Report: WWE 205 Live Likely To Continue Despite Recent Cuts

A number of 205 Live regulars were released last week

It is expected that WWE will continue to present 205 Live as a weekly television show despite recent cuts decimated the established division.

The likes of Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari, Fandango, Tyler Breeze and The Bollywoord Boyz were all let go by WWE on Friday 25 June in the latest round of cuts to the roster. Many of those let go last week were regulars on WWE's 205 Live production, with just a handful of names that frequent the show remaining with the promotion.

The cuts, and reports of NXT's heightened focus on the Cruiserweight division, has led to some speculation that WWE could cease production of 205 Live, but PWInsider's Mike Johnson believes the show will continue to exist, citing the amount Hulu pays WWE for the series. 

When asked if WWE will now cancel 205 Live, he wrote: "Not necessarily.  While they released a number of the higher paid 205 Live talents, let’s not forget they are stacked with talent who have never been seen and are probably being paid less in the Performance Center.

"We have heard in recent years that Hulu pays a nice rights fee for the series and that is a main factor in keeping it going, so as long as that remains the case, my belief is 205 Live will continue to exist."

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