Anthony Henry: WWE Couldn't Care Less About 205 Live
Henry was released by WWE earlier this month
Anthony Henry believes WWE do not care about 205 Live and only continue to run the show because they're contracted to have it as television content.
Henry joined WWE earlier this year and spent almost six months working on the 205 Live roster, working as Asher Hale, before being released as a part of the company's ongoing budget cuts at the start of August.
The 36-year-old has now had his say on WWE's purple brand and got the feeling the promotion doesn't really care about it, and believes it's only still there to fill contracted television time.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes, Henry said: "Yeah, so my opinion, my honest opinion on this one, not holding back on that one. I feel like it’s just filler. It’s just there to be there. It’s WWE has contracted, you know, to have a certain amount of content, I’m sure, I don’t know the details of that, you know, however many hours they have to fill, you know, to get paid.
"I feel like that’s 205 Lives purpose at this point is that and also prepping talent to be put up on NXT or to use them and get them reps in until something opens up for NXT which, of course, I was hopeful that that would be the case for me.
"You know, you initially get there and the first year there and you’re okay with just being there and getting into the system and learning and all that then you’re like, Alright, now, I want to be used on TV. So then it’s like, okay, now I’m being used.
"So for me, it was NXT initially, then, alright, then we’re gonna get you some reps into a five live, alright, that works for me. So you’re happy being on TV and give me those reps and, and being on camera getting used to being on television, because it’s different than wrestling for an independent show, because you have fans as opposed to working specifically for the camera and the audience at home.
"So that’s when you do that for a little while, and then you kind of like slowly realise, at least for me, Alright, we’re doing 205 live and they could care less about this."