As we draw closer to WWE’s much anticipated “Cruiserweight Classic” we here at Real Sport are taking a look at some of the competitors that WWE have handpicked from around the world.
Today the man in the spotlight is Cedric Alexander.
Where He Wrestles
Alexander is best known for his time in Ring of Honour (ROH) as one half of the C&C Wrestle Factory, alongside Caprice Coleman. They were very much the nearly men, with their fair share of victories, however they never seemed able to win the big one. Singles competition seemed to bring about similar results with Alexander picking up some huge victories, followed by crushing defeats for both of ROHs top titles. After a very strong start to his career, Cedric Alexander now arrives in the WWE with a lot of potential ready for his big moment.
Kicks, pure and simple. If Alexander is known for one thing it is his vicious and destructive kicks. Some would call him a high flyer, some would call him a technician, but everyone who steps into the ring with him will feel the full force of his feet. To add to this arsenal of kicks are some scintillating counters and some devastating power moves. Not even including the cringe-worthy impact move he uses as his finisher, The Lumbar Check. If he can bring all of this together, he can truly be a contender.
Cedric Alexander has the potential to go the distance, however if this becomes a reality is really up to him. He is a veteran of ROH which will really help in his first round match against relative newcomer Clemet Petiot. While Petiot is a veteran in his own right, he is yet to face the competition to the level that is Alexander. He should make it through his first round without too much trouble by overwhelming his opponent with his kicks and athleticism. A tantalising second round match against Kota Ibushi could be his prize, however, could his penchant for losing the big matches cost him early in this tournament.