twitter google-plus feed2 chevron

Daniel Bryan Thinks the WWE Should Bring Back the Cruiserweight Title

In a recent conference call to promote tonight’s WWE Cruiserweight Classic, courtesy of The Fan Garage, former WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan discussed the tournament’s future, and if the company should bring back the Cruiserweight title.

On the tournament’s future:

“I can’t say I know. But when Triple H had talked about it… he had mentioned that he wanted to make this an annual thing. He thinks that it’s a great show for the Network to have, and I say why not? I mean it’s a great concept.

“As for the tournaments, I don’t know what the WWE wants to do going forward, but I have been a fan of tournaments for a long time, so we will wait and see. if this thing takes off, who knows… we may see another one on RAW (laughs).”

On bringing back the Cruiserweight title:

“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.”

  • Hunter_13

    there is no room for the Cruiserweight title. Raw will have the WWE title, WWE Tag Team title, IC and Womens titles. And SD will have the World Heavyeight Title, US Title, Divas title and World tag team title just like it used to be in the old days (with the exception of the divas title replacing any other title). Unless they keep the Women and Tag team titles unified as they are now then the champions will be: On raw the WWE, Tag team and IC, and in SD will be World Heavyweight, US and womens title. And they left it at 3 titles per show…anyways… no room for the cruiserweight title

  • The Killswitch

    I think there’s a niche for it. It would give a lot of guys on the lower card something to do.

  • Chris E.

    I dont see it happening. Cruiser-weight matches are tough to top on a wrestling card. I could see a couple of tournaments per year, though.