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

So is it confirmed that they are going to film in the same arena's they have Smackdown?

That kinda doesn't make sense on many levels.
 

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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.
MAybe that is the idea. People come down to fill in the gaps and those who want to stay stick around to show them support. They are in a place where a bunch of people don't car about them on Raw because they lack characters and can only wrestle good, and that problem is that it desribes everyone on Raw but Jericho, New Day, Charlotte, and Sasha.

I have read people are mad about staying a hour later, but if I'm Vince I say tough shit as the fact is the other half the roster on the Red side already works that like with Superstars and the 3 hour Raw plus 10-15 min over run. They are balancing the tapings time wise by doing this actually.

Raw - Superstars (taped during preshow), 3 hr Raw, over run and raw talk
SDL - Main Event (taped during preshow), 2 hr SDL, 205 Live, Talking Smack

They are basically evening out the card for the ticket price. As t stands now the though may also be that anyone who chooses to stay audience wise will care about the CWC guys themselves. They should have never been presented as just part of Raw by having matches, as they always should have been segmented off liek giving them the first hour.

The thing I think that quietly comes from this is that they essentially play the role of the old ECW. I also hope they just add trios titles to the show with how many 6 man tags we have seen as that present something totally different from the Raw/SD tag scene and makes them have a unique element if their titles are the CW and Trios belt. It almost writes itself to have Alexander, Swan, and Dorado as trips champs

I will also say Raw has suffered from WWE needing to let Tozawa, Metallik, Dar, and Gallagher finish dates everywhere they had already planned. They are all best suited as singles guys and can be presented as that.

Trios
- Swan, Alexander, Dorado
- Neese, Gulak, Neville
- Bollywood Boys and Lun
- Mulata, Ali, and Daivari

Singles
- TJP
- Kendrick
- Gallagher
- Tozawa
- Metalik
- Dar
 

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

This company.. fpalm

No words can describe the dimensions of clusterfuckery the WWE is heading to - it is unbelievable lmao
 

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This is retarded and a transparent effort by Vince McMahon and Stephanie to bury Smackdown since Smackdown is decimating Raw.

-The Cruiserweights should have never been on Raw to begin with
-They should be wrestling at Full Sail with no WWE Heavyweight style imposed on them
- 205 Live should air after NXT

It's quite evident someone wants to bury Smackdown and Talking Smack for being the better product
 

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Claiming the Cruiserweights are exclusive to Raw and then having them on after SmackDown is very contradictory. WWE has spent several weeks claiming that the Cruiserweights are exclusive to Raw, only to now promote them as the late night show of wrestling?

Progression? more like retrogression.
 

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I wouldn't be against this new show if it was on a different day. Whenever they have something good in Talking Smack they just have to somehow ruin it. If TS ends up a more scripted show due to it being taped it'll be no different to Raw Talk.
 

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I don't think this is an effort to sabotage Smackdown at all. But I do think it's an attempt to control Talking Smack, which I imagine will no longer be live. I bet shit like earpieces falling out, mics not working and critical "shoot" elements piss off Vince like hell. Going back an hour allows them to tape the show, eliminate mishaps, and edit out D-Bry's critical comments about Raw etc.
 

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

So is it confirmed that they are going to film in the same arena's they have Smackdown?

That kinda doesn't make sense on many levels.
This is the million dollar question, and frankly, spoils the TBK/Kalisto match

Where they film is crucial

205 live is gonna be . . . live, which means they must film at after smackdown AT the smackdown location. If the CW's are at the Raw location (sometimes a totally different part of the country, or even a different country!), the logistics alone are overwhelming. You'd have to fly them from the Raw location to the Smackdown location in just one day, its an extra flight for a one hour show? Every week? that's stupid

Like everyone said - move the CW roster to smackdown, film/broadcast the show right afterward

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Corey Graves being on both Raw and this show also seems stupidly more difficult than it needs to be. He also would have to travel from Raw to the smackdown/205 location from Monday to Tues. Send JBL or Otunga to Raw and put Graves/Phillips/Mauro on the smackdown show

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This article says the show will be filmed at the Smackdown location but the CW will remain on raw
http://www.sescoops.com/internal-reaction-to-wwes-205-live-show-more-cruiserweight-notes-talking-smack-update/

If true, WWE must like throwing money away
 

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

The CW division can split between RAW and 205 LIVE in rotations. It's not that hard. No extra traveling.
 

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

Tony Neese & Drew Gulak have been offered deals:

PWInsider said:
I have been told that WWE has extended contracts offers to both Tony Nese and Drew Gulak. They are scheduled to be part of the Cruiserweight Division and the new "205" show on the WWE Network.

Both are scheduled to work at tonight's Evolve show in Queens, NY.
 

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

There was also rumors of SD having their own cruiserweight division. What if Kalisto loses to Kendrick, but Shane/Bryan then announce not only a new division anyways but a new show of just CW's and how that makes it better than Raw's CW division etc.
 

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Swann vs. TBK is going to be great I can feel it, hopefully Swann wins the belt. Also hope we get a rematch with Ced/Neese if given a proper story and by the looks of it with Foxy looking on we're going to get one, I think this could be a great feud.

Also I'm HYPED for Tozawa and Gentleman Jack's debut.
 

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

The debut episode of 205 Live will air on the WWE Network at 10 PM from Columbia, South Carolina, headlined by WWE Cruiserweight champion Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann.

We noted over the weekend that a number of Cruisers were slated for the show. We are told that tonight's episode will be an "all hands on deck" situation with everyone in the Cruiserweight division being brought in, with the exception of Sin Cara.

While we don't know what his potential role may be, there was also talk at last night's Raw taping that Austin Aries could be involved on 205 Live, possibly as soon as tonight's debut. Aries is currently out of action after undergoing surgery to repair a broken orbital bone, but that wouldn't prevent him from appearing in a non-physical role.

Tonight's broadcast will be live and is listed for 45 minutes on the WWE Network, although they would obviously have leeway to go longer if necessary. As noted last night on PWInsider.com, 205 Live will effectively replace WWE Superstars on the Network, swapping out a taped show for a weekly live broadcast to provide even more value to subscribers

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Hopefully we see some good storylines for these guys, it's time we saw some character development for more than two or three of them. Cautiously optimistic that this new show will deliver that.

Also hyped for the return of the main main himself, Ho Ho Lun.
 

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Hopefully we see some good storylines for these guys, it's time we saw some character development for more than two or three of them. Cautiously optimistic that this new show will deliver that.

Also hyped for the return of the main main himself, Ho Ho Lun.
Oh man, Ho Ho has been signed? Oh dear...
 

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Oh man, Ho Ho has been signed? Oh dear...
I believe he was announced as part of the roster earlier this month for this.

The guy is green as anything but I hope he succeeds, obviously needs some seasoning which the Performance Center and NXT will give him, hopefully he and everyone else signed makes the most of the chance they've been given here.
 

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

Add another to the signings as CWC alum and Freelance Wrestling standout Mustafa Ali has reportedly officially signed with WWE for 205 Live.

Come on Mulata and Kenneth Johnson


I think Aries and Strong may both come up to the show if they work tag matches. I doubt they make the mistake ECW did when they lost Miz and Morrison (who brought both shows tag belts to ECW at some point) and basically limited the show to only one belt. Also it doesn't really change anything since the cruisers were already training with and touring with nxt main tv guys and not raw or sd
 
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