Fans of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament will be happy to hear that a new series featuring the Cruiserweights will be coming to the WWE Network this month.
The new show will premiere on 11/29 following Smackdown on the WWE Network. Talking Smack will air at 11pm eastern following the Cruiserweight show and the plan is for the Cruiserweight show to air live. It sounds like the matches will be taking place in the same arena after Smackdown Live goes off the air.
Mauro Ranallo and Corey Graves will be providing commentary for the show. It’s a great idea but the one suggestion I have for them is to do the show at Full Sail University. The Cruiserweight style seems to get over better with that crowd.
— Triple H (@TripleH) November 2, 2016
Here is the full announcement from WWE:
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.”