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Bryan D. 04-25-2013 10:41 AM

WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
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- As noted, independent wrestler Sami Callihan was recently undergoing some medical tests for WWE. These are the tests done right before signing a deal so he may be officially with the company here soon. WWE picked up several wrestlers from the recent tryouts and one of those may be Mike Bennett from Ring of Honor.
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Ithil 04-25-2013 10:47 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
Triple H is not gonna rest until he's drained the indies dry of their best talent. That's a good sign for his future leadership role, he wants all the best, most experienced talent in the best developmental facility (the new one that's opening this year).

Alden Heathcliffe 04-25-2013 10:52 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
Well with the new facility being complete it makes sense to find all the best talent in wrestling and bring them to the WWE.

Flux 04-25-2013 10:53 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
They need to slow the fuck down. The younger, less developed talent (the likes of Callihan, Bennett, Cole etc) will in fact develop more by a few more years doing the indy circuit and Japan/Mexico/Europe than any developmental farm facility will. The independent scene has barely recovered from losing Danielson, let alone Generico, Hero, Castagnoli, Del Rey, Black etc. I'm obviously happy for the workers and happy to see them succeed, but they just need to slow down with the hiring, in my opinion.

Ithil 04-25-2013 11:03 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
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Originally Posted by FluxCapacitor (Post 17448594)
They need to slow the fuck down. The younger, less developed talent (the likes of Callihan, Bennett, Cole etc) will in fact develop more by a few more years doing the indy circuit and Japan/Mexico/Europe than any developmental farm facility will. The independent scene has barely recovered from losing Danielson, let alone Generico, Hero, Castagnoli, Del Rey, Black etc. I'm obviously happy for the workers and happy to see them succeed, but they just need to slow down with the hiring, in my opinion.

Callihan is more than ready, he's very experienced and developed. He's ready to be picked up. Others like Cole are very young, true, but the recent signings like Generico, PAC, were all perfectly timed. 25-30 is the best time to snatch up the indie guys, they're old enough to be experienced, and young enough to have long careers in WWE. Folks like Callihan or Ambrose were as good as they were gonna get on the indies.

The new facility is more for the necessary training of non-wrestlers, than the training of experienced indie guys. All that indie guys like Callihan need to do is adjust to the WWE style, adjust his character to fit the WWE's shows, and he's ready for the main roster. He'll probably have a stay like Cesaro or Bryan, who were in developmental only for 6 months or so (Cesaro debuted in FCW in August, and debuted on WWE TV the following April).

Other athletes like from football, other sports, etc, are gonna need the new developmental facility, which has great trainers, a world class gym/medical facilities, and sound stages for learning promos and of course, NXT, to work on a smaller TV show.

It's a great system. Triple H is looking to build the next generation with a long term plan of 5+ years, he's culling from every place with that, from the indies to sports to whatever produces talented and charismatic athletes.

Kelly Kelly fan 04-25-2013 11:08 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
Mike Bennett being signed will bring back Maria to WWE :eek:

777 04-25-2013 11:09 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
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Originally Posted by Kelly Kelly fan (Post 17449170)
Mike Bennett being signed will bring back Maria to WWE :eek:

Not necessarily.

DetroitRiverPhx 04-25-2013 11:14 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
Sign them to do what? There is over a half dozen developmentals currently in NXT that deserve a call-up but will continue to waste away there unless the "creative" has a long term plan for them. Problem is that "creative" doesn't give a shit about anybody save the five or so they consider main eventers. Wwe has no undercard worth caring about, and even if the developmentals came in with a planned push - they'd then be depushed and jobbed out for a few years.

HHH needs to worry less about the in-ring talent as that will always be there, and needs to worry about creative talent and more importantly needs to recognize that his darling wife is part of the problem.

Alden Heathcliffe 04-25-2013 11:27 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
I agree with Phoenix, WWE should make clear cut plans for guys who should by all rights get a call up, like Kruger, Wyatt, Graves, Harper and sooner or later British Ambition will be ready too.

Having these guys on hand at a facility is all good and well, but the WWE creative needs to start working on integrating these guys into the WWE first.

sharkboy22 04-25-2013 11:30 AM

Re: WWE Signing Indy Talents
 
:mark: Sami :mark:


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