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Triple H takes over 205 Live

Triple H

Vince McMahon has stepped aside, it seems when it comes to 205 Live. According to PWInsider, the chairman has left the production of the show to his son-in-law Triple H. The past few weeks showed quite a serious change for 205 Live, bringing about a new tournament to crown a new champion, as well as bringing in Rockstar Spud, now Drake Maverick, as the General Manager.

Since changing hands, 205 Live has been more about in-ring work than character progression through promos and backstage segments. Vince believed the best way to get 205 Live over with the audience was to make it a character-driven show, which was why Enzo Amore was pushed so far upon his arrival.

While Amore’s transition to the cruiserweight division helped momentarily, they weren’t seeing the numbers that they had hoped. Many backstage believed that if the cruiserweights were presented like they were during the Cruiserweight Classic, the hardcore audience would take it more seriously.

Vince officially handed the show over to Triple H in mid-January, as a way to reboot the brand. The Game is currently running the show, while Jonathan Baeckstrom is the lead writer. Triple H looks to bring up more NXT talent as a way to promote the brand. Most recently, Roderick Strong made his debut for 205 Live, defeating Hideo Itami to advance in the tournament to crown a new champion.

Could Triple H’s vision of 205 Live be enough to save it?

  • CC

    ECW was a product of its time, and even by the end of its life it had started to lose momentum.
    If you consider just how many wrestlers are getting injured these days in what is a much more protected environment, there is no way WWE is gonna risk the injuries that could come from ECW.

    ECW was lightning in a bottle, and you will never recapture that.

  • Mike Wells

    If it’s in the WWE Network, they can do what they like in terms of content. Market ECW as an adult only brand. Would get lots of interest.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Wont happen, thats what led to Heyman banging heads with Vince to begin with when they tried it in 2005/2006

  • Keith Learmonth

    That kind of edgy content won’t happen while WWE has to answer to investors.

  • Darrin Tyler

    205 attitude era. I hope.

  • ROB-1.

    I watched 205 live a few times, better than NXT.

  • unknown183

    Bring back the original ECW brand and give Paul Heyman full control.