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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Some questions, less so in response to the press release and more to some of the knee jerk reactions from others in the thread.

Firstly, what is 205 a reference to?

Secondly, what is this show and what does it mean? Is it like a Cruiserweight NXT, aka a separate brand all of its own? Have they taken the CWs away from Raw despite everything and given them to SmackDown, but packaged it to deflect the fact?

Or is this just Superstars or Main Event? A meaningless collection of matches which doesn't take place in continuity? IE the CWs will wrestle on 205 and then carry on like nothing has happened with their actual stories on Raw?
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

All these idiots had to do, was to put the CW division to SmackDown.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Can they not just get rid of the cruiserweight division from Raw? For sure call some guys up to the main roster for regular spots but the title is just languishing atm.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Ugh, So we have to move Talking Smack back a fucking hour just to add ANOTHER HOUR of content? Yeah, fuck it.

I like the Cruiserweights, and I would love if they were just on their own show every week with Triple H at the helm. But why does it have to be on Tuesday? Seriously. Tape it before Smackdown and air it on Thursday, or air it right after NXT on Wednesday.

I mean, they have the word “Live” in the title so I’m assuming it’s a “Live show.” So, what? Are you going to film this right after Smackdown, after the fans had already been there for 3 hours with the Main Event and Smackdown tapings? If that’s so, the crowds are going to be dead as fuck or they’ll probably just leave after Smackdown has concluded.

I repeat again, TOO MUCH FUCKING CONTENT. The Cruiserweight Division is on Raw, but they have to invade Smackdown’s night just to get EVEN MORE content? When they already have 3 hours to fill on Monday?

It’s stupid. It will flop. And it will be a massive waste of time. This is not taking anything away from the talent, but I watch enough wrestling as is and I’m not going to stick around for another hour of stuff they should be doing on Monday nights. Put the Cruiserweights on NXT, give them their own show on a different night, but this is just stupid.

And to clarify, the idea is not stupid. But their positioning and planning is. If this is the case, I sure as hell ain’t sticking around past Smackdown to see what happens.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Bizarre choice putting this on after Smackdown. Putting it after NXT, like the Cruiserweight Classic would be logical, having it taped at Full Sail would be logical, where the Cruiserweights would get treated like superstars would make everybody look good.

Having it live, right after Smackdown seems odd. The main roster audiance hasn't treated the Cruserwieghts division very well at all, they get crickets. I don't see how this will change when you put it at the end of a Smackdown taping when the crowd is probably gonna be exhausted anyway. You'll be seeing people leaving the arena in their droves!

I was never really a fan of the Cruiserweight division to begin with. I was willing to give it a go but their treatment on Raw has been awful. With a roster as thin as it is today, I don't see the logic in boxing part of it off in their own division. If it was me I would keep all the talent and just assimilate them into the main roster.

I always try to defend WWE and I will definately be watching this but the placement of this show has baffled me xD
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

So is this Vince's way to try and bury SD yet again but moving TS back an hour? Very lame this cruiserweight division sucks and this company in general sucks
 
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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Probably should've done this from the start.

Or just use the belt as NXT's mid-card title :cuss:
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Happy with this, Allows them to build some other storylines within the division besides the mandatory one for the title and will allow fans to get to know the superstars better for when they're on RAW.

Can't see any issues with this besides the bad time slot since they seem intent on it being live. They'll still be getting the same amount of time on RAW this is just another extension of Main Event/Superstars but exclusively for the cruiserweight division.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

The CW division failed so fast that they're transitioning it into a Network exclusive :mj4.

Let me guess, they film it during Superstars? Either way, I'm glad this shit is getting phased out of RAW. DEUCES!
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Hate this. BUILD THE FUCKING DIVISION ON RAW!!!

Talking Smack will be edited a shit ton from that day foward (taped and all). The CW division should've been on SDL in the first place.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

I don't like pushing Talking Smack back at all.

That said I believe Vince thinks he is balancing the tapings equally here.

Mon - Preshow airs while they tape Superstars for Hulu, 3 hours of Raw, Raw Talk
Tues - Preshow airs while they tape Main Event for Hulu, 2 hours of SDL, CWC 205, Talking Smack

Both tapings run the same amount of times now 4 hours plus a 30 min pre and post show. From a ticket stand point they are even content wise.

I am of the opinion that they could have aired it on Thursday actually instead of back to back with NXT, especiually since TNA is on its last legs. Then they could pair up Main Event and Superstars for Friday placement on Hulu. They would have original content back to back nights on the network. They could gave Hulu unique content on Friday afternoon. Then that leaves Saturdays for Takeovers and Sundays for ppvs.

Part of what made the CWC great was being pretaped and being a full sail. These guys will get crickets live in a bigger arena trying to follow Orton, Cena, NikkiBElla, AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, and the bigger names of the SD roster ... I mean I get if they want to make a new ECW but still
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

3 Hours of Raw isn't enough time to fit their cruiserweights in? :maury

and moving Talking Smack to an hour later? Yeah, nobody's gonna care about it then.
exactly this

Somehow with three hours of Raw, WWE manages to virtually nothing with the cruiserweight division and has to move it into a timeslot occupied by one of its best shows, Talking Smack

So many levels of failure

highlights how stupid Raw is. Raw is about an hour of content stretched to three hours with fluff and commercials - less gets done than an episode of NXT
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

I do not give a shit about the show. I would rather have Talking Smack on after SD finishes.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Why give the cruiserweights their own show when you don't put any effort into them on RAW already? lol like a lot of people are going to watch that
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

The CW division failed so fast that they're transitioning it into a Network exclusive :mj4.

Let me guess, they film it during Superstars? Either way, I'm glad this shit is getting phased out of RAW. DEUCES!
Acutally, it looks like it will be a live show every Tuesday right after Smackdown which will move Talking Smack back an hour…….

God I hope this flops. Not for the talent but this format will not work.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Some questions, less so in response to the press release and more to some of the knee jerk reactions from others in the thread.

Firstly, what is 205 a reference to?

Secondly, what is this show and what does it mean? Is it like a Cruiserweight NXT, aka a separate brand all of its own? Have they taken the CWs away from Raw despite everything and given them to SmackDown, but packaged it to deflect the fact?

Or is this just Superstars or Main Event? A meaningless collection of matches which doesn't take place in continuity? IE the CWs will wrestle on 205 and then carry on like nothing has happened with their actual stories on Raw?


205 is probably the weight. Maybe.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

It's worse than i thought.

So they are really just moving them from one main roster crowd who they ruined infront off so they don't give a shit about them to another crowd that won't either.

At least give the poor bastards a shot and put them infront of the cruiserweight classic crowd who will react to what they do and take the shackles off them in the ring.
 

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Re: New CW Division Show: 205 Live premieres Nov. 29 on WWE Network

Thank god. Raw kills 90% of everything it touches.

The problem is putting it Live after Smackdown. FIlm it before, air it after. You send them out after Smackdown their gonna be having empty arena matches.
 
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