WWE has some big plans for the future and that includes putting NXT on a much bigger platform. SmackDown is also moving to Fridays on Fox and that leaves a lot of questions for 205 Live.
Newsweek spoke to Triple H where he went into depth about how 205 Live fits into WWE’s overall plan. He called them “an island” and admitted that they’ve been lost in limbo. Then he said that fans should expect to see it “move toward the NXT banner.”
“You’ll start to see 205 begin to. I think it always existed as an island onto itself, a little bit, and it’s become lost in this limbo. You’ll begin to see it move more towards the NXT banner and the talent there.”
“We have a lot of talent. For them to begin to compete either open against anyone or in the cruiserweight division, but have that title sit under the NXT brand is more meaningful. It creates more opportunities for more people.”
“As for RAW and SmackDown, it’s an open division for them. When you’re on both shows, everybody is competing against everybody.”
It looks like Brad Shepard’s previous report about 205 Live’s future could be happening right in front of our eyes. We also reported that the third hour of SmackDown Live could move to FS1 and absorb 205 Live’s time.
It also sounded like Triple H was saying that the Cruiserweight Title will soon exist as an NXT exclusive championship as well.
Now it appears that the 205 Live Superstars will be splitting up and moving to either NXT or the “main roster,” because 205 Live seems to be ending very soon.