Things change pretty quickly in professional wrestling, even if it seems like we will always boo the guy with the wet hair who is the one we should be cheering. Wrestling is cyclical, so things move around and get shifted all the time. Favourites come and go, losers become winners, and Big Show changes character almost every month. It’s the circle of life. That’s why this will be updated as and when new guys come to the 205 Live roster or when talent leaves.
After a barnstorming “comeback” tournament, the Cruiserweight Classic, expectations were high that a rejuvenated cruiserweight division would be making its way to WWE programming. With TJ Perkins as the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Champion and a stacked roster not far behind, the future looked bright and even brighter when it was revealed that the belt would be defended on RAW.
For one reason or another, it just didn’t work, and continues not to work. Sensing a change was needed, WWE gave the division its own show, 205 Live. It’s been stuttering into life over the last few months, but these things take time – NXT wasn’t red hot when Daniel Bryan was getting hit with big sticks and falling off of stuff.
Let’s take a look at the 205 Live roster, the guys who might one day make it the most unmissable show in WWE. They just need to keep doing what they’re doing and bide their time.
Current WWE 205 Live Roster
Akira Tozawa Ariya Daivari The Brian Kendrick Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Champion) Drew Gulak Gran Metalik HoHo Lun Jack Gallagher Lince Dorado Mustafa Ali Noam Dar Oney Lorcan Rich Swann TJP Tony Nese Hideo Itami Neville (AWOL) Kalisto Mark Andrews