205 Live

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.


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.”


  1. So WWE’s answer to poor Cruiserweight booking on Raw isn’t to improve their Raw booking strategy for the Cruiserweights, but to instead shove them off to their own show on the Network, leaving another 20+ minute gap to fill on Raw? Brilliant…

    The one positive is that at least this way the Cruiserweights may get the focus they deserve.

  2. Well given what a let down the division on Raw has been they need to do something. Of course now it’s like a less important version of ECW or early NXT

  3. Nah, they’ll (likely) still have Cruiserweights on RAW, but since the Cruiserweight roster is so big, this gives them a chance to build those characters properly, and without deriving us of our weekly goodness of “Steph McMahon Emasculates the Universe” and the Golden Truth/Shining Stars feud. Think of it as just a fourth hour of Raw that nobody asked for or wanted!

  4. If they would quit forcing them down us trying to get us to care about them, just go out there and have their matches and let it build organically I think it’d be better off.
    Or not.. who knows.

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