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Could WWE benefit from bringing back the Cruiserweight Division?

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WWE is very much a one-dimensional show lately, even the Superstars who have the United States and Intercontinental Championships want to fight for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as well. 

This means that just about everyone can be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion in this era, meaning that you don't actually have to be a heavyweight.

WHERE ARE THE CRUISERWEIGHTS?

Back in the late 90s and early 2000s WWE had a fantastic cruiserweight division, with the likes of Jamie Noble, Jimmy Wang Yang, Chavo Guerrero, Gregory Helms, Paul London, Brian Kendrick and even Matt Hardy lighting up the division. 

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WWE decided to retire the Cruiserweight title back in 2008 with Hornswoggle being the final ever recognised champion. 

Since then WWE has brought in many wrestlers that would fit the Cruiserweight description, but they haven't put them into that class, instead opting to allow anyone to challenge for the main belt. 

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CHANGE OF PERCEPTION?

The change really came when the likes of Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio were allowed to become World Heavyweight Champions. At 175 pounds, there was nothing that said "heavyweight" about Mysterio and him being able to capture WWE's biggest prize sent out a positive message. 

Since the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships were then unified, it meant that there was only one main belt for every Superstar. 

Seth Rollins would not have been classed as a heavyweight in WWE a decade ago and neither would Dean Ambrose, the two would have had a rivalry in the Cruiserweight division and it would have given the heavyweights some friendly competition. 

This would be great for WWE now, if they had the cruiserweights to fall back on after Rollins' injury then they could easily promote them to main event standard. 

Whilst WWE now has NXT as it's training school, it also has a mix of all styles and sizes. People like Sami Zayn and Hideo Itami could have benefited from fighting people the same size and ability and they could have put on main event standard matches together. 

Even if WWE don't bring back the belt, it would be great to see them attempt to have a light-heavyweight division again, if only for the incredible spot opportunities. 

DO YOU THINK WWE WOULD BE IMPROVED BY A CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION? OR IS THIS DEFINITELY A THING OF THE PAST? HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW...

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