Cruiserweight Division was introduced as an exclusive part of Raw but things started looking out of place when the company introduced an exclusive show for the Cruiserweight Stars in 205 Live.
Many believed that 205 Live couldn’t evolve while Cruiserweight Division was being used on The Flagship show and it appears that the company has finally decided to separate these two.
Cruiserweight talents have not been appearing on Raw in recent weeks and noticing it, a fan asked Dave Meltzer on Twitter if the lightweight stars will not be used on the Red Branded Show at all now.
Replying to the tweet, Meltzer said that the 205 Live Stars are still part of the Raw Live Events, but confirmed that they are no longer part of the televised show itself:
@davemeltzerWON I may have missed a report on it but is 205 talent not going to be used on raw at all now? Are they officially their own brand?
— Ron Swanson (@JoeGilbert1992) May 29, 2018
They are on Raw house show tours and do prelims on Raw night but yes, no longer on Raw itself. https://t.co/q7Z4XwmhTf
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) May 29, 2018
Whether or not this move benefits the show, in the long run, will be revealed in future but for now, we can say that this decision has put the event in its own league, essentially making it a 4rth brand for WWE.