On July 13, 2016 the WWE will start broadcasting their Cruiserweight Classic tournament on the WWE Network. This tournament features 32 competitors all under 205 pounds (that’s 92 kg to you peeps who use the metric system and 14 stone for you UK peeps) representing various countries and wrestling styles from around the world.
This is one of the most hyped and anticipated events for a wrestling fan simply because of the roster of independent and international talent that has been assembled. Normally WWE doesn’t even acknowledge that these people exist outside of their bubble of a universe publicly, but things have been changing and thankfully for the betterment of their product.
If you want to know more about this tournament, the WWE has put up a short introductory video showcasing the competitors.
There is also the Bracketology special that aired on the WWE network if you want a more in depth look at the event and who the ones to watch are.
The opening 16 matches were taped at Full Sail University in Florida on June 23, 2016 and if you look hard enough you can find the spoilers. But if you don’t want the mystique of the entire tournament ruined you should probably not click on that link.
So what is the point of posting all this stuff here? Well there are a few of us at Selective Hearing who are professional wrestling fans. Some of you who listen to our podcasts may have heard a few wrestling references thrown around in our recordings. In the past we have made note that idols and wrestling are similar. Hell, our very first podcast was about that very subject.
The staff contributing in this will be our resident wrestling aficionado BigFreaky, the dri-fit senpai Hiro and the face who runs the place, Greg. Others may participate as the weeks go by, but we’ll be starting with these initial 3. We’ll also be posting follow ups to this article with our thoughts throughout the entirety of the tournament so keep an eye out for updates.
These are edumacated guesses at what may possibly happen at the inaugural Cruiserweight Classic tournament. We have no idea if these are accurate to how the actual booking will turn out but we did our best to figure out what would probably make sense in our own minds. We claim no responsibility for any lost wages due to gambling. That’s your fault if you lose money betting on this
Hiro has chosen one horse to run with.
Ho Ho Lun will shock the world!