205 Live has often struggled to keep an audience on the WWE Network with so much content that the company puts out. They often have trouble keeping fans in the building after SmackDown. Now they are further integrating 205 Live with NXT.
Both 205 Live and NXT are under Triple H’s umbrella of influence. This is why the WWE Cruiserweight Title now belongs to NXT.
205 Live will feature even more Superstars from the NXT brand as long as they meet the weight requirements.
It was announced that “some of NXT’s best competitors under 205 pounds” will be wrestling on 205 Live from this point on. That includes, of course, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush and others.
Angel Garza, Drew Gulak and The Lucha House Party are now on SmackDown since the draft. Humberto Carrillo and Akira Tozawa were drafted to Raw. This obviously leaves some hole in the 205 Live roster that the company will need to fill if they are going to keep the show going.