One of the few things that the WWE universe has been vocal about is the return of the Cruiserweight division and the title. Once upon a time, the Cruiser weight title had a solid place in the WWE, with the superstars involved producing great matches. We had champions who started off from the cruiser weight division and moved on to become the heavyweight champion. The best example is Rey Mysterio.
Due to the popularity of the division, WWE introduced their Cruiser Weight Championship series, on the lines of the NXT program. The recently concluded event crowned T.J. Perkins as the winner and it was expected that he would be the only superstar who would be transitioning to the main roster on RAW. However, it appears that RAW is currently serious about adding more cruiser weights to their brand.
Apart from T.J. Perkins, Akira Tozawa, Jack Gallager, Johnny Gargano, Rich Swann, Gran Metallik, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, Noam Dar and Brian Kendrick. Apart from the first four superstars, almost all of the other mentioned superstars have been confirmed to be added to the roster. Brian Kendrick worked for the WWE and also held the tag titles with Paul London for almost a year on Smack Down, before he started individual competition, especially for the cruiser weight title.
A noticeable absentee from the list is Tajiri. He worked for the WWE like Brian Kendrick before, before being released. He worked for a year with TNA and wrestled for independent cruiser weight wrestling promotions after that. Although he was confirmed to be one of the superstars involved in the CWC to make the transition to help the division gain some credibility and also help the new talent hone their skills.
This definitely is great news for the fans and the WWE alike! With a roster full of exciting superstars, and capable of producing great moves in the ring, this would definitely work in the favor of the RAW brand, who has always been considered inferior to the SmackDown Live brand in terms of match quality.
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