Chris Jericho was a Cruiserweight Champion in WCW twenty years ago, so if he has any ideas for how to improve the current iteration of the Little Guy League, he's worth paying attention to.
His idea? Put the belt on Enzo Amore.
Jericho told Busted Open Radio that he thinks people remember the Attitude Era erroneously. Everyone wasn't cheering for the Cruiserweights like crazy back then.
"You remember things differently than what they were. People say 'Attitude era was great we want the Attitude Era.' I'm like, really? Did you forget when Mae Young gave birth to a hand? Did you forget about the Katy Vick necrophilia angle? Really think about what you're saying.
"So the Cruiserweight division in WCW, while the style was innovative, a lot of people really didn't give a damn. I remember vividly, vividly working in a Clash Of Champions, Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero. And you think 'Oh my gosh, what a dream match.' It was for the Cruiserweight championship, and nobody gave a sh*t. They sat on their hands the whole show and I remember just - I think it was in Nashville or something, but nobody cared. Not one person making noise. Which you might think is crazy, but that's the way it was.
"So when you see 205 Live and people aren't making noise, we went through it too. And it's like you said, the style isn't that different from a Seth Rollins, a Jericho, I think I see every single person does a Tope from Samoa Joe to Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn... so what is the difference? I don't really know. If you're going for the characters and personality then that's "the heavyweight guys." So what do the Cruiserweights do to try and break through? I don't know.
"Neville is a great character but he needs a great babyface to work with. And here's what I think could work, I think if you put Enzo Amore as a Cruiserweight, and put Enzo vs. Neville for the title, have Enzo win it, watch people get interested in the Cruiserweight division. And people at home are going 'Ah Enzo can't work!' It's not about that. It's about getting people to care about the title. Get Enzo in there, have him win it, and watch people start to get involved in the 205 Live. Then Neville has someone to work with. He doesn't have a baby face to work with (currently). He really doesn't, that's super genuinely over with the crowd. That will help."
And there you have it.
Easy as that.
Put the title on Enzo.
Cruiserweight Division saved.
According to former Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho.
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