Kurt Angle talked about WWE moving away from indie talent in favor of pure athletes who have no pro wrestling background. The promotion also plans to go with younger and taller wrestlers instead of smaller and older wrestlers.
Angle had this to say to Wrestling Inc:
“I would tread very lightly on that because there are a lot of incredible independent wrestlers,” Angle noted. “Wrestlers that never did any real sport but they’re very good at their craft, and I would like to see the percentage. Fortunately, for me, I was a real athlete and won a gold medal at the Olympics. These kids that are trained to be pro wrestlers and working at the independent shows, they’re doing a lot of the work and they’re crafting their skills and their character. I don’t know how much character development occurs down at NXT, but I think a lot of character development occurs in independent shows.”