . All Aboard.
Drew says he defeated several other cruiserweights last night and he will beat Rich Swann next week for a chance to face Enzo Amore for the Cruiserweight Title. As much of a mentor that Enzo is, Drew says he has been given the microphone of leadership. Drew is going to talk about leadership as part of his . . .
POWER POINT PRESENTATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unfortunately, Drew is interrupted by Cedric Alexander.
Drew says that we would have seen slide 14 and that is strong leaders delegate. Drew says he has delegated his responsibilities. A member of the Zo Train who has been a little S-O-F-T. He is someone eager to showcase his talents for DrewTopia.
Match Number One: Noam Dar (with Drew Gulak) versus Cedric Alexander
They lock up and Alexander backs Dar into the corner and he gives a clean break. Drew tells Cedric to focus on Dar from his position at the announce table. Dar with a side head lock. Alexander tries to send Dar off the ropes but Dar holds on. Alexander gets out of the head lock. Dar with an Irish whip and Alexander floats over and hits the handstand head scissors followed by a drop kick for a near fall.
.Alexander with a chop but Dar with a forearm. Alexander with a back heel kick. Alexander sets for a handspring move but Dar sees it coming and goes to the floor. Dar avoids a pescado and then Alexander goes for a head scissors on the floor but Dar puts Alexander’s feet on the apron and he kicks Alexander in the ribs. Dar gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Dar with an arm bar.
Dar with a kick and then they go back and forth with forearms. Alexander falls to the apron and Dar with boots to the head. Alexander blocks a kick and hits a back elbow. Alexander with a springboard clothesline and he gets a near fall. Alexander with a waist lock but Dar with forearms. Dar kicks Alexander in the hamstring while Alexander’s leg is in the ropes. Dar goes up top and Drew tells Dar to get down because he does not have to go up top.
Dar sets for the European uppercut but Alexander with a backslide for a near fall. Alexander with a handspring round kick followed by the Lumbar Check and the three count.
Winner: Cedric Alexander
Drew leaves the announce table because he has some Zo Train business to deal with.
Vic and Nigel talk about the 205 Live tour in January.
Akira Tozawa, Mustafa Ali, and Rich Swann talk about the 205 Live Tour. Ali says he almost misses Enzo after hearing Gulak.
Rich Swann is asked about whether Drew Gulak will affect his match against Tony Nese. Rich says that Drew can’t handle this so that is why he sent Nese after him. The Drew Train can continue to look like fools while Swann does what he does best . . . stay classy . . . San Diego.
We see comments from Brian Kendrick complaining about all of the chances given to Kalisto. Jack Gallagher says that Kalisto is on the international tour and he will stay gone.
Gran Metalik talks about Gallagher and Kendrick trying to get rid of Kalisto and he says if Gallagher tries to interfere, he will make Jack a pinata using his umbrella.
Match Number Two: Brian Kendrick (with Jack Gallagher) versus Gran Metalik
Metalik with a handspring flip and then he chops Kendrick and hits an arm drag using the ropes for extra momentum. Metalik with a slingshot arm drag and he avoids a kick. Metalik spins on the ropes before hitting a springboard drop kick that sends Kendrick to the floor. Metalik with a suicide dive that hits Gallagher instead of Kendrick. Metalik with an enzuigiri followed by a springboard drop kick that sends Kendrick to the floor.
Kendrick avoids a baseball slide and he punches Metalik. Metalik is sent over the ringside barrier. Metalik leaps over the ringside barrier and hits a rana. Gallagher trips Metalik on a springboard move when the referee was focused on Kendrick. Kendrick with a baseball slide to Metalik to send him to the floor. Kendrick sends Metalik into the matrix board on the apron and then he kicks Metalik.
Kendrick with a knee to the back followed by punches. Kendrick chokes Metalik in the ropes and stands on the back of his neck. Kendrick with a chop but Metalik chops back. Kendrick with forearms and he tries for a power bomb but Metalik counters with a sunset flip and he gets a near fall. Kendrick runs into an elbow and then he misses a splash. Metalik with a rollup for a near fall. Metalik with a sunset flip for a near fall. Kendrick with an elbow to Metalik. Metalik sends Kendrick to the apron on a Sliced Bread #2 attempt. Kendrick with kicks and knees to Metalik after sending him into the ring post. Kendrick with the Captain’s Hook and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Brian Kendrick
We take a look back at Nia Jax and Enzo Amore from Raw.
Tony Nese, Noam Dar, and Ariya Daivari are in the locker room and Drew enters and he says it is important that he beat Rich Swann next week on Raw and that is why Enzo was put in charge. Daivari says he will not listen to Drew and Drew says that Ariya will have to answer to Enzo. Drew says he has the Microphone of Leadership. They are like the Justice League. Drew says he is Batman while Nese is Aquaman and Dar is The Flash. He calls Daivari Wonder Woman because he is a fierce warrior.
Drew says that Tony needs everyone’s support. He says he will be at ringside while he expects everyone to do their parts.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Hideo Itami video package.
Match Number Three: Tony Nese (with Drew Gulak and his megaphone) versus Rich Swann (with Cedric Alexander but no megaphone)
Before locking up, Nese poses for Swann. Tony with a kick and forearm followed by a kick to the head. Nese with a chop but Swann chops back. Nese with a kick but Swann with a head scissors. Swann goes to the apron and he blocks a kick but Nese with a leg sweep that sends Swann to the floor. Nese avoids Swann with a cartwheel. Swann with a back heel kick from the apron and then he hits a corkscrew splash off the turnbuckles. Drew has something to say to Swann and Alexander comes over to stop Drew. Nese kicks Swann and then he picks up Swann to send him back into the ring.
Swann with chops and a sunset flip attempt but Nese does not go over and Nese with a knee for a near fall. Nese with a body scissors. Swann leans back to get a near fall. Nese holds on to the body scissors and Swann leans back again to get a near fall. Swann leans back a third time and gets a near fall. Nese with a running back elbow for a near fall. Nese kicks Swann in the head and then he puts Swann in the tree of woe and connects with knees before Nese does some ab work.
Nese gets a near fall. Nese with a waist lock on Swann. Swann with punches to Nese. Nese trips Swann as he goes to the floor. Nese misses the double jump moonsault when Swann moves. Swann with clotheslines and a back heel kick. Nese with a boot to Swann and Swann with a jumping Frankensteiner for a near fall. Swann sets for a Gibson Driver but Nese with a back drop. Nese misses a kick and Swann gets a near fall. Nese with a pump handle Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Swann with punches and chops but Nese with a forearm. Swann with a boot to Nese and Nese with a back heel kick and more kicks. Nese misses a leg sweep and Swann with a pair of round kicks. Swann goes up top for the Phoenix Splash and he hits it for the three count.
Winner: Rich Swann
After the match, Gulak checks on his Drew Train member while Swann and Alexander celebrate in the ring.
Drew sounds the siren on his megaphone and Noam Dar and Ariya Daivari make their way to the ring. Drew is about to lead the Justice League of Amazing Gentlemen into the ring. They all get on the apron but Akira Tozawa and Mustafa Ali come to the aid of Alexander and Swann. Swann sends Gulak to the floor and Drew leaves with his megaphone.
We go to credits.