Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, entered the ring before the final match between him and Mexico's Gran Metalik (Mascara Dorada), revealing that apart from winning the CWC trophy, the winner would also head to Monday Night Raw as the first-ever WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
TJP would go on to make Metalik tap out to his submission finisher to become the inaugural champion, but not before outlasting the odds-on favorite, Japan's Kota Ibushi, in the semi-finals.
He also defeated Da Mack, Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann in the early stages of the tournament that also included WWE veterans Tajiri and Brian Kendrick.
TJP is the first-ever WWE Cruiserweight Champion in nine years since the original title WWE acquired from WCW was discontinued in 2007.
As a Filipino wrestling enthusiast, this news inspires me a lot. I look forward to the next Episode of Raw.
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