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Top 3 Competitors To Watch For in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic

WWE has brought back the Cruiserweight Division…sort of. Mostly everyone in this tournament, outside of Tajiri and Brian Kendrick, are known for competing in the independent wrestling scene around the world. To be in this tournament every competitor had to weigh in at or under 205 pounds. For the die hard WWE fans that do not know much about these guys, here is something that will help. Here are the competitors you should look out for in the Cruiserweight Classic.

3.) Tyson Dux
Dux is from Canada and is weighing in at 193 pounds for the tournament. He was trained by Joe E. Legend, Scott D’Amore, and Terry Taylor. Tyson competes in Pro Wrestling Eclipse (PWE) , Smash Wrestling , and Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) to name a few. Tyson Dux will be competing against Zack Sabre Jr. in the First Round of the Cruiserweight Classic. Tyson Dux is known for his Entertainment on the independent scene and you can see an example below.

2.) Cedric Alexander
Alexander is from the United States of America and weights in at 200 pounds. He was trained by George South. EVOLVE Wrestling, AAW, and AIW are a few of the promotions Alexander works for.  Cedric is also a former Ring of Honor competitor. Cedric Alexander will be going up against Clement Petiot in the First Round. Cedric is an all around athletic person and is a great person to watch wrestle. Below is an example of what Cedric Alexander brings to the table in the Cruiserweight Classic.

1.) Johnny Gargano
Gargano is also from the United States of America, specifically the Cleveland area, and weighs in at 170 pounds. Johnny was trained by Josh Prohibition and J.T. Lightning. Gargano competes on NXT, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) , EVOLVE Wrestling, and at his hometown promotion , AIW. He will be against NXT Tag Team partner, Tommaso Ciampa. Keep an eye on Johnny Gargano because he might just come away as the winner of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.

Honorable Mention:
Akira Tozawa
Click the link above to see Akira Tozawa against Johnny Gargano



Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on

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