The Global Cruiserweight Series (recently renamed the WWE Cruiserweight Classic) will be coming to the WWE network on July 13th.
This exciting show will showcase wrestlers from around the world competing for the right to call themselves the ‘best cruiserweight in the world’.
Amongst many rumours regarding the tournament, the most intriguing is that it may mean a return of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, which was retired in 2008.
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Considering the long absence of the title now is perhaps the best time to reintroduce it, especially considering the sheer amount of superstars on the roster, the calibre of the performers and the average weight of these superstars.
Super heavyweight superstars are now being outnumbered by light heavyweight superstars in WWE as the physiques are changing. This might also have something to do with the crackdown on superstars using steroids (owing to the introduction of the Wellness Policy), therefore meaning that superstars are focusing more on their athleticism and abilities, as opposed to their physiques.
Another rumour regarding the Cruiserweight Championship is that it may return as an exclusive to WWE NXT, which would certainly help to enhance NXT as a brand, and make it a bigger draw.
However, there are multiple ways that the title could be brought in. For instance, WWE may decide to create a WWE Cruiserweight Championship and an NXT Cruiserweight Championship. If this was to happen, WWE could bring in two new titles which superstars may compete for, whilst also differentiating WWE from NXT more so.
Another likely result of the upcoming cruiserweight tournament is that we may see further signings in summer after the tournament has finished, thus allowing WWE to once again create a cruiserweight division, and bring in more new talent.
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