WWE.com has posted a new article up taking a look at the history of the Cruiserweight division, and the impact it had on pro wrestling. The article covers notable Cruiserweights, and also has the following to say concerning the the use of the popular division by Eric Bischoff:
Through the crumbling of WCW and his own shameless self-promotion, [Eric] Bischoff has become somewhat of a sports-entertainment punchline. It’s not a totally unfair assessment of the guy who once challenged Mr. McMahon to a karate fight live on pay-per-view, but the truth is the slick salesman had more than a few good ideas hiding beneath his Ken doll hair and, more importantly, had the nerve to pull them off. So, with Ted Turner’s blank checks in his pocket, Bischoff set out to amass the single greatest lightweight roster in sports-entertainment history.