One of the most exciting current developments for wrestling fans is the WWE Network's upcoming Cruiserweight Classic set to kick off this summer. This tournament looks like it's going to be a treat for fans of independent wrestling, fans of quick-paced/high-flying grappling, or longtime wrestling fans with fond memories of WCW's innovative cruiserweight division back in the 1990s.World Wrestling Entertainment is tapping 32 of the best wrestlers from around the world to compete and showcase their various styles to the WWE Network audience. Many of the participants aren't even signed by WWE! Let's have a look at everyone participating in this summer-long tournament.
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The British Zack Sabre Jr. has been a hot act in the U.S. independent wrestling scene in recent years, but he got his start all the way back in 2004. Sabre's lean build is deceiving, as he has taken down heavier and stronger men at Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla with his impressive assortment of joint locks, submissions, and strong-style kicks. He is the current reigning PWG Champion.
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The Scottish-Israeli sensation has been a stalwart in the UK wrestling scene, but gained more global attention as a contestant in the second season of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's British Boot Camp. Dar has been dazzling fans of PROGRESS Wrestling and Preston City Wrestling among other indies with his fisherman buster and Champagne Super Knee Bar finisher. A great technical wrestler focused on holds with the occasional hard strike thrown in.