The Wrestling Monopoly
by, 03-01-2012 at 12:01 AM (2045 Views)
This weekend i'll be heading to ROHs 10th Anniversary show in NYC and I couldn't be more excited. The card is looking great, as usual and there has been a pretty good amount of build up to this event. So i'm excited for that. What i'm not excited about is what happens after this event. There is so much unsettled with this company that i'm actually quite concerned that this may be my last time watching them live.
Here's the thing. I said that they have a good card for this anniversary show, and they do. But over the last year, they've lost so much talent that the card seemingly won't change, won't have too much variety beyond this point. Example: In the last 5 NYC shows (Including this Sundays show), Eddie Edwards was in the main event for 4 of them, 3 of them including Edwards taking on Davey Richards. Not a terrible thing, but when the roster is as depleted as there's is, you see the trend take over. What is this, WWE?
Speaking of devils, it gets worse. With the roster being depleted as mentioned, rumors of WWE being highly interested in both Adam Cole and The Briscoes does not bode well for ROH. ROH has denied them the chance to go over there now, but what happens when their contracts are up?
WWE is monopolizing the sport. They've taken a lot of talent from all over the world and put them on their shows, in hopes that the indy fans will jump ship with their indy stars. Guys like Tyler Black, Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and more recently, Chris Hero are all under WWE contract in the developmental stage. What happens when they get to the main stage? It's very hit or miss (which is understandable). They could have the CM Punk path, or they could go down the Evan Bourne path. But the idea is that these guys were mega stars in the indie scene and certainly not given a fair shake. What do they need to learn in FCW that they haven't learned in the many years wrestling already? How to make their wrestling style bland like the rest of the main roster?
It's those reasons that make me wish that indie wrestling promotions would come together to create one giant, mega, indy promotion. Why have ROH, Chikara, PWG, DGUSA, Evolve and so many more when you can have them all?! Am I asking for much? Hell yeah. But why does this not seem possible? Why can't it happen? It's a means to an end for all of them really. It would garner more attention than anything they've done in their existence, they could have a tremendous roster filled with the best talent in the world. Now, the roster would be too huge to handle, and maybe that is the biggest fault of my idea. But if DGUSA and Evolve can merge, why can't ROH and Chikara merge or ROH and PWG put their roster together? And i'm talking about on a permanent basis.