Starting next month, the cruiserweight athletes of WWE‘s 205 Live division are hitting the road for the brand’s first-ever live events.
WWE.com announced on Monday, “The Cruiserweight division is ready to fly high and drop jaws as WWE 205 Live holds three special events in January. Don’t miss your chance to see Enzo Amore, Kalisto, Gentleman Jack Gallagher and all your favorite Superstars at 205 pounds and under in action three days in a row.”
The first three shows have been announced:
- Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 – Kingston, RI – The Ryan Center
- Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Auditorium
- Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
Tickets for each of these shows go on sale this Friday morning, December 8th.
During an investor conference call earlier this year, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon laid out his vision for 205 Live, which he described as, “another whole division in which we are starting up now, which will again have its own sources of revenue in terms of live events as well as other things that are all – merchandising, licensing and all of that.”
NXT has proven that there is demand for a WWE live events that feature talent other than the ‘main roster’ Superstars of of RAW and SmackDown. It remains to be seen if WWE‘s cruiserweights will draw fans to arenas, but we will find out next month.