205 Live

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.


  1. Ok. Is this not a sign that Vince should step back altogether and let HHH and the new generation TakeOver (ha)?

  2. It’s no longer a private company. They have a board of directors… time to have a vote of no confidence in Vince

  3. Isn’t that what is happening? Triple H is now running 205 LIVE and NXT…so aren’t we getting that? Vince is running the main two shows but it seems that a changing of the guard has begun. It may take years for the main brands to change over BUT with Triple running the two development areas it basically means he is guiding the ship in terms of talent and eventually will be in terms of operations.

  4. There’s a lot of names that would benefit 205 Live on the main roster. I dare to say they should grab some of that talent, but I know that would get hate on here.

  5. They should grab Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, & Nakamura for sure. Those guys aren’t main roster material. Ambrose and a few others probably belong on 205 also. To me, none of those guys even look like stars, let alone main event players.

  6. Exactly. Glad someone said those names. I still don’t get the Nakamura thing. He doesn’t even look like he’s 180, never mind 205.

  7. Vince may be stepping back to establish the XFL. Any news on Rich Swann since his arrest charge has been dropped? Has he been reinstated by WWE?

  8. Only really if it’s successful. You can’t really determine if it’s a good idea unless ratings go up.

  9. Now Trips is running it I may just start watching. He might not always be the nicest of people but he *gets* modern wrestling

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