Since The Cruiserweight Classic debuted on The WWE Network on July 13th, it has become an immediate success. Those who may not be familiar with the cruiserweight division or independent wrestling are being introduced to a whole different world of high fliers and agility from the best talent from all over the globe. There was no denying that The Cruiserweight Classic would be something special but these competitors have truly stolen the hearts and attention of everyone tuning in every Wednesday. It left such an impression on me that as a blogger, I just had to dedicate a monthly blog segment in its honor aside from the weekly tournament results. Without further ado, I bring you the Cruiserweight Classic Match of the Month.
September’s Cruiserweight Classic Match of the Month is without a doubt the last match of the tournament. Gran Metalik and TJ Perkins defeated thirty other men to get to this point and had just one more match in order to possess the title of the inaugural winner of the Cruiserweight Classic Tournament. If that didn’t make it significant and special already, Triple H added to this monementous occasion by introducing the Cruiserweight Classic Championship belt to both competitors and the WWE Universe. After the referee confirmed that the rules were understood and both men shook hands, Gran Metalik and TJ Perkins competed for the coveted Cruiserweight Classic Tournament and Championship!
Both men had fans rallying behind them with chants of “Metalik!” and “TJP!” engulfing the stadium at Full Sail University. Metalik was off to a good start as he was able to get Perkins’ shoulders onto the mat early on the match, but Perkins was able to get his shoulders up to prevent a pin. Although Metalik had his moments in the final match of the tournament, such as a Frankensteiner off the apron, it was Perkins who ruled supreme. Once TJ hit Metalik with a Kneebar, it injured Metalik and you could see the pain and the effect it had on him. Matalik was limping, dragging himself to the ropes whenever Perkins had the maneuver locked in and could not fully connect his signature maneuver, the Metalik Driver. The Kneebar into a Leg Cross was exactly how Perkins solidified his victory, giving Metalik no choice but to tap out.
Winner: TJ Perkins
What a well-deserved victory for TJ Perkins. Although I would have been happy with any of the final 8 men being crowned the victor, TJ Perkins showed us all why he deserved the title. Even though the tournament is over, you can now watch TJ Perkins, Gran Metalik and many more from the Cruiserweight Classic dominate Monday Night Raw every week!