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Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn said to be personally overseeing WWE 205 Live

When 205 Live, the WWE Network exclusive show focused on Raw’s new cruiserweight division was announced, a lot of the enthusiasm from fans focused on seeing guys like Rich Swann and Jack Gallagher get away from how they’d been presented on Monday nights, and back to something closer to the Cruiserweight Classic (CWC) tournament which ran on the streaming service to great acclaim this past Summer.

We’re only three weeks into 205 Live’s run, so it’s too early to pass sentence on the whole concept. But while there have been highs that probably wouldn’t be achievable on Raw, the look, feel and storytelling tropes have felt more Monday night than CWC.

According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, that’s because 205 Live is being overseen by the men who make Raw happen every week - not the one who created the CWC.

Yep, Vince McMahon and Executive Vice-President of Television Production Kevin Dunn are in charge of the cruisers... not Triple H. Per the Insider report, Vince “has been extremely hands on with the Cruiserweights in getting them to execute his vision”.

Which certainly explains things like last night’s non-title match to set-up a title match, and several other things besides.

But we are getting long singles matches instead of random six-man tags, so that’s something, right?

What do you think, Cagesiders? Is a McMahon/Dunn cruiserweight show better than no cruiserweight show? Or if it’s not a Levesque production like the CWC or NXT, is it doomed from the start?

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