I realize that when I say cruiserweights, most of you think of someone who is about 200 pounds—guys like Chris Jericho or Daniel Bryan.
But I'm thinking smaller—about 175 pounds.
I realize that this is a bit shocking, but I think it works. It's not crazy to believe that small guys could have insane matches at speeds that would leave most people shocked.
More importantly they would be relatable. I don't even mean as a character but build-wise.
Truth time. How many of us look like Triple H? Sheamus? Maybe even CM Punk?
The truth is that even the great, but "small", Shawn Michaels is 6'1" inch and weighs about 225 pounds. In contrast, most American males are 5'9" inches and about 190 pounds, even with the United States' obesity problems.
This means that most guys don't have what it takes in Vince McMahon's eyes to be wrestlers.
Now imagine a weight class that not only had fun matches, but that had guys who looked like you and me. They may be a little more muscular and, maybe in some cases, better looking. But it wouldn't be inconceivable to believe that one day, you could be in their place.
That ability to connect to a wider audience, coupled with the added thought that you don't have to be a giant to make it in the WWE, might make Smackdown a little more appealing.