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From the WWE Rumour Mill: Update on the future of 205 Live house shows 

205 Live
205 Live's future is looking bleak
Modified 01 Apr 2020

What's the story?

WWE presented a number of 205 Live house shows back in January and it seems that whilst they were well received, the future live shows for WWE's Cruiserweight brand could now be on hold.

In case you didn't know...

205 Live has been struggling for viewers and has had a number of low rated episodes over the past few months, but it was thought that house shows would help the brand to get out to a much larger audience, which is why they were announced late last year.

WWE has tried a number of times to boost the ratings by including 205 Live in Monday Night Raw, sending Enzo Amore over to the brand and even now giving the Cruiserweights former TNA star Rockstar Spud as their General Manager. Spud will now be known as Drake Maverick as part of the show and it still remains to be seen as to how much this will improve the shows overall ratings.

The heart of the matter

WWE presented the first 205 Live house shows last month and it seems that whilst the shows were well received by the WWE Universe who was in attendance, it seems that the ticket sales were still considered to be quite poor with one of the events having to be cancelled because of low ticket sales.

When it comes to future events, it seems that WWE did have plans for another set of live events in February in California but these plans now look to be on hold since it is now February and the company are still yet to announce anything.

What's next?

205 Live will continue to be part of the weekly schedule on the WWE Network, it just seems that live events are on hold for the foreseeable future.


Author's take

WWE announced that there would be a weekly TV show for the United Kingdom wrestling fans but it seems that this has also become an oversight by the company since the United Kingdom Championships were now more than a year ago.

WWE has a lot of plans that they are yet to follow through on, but 205 Live was one that seems the company tried and realised that it might not be a viable option in the future.

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Published 03 Feb 2018, 02:29 IST
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