Re: Has Anyone Noticed Something About Indy "breakouts" in recent years
I don't see a drastic downturn in talent level. It certainly doesn't help when there's a large number taken out of the talent pool – be that to WWE, TNA or wherever – but there's consistently always been a few closer to the top and then a wide spread of good to average folks filling out the remaining slots. Sort of like now, more or less.
Maybe I'm missing something because I'm not paying as close attention as I might have before? (life gets in the way like that)
I don't think the current crop who've come up from the indies are failing in comparison to the past, either. They can only work within what they're given/permitted. They have as much skill, more possibly, as any previous generation but also less freedom (WWE), less help from creative behind the scenes (TNA) and rather hit-or-miss booking in both.