As we get closer to the WWE Cruiserweight Classic (tonight) the excitement starts to get higher and higher. With 32 participants from all over the world competing in the 205 pound weight limit tournament, there’s seem to be some favorites going into the tournament. One of those favorites is Kota Ibushi from Japan.
Kota Ibushi started his career in the Japanese promotion DDT, and has wrestled in promotions such as Evolve, Ring of Honor, Chikara and in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he’s spent most of his career. He is a 3 time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, 2011 Best of the Super Juniors and 2015 New Japan Cup winner.
If you don’t know about Ibushi, here’s 5 matches to get you familiar with him before tonight’s Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network. These matches include some familiar faces such as Prince Devitt (now known as Finn Balor), El Generico (now known as Sami Zayn), and Shinsuke Nakamura (now signed with WWE).
Match of the Day:
Chikara: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli vs Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw
Match of the Day:
CHIKARA: El Generico vs Jigsaw
Young Bucks vs Nese and Jigsaw
FWE returns to iPPV 6/21 with a stacked show.
RVD vs Tommy Dreamer, Carlito vs John Hennigan, Maria/Ivelisse vs Katarina/Angelina Love, Petey Williams vs Brian Kendrick, Paul London vs Jimmy Yang, Young Bucks vs Tony Nese and Jigsaw plus a 30 man rumble!
MATCHES SCHEDULED INCLUDE:
X-DIVISION XSCAPE STEEL CAGE MATCH *
Christian York vs Matt Bentley vs Alex Silva vs Sam Shaw vs Lance Dorado vs Puma vs Jimmy Rave
Doug Williams & Kid Kash vs Tony Nese & Rashad Cameron
Chavo Guerrero vs Robbie E
ULTIMATE X MATCH * Kenny King vs Zema Ion vs Rubix vs Mason Andrews *
Daniels & Kazarian vs Sonjay Dutt & Petey Williams
NO DQ MATCH- FINAL MEETING EVER *
Rob Van Dam vs Jerry Lynn
BATTLE OF X-DIVISION CHAMPIONS *
Austin Aries vs Samoa Joe
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