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Scrapped WWE Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles Revealed

The titles never made it to TV

Scrapped plans for a Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship have been revealed by former WWE Superstar Jack Gallagher. 

Gallagher noted on Instagram that WWE had tag team title belts created in 2016 but the company never debuted the championship despite multiple pitches from 205 Live talent. One of the pitches would have been the cruiserweights use Lucha Libre tag rules, while another would have seen the introduction of a Trios Title.

Gallagher wrote: 

It's Tuesday. You know what that means. It's time to talk about 205Live! I've had a few people enquiring about the existence of the cruiserweight tag team titles, so allow me to spill the tea.

There's a truck that houses all the props that might be used during a weekly taping of Smackdown or Raw. Onboard you'll find a collection of sledgehammers, barbed wire bats, even umbrellas. This also happens to be the place where two, purple and silver, cruiserweight tag team title belts were kept. They were kept there from the first week that the division appeared on television.

These belts were stubbled upon by a few members of the roster (who may have also took a few photos holding them), so we all pitched ideas to get the titles introduced.

The two ideas that were often favoured were: One, to change the rules of cruiserweight tag team matches to the Mexican tag rules i.e. when both feet hit the floor on the outside of the ring that constitutes a legal tag; the other was to establish three men teams, instead of the usual two, and make them trios titles. All of these ideas were - obviously - rejected.

Reports of a Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships first emerged in 2018, but the belts ultimately never came into existence on TV. WCW did previously introduce a Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship in February 2001, only one month before the organisation folded.

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