August Grey & Curt Stallion are two of the fastest rising stars in all of WWE right now. They were only signed a few months ago, and Stallion already has a future shot at NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar. August Grey gets his first chance at an accolade when he teams with Stallion in the upcoming Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but tonight they get a tune up match with the Bollywood Boyz, who are also in the tournament! Before this match, it was announced that there will be tournament matches on 205 Live next week! Who will start the tournament with some extra momentum?
Bollywood Boyz Show Their Chemistry
Grey started with Sumir, and quickly grabbed a hammerlock. Sumir used the ropes to flip out, get some control and get a crucifix pin. He only got the two count, and went right into an armlock. Grey slipped over Sumir using the ropes, tripped him up and went for a pinfall attempt. Sumir took a shoulder block, but missed a tag to Stallion who came in with a dropkick.
Sunil tagged in and took a forearm shot from Stallion, but attacked the hands to get some control. A dropkick to the face got Stallion back on top, and Grey tagged right back in and nailed a dropkick of his own on Sunil. Sumir tagged in but Grey didn’t realize until he took a big lariat on the outside. A snap suplex on the outside followed, and Bollywood Boyz started to isolate Grey.
Quick tags in and out, double team moves, and cutting the ring in half. This was tag team wrestling 101. A middle rope bulldog got a two count, and Stallion was eager for the tag. Grey took a Bret Hart style Russian Leg Sweep, before having to fight a headlock. Sunil took Stallion off the apron with a cheap shot, before nearly ending this one with The Bollywood Blast. Stallion just barely broke the pin at two.
Curt Stallion & August Grey Hit Their Stride
Grey was able to slingshot Sumir into his corner, dodge a flying Sunil who got the tag, and finally Stallion was in. The Lone Star hit the big forearm before paying tribute to Katsuyori Shibata with the basement dropkick, following up with the DDT. Grey tagged in and hit a top rope crossbody on Sunil, before Stallion dove onto him on the outside.
A suplex into splash in the ring saw Sumir get the boots to the face of a flying Stallion, getting him a near fall. Stallion got a jawbreaker and the diving headbutt, with Grey tagging in and hitting the running Killswitch for the win.
A solid tag team offering from two up and coming teams. 205 Live has been giving great tag matches for months now, and this brand being involved in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will just elevate that. Match Rating: 3.25/5 (*** ¼)
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