Since last year, WWE moved away from recruiting indie wrestlers. This is because they are looking for cross-over athletes they can train to be Superstars. Killian Dain also commented on WWE’s new hiring policy.
Killian Dain was part of the original black and gold version of NXT for a few years, until his release last year. Since his release, he went back to his old name of Big Damo.
While speaking with Nick Hausman of Wrestling Inc, Big Damo talked about WWE’s current hiring policy, where they choose athletes over independent wrestlers. Damo stated that he believes WWE will cycle back to hiring indie talent again.
“Am I gutted for a lot of my friends who got cut? Of course, I am. A lot of people had food taken off their table with WWE, and their terrible decisions. But at the same time, did something have to change? Absolutely. Are they going to end up signing 100 college athletes? Yes, they will, and maybe only one will work out, but that to them is going to be their win.
So, I understand that’s the avenue that they are going to go for. It will probably work for them, but it probably won’t. But then they’ll cycle back, and they’ll do something where they’ll bring the best of the indies in again, and it’s what they’ve done for 50 years.”
We will have to wait and see whether WWE’s policy will end up changing, as Big Damo believes. Perhaps indie wrestlers will be the way to go somewhere down the line.
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