WWE.com has updated their website with the Cruiserweight Championship, which will debut on RAW this week. It was won by TJ Perkins during the Crusierweight Classic live finale.
It doesn’t appear as the 2016 version will carry the lineage of the belt created in WCW in 1996. That belt’s history was merged with the WCW light heavyweight title when WWE bought WCW. Eventually, WWE rebranded it as the Cruiserweight title and ran with it until 2007.
The listing on WWE.com shows TJ Perkins as the first and only champion, with a reign of almost two days.
WWE still acknowledges the WCW history of the United States title, which goes all the way back to Harley Race and Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling in 1975.