I have only been watching wrestling for the last 8 years or so (3 years fully) and honestly I was too young to remember what happened in the 90s, but even non-wrestling fans know that the WWE has done some pretty despicable thing over the years. Many people constantly complain about WWE (particularly Vince) not paying attention to fans, overlooking Superstars, etc., and they have a right too. Now WWE has the right to do whatever they want on the programming, what they don’t have the right to is putting an end to Indy Wrestling.
Some of the promotions mentioned in the survey (ROH, Dragon Gate USA etc.) have sacrificed so much just to get to where they are now, and now there’s a chance that a “brand” that’s been around for 9 seasons (5 of which that sucked) will drive real Indy wrestling promotions straight into the ground. I will admit, I like NXT, I probably like it more than the next guy but it SHOULD NOT replace Indy Wrestling. Indy Wrestling is a lifestyle, being an Indy fan is a lifestyle.
NXT is not a lifestyle because you don’t support anything while watching it; the guys will get a massive paycheck even if you don’t watch. It’s definitely not the same. Guys risk their bodies just to be at the top and to make the ‘big leagues’. If WWE breaks apart Indy Wrestling then how would wrestlers get to develop their talent, sure they can do the Roman Reigns approach of having a wrestling family but that’s all they have. Tell me, where would so many (former) WWE Superstars be without the Indy circuit, your guess is just about as good as mine!
They will crush wrestling for good and both you and I know it! The future now rests in our hands. We can decide if we go to their shows or not. It is about time we stand up and ‘fight the man, fight the power’, we have to stop this utterly disgusting act from happening. So I beg of you, don’t help kill Indy Wrestling as a whole; it is the last thing some of us fans have before we are stuck with this WWE bullshit. Indy wrestling cannot fight all of its own battle and win without our support. So for the sake of continuing the tradition of Indy Wrestling in the US, go out and support them. No matter how good NXT wrestling may seem, Indy Wrestling will always remain superior to so many people around the world! #SaveIndyWrestling.