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    Rumored WWE Cruserweight Show - ACTUALLY HAPPENING

    Post by Swarles on Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:53 pm

    Kind of, big 10 week tournament to air on WWE Network this summer

    STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE Network continues to add to its already robust slate of original programming in 2016, with the newly green-lit show, Global Cruiserweight Series. This tournament brings together more than 30 of the greatest in-ring competitors at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., to vie for the right to call themselves the best cruiserweight in the world. Global Cruiserweight Series is set to premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 9 p.m. ET on the award-winning WWE Network.

    http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork/new-2016-programming-global-cruiserweight-series-28703671?sf21027710=1

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    Post by TeeBeeKay on Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:18 pm

    http://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2016/02/16/paul-triple-h-levesque-wwe-network-series-global-cruiserweight-series/

    Longer article, he mentions using talent from Progress, Evolve and Rev Pro so hopefully this means Scurll and Sabre get a shot
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    Post by PhenominalXX1 on Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:01 pm

    Progress tweeting about this a lot. reckon there may be some kind of deal in place?


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    Post by SBR on Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:53 pm

    Matt Riddle got this locked up.


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    Post by Swarles on Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:44 pm

    Word on the street is this is going to be a vehicle for manny andrade/la sombra.

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    Post by WWF Attitude on Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:27 pm

    Time to get those hopes up!

    But for real, it's about time


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    Post by Slayer on Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:09 am

    WWE needs to raid Mexico, because there's plenty of talent from CMLL and AAA that would be perfect for this.
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    Post by Swarles on Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:13 pm

    I remember when they signed La Sombra, Meltzer said they sent someone or another to Mexico to scout talent. Whoever it was came back with a report along the lines of "the only guy we need to sign in Mexico is la sombra". So, I don't know.

    I also think people might be getting carried away with the amount of outside talent coming in. If WWE includes main roster guys, and guys in developmental who haven't debuted on TV, they could almost fill this whole thing out.

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    Post by JustSkiff on Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:42 pm

    Gabe's pretty much made it clear that some Evolve guys will be on this thing. I think it's more than Gargano and maybe Ciampa.
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    Post by SBR on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:49 am

    Matt Riddle ya'll!


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    Post by Slayer on Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:50 am

    Swarles wrote:I remember when they signed La Sombra, Meltzer said they sent someone or another to Mexico to scout talent. Whoever it was came back with a report along the lines of "the only guy we need to sign in Mexico is la sombra". So, I don't know.

    I also think people might be getting carried away with the amount of outside talent coming in. If WWE includes main roster guys, and guys in developmental who haven't debuted on TV, they could almost fill this whole thing out.

    I recall that too, but it just seems asinine for them to think they only need to sign 1 Mexican talent and bank on them becoming a major star. A Cruiserweight tournament / division is the perfect way to showcase luchadors, as their wrestling speaks universally.

    As for in-house talent, there doesn't seem to be very many main roster guys I could realistically see participating in this from the main roster. Honestly, I see Neville, Sin Cara and maybe Tyler Breeze. Kalisto seems to be above being in this tournament right now.

    I do see some current NXT talent, but not a whole lot, especially depending on who gets called up after Mania. As for developmental talent yet to become regulars on any TV show, Rich Swann, Biff Busick, and La Sombra are the obvious candidates.

    With the tournament having over 30 participants, they are really going to need to bring in outside talent to fill the numbers. However, that doesn't necessarily mean they sign all of them.
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    Post by Swarles on Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:24 pm

    Oh they should totally bring in more luchadors, it just seems like they're not going to.

    As for the bracket, I'm just saying don't be surprised if they bring in like 5-8 outside guys and the rest of the bracket has the likes of Diego and Heath Slater.

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    Post by SBR on Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:34 pm

    @enuhito_eng
    Tokyo Sports mentioned the possibility of Ibushi participating in "WWE Global Cruiserweight Series".

    Ibushi p much confirmed for the series.


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    Post by 2kNikk on Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:12 pm

    Time to freak out?


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    Post by TeeBeeKay on Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:18 pm

    Dave mentioned that it sounded like Ibushi wanted to do it on WOR last night, so maybe where there is smoke there is fire, but I doubt he was in the original plans due to his contract situation so we'll see if WWE has interest in him or not
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    Post by Spudz on Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:26 pm

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    Swarles wrote:Oh they should totally bring in more luchadors, it just seems like they're not going to.

    As for the bracket, I'm just saying don't be surprised if they bring in like 5-8 outside guys and the rest of the bracket has the likes of Diego and Heath Slater.
    I just don't see Trips doing this tournament to have it be a mostly WWE/NXT talent thing.. Why bother doing press if that the plan and makes it sound like you are looking hard at outside talent.. Why the "205" limit then? wouldn't it make more sense to keep it at the old "225" limit? so you don't have half of the guys "dropping" pounds from their bill weights you been using so they can be involved.



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    Post by Swarles on Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:59 pm

    Look I'm just trying to temper expectations in case this thing doesn't turn out to be a giant PWG all star weekend. If they use a handful of WWE/NXT guys I'll happily be wrong about it.

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    Post by TeeBeeKay on Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:42 pm

    Went to WWE's terrible new roster page and these were all the guys listed under 205, there's 11 of them, and I doubt Kidd will be back and I doubt Xaiver will be in it, now the non debut guys like La Sombra, Swann, Biff etc aren't listed but I don't know how many are 205 or not, also I don't think the 205 thing will be a shoot, but even with a 10-15 lb wiggle room, there aren't tons of guys I'm leaving off that I can think of


    Kalisto
    Balor
    Gable
    Torito
    Enzo
    Itami
    Neville
    Sami
    Sin Cara
    Tyson Kidd
    Xaiver Woods

    Now I don't think we're getting 20 non signed guys in this thing, but I would guess it's 10-15 with the gargano's and ciampa's of the world, but seeing as how this is a HHH project I'm guessing he's going to take a real swing at making this something special so it doesn't flop

    and in 5 months when Adam Rose somehow makes 205 and wins this thing I will bow down to Swarley and admit I was wrong
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    Post by Spudz on Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:29 pm

    William Regal announced at Evolve 56 that qualifying matches for the Global Cruiserweight Series will be taking place all over the world and that the qualifying matches here in America will be taking place at Evolve.


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    Post by Slayer on Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:45 am

    PROGRESS Wrestling just announced that they will hold 2 Global Cruiserweight Series qualifying matches on April 24.
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    Post by Slayer on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:20 pm

    Count Revolution Pro Wrestling in the UK as another promotion that will host Global Cruiserweight Series qualifiers:

    http://www.wwe.com/shows/globalcruiserweightseries/article/evolve-progress-revolution-pro-host-global-cruiserweight
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    Post by TeeBeeKay on Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:14 pm

    First seven guys announced are apparently

    Swann
    Gargano
    Ciampa
    Ho Ho Lun
    Noam Dar

    Zack Sabre Jr
    and AKIRA TOZAWA!!!!!

    FUCK YES!
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    Post by JustSkiff on Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:16 pm

    Sabre automatically in, makes some of the qualifiers more interesting.

    Also Tozawa is the best.
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    Post by TeeBeeKay on Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:39 pm

    Really hope Tyler Bate gets a spot, dude was great at KOT last year
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    Post by GolfClubNinja on Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:23 pm

    Anyone from Japan coming over?

    I doubt they will get him because of the incident in the 90's with the cruserwhieght title, but The Great Sasuke would be nice to see


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