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Buddy Murphy really is fantastic, isn't he? Since he came into 205 Live he has been a revelation.

Back during the Blake & Murphy days I just thought he was a half-decent tag wrestler and nothing more. Just goes to show what a few years in the PC can do for you. He's easily in my top 5 wrestlers of the year.

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I hope he does. There was an NXT show in Australia not long after Blake & Murphy split, he came out in Aussie flag tights, and I remember thinking then it would be cool if they tried to repackage him as a British Bulldog-style national hero. 

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I love Buddy, and have done since the BAMF days, as I’m pretty sure I’ve made clear in this thread.

As near-perfect as he is now, I still think he was born to do a proper stereotypical bogan gimmick. Melbourne is surely the place to unleash this on the world.

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Depressingly empty arena for this week’s show. So many empty seats, and you could see more people leaving as the show was going on. Those that were left didn’t seem bothered either. What the cruisers must think flipping and bumping about to such apathy ... I hope Melbourne is more alive on the 6th October for Murphy beating Cedric. I want a Summerslam 92 moment for the Aussies.

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Would love it if they ran this at Full Sail instead to really rediscover the Cruiserweight Classic vibe. No reason you couldn't also throw more NXT performers into the mix and vice versa with 205 performers becoming more regular fixtures on NXT. 

To kick start the 'new season' where they appear at Full Sail I think you could even start it with a second Cruiserweight Classic tournament. You could either vacate the belt or you could do what they did the UK title this year and run the second tournament for a title shot. 

Absolutely no reason that it needs to be live either. A change of name and the opportunity to tape shows back-to-back as opposed to going live would surely save production costs. Genuinely think it would be a win win for everybody. 

The other alternative is that you simply move the show to pre-Smackdown if you're desperate to keep it live. If they insist on keeping the timeslot it currently occupies, why not just tape the show pre-Smackdown and then broadcast is afterwards. Not an ideal option but something to consider. 

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Doesn't have to be 205 Live could be....

205: Alive

205 Jive

205 Dive

205 Give (doesn't work)

205 Hive (we can make it work)

All perfectly acceptable names.

 

 

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With 205 Live, I think I'd have them start building towards a 'season finale', which would be a live 2-hour Network special from Full Sail. Bring in a few choice names from NXT and NXT:UK to mix in and make the season finale a bit more special/different. Then, I'd sack-off the live weekly post-SmackDown show altogether.  Move a select few of the 205 guys to Raw/SD, most to NXT/NXT:UK and maybe retain some on something akin to the "UK deal", where they can work Fed-friendly indies but can get called in for WWE shows when needed, for like an NXT taping, an occasional Network Cruiserweight Special or the eventualk 'Cruiserweight Classic II'.

I know they keep 205 Live, erm, alive because they want weekly exclusive television on the Network, but the idea that it has to be 'live' is probably misguided, at least in the way they currently do it. Throwing them out there in front of an audience that isn't interested and only want to see the 'proper stars' doesn't work - they are only going to come over as stars and have the matches take place in a vocal an enthusiastic audience would be by having them work in front of a crowd that is there specifically to see them. Like NXT.

It's probably also the case that they have all these guys under contract because they don't want them going to ROH/New Japan, but haven't quite figured out what they want to do with them, and 205 Live is a way of keeping them busy and getting 'something' for their money.  A bit like the NXT:UK show.

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On 8/30/2018 at 10:18 PM, TildeGuy~! said:

He’s bound to win the Cruiserweight title in Australia isn’t he? 

That would be the logical thing to do. But you know what they're like with hometown heroes these days, they'll make him look a right mug and job sensationally.

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