REWIND-A-WAI #130: WWE Cruiserweight Classic Finals (2016)

John Pollock & Wai Ting are joined live by Bruce Lord to review WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic Finals as Kota Ibushi, Zack Sabre Jr., TJ Perkins and Gran Metalik compete to become WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Featuring commentary from Mauro Ranallo & Daniel Bryan.

They discuss how unusual the sports-like presentation of Paul Levesque’s CWC felt for a WWE product of its time. Bruce shares his highlights on the rest of the tournament and discusses the ensuing career paths of notable entrants.

Plus: Bruce brought us a gift! Join us in the last 30 minutes for a bonus TASTE-A-WAI!

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This event was chosen by Espresso Executive Producer, Bruce Lord.

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WWE Cruiserweight Classic Finals
September 14, 2016
Full Sail University

  • CWC Semi-Final: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Gran Metalik
  • CWC Semi-Final: Kota Ibushi vs. TJ Perkins
  • Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Cedric Alexander & Noam Dar
  • CWC Final for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

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