WWE has been mining the indies for talent for years, but we’re seeing those stars make it on a national stage (CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Antonio Cesaro). It’s a tectonic shift for the world’s largest wrestling company, moving from potential “TV stars” who can’t wrestle and to indie stars who may not have the right physique but who can go.
Recently, WWE reached a deal with El Generico, regarded as one of the best workers in the world, and, if used properly, he could be the next masked superstar. And now comes word via the Wrestling Observer (subscription required) that the Briscoe brothers, Adam Cole, Sami Callihan and Ricky Reyes will be getting a look in the WWE’s next tryout camp at the end of this month.
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Matt Hardy arrives at Death Before Dishonor X: September 15, 2012
Hardy teased being a heel, saying he was better than ROH TV Champion Adam Cole.
Adam Cole wins the Ring of Honor TV Title from Roderick Strong: June 29, 2012
Adam Cole’s star is on the rise. Coming off his win over Kyle O’Reilly at the Best in the World iPPV, Cole won the ROH TV Title over Roderick Strong Friday night. ROH has posted the spoiler online. (Watch it after the break.)