Is WWE culling the independents too quickly?

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Stopspot, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Over the last couple of years we have seen the WWE signing multiple top talents from the American and international independents. Guys like John Moxley (now Ambrose), Claudio Castagnoli (Antonio Cesaro), Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno), Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) and El Generico (Sami Zayn) are prime examples. And with the new NXT/WWE developmental facility and Triple H seemingly having gotten the idea that it is just as good to take an experienced wrestler and teaching him the WWE system than it is to take a football and teach him to wrestle from the ground up the signings are sure to continue. But are they working too fast?

    WWE signing top independent talent isn't exactly new, but during earlier runs they'd sign a couple of top guys and leave some. Allowing the independents to recover before they sign the next generation of top stars, which themselves have been trained or mentored by the veterans.

    Can WWE's new aggressive independent signing strategy hurt the independent scene?

    What do you think is better, signing independent wrestlers or signing athletes from other sports?
  2. Yeah, with good booking it should be fine. They're all good talent.
  3. Well in a way yes it can, if you keep taking top guys from the indies and signing them, then the independent circuit will lose fans slowly, but at the same time there are always wrestlers being formed, and WWE doesn't usually sign them until they get to a high career, which means the fans in the indies still get these guys for a good amount of years, so the fans most likely stay as well. Since they were drawn by the indies for what reason, I'm sure they'll still watch it. And I would rather sign indie talent, since they are usually trained in the ring, already know moves, just need to be taught the WWE way, and have mic skills as well. They just need to adapt to the WWE way, and if they are missing anything, that's why they go to NXT first, to work on those areas.
  4. They're working at the rate they need to. With all the failures from before in NXT, there's really not much as far as the future of WWE and soon all the old talent is going to be gone in about four or five years so they need to start bringing people up. I think the rate in which they're doing this is quite well