I really don’t think that’s a good sign. WWE has a lot of programming at the moment. Like, a ridiculous amount really. There are all kinds of shows that take place on their airwaves and the WWE Network has made them even more prominent. This is the kind of thing that can be very good for the common wrestling fan but for someone who tries to watch every single show, it can be asking a lot. However, at least this week, one of the shows isn’t taking place and that might not be a good sign for its future.
205 Live has had a recurring problem since the show debuted: fans don’t seem interested in staying for it. That has been the case for the two years of its history. No matter what the show is presenting, fans are not sticking around for it more often than not. The arenas are often more empty than full, with some of the attendances being downright embarrassing. Nothing has seemed to fix it, and WWE seems to be taking notice.
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As announced on the WWE Twitter, this week’s episode of 205 Live has been canceled, with the WWE Network airing an encore episode of NXT instead. There is no reason given for the show being canceled, as the entire WWE roster is in Chicago for Survivor Series weekend. This is not the first time that the show has not taken place in recent memory, as there was no show on October 4 either.
The scheduled airing of 205 Live will not take place tonight.
— WWE (@WWE) November 22, 2019
Opinion: I don’t know what this means, but I know it doesn’t look good. There is a chance that WWE is just trying to promote the Survivor Series weekend events by hyping up NXT, but the fact that 205 Live means so little that it can just be thrown off to the side like that is troubling. The show just is not working and has not been for quite some time now. Maybe WWE has one more trick up its sleeve for the show, but that really does not seem to be the case anytime soon.
What should happen to 205 Live? Will WWE give up on it? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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