WWE has five working brands right now that need to record television shows to air every week. This can sometimes present a problem, especially when there is an overseas trip planned.
205 Live recorded their show before NXT went live from Full Sail Arena this week. If you want those spoilers you can click here.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WWE scheduled 205 Live to record at Full Sail Arena this week in an effort to save money. It also cut down the time for an event that would have already been a lengthy show in Manchester.
In a way to save expenses and also not lengthen what is already a too long live event, 205 Live on 11/8 was taped on 11/6 at Full Sail University for the first time, rather than done the same day from Manchester, UK.
WWE’s reported plan was to film 205 Live as part of the SmackDown taping. They are also recording RAW from Manchester this week so it would have already been a very long show.