Update on the story about WWE no longer signing independent wrestlers

As previously noted, WWE is in the process of revamping the NXT brand.

According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, the story that WWE will no longer recruit or hire independent wrestlers is not 100% accurate. The belief is that WWE will still consider hiring independent wrestlers but the company is going to be shifting focus. Johnson explained the situation…

“We are told that while WWE is throwing a vastly larger net in terms of recruiting outside the indy scene moving forward, they are not opposed to hiring indy talents. There is a feeling that the company swung too far in one direction on the pendulum, so now they will swing in a different direction.”

Another source did confirm to Johnson that WWE is looking to hire larger athletes that the company can “mold like raw clay to become WWE stars.”