Originally Posted by Asenath
I agree with you on this one. I keep saying that there's some glitch with WWE developmental's 'pet project' recruits - the kids out of college athletics, or who have only been in training for less than a year. The kids who've done more than -- I'll say 3, arbitrarily -- 3 years in the indies always come up looking better in-ring, even if they don't have 'the look'.
Their reasoning, and I can't say it's wrong, is that this level of talent/size potential their after likely wouldn't go the indie route. Indie guys have been doing the indie thing since their 17 years old and are hardcore fans. College athletes/grads are 22-23 and are not going to hit up a wrestling school and go the indie route and live off of peanuts for 3-4 years, they'll use their college education to go work.
Now ideally I'd like to see these guys loaned out after enough time in developmental - loan them out to Japan or PR
for a year or something.