The 205 Live roster will be hitting the road in January.
Just over a year after the series debuted, WWE announced today that the first three 205 Live-exclusive house shows will be taking place across one weekend in January. All three venues that will be hosting the events are smaller buildings where NXT road shows have previously taken place.
Here’s the schedule of the events:
- Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 – Kingston, Rhode Island – The Ryan Center
- Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 – Lowell, Massachusetts – Lowell Auditorium
- Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 – Poughkeepsie, New York – Mid Hudson Civic Center
Vince McMahon previously mentioned the idea of Cruiserweight-only house shows on a conference call last February, but no timetable for them was given then. According to PWInsider.com, the 205 Live tour in January and potentially February will be an experiment by WWE to determine if it’s a financially viable concept.
The Cruiserweight division has had limited exposure on main roster house shows, with the WWE Cruiserweight Champion usually defending against a challenger on the Raw events. If this works out, it would remove the cruiserweight matches from the Raw brand tours and enable the talent to work more often.
Tickets for the January shows are set to go on sale on Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Enzo Amore and Hideo Itami will be the key stars of the brand.
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