WWE has focused more on NXT and due to this, some of the locations were Superstars came from have received more attention. However, it seems some indie companies might not last.
During After The Bell, Triple H talked about the rise of NXT UK. He said that some indie promotions will be closing eventually. However, the ones that will be gone will be companies who mistreated their talent.
“I think all of that is important in that this feeder system of what the business is. People that have misunderstood, like when we went to the UK, what we were trying to accomplish there because of small thinking or short sightedness. Yes, some of these indies are going to go away.”
“The ones that are going to go away, the ones that were paying you $25 when they promised you $75, the ones that have a ring that wouldn’t hold up and didn’t have medical care, the ones that didn’t care about you. [They] cared about booking you because they were hoping to sell some extra tickets because you had a little bit of a buzz.”
“We wanted to work with the ones that were cultured, that were cultivating talent, the ones that were encouraging them to get better with promos or giving them guidance, right or wrong, on their matches and had equipment that was functioning and medical care in case you got injured while you were there that at least you weren’t lying there for 45 minutes while trying to figure out if they could get an ambulance in here or call an Uber. All those things were important to us and those were the people we partnered with and let people work for. From what I’ve been told, the system has changed a lot and there’s a lot more of them policing it and the talent being able to police it. There are reasons some [promotions] thrive and some don’t.”
The world of professional wrestling is changing and NXT is certainly at the forefront. 2020 should be an interesting year for the brand.