Just like the Minor League Baseball helps develop players to move up the big leagues of Major League Baseball, the same goes for the promotion Florida Championship Wrestling that serves as the developmental league for the WWE.
As FCW represents the unofficial minor league for the company, there are some big changes coming to the promotion as the WWE plans to go in a different direction in the coming months.
WWE officials notified Bright House Network on Monday that they are shutting down their developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) effective immediately. The final FCW taping will air on the network in three weeks. The promotion was started by former wrestler Steve Keirn in 2007 and become the companies sole developmental promotion in early 2008 following the decision to cease affiliation with Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling.
With the WWE planning to open a new promotion in the state of Connecticut, I think the company should not go that route and use their programs like NXT to help build up superstars in front a larger audience and bolster the roster at the same time.
Instead of creating a new promotion to help build talent away from the main roster, the new up-and-coming superstars could build a fan base as they continue to get better over time with some of the more established stars in the WWE.
So Bleachers, what do you think about the move by the WWE to shut down Florida Championship Wrestling as the promotion is the only independent promotion partnered with the company?