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NXT Level Up to permanently replace WWE 205 Live starting Friday

Once a home for cruiserweights, the five-year run of WWE 205 Live is over.
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After 267 episodes, the era of WWE 205 Live has come to an abrupt end.

First reported by PWInsider, the first episode of a new program called NXT Level Up will be taped Tuesday prior to NXT's Vengeance Day that will air on Syfy.

The one-hour show will replace 205 Live starting this Friday, inheriting their 10 PM Eastern time slot on Peacock/WWE Network.

WWE recently filed a trademark for the Level Up name.

Introduced after the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic, 205 Live began airing WWE Network on November 29 of that year with a focus on cruiserweights. Paul Levesque took over creative in January 2018 and the show became the exclusive home for cruiserweights instead of them also appearing on Raw.

The show bounced between Tuesday and Wednesday nights during its run before eventually finding a home on Fridays in October 2019. It eventually became more integrated with NXT and the 205-pound weight limit was dropped as well.