You have to expand somehow. Earlier this summer, it was announced that NXT would be moving to the USA Network to become the third major WWE show airing on television. This comes just before SmackDown Live moves over to FOX on Friday nights to become the biggest show in wrestling today. As it turns out though, there might be a little more to Friday nights than just that.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, there is a chance that 205 Live could be moved to Fox Sports 1 to create a three hour block every Friday night. At the moment, nothing has been announced and there is no guarantee that the show will be moved. WWE has been rumored to want to cancel the show for several months now as the show has been viewed as a failure by the company. WWE currently airs 205 Live on the WWE Network after SmackDown Live.
If you haven’t been watching 205 Live, you’ve been missing some great stuff. Check out this huge match from a few weeks back:
Opinion: I’m not sure how well this is going to work. Unless 205 Live undergoes some sort of change, the attendance isn’t going to get any better and that isn’t going to work well for FOX. Yeah it’s an extra hour of television, but I don’t think the network will want to air a show with so many visible empty seats. It isn’t a good look for either side and without a change, I don’t see it going well.
Do you like the idea of the move? Will WWE go through with 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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