According to The Wrestling Observer, WWE Superstars who’re going to be a part of the new live wrestling show, 205 Live, are not happy with its announcement, as it requires them to stay an extra hour in the arena after SmackDown Live! because that is when the live tapings will take place.
205 Live, is a new hour-long show by the WWE, which will focus solely on Superstars that are 205 pounds and below. It will feature Cruiserweight stars such as The Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, TJ Perkins, Akira Tozawa, and many more.
Below is the tweet WWE sent out to announce this show:
The Wrestling Observer reported that all the story angles will be played out on Monday Night RAW, while the matches will take place on 205 Live.
The colour commentary for the show will be given by SmackDown’s Mauro Ranallo and RAW’s Corey Graves. Talking about 205 Live WWE’s Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative, Triple H said that:
205 Live is a natural progression to showcase the depth of our roster, with world-class talent such as Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, and Rich Swann, 205 Live will be a must-see program on WWE Network.”
Michelle Wilson, WWE’s Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer said the following regarding WWE’s decision to bring 205 Live:
With the addition of 205 Live to an already robust programming schedule, WWE continues to enhance the value of WWE Network for our subscribers. We take pride in listening to our fans and delivering even more live, premium content that they are asking for.
It looks like everyone in the WWE is in on the idea, and are doing this show so that the cruiserweights will be allowed to showcase their talents properly. Having their own show without any focus on the superstars on the main roster will help this division a lot.
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Below is the video of Mick Foley introducing the cruiserweights on Monday Night RAW: