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New WWE Network show could bring back the Cruiserweight Championship

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The brand split, the return of General Managers and two separate World Championships are just some of the changes many WWE fans want in the company today.

Another popular championship which was scrapped back in 2008 was the Cruiserweight Champion, last held by Hornswoggle before the WWE decided to deactivate the championship - leaving a sour taste amongst many WWE fans.

A call for the return or the Cruiserweight division has been going on for years by the fans, but it looks as if the WWE do have something up their sleeves regarding the champion and the return of the division, and it’s all to do with the WWE Network.

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT

The WWE Network already has some great footage we can access and it was rumoured for a while that focus will shift back on to the lightweight competitors and, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via Daily Wrestling News, the WWE are working on a major tournament to focus on them.

The tournament will feature in a new WWE Network series which focuses on lightweight wrestlers in a big tournament which will take place in the summer of 2016.

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The reports haven’t given away too many details right now regarding this rumoured tournament, but it’s clear that it’s something the WWE would do considering they’re bringing in so much talent from all over the world.

SUCCESS FOR LA SOMBRA?

The idea behind it looks as if it will be a ten-man tournament but no huge or household names will be involved. So you’re looking at some independent stars, some wrestlers we may never have heard of, or it could be a fantastic way to throw in some stars WWE have down on NXT.

If this is the case, then we’re looking at guys less than 200lbs and by the looks of things, it seems as if this is the WWE setting up a certain big-name signing to go on and win the whole thing and make a statement.

Everyone knows the WWE have and will continue to sign some of the biggest and best stars around, the latest being AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura and Austin Aries. A number of months ago they brought in Manuel Oropeza – better known as La Sombra – and he’s tipped for some big things in the WWE.

RETURN OF THE TITLE

A tournament win is a great way for him to then make the move to NXT or even the main roster if the Cruiserweight Championship is involved.

Not only that, a return of the championship title – if given enough importance – could play a big role for certain lightweight Superstars who aren’t at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship level just yet.

It’s a great concept if pulled off correctly. The Cruiserweight division has brought in so much talent from WCW, ranging from Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho to Rey Mysterio and it could do the same in 2016.

If the rumoured series goes down well and draws in great figures, then this series could take place every year with more talent receiving pushes along with a potential return of the Cruiserweight Championship.

WWE FANS – WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE RUMOURS THAT WE COULD BE IN FOR A RETURN OF THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP? LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW.

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