WWE Cruiserweights – First Tournament (Summer 2016)

WWE Cruiserweight Tournament Central
Match Bracket & Results

WWE aired the tenth and final week of the Cruiserweight tournament Wednesday night, September 14 on WWE Network. The final results included…

  • Final Four: Gran Metalik beat Zack Sabre, Jr.
  • Final Four: T.J. Perkins beat Kota Ibushi
  • Finals: TJP beat Gran Metalik to win the tournament

Perkins also won a newly-introduced Cruiserweight Title that Perkins will bring to Monday’s Raw when the Cruiserweight division returns to WWE TV.

Final 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

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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

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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

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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
  • TJP Won the Tournament
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