The WWE’s Cruiserweight show, 205, Live has seen its fair share of troubles. Equipped with some of the company’s most talented performers, the show can’t seem to keep fans interested and some phenomenal in-ring talents are having to perform for an audience that couldn’t care less.
Cue Enzo Amore. The “Certified G” has also seen his fair share of troubles. Having built a reputation for stirring up trouble backstage and rubbing his fellow WWE Superstars the wrong way, he’s rumored to be a man on an island. When his nemesis and former tag team partner Big Cass went down to injury the WWE decided to move Amore to 205 Live — a move some considered a demotion.
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There was speculation that the roster for 205 Live wasn’t necessarily pleased with the news Amore would be joining them on a weekly basis. Not exactly known as the most talented wrestler in the company, The Certified G was being viewed as a “project” other wrestlers would have to make look viable. What they didn’t expect was that Amore would be the one reason fans started tuning into the show.
That’s the story of Enzo Amore. He’s a pain, but he’s a talented talker and he’s an attraction. In many ways, that’s all WWE cares about. Can Amore draw viewers? Apparently, he can and because he does, he was given the Cruiserweight Title after he defeated Neville at No Mercy.
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The solution seems to be a simple one. Enzo’s arrival to 205 Live brought viewers. According to Wrestling Observer, the WWE plans to take advantage and is now considering reformatting the show to highlight Enzo’s ability to talk. By giving him more speaking moments, the WWE is hoping he continues to draw attention to the brand. If that happens, you can expect Amore to be in the title picture of the Cruiserweight Division for a long time.
The strategy might be working. For the first time in the history of the WWE, the Cruiserweight Division closed an episode of Raw. That would never have happened in a time before Amore’s arrival.
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