Thursday, February 2, 2012

WWE developing cruiserweight brand?

I hesitate to talk about rumors, but since it's not a potential spoiler and doesn't ruin anyone's career, let's talk about rumors! According to the usual suspects (the dirtsheets, not Keyser Soze), WWE is developing a show based entirely around cruiserweight wrestlers for the WWE Network.

In the past, I've expressed a dislike for the Cruiserweight Championship since it puts the wrestlers in the dreaded "cruiserweight box," as Jericho described it in his first book. However, I think if WWE is willing to import some outside talent and base an entire show around people who aren't or wouldn't get a fair shake on the main roster, it could be a pretty cool show. I don't think it has to be a new or completely separate brand necessarily, just think of it like the first hour of Nitro getting its own show.

This is really where the WWE Network shines. I still don't think we should be getting our hopes up for 24 hours of pure wrasslin with new matches making up the bulk of the programming and I definitely suspect reruns of Homeboys in Outer Space will eventually find their way into the programming block, but if they move forward with this, the Network could really take off.


3 comments:

  1. That would kinda rule, especially if they imported talent for special occasions. Full endorsement.

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  2. A Keyser Soze reference? :)

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  3. It was such a great idea that WWE is developing cruiserweight brand now. I think that it would be a great show that everyone would love to watch. I know that many people would excited about it.

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