WWE Cruiserweight Tournament Week 9 – Final Four is set for next week’s live finale

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


WWE Cruiserweight Tournament Bracket 2016 (c) WWE.com

WWE aired the ninth week of the Cruiserweight tournament Wednesday night on WWE Network. Results from the second-half of the quarterfinals included…

  • Zack Sabre, Jr. beat Noam Dar
  • T.J. Perkins beat Rich Swann

This sets up the Final Four and Tournament Finals on next week’s live finale…

Final Four – September 14

  • Semi-Finals: Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Gran Metalik
  • Semi-Finals: Kota Ibushi vs. T.J. Perkins
  • Final: Sabre-Metalik winner vs. Ibushi-TJP winner

Updated Tournament Bracket

Left Side Top Bracket

  • Akira Tozawa beat Kenneth Johnson (7/20)
  • Jack Gallagher beat Fabian Aichner (8/3)
  • Tajiri beat Damian Slater (7/20)
  • Gran Metalik beat Alejandro Saez (7/13)
  • Round 2: Akira Tozawa beat Jack Gallagher (8/17)
  • Round 2: Gran Metalik beat Tajiri (8/10)
  • Elite 8: Metalik beat Tozawa (8/31)
  • Metalik advances to the Final Four

***

Left Side Bottom Bracket

  • Drew Gulak beat Harv Sihra (7/27)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. beat Tyson Dux (7/27)
  • Noam Dar beat Gurv Sihra (8/3)
  • HoHo Lun beat Ariya Daivari (7/13)
  • Round 2: Zack Sabre, Jr. beat Drew Gulak (8/24)
  • Round 2: Noam Dar beat Ho Ho Lun (8/17)
  • Elite 8: Sabre beat Dar (9/7)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. advances to the Final Four

***

Right Side Top Bracket

  • Brian Kendrick beat Raul Mendoza (7/27)
  • Tony Nese beat Anthony Bennett (7/27)
  • Kota Ibushi beat Sean Maluta (7/13)
  • Cedric Alexander beat Clement Petoit (7/13)
  • Round 2: Brian Kendrick beat Tony Nese (8/17)
  • Round 2: Kota Ibushi beat Cedric Alexander (8/10)
  • Elite 8: Ibushi beat Kendrick (8/31)
  • K0ta Ibushi advances to the Final Four

***

Right Side Bottom Bracket

  • T.J. Perkins beat Da Mack (7/20)
  • Johnny Gargano beat Tommaso Ciampa (8/3)
  • Lince Dorado beat Mustafa Ali (7/20)
  • Rich Swann beat Jason Lee (8/3)
  • Round 2: T.J. Perkins beat Johnny Gargano (8/24)
  • Round 2: Rich Swann beat Lince Dorado (8/24)
  • Elite 8: TJP beat Rich Swann (9/7)
  • T.J. Perkins advances to the Final Four
MATCHDATEWINNER/
Next Match
TIMELOSER/
Next Match
ROUND
17/13Gran Metalik4:04
Pin
Alejandro SaezRound of 32
27/13HoHo Lun5:03
Pin
Ariya DaivariRound of 32
37/13Cedric Alexander5:58
Pin
Clement PetiotRound of 32
47/13Kota Ibushi9:40
Pin
Sean MalutaRound of 32
57/20Tajiri5:28
Pin
Damien SlaterRound of 32
67/20T.J. Perkins6:32
Submit
Da MackRound of 32
77/20Lince Dorado5:55
Pin
Mustafa AliRound of 32
87/20Akira Tozawa9:46
Pin
Kenneth JohnsonRound of 32
97/27Zack Sabre, Jr.8:28
Submit
Tyson DuxRound of 32
107/27Drew Gulak5:18
Submit
Harv SihraRound of 32
117/27Tony Nese6:34
Pin
Anthony BennettRound of 32
127/27Brian Kendrick7:35
Submit
Raul MendozaRound of 32
138/3Rich Swann3:47
Pin
Jason LeeRound of 32
148/3Noam Dar5:26
Submit
Gurv SihraRound of 32
158/3Jack Gallagher6:45
Pin
Fabian AichnerRound of 32
168/3Johnny Gargano10:47
Pin
Tommaso CiampaRound of 32
178/10Gran Metalik10:53
Pin
TajiriSweet 16
188/10Kota Ibushi15:00
Pin
Cedric AlexanderSweet 16
198/17Akira Tozawa11:38
Pin
Jack GallagherSweet 16
208/17Noam Dar7:02
Submit
Ho Ho LunSweet 16
218/17Brian Kendrick13:42
Submit
Tony NeseSweet 16
228/24Rich Swann8:14
Pin
Lince DoradoSweet 16
238/24Zack Sabre, Jr.8:27
Pin
Drew GulakSweet 16
248/24T.J. Perkins12:18
Submit
Johnny GarganoSweet 16
258/31Gran Metalik15:49
Pin
Akira TozawaElite 8
268/31Kota Ibushi13:58
Pin
Brian KendrickElite 8
279/7Zack Sabre, Jr.15:46
Submit
Noam DarElite 8
289/7T.J. Perkins17:03
Submit
Rich SwannElite 8
299/14Gran Metalik13:13
Pin
Zack Sabre, Jr.Final Four
309/14T.J. Perkins14:52
Submit
Kota IbushiFinal Four
319/14TJP17:47
Submit
Gran MetalikChampionship

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