Roderick Strong debut 205 Live 2/6/18 @WWE/Twitter

WWE is rebooting the Cruiserweight division in a major way after Enzo Amore’s departure.

After bringing in Drake Maverick to be the new general manager of the Tuesday night show, Tyler Bate made his 205 Live debut in a loss to TJP as part of the 16-man, single-elimination Cruiserweight tournament to crown a new champion at Wrestlemania.

To follow in those footsteps, two more tournament matches were announced for next week, and one of those will include NXT star and indie darling Roderick Strong against Hideo Itami:

In the other tournament match, Kalisto will face off against fellow luchador Lince Dorado:

In just one week after Amore’s departure, WWE has already found what can drive an audience to the 205 Live product and they’re capitalizing on it.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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