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WWE Cruiserweight Championship

The Cruiserweight Classic was a WWE Network series and tournament for cruiserweights. Tournament qualifying matches took place in various promotions of the independent circuit, including well known promotions such as Revolution Pro Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, and Evolve. Many cruiserweight wrestlers from around the world were given the chance to qualify for the 32-man tournament, which took place over four dates: June 23, July 13, August 26, and September 14, 2016.

Bracket

Round of 32
(Taped June 23)
  Round of 16
Taped July 14
  Quarter-finals
Taped August 26
  Semi-finals
Live on September 14
  Final
Live on September 14
                                   
July 20 –                        
United States Kenneth Johnson Pin
August 17 –
Japan Akira Tozawa 09:46  
Japan Akira Tozawa Pin
August 3 –
  England Jack Gallagher 11:38  
England Jack Gallagher Pin
  August 31 -
Italy Fabian Aichner 06:45  
Japan Akira Tozawa Pin
July 20 –
  Mexico Gran Metalik 15:49  
Japan Yoshihiro Tajiri Pin
August 10 –  
Australia Damien Slater 05:28  
Japan Yoshihiro Tajiri Pin
July 13 –
  Mexico Gran Metalik 10:53  
Chile Alejandro Saez Pin
  September 14 –
Mexico Gran Metalik 04:04  
Mexico Gran Metalik Pin
July 27 –
  England Zack Sabre Jr. 13:13  
India Harv Sihra Sub
August 24 –  
United States Drew Gulak 05:18  
United States Drew Gulak Pin
July 27 –
  England Zack Sabre Jr. 08:27  
England Zack Sabre Jr. Sub
  September 7 -
Canada Tyson Dux 08:28  
England Zack Sabre Jr. Sub
August 3 –
  Scotland Israel Noam Dar  
Scotland Israel Noam Dar Sub
August 17 –  
India Gurv Sihra 05:26  
Scotland Israel Noam Dar Sub
July 13 –
  Hong Kong Ho Ho Lun 07:02  
Iran Ariya Daivari Pin
  September 14 –
Hong Kong Ho Ho Lun 05:03  
Mexico Gran Metalik Sub
July 27 –
  Philippines T.J. Perkins 17:47
Mexico Raul Mendoza Sub
August 17 –  
United States Brian Kendrick 07:35  
United States Brian Kendrick Sub
July 27 –
  United States Tony Nese 13:42  
United States Anthony Bennett Pin
  August 31 -
United States Tony Nese 06:34  
United States Brian Kendrick Pin
July 13 –
  Japan Kota Ibushi 13:58  
Japan Kota Ibushi Pin
August 10 –  
American Samoa Sean Maluta 09:40  
Japan Kota Ibushi Pin
July 13 –
  United States Cedric Alexander 15:00  
United States Cedric Alexander Pin
  September 14 –
France Clement Petiot 05:58  
Japan Kota Ibushi Sub
July 20 –
  Philippines T.J. Perkins 14:52  
Philippines T.J. Perkins Sub
August 24 –  
Germany Da Mack 06:32  
Philippines T.J. Perkins Sub
August 3 –
  United States Johnny Gargano 12:18   Third place
United States Johnny Gargano Pin
  September 7 -  
United States Tommaso Ciampa 10:47  
Philippines T.J. Perkins Sub    
July 20 –
  United States Rich Swann      
Pakistan Mustafa Ali Pin
August 24 –  
Puerto Rico Lince Dorado 05:55  
Puerto Rico Lince Dorado Pin
August 3 –
  United States Rich Swann 08:14  
United States Rich Swann Pin
 
Hong Kong Jason Lee 03:47  

* – Denotes number of overtime periods.


External links

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