• Triple H On The New Direction Of 205 Live
During a recent appearance on “In This Corner” podcast, Old School WWF Legend Triple H talked about changing the direction of 205 Live & people seeming to like that again and wanting the brand to grow to the level of NXT.
Below are the highlights:
On changing the direction of 205 Live & people seeming to like that again:
“I think it’s a work in progress. I think we did the ‘Cruiserweight Classic’ and it was an excitement and an opportunity. We jumped on making it into its own show, but I don’t know if that was totally just kind of thought out in the right way or done in the right way. I think we made an attempt at it that.
Vince will say a lot that the business is like flavors – chocolate and vanilla – and not everyone is going to agree on the flavors. So we went in the direction of a certain flavor. We gave them vanilla and people weren’t buying the flavor of vanilla, so we went back to chocolate and people are seeming to like that again.”
On wanting 205 Live to grow to the level of NXT:
“I think 205 continues to be a work in progress. I’m excited about that opportunity for all of the athletes there because, for a lot of them, there was no road in front of them. There was no big path, and it was doing what they were doing but this opened up doors for them. Hopefully it will continue to grow, much like NXT has, much like the [United Kingdom efforts] will and all of that. I think there is tremendous opportunity and in some way we are just kind of nicking the surface of where we will be.”
• WrestleMania 34 Kickoff Matches Revealed
3 Matches will take place on the WrestleMania 34 Kickoff show (which will be 2 hours long) and you can check them out below:
– Tournament Final For The Vacant WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali
– 5th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Scott Dawson, Dash Wilder, Baron Corbin, Tye Dillinger, Mojo Rawley, Matt Hardy, Dolph Ziggler, Tyler Breeze, Fandango, TBA)
– 1st Ever WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal (Mickie James, Bayley, Naomi, Becky Lynch, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Ruby Riott, Lana, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, TBA)