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WWE has the talent to bring back the cruiserweight championship
By Scott Fishman
One of the best things about WCW was its incredible cruiserweight division. At one point, the talent competing were the highlights of the shows, and more times than not, overshadowed the main events.
Past cruiswerweight champions went on to superstardom like Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. At the same time for one reason or another WWE was not able to fully recreate the magic with their own light heavyweight division, which they built around Taka Michinoku.
Although an in-ring standout with international notoriety, building the title around one person didn't resonate. The lack of challengers also hurt the division's potential.
The company did a little better with the birth of the WWE cruiserweight championship, which was built on the lineage of WCW's version. It was semi-successful for the simple fact the division had names fans were knew such as Jamie Noble, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Chavo Guerrero and Myserio.
Today the company has a real shot at producing its best cruiserweight or light heavyweight division yet. Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel Xavier Woods and Tyson Kidd are performers that stand out and have the potential to make something out of it
Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins and Mysterio are a few others who would meet or close to meeting the weight requirement. This time around the title doesn't have to be made inferior to the other championships. Therefore having a top competitor holding the gold would give it instant legitimacy.
Bringing in more talent would also create a solid foundation for an entertaining division. NXT is filled with superstars waiting for their big opportunity.
This could be it. Some names that stick out to me are Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn, who have turned heads in not only WWE developmental, but on the independent scene as well. These are just two of a crop of quality guys could turn the cruiserweight division into one of the most watched and entertaining segments of the show. On top of that there are others WWE could recruit nationally or internationally for it. The possibilities are endless.
Looking at the style of many of the WWE superstars today, it's on par with the cruiserweights. Now is the perfect time to explore the potential of bringing back a championship and doing it right this time around.