Major backstage changes to WWE 205 Live, Triple H now in control per a new report

Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com is reporting some major changes for 205 Live.

According to the report, Vince McMahon has reportedly stepped aside as the show runner and Paul “Triple H” Levesque has taken over the role.

Some noticeable changes to the presentation of the 205 Live show have been rolled out the last two weeks, including the introduction of new GM Drake Maverick (Rockstar Spud) and the announcement of a tournament to crown a new Cruiserweight Champion.

The plan is to present the brand closer to how the Cruiserweight were presented in the Cruiserweight Classic. This will include more of a focus on the in-ring competition with Triple H in charge as opposed to the more character driven style show under McMahon.

Adam Pearce remains the lead producer of 205 Live after being moved up from his role as a coach at the WWE Performance Center. Jonathan Baeckstrom, who has been with WWE since 2013 on the creative team, will work with Triple H as a lead writer.

NXT superstar Roddrick Strong was called up to 205 Live to help freshen up the talent pool last night. It is possible that there could be additional call ups to the roster in the future.

While there are currently not any plans right now for any 205 Live house shows beyond the ones last month, they are not off the table in the future. The current focus will be to building the brand around in-ring competition and strong athletic characters.