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WWE makes 205 Live’s new night official

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Rumor has it it may not be the long-term fate of the show, but for now WWE is keeping things as they are. Their WWE Network exclusive cruiserweight show, 205 Live, has long been filmed after SmackDown. And with SmackDown’s move to Friday, the purple brand is going with it.

Here’s the announcement:

WWE 205 Live moving to Fridays

Beginning this Friday, Oct. 4, The Most Exciting Hour on Television is moving to Friday nights. As part of WWE Premiere Week, the home of the Cruiserweights —WWE 205 Live — is moving to Fridays at 10/9 C, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

At the conclusion of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, tune in to WWE Network to see WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak, Oney Lorcan, Humberto Carrillo, Tony Nese and all your favorite Cruiserweights in an hour of action that will leave you breathless.

Don’t miss WWE 205 Live, Fridays at 10/9 C, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

One thing that’s not clear is who will be calling the action with 23 of its previous announce team (Vic Joseph & Dio Maddin) now the voices of Raw.

This also doesn’t do the show or its roster any favors, as they will at best get the same response from fans who came to see the new ‘A’ show. Although maybe folks will be more willing to stick around for another hour on a weekend night than they were in the middle of the week?

It does give talent an extra travel day if Triple H has them moving back and forth between 205 Live and NXT, however.

We’ll see how it all plays out.