Former WWE Cruiserweight champion Kalisto was recently a guest on CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast where he talked about the Cruiserweight division, who inspired him, main-eventing a PPV event, and more. Here are a few highlights from the interview:

On the state of the Cruiserweight division:

“I think it’s great. When it first opened, I felt that it was the best thing because I felt that those Cruiserweights are going to display their art inside and outside the ring; meaning, they are going to display the best of the best, and now, who knew we were going to close out Monday Night Raw? We’ve been headlining Monday Night Raw; it’s been surreal as I never imagined that it would happen but it’s just happened, so we actually work hard and keep working hard, things happen.”

On who inspired him:

“I always say that they (Jericho, Guerrero, Benoit, Mysterio) changed the game. They are the reason why we are here because not only did they do amazing stuff, but we are taking it to another level. We are taking it to a level people haven’t seen it. There is still more to show,” Kalisto said. “The Cruiserweights in the 90’s and from then on, they motivated us to push even more harder because they are great inspiration. Like you said, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio, they were my inspirations. There are so many Cruiserweights that inspired me, but Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio made an impact on everybody. I believe that they are the reason why we are here because we want to make a name for ourselves and make a big noise. I believe this is a start.”

On Cruserweights main-eventing WWE TLC:


“It might take some time and hard work but things do happen. I saw my opportunity and the unfairness that was happening I just took a stand. I know and worked with almost half of the roster of 205 Live and I know them before WWE, and I know what they can do, and know the new talent, which is great. I believe that 205 Live can take it to another level, and who knows? Maybe 205 Live can headline a WWE pay-per-view? Who knows? Anything is possible. That is the thing about WWE that I love.”


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