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By Sean Radican & James Caldwell, PWTorch Staff
Sept. 6 Update: WWE has signed Jack Gallagher to be part of the Cruiserweight division, per his introduction via CWC video interview on Raw.
I'll see you very soon @WWE. https://t.co/cnUm8Knz32
— Jack A. Gallagher (@GentlemanJackG) September 6, 2016
August 31 Report
WWE is looking to sign more Cruiserweight wrestlers in anticipation of the Cruiserweight division starting up on the September 19 Raw episode after the Cruiserweight tournament concludes on Sept. 14.
Notably, PWTorch has learned that T.J. Perkins has signed with WWE. Perkins will be part of the CW division when it starts up, as highlighted on the August 22 Raw in an introductory video package.
PWTorch has also learned that Noam Dar has signed, confirming his inclusion in the division after being highlighted on the August 22 Raw episode.
Another big name on WWE’s radar is Akira Tozawa, who is a potential signee.
Rich Swann was already on the NXT roster before the tournament, so he will be featured on main TV when the division starts up.
Top Cruiserweight Tournament Players’s Status
Kota Ibushi – signed
T.J. Perkins – signed
Gran Metalik – signed
Cedric Alexander – signed
Lince Dorado – signed
Tajiri – signed
Noam Dar – signed
Jack Gallagher – signed
Johnny Gargano (on NXT roster)
Tommaso Ciampa (on NXT roster)
Rich Swann (on NXT roster)
Akira Tozawa – ongoing negotiations
Zack Sabre, Jr. – ongoing negotiations
Brian Kendrick – status unconfirmed; highlighted on 8/22 Raw