This week was very solid and so far there hasn’t been one bad match. Next week we will see Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tyson Dux, Drew Gulak vs. Harv Shira, Anthony Bennett vs. Tony Niese, and Raul Mendoza vs. The Brian Kendrick. I am personally looking forward to seeing Sabre Jr, and Kendrick. I’ve been watching a lot of Sabre Jr’s matches and he’s fantastic. With those matches taking place next week that means the final week will feature Rich Swann vs.Jason Lee, Noam Dar vs. Gurv Shira, Jack Gallagher vs. Fabian Aichner and Tomasso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano. The next two weeks are going to be fun, exciting and filled with more craziness. I am thoroughly enjoying the Cruiserweight Classic and I hope you are too. Keep checking back each Wednesday for my recap’s on the WWECWC.
This week on the Cruiserweight Classic we saw a legend return and more craziness that just blew my mind away. Last week we saw Cedric Alexander, Ho Ho Lun, Grand Metalik and Kota Ibushi all advanded on to the second round. Those are some really impressive names that have already advanced. As I before I love the styles, and the presentation of this show. I also love the knowledge Mauro and Daniel bring to this show. It is truly an international flavor. The first week lived up to the hype so the question is could the second week?
The first match of the evening was Tajiri versus Damien Slater. Taijri looks as good as ever with his kicks and his in ring presence. Damien Slater had some really great offense and looks like he belongs with the top notch performers in this tournament. Even though Slater lost to Taijir’s Buzzsaw Kick they put on a great match. T.J. Perkins took on the Da Mack in the following match. Both had really great personalities but Da Mack was definitely over the top. Both men were very athletic and very fast. T.J Perkins has some very innovative offense and I can’t wait to see him in the second round. That awesome match was followed up by Lince Dorado taking on Mustafa Ali. There was a lot of explosive offense in this match and even though. Ali lost I am pretty sure this is not the last we have heard of him. The main event of evening was Akira Tozawa taking on Kenneth Johnson in a little bit of a different style of match. It was very submission and technical which is something we have not seen a lot of yet. Tozawa and Johnson both were fun to watch and it left me wanting more for next week,