Former NXT Tag Team Champion Simon Gotch left the WWE on a mutually agreed term, in early April of this year. just after his losing participation in the Andre The Giant Battle at Wrestlemania.

Gotch, one half of the heel, eccentric tag team of such debonair devastation of exquisite sophistication known as The Vaudevillains parted ways with WWE in April. The departure was one thatwas rather unexpected – leaving partner Aiden English in a tizzy about the situation he was in. However, Wrestlezone have acquired highlights from Gotch’s recent interview about just why Simon left the business. Gotch, now solely referred to as Simon Grimm abandoned the stone walls of the WWE for the vast landscape of the independent wrestling scenes; and it certainly seems to be the way to go. Valuable WWE departures like Cody Rhodes proved that the independent circuit isn’t always the worst place to be, and its likely Gotch was inspired by Rhodes’ gutsy move and determined to take part in the development of his character. In the interview with Wrestle:List, Gotch’s frustration is clearly portrayed. ” I’d actually been pretty unhappy there for a while I’d always been really close with Oney Lorcan, and he walked by and said “Hey man, how are you doing,” and I just looked at him and said “I hate this place. I want to quit,” and he got this huge grin on his face. It was that thing of really, frustration building up and depression about how we were being used.”

Simon Grimm now works on independent circuits throughout Japan and says leaving gave him some freedom and control over himself and what he does with his character. Overall it currently seems indie circuits are the place to be for anyone trapped in their own contracts.

In my opinion, it seems independent circuits are faring just as well as WWE right nowv- producing momentous stars like Marty Scurll, Io Shirai, and wrestlers from the indies that have gone to WWE such as Jack Gallagher and James Drake. What are your opinions in regards to the independent circuit?

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