A cruiserweight division today!
by, 02-16-2014 at 02:27 PM (2616 Views)
This is a topic that has been talked about many times, " what if wwe brought back the cruiserweight division ?" and while some good points have been made at various different times there is probably no better time to pull the trigger and bring back the division. Its probably been just enough time that everyone has forgotten about Hornswoggle winning the belt and with the Network coming out WWE needs more programming. Having been watching some past cruiserweight stuff it got me thinking, there was so much talent in that division that would have NEVER have been used without it...and thats why wwe should use it again.
WWE has 15 potential main stays in the division, a few of which are perfectly capable of dropping in and out. First you start with the bread and butter of the division, the guys who will spent most there time losing but will still develop are character and compete regularly. These guys are Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, JTG, Tatsu, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel and Los matadors.
Then you have the veteran of the division the guy that will probably never win the title but a win over him is big and he will really add star power to the matches and get people to care about the matches, Rey Mysterio.
Then comes the stars of the division, the guys that the title will probably bounce around and the guys who will be made to look the best out of them all, Xavier Woods, Tyson Kidd, Fandango, Sin cara and a returning Evan Bourne. Those 5 guys could carry the division, Woods in Charisma, Fandango as the main heel, Kidd as the technical guy , Bourne with the crazy moves and Sin cara selling the merch.
There is probably a few guys you may have expected to see included that haven't named...these are the guys that I believe WWE see too much in to put them in this division, however when the division is in need of a boost you might stick them in a few matches maybe hand them the title for a bit. These guys are Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Kofi Kingston and Adrian Neville . Those four wwe probably wouldn't want to " waste " in the division but if wwe want to give the guy or the division a boost they would use them in it for a bit.
The final question is " when? " well with the amount of programming WWE will be wanting to put on this network I wouldn't be surprised if another show turned up, therefore you could showcase this division 3-5 times a week, I'd assume most raws wouldn't feature the division but Main Event, Superstars, a new show or Saturday Morning Slam and Smackdown if it needs time filling could all give it a match a week....the matches could also be filler or pre-show for ppvs. This gives a lot of time for these guys to gain exposure and is much better use than having them have pointless matches or having them squashed.
Finally another " when ? " this when....is when they actually put the Division into effect and re-debut/ return it....I vote for at Wrestlemania in the pre-show which I assume with the network will be extra long. Have a cruiserweight open, which uses 10 men who otherwise would have been sat backstage doing nothing.
I would say do it a split this this - 2 Veterans of the division , 1 NXT guy, 2 guys to add star power, 5 others.
This would leave the match like this ( superstars in the order above )
Rey Mysterio vs Jamie Noble ( one time only , or any other former cruiserweight ) vs Adrian Neville vs Kofi Kingston Vs Santino Marrella vs Tyson Kidd vs Fandango vs Zack Ryder vs Xavier Woods vs Sin Cara.
The match would obviously be for the title and I'd have either Tyson Kidd have it and have him be the face of the division ( bet you're sick of reading division by now ) or have Rey win it just to get some extra eyes on the first few matches.
Anyway those are my ideas....please share your input in the comments...I'm sure there is a lot of ideas I've missed/gotten wrong.