Originally Posted by birthday_massacre
If more top stars go to the indies, that means more people will go to those shows, so they can start booking bigger venues, which means more money to pay the talent.
It doesn't really work that way.
RoH and TNA had stacked rosters in 2002, as some of the people who were casuaties of WCW dying were available, and wrestling was coming off of it's biggest boom periods.
Both of those companies almost went under right away.
The indies still have a cap and a limit to who they can sign.
WWE are weaker than ever, especially with the TV deal coming up and them possibly losing a lot of money if those negotiations go badly.
NJPW, and RoH, pretty much have the hardcore crowd.
The problem is the casual fans are where WWE makes the difference.
The indy crowd will flock to the indy show, but the 32 year old father of 3 who was watching Sting come down from the rafters doesn't give a fuck Dave Meltzer rated a match 6 stars.
That is the person that those federations have to get to migrate if they want to even sniff TNA 2010 numbers, and they can't do that without pissing off their loyal customers.
How would they get around that problem?
Oh and then there is the "no network wants to show wrestling" problem too.