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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 07:08 pm
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Franchise wrote: I’m very curious to see who they are going to get to fill out their roster show to show and what it will mean for the other indies.
I see that we are very much moving away from indies as we knew them. The indy scene has been carved up between several smaller leagues (and NXT) who sign talent to contracts that aren’t super prohibitive but are still contracts nonetheless. Everyone who has talent is going to be aligned with someone going forward. For example, just today MLW signed Davey’s Boy Smith, Jr. to a contract that will allow him to still compete in NJPW but likely spells the end of his ROH shots. Internationally, NXT UK has just basically obliterated the UK indy scene. So as ROH, Impact, MLW, AEW, Lucha Underground, the NWA, EVOLVE (affiliated with NXT), and future NXT iterations (maybe Mexico next) all sign talent, the only true indies will be your local high school gym card featuring complete unknowns mixed with 1990s stars for drawing power. 

Last edited on Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 07:13 pm by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.