Who will be the big Indy stars in 2013?

Discussion in 'International Wrestling' started by Stopspot, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Simple question which can lead to some interesting discussion. Throw a few names out and give a short explanation.

    Adam Cole - Stellar year for the Panama City native which has been called his breakout year. PWG world champ and ROH TV champ. I expect him to collect another world title by the end of 2013 (perhaps dethroning Steen?) or maybe even heading to Japan or one of the bigger companies.
    Johnny Gargano - Great year for the DGUSA open the freedom gate champion. He has been a fighting champ and has grown as both a character, wrestler and performer all year. Looking forward to more Gargano goodness this year.
    John Davis - Booked as a monster for a large part of the year and one of the biggest names in DGUSA and Evolve now. I expect him to be either Evolve champ or Open the Freedom Gate champ by the end of the year.
    Sami Callihan - Callihan stepped up his game this year. If he doesn't win a world title in either CZW, DGUSA or Evolve I expect him to get a phone call from Stamford in 2013 since his try out was reported as positive.

    Japan: I don't watch that much Japanese but here goes.
    Akira Tozawa - a beast from the east and an icon in DGUSA. I look forward to Tozwa starting off the year by murdering Morrison.
    Kazuchika Okada - Clown sold me on this one. Stellar athlete which I am looking forward to following.
    Prince Devitt - One of the first names I caught onto when trying to get into NJPW. Love his work so will look forward to more of him.

    Who are your picks?
  2. Why? Give an explanation please.
  3. No idea.

    Followed him a little this year. He's a Dutch top dog here in DPW.

    He told he has had some contacts with WWE in a TV show, he's pretty good. So who knows.

    Btw, he was trained by Chris Hero when he was touring the world as a student..
  4. Sitoci started his career in 2001, wrestling under a mask, in mainland European wrestling promotions. In 2003 he travelled to America as an exchange student, which enabled him to stay for a full year and train under Chris Hero. By 2004 Sitoci had dropped the mask and was given the nickname "Tremendous". During this time, he competed in companies such as IWA Mid-South, CZW and Chikara. In 2005 he returned to CZW to challenge Mike Quackenbush for the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship in the ECW Arena.[2]

    Upon returning to Europe, Sitoci achieved success in Germany in Westside Xtreme Wrestling by capturing the wXw World Lightweight Championship from Jonny Storm.[3] Sitoci went on to defend against the likes of Matt Sydal, El Generico and PAC before losing the title in 2006. In 2008 he recaptured the title for a second time by defeating Zack Sabre, Jr. in the finals of an 8-man tournament in Oberhausen, Germany.[4]
    Throughout 2009 and 2010, Sitoci stayed active on the European wrestling scene, regularly in Austria, Belgium, Engeland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. In November 2010 Sitoci made Steve Corino tap out to the Fujiwara Armbar to become the German Stampede Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. In the same month he was also seen in a short appearance WWE Smackdown, where he was attacked by Kane. in April 2011, Sitoci was part of an American wXw tour, where he came up victorious in a 4-way match against Brandon Gatson, Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano on iPPV.[4]

    Sitoci returned to America in October 2011 as part of Jeff Katz' Wrestling Revolution Project in Hollywood, where he was cast to portray a German nihilist.[5]

    On November 6th, 2012, Sitoci became the first Dutchman to compete in a WWE ring. He lost to Jack Swagger in a dark match prior to WWE Smackdown tapings in Birmingham.[6]

    I see he has already debuted.. Nice
  5. You just quoted wikipedia. That isn't really a reason for why he will be a breakout indy star in 2013. You give no personal opinion for it.
  6. NVM. Saw your above post. But I don't see any big work by him on the indys.

  7. His live TV debut. :lol1:
  8. Oh well, he's the only one I know in the indys.

    Sorry. :smug:
  9. John Morrison obviously
  10. Your lesson. Watch more indy wrestling.
  11. Uhaa Nation is going to be big. Who is this guy? Well, just imagine a charismatic Bobby Lashley doing standing SSPs and moonsaults. He's a terrific crowd worker, 2012 would be his year, be he got fucked up at DGUSA Heat, and suffered a severed injury. He should return in few weeks, hopefully. He'll turn face, and dominate in DGUSA, EVOLVE and CZW.

    WWE or TNA are gonna pick him up, it's inevitable.
  12. Completely forgot about Nation. Yeah he has a ton of potential.