The business of wrestling is certainly in flux to say the least. TWP understands this perhaps less than TIB. So much for that M.B.A. What’s next?

WRESTLING IN FLORIDA: Celebrating Independent Pro Wrestling Worldwide


It used to be simple.

Independent wrestlers join regional promotions, work through the ranks, potentially go overseas, to subsequently sign on with nationally televised organizations. Garner enough positive buzz, earn WWE tryout…cross fingers. Make the cut, work developmental, and hope for the big show. And maybe the Big Show, if you’re large enough. It’s unfortunately all broken.

Work with me here:

Impact gets sold, rebrands, loses much of its talent…to Ring of Honor, who just lost several of its own to include announcers…to WWN, made up of talent from regional independents…with its former roster on WWE spin off shows. Shine, Impact and NXT rotate talent but not names. CMLL and AAA are locked in battles/alliances with ROH and Lucha Underground, respectively, while NJPW is aligned with ROH but lends its stars to WWE spinoff shows.

Making matters even more complicated is that each of the above has its own streaming/PPV…

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