205 Live has had a different feel to it these last couple of weeks. It turns out there is a good reason for this. One that has the potential to completely turn around the division’s fortunes. Something fans of 2016’s Cruiserweight Classic have been hoping for.
A booking change has reportedly taken place backstage in WWE. According to a report from PW Insider, Vince McMahon is no longer working on 205 Live. Instead, Triple H has been overseeing the last couple of shows.
The last two episodes of 205 live have focused primarily on in-ring action and a single-elimination tournament to declare a new champion. Those are hallmarks of Triple H’s booking style, not Vince McMahon’s. Triple H was also the creative lead for the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic. The belief is he wants to put the focus back on the in-ring action and less on storylines and segments. Good news to supporters of the cruiserweight division.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
The current 16-man Cruiserweight Championship tournament has already seen the following matches:
- Cedric Alexander defeated Gran Metalik
- TJP defeated Tyler Bate
- Kalisto defeated Lince Dorado
- Roderick Strong defeated Hideo Itami
The matches for next week’s show will be:
- Akira Tozawa vs. Mark Andrews
- Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese