A WWE Raw star who used to be on 205 Live has said he thinks the brand should have had Rey Mysterio to help get eyes on it and build talent.
Speaking on the latest edition of the After The Bell podcast, Mustafa Ali spoke about his career including his time on 205 Live.
“205 going on after SmackDown was the equivalent of an opening band going on after Metallica. No-one is there to see them. We were sitting in Gorilla one day. I looked at the monitor and it was Randy Orton vs John Cena in a 2/3 falls match to end SmackDown. The place is going nuts. There is this crazy match. We looked at each other and thought, ‘what are we going to do?’ I don’t want to call it the problem, but I think the thing that was overlooked was that 205 was new. New Superstars were being presented. If you gave us Rey Mysterio, you could put 205 on his back and he could create this brand because at least there is immediate interest in Rey, therefore interest in the show. Now you can put Buddy Murphy against Rey, now you can build Buddy. Then once Buddy is established, you put me.”
205 is somehow still alive and is now completely under the NXT umbrella, with shows being taped at the Capitol Wrestling Center with NXT instead of at the ThunderDome. Creative for the show is all done by NXT now too.
Quote via WrestlingNews.co