Triple H reveals first Cruiserweight Classic participants
The WWE Universe got its first taste of the upcoming Cruiserweight Classic when WWE COO Triple H revealed the tournament’s first few participants during a conference call.
NXT competitors Rich Swann, Tomasso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano along with international standouts Zack Sabre Jr., Noam Dar, Ho Ho Lun and Akira Tozawa were announced for the Cruiserweight Classic, which begins with qualifying matches in the coming weeks, then airs on WWE Network starting July 13. Another athlete indicated his participation on April 2 when Lince Dorado announced at an independent show in Orlando, Fla., that he will compete in the series.
“It’s a very diverse group,” Triple H said. “We’re scouring the globe and looking for the absolute best talent to be involved with this.”
Last week, it was also announced that independent organizations EVOLVE Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling and PROGRESS Wrestling will host qualifying matches for the classic.