T.J. Perkins and Gran Metalik advanced to the final of the WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic, and the prize for winning is a towering trophy created by the crew at Orange County Choppers. Just before their match began, however, WWE legend Triple H made a surprise entrance and pulled out a brand new WWE Cruiserweight Championship title which will go to the winner.
WWE will relaunch the Cruiserweight division this coming Monday night on Raw, which will be full of Cruiserweight Classic participants (including Cedric Alexander and Noam Dar, who wrestled a tag match Wednesday, and Japan’s Akira Tozawa). A few of the wrestlers who lost earlier in the tournament, Rich Swann and Jack Gallagher, watched the action ringside with Sasha Banks.
Perkins, who represented the Phillippines, upset Kota Ibushi in an absolutely brutal semifinal and forced Gran Metalik to tap out with a knee bar to become to first Cruiserweight Champion since the title was retired back in 2007.