Welcome back to “The Independent Files,“ where we at Nerdopotamus share a match featuring two WWE wrestlers, but not from their time on the big stage. No, these matches will be from their time on the independent circuit. There used to be a time when indy experience was frowned upon in Vince McMahon’s company, but not anymore!
Nowadays, the indies are essentially the territories, and Triple H is Vinny Mac in the early-mid ’80s, going around, cherry picking the best talent out there. That’s how we ended up with the current WWE landscape. Look at their roster. Seth Rollins? Indy experience. Dean Ambrose? Indy experience. Same goes for Adrian Neville, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Cesaro, AJ Styles, Luke Harper, King Barrett, Sheamus, and of course, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, as well as a few others.
For this issue, we’re going with a match that people cannot wait to see in a WWE ring: AJ Styles vs. Tyler Black (Seth Rollins). It’s such a shame that Seth was taken out by that knee injury. I can only hope that he comes back sooner, rather than later.
If he were to take on AJ Styles now, they’d have the match of the year. Guaranteed.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Youtube screenshot.