Drew Gulak was one of the 32 participants in the Cruiserweight Classic tournament on the WWE Network. He was successful against Harv Sihra in the first round but ended up losing to Zack Sabre Jr. in the second round. Among the names mentioned over the weeks on Raw for the Cruiserweight division, Gulak was not one of them, so people assumed he would just be going back to the independent circuit. Much to the surprise of many, Gulak appeared on Raw and surprised his fans who believed he deserved the spot.
On the most recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said WWE were impressed by Drew Gulak during the Cruiserweight Classic but didn't think he had the ability to be wrestling for the company, so they wanted to hire him as a coach instead. Plans seem to have changed, however, because he'll be working as enhancement talent for the Cruiserweight Division.
Perhaps they feel that Gulak does not fit WWE’s definition of charisma. He is undoubtedly a great in-ring talent, which is why WWE decided to give him an opportunity in the first place. He can still prove them wrong and get a better role than an enhancement talent. However, WWE is still the dream for almost every pro wrestler on the planet, and most would settle for any role given to them there.
One talent of the Cruiserweight Division on Raw does show promise to transcend just that division, and that is Cedric Alexander. He has a great look and is a very natural babyface, and he is definitely the kind of guy who would fall in Vince McMahon’s favourite list. He has the word “star” written all over him.
So far, the Cruiserweight division has been looking impressive, and the best part is that there is still a whole set of Cruiserweight talent yet to come. Some of these names include Johnny Gargano, Tomasso Ciampa, Jack Gallagher, Akira Tozawa and Noam Dar. In fact, WWE keeps adding more names to the roster. Even CWC competitor Tony Nese was added to the roster and made his debut on Monday Night Raw against the WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins.
One thing is for sure, the Cruiserweights can be a huge draw for Raw if booked right.
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