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205 Live reportedly is no longer, NXT: Level Up to start tapings tonight

It is being reported that the brand that has been known as 205 Live will be no longer. In its place will be a new NXT show titled Level Up. This has been reported by PWInsider ahead of tonight’s NXT 2.0 which will be first taping for the new show.

Per PWInsider :

Instead of 205 Live, WWE are slated to tape the first episode of NXT: Level Up prior to tonight’s NXT Vengeance Day live broadcast in Orlando, Florida at the WWE Performance Center.  We are told the episode is slated to be 60 minutes long.

WWE has not yet made an official announcement about the end of the 205 Live series. At one point, WWE intended for the 205 Live brand to be turned into a touring brand, but those plans were scuttled after just one weekend of events.  It is another example of a Triple H concept being wiped off the WWE board, although the series had long morphed away from its original concept.

Fightful reported that NXT: Level Up was trademarked on Feb. 9.

205 Live started in 2016 as a relaunch for WWE’s Cruiserweight division. The Cruiserweight Title was recently merged with the NXT North American Title when Carmelo Hayes defeated Roderick Strong on Jan. 4.

Why this could be a big deal for the women’s roster. Starting several months ago, the women from NXT started performing regularly on 205 Live. Weekly at least one, sometimes two matches, have been highlighted for the hour-long show.

It has been utilized for the newcomers to make their in-ring debut such as Lash Legend, Tiffany Stratton, Erica Yan, Yulisa Leon, and Nikkita Lyons just to name a few. Mainstays to the brand have been Amari Miller and Valentina Feroz.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news as the transition appears to be happening to NXT: Level Up.

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