WWE experienced a lot of success and critical acclaim over the summer with their 10-week Cruiserweight Classic tournament, which featured (largely unsigned) talent from all over the world and culminated with the crowning of a new Cruiserweight Champion. Since then, the cruiserweights have become a Raw-exclusive division, although their transition has experienced some mixed results. A lot of the CWC competitors have been spending time in NXT, notably in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Now, the cruiserweights will be breaking out into their own, ongoing WWE Network weekly show, which will be called “205 Live” (a reference to the weight limit for the division, not a call-in radio show). Many of the CWC and Raw cruisers will be featured on the show, which will apparently be overseen by Triple H.
The new show will begin on November 29 and will air live on the WWE Network every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.
The complete press release:
205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network
STAMFORD, Conn. — A one-hour, in-ring program called 205 Live, showcasing WWE’s new Cruiserweight division, will premiere Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m. ET, exclusively on WWE Network. The live weekly show will be called by Mauro Ranallo, the voice of SmackDown LIVE, and Corey Graves, color commentator for Monday Night Raw.
Coming off the success of WWE Network’s recent Cruiserweight Classic tournament and the formation of the new Cruiserweight division, which airs exclusively on Monday Night Raw, 205 Live will feature Superstars that are 205 pounds and under, including: new WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick, as well as TJ Perkins, Rich Swann, Noam Dar, HoHo Lun, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, Gran Metallik, Tozawa, Jack Gallagher, Gurv Sihra and Harv Sihra.
“205 Live is a natural progression to showcase the depth of our roster,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “With world-class talent such as Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, and Rich Swann, 205 Live will be a must-see program on WWE Network.”
“With the addition of 205 Live to an already robust programming schedule, WWE continues to enhance the value of WWE Network for our subscribers,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “We take pride in listening to our fans and delivering even more live, premium content that they are asking for.”