Wrestling fans have had a cruiserweight hole in their hearts for far too long. Now, our long national nightmare is over, and WWE is finally bringing a bunch of lithe, flippy dudes back into our lives in a major way.
GLOBAL CRUISERWEIGHT SERIES — SERIES PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 AT 9 P.M. ET
For the first time ever, WWE invites cruiserweights from all over the world to compete in the inaugural Global Cruiserweight Series. Thirty-two of the greatest in-ring competitors under 205 lbs. will descend upon Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., and collide for 10 weeks to earn the right to call themselves the best cruiserweight in the world.
Participants rumored to be locked up for the show, or at the very least holding dates open, include Noam Dar, Will Osprey, and current independent belle of the ball Zack Sabre, Jr. Apollo Crews BFF Akira Tozawa is also reportedly in the mix, as well as returning names like Evan Bourne and Brian Kendrick. Kendrick, of course, has been featured on Total Divas in his efforts to re-train current NXT women’s wrestler Eva Marie. This is also a great opportunity for recent NXT signee Rich Swann, regulars like Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, or even main roster call-ups like Neville and Kalisto to get in the mix.
Now that WWE has confidence in flexible appearances over long-term contracts, who do you most want to see show up at Full Sail in July? Tell us in the comments below!