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The WWE's cruiserweight division is clearly not a temporary experiment.

The WWE is going balls to the wall with the new division and announced a new show called "205 Live" on the WWE Network.

The one-hour show will debut on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and 10 p.m. PST and will feature Smackdown LIVE announcer Mauro Ranallo and Monday Night Raw commentator Corey Graves.

The show will feature live, in-ring action.

The division features wrestlers 205 pounds and under and will spotlight cruiserweights such as WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, Rich Swann, Noam Dar, HoHo Lun, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Tozawa, Jack Gallagher, Gurv Sihra and Harv Sihra, according to

“205 Live is a natural progression to showcase the depth of our roster,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, in a prepared statement. “With world-class talent such as Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, and Rich Swann, 205 Live will be a must-see program on WWE Network.”

The show is the latest program launched by the WWE, designed to grow subscribers to the WWE Network and direct viewers to find WWE programming on its network. Cruiserweight wrestlers have not enjoy a national spotlight in pro wrestling since the late 1990s, when WCW hired wrestlers such as Rey Misterio, La Parka, Psychosis, Juventud Guerrera and Dean Malenko.


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