WWE brought 205 Live to the fans after the Cruiserweight Classic drew such rave reviews. Then people just didn’t seem to watch 205 Live much after that.
The company tried to establish 205 Live as their own stand-alone brand for a while, but it didn’t take off. WWE even scheduled a tester run of house shows, but they were very scarcely attended.
Now WWE is seemingly able to cut 205 Live for the night without paying it much mind. That happened this week. Wrestling News reports that some WWE Superstars are not happy about how the company is treating the purple brand after they had such high expectations upon its launch three years ago.
I know that several wrestlers on that brand are unhappy about how that show has been treated. When the brand was launched, the impression that many of them had was that it would take some time to build the show but eventually, they would go on the road like Raw and SmackDown.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush even commented about 205 Live’s cancellation this week in a now-deleted tweet:
Its unfortunate. One of the biggest weekends in wrestling and a light deserves to be shined bright on a division that thrives on hard work, physically entertaining the fans and proving that they belong.
We’ll have to see what’s next for 205 Live. It seems like Full Sail Arena might be a logical location for them to operate since they are under Triple H’s auspices at this point.