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Cup of coffee in the big time: Wednesdays are for wrestling

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Since its inception, there have been calls to somehow tie 205 Live to NXT.

NXT is, after all, a “brand” focused on the same kind of simple storytelling and great wrestling as has become the hallmark of the cruiserweight division — especially in the post-Enzo era.

The oft-repeated idea was simply to move the cruiserweights to Full Sail University and tape them alongside NXT where the hardcore dedicated NXT fanbase would provide the kind of reactions and atmosphere its stars deserved.

While that hasn’t happened, the show has been moved from live following SmackDown Live to taped and shown on Wednesday nights alongside NXT.

It’s a strong move and one that turns Wednesdays into the best action-per-miniute deal in wrestling. For the time being, Wednesdays are even stronger with the Mae Young Classic airing in the “wrestling first” block of Network programming.

Is there any wrestling fan who would turn their nose up at a night of programming featuring:

  • Lacey Evans & Aliyah vs. Dakota Kai & Deonna Purrazzo
  • Ricochet vs. Pete Dunne
  • Toni Storm vs. Jinny
  • Allysin Kay vs. Mia Yim
  • Lince Dorado vs. TJP
  • Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak

And that’s not even the complete list of matches from last night’s programming.

The old 205 Live slot had a lot going against it. Now, it’s alongside a brand that shares its DNA.

Wednesdays are for wrestling and we should all be here for it.