WWE is making some big changes to NXT and that comes with rebranding and a revamped Capitol Wrestling Center. There was a report that WWE is no longer looking for indie wrestlers, but that isn’t 100% true.

A new report from PW Insider claims that previous reports that WWE is finished hiring indie wrestlers isn’t 100% the case. According to this new report, there is a push internally to hire larger athletes outside of pro wrestling, ones that they can “mold like raw clay to become WWE stars.”

They are “throwing a vastly larger net” in terms of recruiting. They are also not opposed to hiring indie wrestlers, but “there is a feeling that the company swung too far in one direction on the pendulum, so now they will swing in a different direction.”

We are told it is not about closing the door completely but the company changing their focus. 


WWE will always look toward talent, but they are certainly changing their focus to bulk up their rosters with cross-over athletes that they can train to be WWE Superstars.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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