These days, one can make the argument that wrestling is as big as it ever was, thanks to the number of active promotions serving as alternatives to WWE.
In all fairness, Vince Mcmahon’s company has been producing good shows as of late, but it doesn’t necessarily mean WWE is the best.
Here we look at 5 awesome indy promotions you need to know about.
#5 Dragon Gate USA/Evolve
Gabe Sapolsky, co-founder of Ring of Honor and former ECW employee, runs Dragon Gate USA and co-owns EVOLVE. Both promotions can be found on the WWN Live network.
Both Dragon Gate USA (a branch of the Dragon Gate promotion in Japan) and EVOLVE also share talent, and their shows are usually available on Internet pay-per-view (iPPV), then transferred to DVD shortly after for purchase.
Drew Galloway (formerly Drew McIntyre) currently holds the EVOLVE world title and the Dragon Gate USA Open the Freedom Gate Championship. Indie vets like Chris Hero, Drew Gulak, and Davey Richards make habitual appearances.