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Rich Swann wins the Cruiserweight championship on 205 live debut show

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Tonight saw the premiere episode of WWE's newest venture 205 Live - a show which will highlight the talent of the newly established Cruiserweight division.

While the Cruiserweights will continue to appear on Monday Night RAW, more faces of the division will be displayed on the new show.

Off to a great start

The first episode has already re-shaped the division as it saw The Brian Kendrick defend the Cruiserweight Championship against Rich Swann.

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Swann won a triple threat match on last week's RAW to become the number one contender for the the championship.

Ahead of the title match, a video highlighting Swann and the struggles he has faced on his path to the WWE was shown.

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It all paid dividends for him however as he would leave with the championship as Kendrick was left angered by his loss.

Following the match, Kendrick claimed that he was distracted by the mind games that former champion T.J. Perkins had tried to play with him earlier in the night.

Perkins had offered Kendrick a message of good luck as he claimed he is still owed a rematch for the title and if Kendrick lost, then Perkins may drop out of contention for the title.

Swann did emerge victorious however and is the new champion with 205 Live looking set to continue the style of competition brought by the Cruiserweight Classic.

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