Since March 3, 2008 the Cruiserweight Championship has been retired. Which made alot of smaller wrestlers who weigh 215 lbs or lighter are getting the shaft so to speak; but would leave us in awe with some of the moves that they would perform. Let's take a look at some wrestlers who have held on to the Cruiserweight championship...
At the time when Matt Hardy started his single career he was struggling to get any to get even to the mid-card matches; but after a while on his own the wwe decided to give Hardy the cruiseweight championship at No Way Out 2003 against Billy Kidman. After holding the cruiserweight championship for four months and having one of the most sucessful gimicks in wwe history ( Matt Hardy Version 1.0). Later on in his career people now call Matt Hardy a potential Main Eventer.
Rey Mysterio. Mysterio made his WWE debut on the July 25, 2002 edition of Smackdown! as a Baby facein a match against Chavo Guerrero, which Mysterio won. He was differnet with his high flying moves, and fans were quickly drawn to him. On the June 5, 2003 edition of SmackDown!, he defeated Hardy to win the Cruiserweight Championship. Mysterio would go and win the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 22.
Gregory Helms (The Hurricane)
Gregory Helms was the longest reigning Cruiserweight champion in WWE history holding for an entire year. But after losing the Cruiserweight championship his career started to go down hill as he had two broken vertabrae in his neck forcing him to miss a year of wrestling. When he came back with the ECW brand he didn't do anything worth mentioning. Then on January 27, 2010 he was arrested after leaving a bar in Fort Mitchfeild, Kentucky for hitting a person that he accidently hit while him and Chris Jericho were play fighting. Helms and Jericho were given tickets for public intoxication and released after each posted a $120 bail bond. Do I think that the arrest and the broken neck are linked somehow to the CW championship being retired, no, but it is a little coincidental.
While the title was held in WCW their was a couple big names that held the title before becoming huge stars Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerraro, Dean Melanko, and Billy Kidman just to name a few.
Here's a few names that would be eligable for the Cruiserweight title now that could be exposed a little more. Evan Bourne, Cody Rhodes, Yoshi Tatsu, Shelton Benjamin, Dolph Ziggler, and Charlie Haas (by the way where did Charlie Haas go.)
Anyway I would like to see the CW championship come back on Smackdown where there can be more oppurtunities for these smaller type guys, so they are not forgotten about, then released.
If you have any oppinion on this share I would like to know if anyone agrees with me.