WWE’s Cruiserweight Division hasn’t had the best of times recently, what with Superstars walking out and the general state of affairs proving to be a huge turn off for audiences. The introduction of Enzo Amore has been controversial, but hugely effective in helping to push the division in new directions. Tonight at TLC, WWE reaffirmed their desire to keep Enzo at the top of the Cruiserweight division tonight – by handing him the Cruiserweight Championship for the second time.
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Enzo managed to overcome the ex-Champion Kalisto during the WWE TLC pay-per-view, through the use of a concealed weapon. The match itself was generally fine, somewhat forgettable in the overall scheme of things. The problem is that this outcome was widely predicted – as Kalisto’s winning of the title was rushed. It means Enzo Amore is now a two time WWE Cruiserweight Champion – tied with Neville for the most reigns.
It remains to be seen where exactly Enzo Amore can go as the Cruiserweight Champion. With no real megastars within the division, there’s no competition for him to rise up against. Likewise, there are very few stars in the division right now who can generate the kind of buzz Enzo has been managing on a weekly basis. The fact is that WWE trusts him to bring eyes to the division – and his presence has certainly created a conversation.
Enzo Amore’s presence in the 205 Live division hasn’t gone as smoothly as officials in WWE probably would have wanted. His arrival has seemingly upset some Superstars within the division, most notably former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville. The 205 Live Superstar reportedly walked out of Monday Night Raw after being told he would lose to the Superstar in the main event. That event prompted WWE to drop the belt from Enzo to the returning Kalisto – something which originally was supposed to happen at the TLC pay-per-view.
It’s created something of an awkward conversation around the division, with reports suggesting a number of 205 Live Superstars are unhappy over the entire situation. From talk of pay issues to live event presence – the cruiserweights have been woefully underused in the last year of WWE.
Are you happy to see Enzo Amore capture the title again?