NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong is set to defend his championship against Joe Gacy at NXT War Games this Sunday (December 5), despite the fact that Gacy is very much not a Cruiserweight.
Gacy issued an “open invitational” on this week’s NXT, where he issued a challenge to anyone, regardless of gender or weight-limit.
Dave Meltzer mentioned on the Wrestling Observer Radio that he had heard that WWE planned on scrapping the Cruiserweight Championship, before speculating about the title’s future.
“Did you see the Joey Gacy segment? It feels like they’re going to change the 205 Live…I’ve heard they want to ditch the Cruiserweight Title. The All-Inclusive Championship, is that the deal?”
Bryan Alvarez noted how WWE would likely not go with the All-Inclusive Title, as Gacy was not allowed to wrestle the female competitor on Tuesday’s show, before bringing up how NXT already has two seperate titles for the men’s division.
“It’s different people running. Like the old people running, it would not have…they wanted the Cruiserweight Title to be legit. They told everyone to be 205 and under or they can’t be in the division. You think these guys are going to do weigh-ins? They stopped doing weigh-ins a long time ago. The whole idea of Joe Gacy challenging for the Cruiserweight Title and Malcolm Bivens waiving the weight limit….but yeah, that’s from what I understand. The whole 205 Live is not how Vince (McMahon) does things. We’ll see what happens, but they’ve talked about that. I know they’ve talked about changing the 205 Live with the Cruiserweight Title thing. I don’t know if they’re going to do it in this situation here. It feels like they are because Gacy is getting all kinds of TV time.”
transcription via WrestlingNews.co