In previous posts, I have discusses why I do not agree with some of the IWC and the diehard WWE fans with why every promising up and coming or beloved veteran wrestler that have yet to enter WWE should go to WWE. At NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, Samoa Joe did make his debut, but he will not go through the finishing process so that he can satisfy a lot of smart WWE fans dreams of making the main WWE Roster.
Instead, wrestlers like Joe and Rhyno are in NXT under an exclusive deal to work TV tapings and house shows for that brand, or you could call it a territory. Wrestling territories have come back in the form of wrestling promotions that have TV deals set so that their roster of wrestlers can be seen in some way or shape by their fans.
Much like the days of the old territories of yesteryear, there are a number of the top non-WWE performers making their rounds among multiple TV territories. Samoa Joe and Rhyno are working other independent dates. New Japan Pro Wrestling stars The Young Bucks. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Takaaki Watanabe and and others are now currently running some Ring of Honor shows, but will soon be adding Global Force Wrestling to their list of dates. Albeto El Patron and Texano Jr, and very soon Rey Mysterio, are working Lucha Underground and dates for AAA Lucha Libre.
So for those haters of Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling promotion, can’t you see that this is what the “Chosen One” is trying to build. I put his promotion on the map because eventually GFW will become one of the new generation of the wrestling territories.
In closing, I don’t foresee any one ever competing with WWE like WCW and the territories of old, but at least the future of wrestling offers places where wrestlers can work and make a good living without having to be in WWE. -KOP