I always heard the story that Great Sasuke was brought in to represent the new WWF Light Heavyweight championship. But during his matches with Taka Michinoku, the company felt Taka out shined him and felt he was worthy of the belt and changed their plans. But recently I heard a new story that Sasuke was bragging to the Japanese media about how he would only defend the belt in Japan and never drop it on WWF TV. As a result, the WWF changed their plans with Sasuke and gave the belt over to Taka.
Which story is true?
The first one. The intention was for Sasuke to be the focus of the division, and Taka got over bigger and worked cheaper as a bonus.