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As well as the announcement of the new General Managers of Raw and Smackdown, Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon also announced that the Cruiserweight Division would be returning to the company.
However, unlike its last run in WWE, the Cruiserweight Division will be exclusive to Raw and not Smackdown.
The announcement comes off the back of the successful debut of the Cruiserweight Classic, which is currently airing exclusively on the WWE Network. The show is presented very differently to the current WWE product and is more evocative of Mma, which could be transferred over to Raw.
This also builds on the rumours that WWE have signed several of the competitors in the tournament, including Roh’s Cedric Alexander and New Japan’s Kota Ibushii.
See Also: WWE Cruiserweight Classic – Week 1 Review
- Luke Owen
The professional wrestling world is in mourning today, after news broke last night that Joanie Laurer, best known as WWE Superstar Chyna, passed away at the age of 45. We showed you a number of social media posts that came in last night, from pro wrestlers past and present, paying tribute to this squared circle icon. As the news continued to spread, even more wrestlers paid their respects through social media, as you can see in the several tweets we've gathered below.
The former wrestler's manager told E! News last night that "she was found peacefully," and police couldn't find any signs of foul play. Authorities were called to Chyna's apartment in Redondo Beach, California on Wednesday afternoon, after a friend discovered she was not breathing. She was pronounced dead on the scene, and the cause of death is currently unknown.
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