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Best and Worst WCW Cruiserweight Champions of All Time

wcwcwBefore we go forward, I should preface this list with the fact that I am not going to be covering ALL the belts that were featured in WCW and ECW. As a matter of fact, I will only be looking at the championships as well as a few other choice belts that I feel need to be covered. I also will not be covering the secondary titles in WCW and ECW because I feel that secondary titles are meant to enhance talent to the next stage which is of course the Championship and since both belts are now defunked, the secondary titles prestige and lineage are somewhat moot.

After saying that, I would like to cover the championship belt from WCW that was every bit as prestigious and important as the WCW Championship was back in the day. No joke when I was watching wrestling as a kid, I typically saw the person holding the Cruiserweight championship as the true champion of WCW instead of the slow plodding old guys that dominated the World title scene. I would take 1 Ultimo Dragon and Chris Jericho over 10000 geriatric Hulk Hogans and slow and awkward Kevin Nashs. The Cruiserweight division was just more fun and it had athletes who were small, quick, and excellent wrestlers. I am very much happy that it is people who found their home in this division that are now seen as the true World Champions instead of slow fat guys smacking each other. So of course when I talk about former WCW Championships, this one is easily the first that comes to mind. So here is the Top 5 Best and Worst WCW Cruiserweight Champions.

Keep in mind as always that this is my personal opinion based on the title reign’s impact on the championship and the wrestler. If you have a different opinion please add a comment and we will debate. With that said, we start with the worst. Continue reading “Best and Worst WCW Cruiserweight Champions of All Time”

WWE Specials: Best and Worst Light Heavyweight Championship

WWF_Light_Heavyweight_beltWe continue our special on the WWE and their past and current championships with one of the most underutilized titles to ever appear on WWE television, the WWE Light Heavyweight Championship. Talk about wasted potential, To give some of my readers a little backstory, during the Monday Night Wars between WWE’s RAW and WCW’s Nitro, WCW had a new and exciting division known as the Cruiserweight division. Some of the greatest stars from Mexico and Japan as well as wrestlers from the USA came to WCW to show off some amazing and innovative moves. The division was a smashing success and wrestlers the likes of Rey Mysterio, Juventud Guerrera, Psicosis, Chris Jericho, Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger, Ultimo Dragon, Dean Malenko, and many more made their mark in the division. Continue reading “WWE Specials: Best and Worst Light Heavyweight Championship”