The Cruiserweight Classic has been a tremendous tournament. The tournament culminated just three days ago, wit TJ Perkins winning the tournament by defeating Kota Ibushi in the semi-finals and Gran Metalik in the finals, and also being crowned the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion heading into Raw this coming Monday. While the CWC had several high flying and risky moves, one contestant, Tyson Dux(who was knocked out by Zack Sabre Jr. in the first round) did mention one negative aspect he faced during the tournament:
“We had agents. We had to deal with agents as well and plan it out. I know for me personally, I wanted to do a stalling suplex from the second rope and they completely scrapped that. They said no way can you do that. For whatever reason, Me & Zack were supposed to be 50/50 right up to the end and it was more of a showcase for Zack which is understandable, right? I get it.
There weren’t major handcuffs put on, but they did want to steer the ship the way they want to steer it. So as we go along and get more progressive into it, they’re easing up on it. Tozawa is known for that snap german suplex with a hold for the pin and they were adamant on saying no absolutely no head drops at all and when push came to shove, Tozawa did put (Ken) Johnson directly on his bean for that snap German suplex. It’s the same as anything.
It’s wrestling politics. Either you kind of bite the bullet and ask for forgiveness later or you just do your stuff. I’m sure to God that burning hammer (Brian Kendrick's) was not discussed. WWE doesn’t even let the tombstone fly other than the Undertaker.”
Now, what is interesting is that while Dux consulted the agents, a lot of the competitors went and did things out on their own. One side of the argument is that if what the competitors do gets so over, it will surpass what agents and other officials have to say.
The other side could be the simple yet important factor – safety. Naturally, it is not worth being constantly dropped on the head and doing extremely dangerous spots just for the crowd’s entertainment. In this regard, what the agents have to say does make sense. But the Cruiserweight Classic became famous for the high flying and risk-taking maneuvers.
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