Originally Posted by Mrs. Austin Aries
But I also think that there are still some indy talent that are worth signing. A wrestler who isn't big elsewhere can become great if they're used properly, but it depends on the wrestler, too, so that's not a perfect theory. Motivation to step up their game, polish their gimmick, and get over has to happen too.
i think tna doesn't look like there trying that hard with signing indy talents these days, i mean back in 2006-2009 there were so many indy talents signed to build the x-division and the knockouts division, in the last 2 years we havent seen too many only like kenny king, joey ryan, jay bradley etc.
i think if they actually put 100% effort into signing indy talents and not through gut check they could of easily got the indy wrestlers wwe has at the moment. And heres why, TNA and wwe has different systems when signing their indy talents, wwe has a thing for indy guys where they don't make the roster without going through the developmental system for at least 2 years no matter how old or good you are already, in TNA when your signed your pretty much in the roster from day one just look at all the indy talent tna signed back in 2006-2009, just look at wwe guys now people like daniel bryan, wade barrett, sandow took a few years to hit the main roster and these guys pretty much didn't need to be in developmental, yet guys like kenny king, jay bradley, austin aries are already in the main roster without developmental training, if they had signed with wwe theres no doubt they would of been in NXT, this is why i think if tna tried harder with signing indy talents for example calling them and not having them try out for gutcheck they could easily get them over wwe, why do you think jay bradley signed with tna and not wwe, i think a big reason is because he wouldnt have to go through developmentals in tna and in wwe he would probably start with NXT first he was once in wwe for a developmental contract and didn't get shifted to the main roster aswell, and the guys already in his 30's.