The Best And Worst Of WWE Cruiserweight Classic, Week 9: Looking Back In Anger

Previously on the WWE Cruiserweight Classic: Gran Metalik’s lucha libre propelled him over Akira Tozawa to the final four, while Brian Kendrick’s quest for redemption heartbreakingly ended at the hands of Kota Ibushi. The finale is next week, can you believe it?

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And now, The Best and Worst of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, Week 9.

Best: Where Were You While We Were Pinning Guys

So, in the past, I’ve stated that I didn’t really “get” Noam Dar, especially his weird taunts. But in the weeks since then, I’ve had it pointed out to me by at least a few Uproxx commenters that Dar makes it a point to physically emulate Liam Gallagher of Oasis, a band that he thoroughly enjoys. Mauro Ranallo actually touches on this a few times during the broadcast, even mentioning in passing that his submission finisher is called the “Champagne Superkneebar.”

Knowing this, my outlook on Dar is improved. I still wouldn’t say that I’m a massive fan or anything, but I’m suddenly seeing a lot of potential that was invisible to me before. Let’s face it, no one is ever going to accuse the Gallagher brothers of being the nicest guys in music, so I think Dar should take that ball and run with it. He should absolutely be a heel who claims artistic superiority over all his peers. Heck, he should form a tag team with another Gallagher (Jack) for a few years only to beat him up, go solo for a while, and then eventually reunite for a lackluster comeback.

And in case you think he’s not the right guy to commit to this gimmick, take a look at his name. Oasis was founded by Noel and Liam Gallagher. Noel + Liam = Noam. It’s fate.