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Figure Four Weekly 6/19/2017: Looking back at the Cruiserweight Classic one year later


Last week brought the announcement of the first four wrestlers who will be participating in WWE's Mae Young Classic this summer. Toni Storm, Princesa Sugehit, Lacey Evans, and Sarah Logan will help make up a diverse 32-competitor field from all around the world.

It was this time last year that similar announcements were being made for an almost identical project. And while WWE hopes that the Mae Young Classic will further the cause of women's wrestling, last year's cruiserweight tournament still leaves behind an undefined legacy.

The Cruiserweight Classic was at first an unmitigated success for WWE. The series itself remains some of the most inspired programming that the company has ever produced. But, while unsuccessfully trying to replicate some of the aspects that made the CWC stand out and totally abandoning others, Raw's cruiserwei

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