WWE is known to make a plan and not follow through with the idea. That happens on a regular basis, and sometimes those plans could change an entire division. There were apparently plans for a Cruiserweight Tag Team Title situation on 205 Live, but they were not followed through with.
Jack Gallagher was released from WWE during the #SpeakingOut movement. Now he is outside of WWE looking in and the former Gentleman Jack dropped a very interesting piece of information and WWE history today.
There were once plans for Tag Team Titles for the 205 Live show, but due to circumstances those plans were cancelled. Gallagher had no issue spilling all of the tea on this one as he wrote.
It’s Tuesday. You know what that means.
It’s time to talk about 205Live!
I’ve had a few people enquiring about the existence of the cruiserweight tag team titles, so allow me to spill the tea.
There’s a truck that houses all the props that might be used during a weekly taping of Smackdown or Raw. Onboard you’ll find a collection of sledgehammers, barbed wire bats, even umbrellas. This also happens to be the place where two, purple and silver, cruiserweight tag team title belts were kept. They were kept there from the first week that the division appeared on television.
These belts were stumbled upon by a few members of the roster (who may have also took a few photos holding them 🤫), so we all pitched ideas to get the titles introduced.
The two ideas that were often favoured were: One, to change the rules of cruiserweight tag team matches to the Mexican tag rules i.e. when both feet hit the floor on the outside of the ring that constitutes a legal tag; the other was to establish three men teams, instead of the usual two, and make them trios titles.
All of these ideas were – obviously – rejected.
Those new titles would have also seen a new rule introduced to WWE. That might have been an innovative twist to help bring attention to 205 Live. Sadly, WWE never gave them much of a focus and the brand is now under NXT’s umbrella at the Capitol Wrestling Center.
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