NXT, WWE's flourishing developmental league, looks and feels like an indie wrestling fed, and has bought up a ton of indie stars. It hasn't made WWE less dull.
WWE is the biggest name in pro wrestling, but not the only one. And now it appears to be gearing up for a fight with the scrappy indie promotion Ring of Honor.
Samoa Joe is one of wrestling's rising stars and is about to become a household name after joining WWE NXT.
Sara Del Rey spent ten years kicking ass in indie wrestling before heading to the big league, where she's reinvigorating a tired network, building bold characters, and turning popular notions of women's wrestling on their head.