After about 14 months and over 60 episodes, Vince McMahon has finally decided to give up control of the failing WWE 205 Live show and product to his son-in-law, Triple H. It might have taken a little while for him to do it, but according to PWInsider.com 205 Live is going to finally become what the original plan for it had been - a showcase of incredible athletes with incredible, high-flying in-ring abilities.
That was the original plan because the show spun out of the Cruiserweight Classic - which had been under the control of HHH. However, when 205 Live hit the air McMahon decided he was going to take it over and lead the way
And for Vince the focus needed to be on showcasing the superstars personalities instead - and he worked with the wrestlers to do just that. Which is a big reason why they had Enzo Amore show up on the show and became champion as well - there might be no better example of incredible personality over incredible in-ring ability than Amore.
But a couple weeks ago it seems that McMahon came to terms with the fact that what he was doing just wasn't working and it was then that he handed the reigns over to The Game. The change was immediate as people within the organization were already comparing these last couple weeks of 205 Live to NXT (the super-successful brand that also has Triple H at the helm).
For the time being all the attention will be on building the brand up and focusing on the strong athletic characters and in-ring competition. But if that works, then there is definite possibility to the brand going on the road in the future.
With this new focus on athleticism and in-ring competition - and with Amore gone from the WWE entirely - could this mean a return of Neville to the 205 Live brand? There is no indication of that, but given his amazing abilities it is a question that, at least, needs to be asked.
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