Report: WWE Continuing To Move Away From Signing Indy Talent

The doctrine isn't going well...

As part of one of many changes WWE made to their developmental system in 2021, the company largely moved away from scouting independent wrestlers and the focus has been on bringing in athletes with no professional wrestling experience.

That doctrine is set to become embedded within WWE.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE are "more and more wanting to train athletes who are starting from scratch or almost from scratch." 

The company want to hold a big tryout in Dallas during the week of WrestleMania 38 and the plan is to have very few indy talents at the tryout, with the number said to be less than you can count on one hand. That number will also become smaller as time progresses. 

Furthermore, WWE are currently holding a tryout camp and a source noted to Meltzer that the company's doctrine should have changed as only one of the athletes with no experience appeared capable and they were previously a fan.  

Former ROH Women's World Champion Rok-C is said to be one of the few indy talents at the tryout and those with pro wrestling experience there have "ranged from okay to good." 

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