Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022


WWE could be making changes to the NXT Cruiserweight Championship despite it being regularly featured as part of NXT 2.0.

Dave Meltzer noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that he has heard talk of WWE potentially getting rid of the title. Roderick Strong is set to defend the title against Joe Gacy, who is above the 205 weight limit, at Sunday’s WarGames event. Just this past Tuesday on NXT 2.0, Gacy teased an All-Inclusive Title coming in.

Meltzer said, “did you see the Joey Gacy segment? It feels like they’re going to change the 205 Live…I’ve heard they want to ditch the Cruiserweight Title. The All-Inclusive Championship, is that the deal?”

Bryan Alvarez pointed out how WWE may not do that considering WWE wouldn’t let him wrestle the female performer. He speculated that it could be called the Openweight Title, but brought up how the brand already has two separate titles for the men’s division –  NXT Title and North American Championship.

Meltzer added, “it’s different people running. Like the old people running, it would not have…they wanted the Cruiserweight Title to be legit. They told everyone to be 205 and under or they can’t be in the division. You think these guys are going to do weigh-ins? They stopped doing weigh-ins a long time ago. The whole idea of Joe Gacy challenging for the Cruiserweight Title and Malcolm Bivens waiving the weight limit….but yeah, that’s from what I understand. The whole 205 Live is not how Vince [McMahon] does things. We’ll see what happens, but they’ve talked about that. I know they’ve talked about changing the 205 Live with the Cruiserweight Title thing. I don’t know if they’re going to do it in this situation here. It feels like they are because Gacy is getting all kinds of TV time.”

Meltzer continued by stating that WWE feels like Gacy has potential and that’s why he’s being pushed.

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