For most wrestlers working for the WWE is like a dream come true. WWE is the world’s largest wrestling promotion and is worth billions of dollars. Most wrestlers that work for the company are very well paid and no other wrestling promotion has come even close to WWE’s level.
Most wrestlers that leave the WWE struggle to find work that pays them well. A few indie wrestlers prefer staying out of the WWE and work for smaller indie promotions. The reasons for this can be many, but most of them are concerned about the way the WWE might handle them.
A few indie greats have been mishandled by the WWE according to them. Killer Kross, an Impact Wrestling superstar, is a wrestler that was offered work by the WWE, right after he debuted at Impact Wrestling. He was already well known on the independent circuit.
He spoke to Interactive Wrestling Radio and stated that everything happens for a reason. He was asked whether he was actually given an offer. “That is absolutely true. Yes [laughs]," Kross said about WWE contacting him after his Impact debut.
"Everything happens for a reason. I don't say this in a negative way but I don't think people in WWE internally or the fan base would have had any idea how to receive this character if I had went there first with it.
That has a lot to do with their general platform and their presentation. I don't think they would have known how to implement this character,” said Kross.