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WWE Announce Return of Cruiserweight Division

The speculation is official, the Cruiserweight Division is returning to WWE for good!


With the significant hype of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, which you can find out more about here, there has been constant speculation that WWE may bring back the Cruiserweight Division to one of their main shows. The main expectation was that it might come to SmackDown due to the “New Era” feel with the re-emergence of the SmackDown brand. 

Instead, likely thanks to their longer show, Stephanie McMahon announced tonight that the Cruiserweight Division would be returning to WWE television and would be the exclusive property of Monday Night Raw. Stephanie did not confirm whether or not we’d see a Cruiserweight Championship come back, but that seems to be a given along with this news. 

Between big names such as Neville returning soon and the splitting of the Lucha Dragons, WWE already has some options for cruiserweights, but there’s no telling how many competitors from the Cruiserweight Classic could leverage their performances into opportunities on Raw. 

Stay tuned to RealSport for full coverage of the WWE Draft tomorrow to see which cruiserweights are selected by Monday Night Raw’s Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley!

Patches Chance

Yo, Patches Chance here. I'm the Content Editor for the WWE section here at RealSport. In my past, I majored in English Literature at the University of Houston. I'm a former referee with the Doomsday Wrestling promotion. I've been an avid fan for over fifteen years and have written about wrestling for over a decade. I'm also a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have been a featured columnist for WhatTheBuc. Edge will always be my favorite, but Shinsuke Nakamura is the best thing in wrestling today.

WWE Announce Return of Cruiserweight Division

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