Triple H recently spoke with Newsweek where he revealed what the future is looking like for the WWE 205 Live brand and if it will move.
With WWE SmackDown Live moving to Friday nights soon there has been plenty of questions regarding WWE 205 Live and its future, which The Game addressed, revealing the cruiserweights will start to work under the NXT banner.
“You’ll start to see 205 begin to,” Triple H revealed. “I think it always existed as an island onto itself, a little bit, and it’s become lost in this limbo. You’ll begin to see it move more towards the NXT banner and the talent there. We have a lot of talent. For them to begin to compete either open against anyone or in the cruiserweight division, but have that title sit under the NXT brand is more meaningful. It creates more opportunities for more people. As for RAW and SmackDown, it’s an open division for them. When you’re on both shows, everybody is competing against everybody.”
Triple H also spoke about the partnership with Full Sail and the importance of Florida’s crowds in building up WWE NXT as a brand:
“For me it was very important,” he said. “For one, with our partnership with Full Sail. We do so much there than just put on shows. If you’re a student at Full Sail, they are working on our shows with us shadowing and it’s a learning process for them as well. To continue that process, I wanted to keep it there. They are one of our biggest and best partners. The other thing to me, that fan base in Florida, they built this. They were there on the ground floor and their energy and excitement allowed [NXT] to become what it has become and what it is becoming, and I want them to be on that ride with us and to continue to grow it. When we say ‘we are NXT’ they are every bit a part of that as the talent are in some ways. I want them to continue to show the world when we go live on USA. I want them to stand up and say ‘we are NXT’ because they are.”