Report: WWE Moving 205 Live To Friday Nights
PWInsider is reporting that the word going around backstage at tonight’s WWE SmackDown Live taping is that 205 Live is set to be shifted to Fridays at 10 p.m. on the WWE Network starting next week. The plan is to still tape the series after SmackDown goes off air.
This was a bit of an expected move after Triple H mentioned during an interview with Newsweek that 205 Live could eventually fall under the NXT umbrella. The report includes that the series is now the responsibility of the NXT creative team.
You’ll start to see 205 begin to. I think it always existed as an island onto itself, a little bit, and it’s become lost in this limbo. You’ll begin to see it move more towards the NXT banner and the talent there. We have a lot of talent. For them to begin to compete either open against anyone or in the cruiserweight division, but have that title sit under the NXT brand is more meaningful. It creates more opportunities for more people.