Former WWE Tag Team Champion Domino, also known by his real name Cliff Compton took to twitter to mention that a friend of his, apparently a current WWE superstar, wanted to return to the indies, but Compton sent him an image that made him change his mind.
It is not known who it is, but when asked about whether it was Brian Kendrick, Compton said that it wasn’t.
Ultimately, the goal of most independent wrestlers is someday to get the opportunity to wrestle for WWE, where they can live their passion and also earn good money.
However, the indie circuit has revolutionised over the last many years, and people like The Young Bucks, Colt Cabana, Alberto Del Rio, and now even Cody Rhodes and Ryback have shown that it is possible to make a good living working on the independent circuit.
Nevertheless, Compton’s tweet definitely did serve as a reality check. WWE has one of the most mind-numbingly busy schedules that puts superstars on the road 50 out of 52 weeks in a year.
However, what they provide is a guaranteed paycheck that ensures that the wrestlers earn a good living, enough to financially secure themselves and their families. It also gives them the mainstream popularity, with an opportunity to get their names out there.
The penultimate goal of a professional wrestler is to perform at Wrestlemania.
It is definitely good, though, that the independents have improved. Shane “Hurricane” Helms said that the independent scene in the 90s was a completely different story from how it is today and that it was far harder to earn and work one’s way up than it is now.
Here is a clip of Cliff Compton debuting with his partner Deuce. Compton was known as Domino back in his WWE run
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