Cruiserweight Championship - Funaki

December 12, 2004 - February 20, 2005

Spike Dudley needed an opponent for Armageddon, so to determine the No. 1 Contender for the Cruiserweight Championship, SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long booked a Cruiserweight Battle Royal. The winner would become the No. 1 Contender, and that winner ended up being Funaki. Funaki made the most of his rare opportunity and after seven years of hardwork and determination, he captured his first Cruiserweight Championship, shocking Spike Dudley in the process.

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