After much speculation, WWE has officially announced a new original programming addition to the WWE Network in 2016. The Global Cruiserweight Series is something which was actually rumored all the way back when the Network was first announced, and is now a reality, set to debut in July 13th on the Network. Details are sketchy, but it seems as if WWE might be bringing in talent from outside sources to supplement their existing cruiserweights under WWE contract (e.g. Kalisto, Neville, La Sombra) in service of this tournament. Let the speculation over potential participants begin!
Here’s WWE’s official synopsis of the new show:
For the first time ever, WWE invites cruiserweights from all over the world to compete in the inaugural Global Cruiserweight Series. Thirty-two of the greatest in-ring competitors under 205 lbs. will descend upon Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., and collide for 10 weeks to earn the right to call themselves the best cruiserweight in the world.