WWE 205 Live will join NXT as the latest brand under the company’s umbrella to get repackaging. The cruiserweight show, which started in 2016 with the re-launch of hte division, will soon have a different name. The new show will likely be a b-show in the vein of Main Event.
Bryan Alvarez discussed the upcoming change on today’s Wrestling Observer Live. He noted that WWE higher-ups don’t want smaller wrestlers as champions anymore. Therefore, change is coming.
“Of late it has not been live, so I guess Vince McMahon, Bruce Prichard, these guys don’t wanna see any 205 pounders as champion. So, it’s gonna get a new name, I don’t know what it is. It’s probably just going to be a tertiary show.
I don’t know what form it would be. It’s gonna be a low-level WWE show, that god bless em, nobody is gonna watch. But, this is where they will get their experience in front of a live crowd. It’s coming. It’s gonna no longer be 205 Live.”
The show was launched in the wake of the great reception the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament received. Many of the tournament’s competitors were signed by the company and given a home on the brand. As time wore on, the division became more of an afterthought.
It was recently reported that WWE were considering doing away with the Cruiserweight Championship, which is currently an NXT title. Specifics for what the company plans to do with the show are not yet available. Fans will have to wait and see what becomes of 205 Live in the future.
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