Earlier this week, the WWE made a major announcement - revealing that they were hosting a brand new Cruiserweight Tournament.
The event will see wrestlers fly into Full Sail from all over the world in an attempt to be crowned Champion of the new challenge.
The 32-man tournament will be filmed at Full Sail University over 10 weeks and will feature wrestlers under 205 pounds. Triple H spoke with Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine about it and revealed more about the way it will work.
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During the interview, HHH revealed that for the first time ever WWE will actually be inviting wrestlers from other promotions to wrestle under their banner.
"A lot of times, in the past, we've operated on 'you either work for WWE or you didn't work for WWE. I think with something like this, we're opening it up a bit more. We are going to allow these guys to come in."
Scouting for Talent
Apparently, William Regal is in charge of scouting for the absolute best cruiserweight talent to come in and compete.
"When we say 32, we're looking at every corner of the world. I have [William] Regal out there in every corner of the globe trying to find not only the ones who people are aware are the best, but others who nobody is aware of quite yet. We want to put them in this and let's see what they can do."
Hunter went on to add that talent from major promotions obviously may not be allowed to take part thanks to their contracts, but some smaller Indy promotions could definitely allow their big names to take part.
"Obviously, if someone is under contract with, say, New Japan Pro Wrestling, I don't think they are going to have the opportunity to perform in this type of tournament. Though anybody that has the opportunity, freedom and availability to do something like this with us, we are looking at working with them."
"I'm open to working with other groups that are out there such as Progress, Evolve, Rev Pro and places like that. They have a lot of talent they work with, but those talents have that ability to do other things."
This is an exciting development for the WWE and its fans, who could see some absolutely incredible matches over the course of the tournament.
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