The WWE announced on Monday Night Raw tonight that the Kickoff show for WrestleMania will feature both Battle Royals along with the Cruiserweight Title match.
Here's what YOU can see THIS SUNDAY on #WrestleMania Kickoff starting at 5e/2p!
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 3, 2018
While this was the expected outcome, it’s pretty disappointing to see the cruiserweights relegated to the pre-show once again. With all of the work that went into 205 Live since January, and with the great promos that we’ve seen from all of the competitors in the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament, this announcement is sort of heartbreaking.
I’m not the only one to feel this way, apparently, as fans have been replying to the tweet with various hashtags hoping to change their mind.
So this is what the cruiserweights get for working their asses off for so long? #PutCruiserweightsOnMainShow
— #PutCruiserweightsOnMainShow (@PhenomenalJEC03) April 3, 2018
This is unacceptable, both of these men deserve better. #GiveCrusierweightsAChance
— #WOKEN AllHailMauro (@eddyking455) April 3, 2018
With the work that has gone into the tournament, and with the matches that we’ve been getting from the 205 Live roster, fans are right to be upset about this. However, the main card is already stacked, with the rest of the championships on the line, along with other high profile matches including Ronda Rousey, Daniel Bryan, John Cena and the Undertaker (supposedly.)
With a card like this, it’s impossible to make everyone happy with whatever match gets placed on the kickoff. Did the WWE make the right choice here? Which match should join the Battle Royals on the WrestleMania Kickoff show?