CWC Competitor Speaks Of The Restrictions They Faced

Tyson Dux was billed as having 'his last chance' in this year's Cruiserweight Classic. According to the Canadian, that chance was micromanaged.

Dux, a former TNA talent, appeared in the Cruiserweight tournament, dropping a match to Zack Sabre Jr. On a recent episode of the Shining Wizards Podcast, Dux said that the matches were directed my agents, who restricted offense and the flow of the match.

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"We had agents. We had to deal with agents as well and plan it out. I know for me personally, I wanted to do a stalling suplex from the second rope and they completely scrapped that. They said no way can you do that. For whatever reason, Me & Zach were supposed to be 50/50 right up to the end and it was more of a showcase for Zach which is understandable, right? I get it. There weren't major handcuffs put on, but they did want to steer the ship the way they want to steer it. So as we go along and get more progressive into it, they're easing up on it. Tozawa is known for that snap German suplex with a hold for the pin and they were adamant on saying no absolutely no head drops at all and when push came to shove, Tozawa did put (Ken) Johnson directly on his bean for that snap German suplex. It's the same as anything. It's wrestling politics. Either you kind of bite the bullet and ask for forgiveness later or you just do your stuff. I'm sure to God that burning hammer (Brian Kendrick's) was not discussed. WWE doesn't even let the tombstone fly other than The Undertaker," said Dux.

Dux lost to Sabre, who would go on to the semifinals. Since dropping his opening round match, the 38-year old Dux returned to Canada to compete in the SMASH promotion.

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