Daniel Bryan ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ If WWE Brings Back The Cruiserweight Championship

One of the most anticipated WWE events of the year has been this summer’s Cruiserweight Classic, which just began airing this past Wednesday. One of the hosts and commentators for the CWC tournament is none other than all-time cruiserweight hero and forever fan favorite Daniel Bryan, who is clearly enjoying every second of being able to watch these wrestlers in action.

In a recent interview with The Fan Garage, Bryan loudly extolled the virtues of these cruiserweights (the majority of whom are new to WWE) and was asked whether he feels the company should bring back the Cruiserweight Championship.

“You know, that’s a fascinating question because so many of the top guys now would be considered cruiserweights back when WCW had the first cruiserweight matches those many years ago. The cruiserweight championship I remember was for 225 lbs and under (102 kgs) and the Cruiserweight Classic is 205 lbs and under.

But if you look at the WWE roster today, everybody is a bit smaller because now, fans want more action which requires more mobility, which requires you to be a bit lighter.

One of the things that I think we will see is that some of these guys who are say only 160 lbs, which might be 75 kgs, they are amazing and people want to see them. So, I wouldn’t be surprised, especially with the brand extension set to come, that the WWE does restart the Cruiserweight championship.”

The Cruiserweight Championship was last active in 2007. The final Cruiserweight Champion was Hornswoggle, which led to SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero retiring the championship out of concern for his well-being, as it was then assumed he was the son of WWE owner Vince McMahon.

The proud tradition of the Cruiserweight Championship, everyone!