WWE announced on Monday that 205 Live will be moving to Friday nights at 10pm.
WWE issued the following:
“Beginning this Friday, Oct. 4, The Most Exciting Hour on Television is moving to Friday nights. As part of WWE Premiere Week, the home of the Cruiserweights —WWE 205 Live — is moving to Fridays at 10/9 C, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
At the conclusion of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, tune in to WWE Network to see WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak, Oney Lorcan, Humberto Carrillo, Tony Nese and all your favorite Cruiserweights in an hour of action that will leave you breathless.”
Triple H recently stated that there were no plans of removing the brand and it was suggested that 205 Live may be consolidated into NXT. While that hasn’t happened yet, the show will be airing after SmackDown on the WWE Network for the time being.
Another interesting thing to note is that Vic Joseph and Dio Madden from 205 Live’s commentary team were moved to Raw, leaving Aiden English on the purple brand. Michael Cole and Corey Graves have been shifted to SmackDown starting this week, which leaves Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton behind. Maybe they will join Aiden?
Lio Rush has become the number one contender for Drew Gulak’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship. No word on when the match will take place yet.