WWE.com announced on Wednesday that beginning on November 29 at 10PM ET on WWE Network, a new weekly series focused on the Cruiserweight Division will be launched, entitled “205 Live”, which is a play-off on the 205 pound weight limit for the division.
The weekly series will be filmed after the live broadcast of Smackdown Live every Tuesday night with Smackdown Live announcer Mauro Ranallo and RAW announcer Corey Graves, who both worked on the Cruiserweight Classic, as the commentary team.
The Talking Smack show, that currently airs in the 10PM ET right after Smackdown Live, will be moving to the 11PM ET timeslot as of November 29th.
The official WWE.com announcement on the new Cruiserweight show can be read below.
205 LIVE PREMIERES ON WWE NETWORK ON NOVEMBER 29th
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.”