In October of 2005, the WWE made a very exciting announcement: they were establishing a Juniors Division “comprised of world-class athletes at or below 5 feet tall,” exclusive to the Smackdown brand.
Smackdown General Manager, Teddy Long, was understandably excited by this momentous news going so far as to state, “Midgets, dwarves, the little people; they’re all welcome. We don’t discriminate against anybody on my show, as long as they can bring it.”
“Network” executive, Palmer Canon, added, “The network believes there’s big ratings and big excitement in the new Juniors Division. I think fans will be shocked at what these tiny, but very talented, competitors can add to the already incredibly gifted roster here on Friday Night SmackDown.”
In February 2006 the Juniors finally made their WWE debut. On March 9, 2006, the WWE scrapped the Juniors Division and released all the wrestlers who competed in it.