Throughout the years, professional wrestling has introduced us to names like Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Sting. They have become, at their best, our heroes and at their worst, our most hated villains. No matter their position within the interstellar endless war of good vs. evil, they always remained interesting and we always watched them wherever they went. As big as these guys are, they didn’t start at the top. Some struggles may have been easier than others, but nonetheless they were indeed struggles that all superstars endured. Every one of these aforementioned wrestlers had to start somewhere. Who was Hulk Hogan before the world got to know Hulkamania? What about Steve Austin? Before “Stone Cold” made his impact on the wrestling world, even before his days as the “Stunning” one, where did it all begin? Information wasn’t as easy to access during their own respectable eras of professional wrestling as it is today with the internet. We of course, now know the answers to those previously asked questions, thanks in part to the devoted fans and excellent documentation, but it took a few people to inform the uninformed masses. Nowadays, we can simply surf onto the internet, open our favorite wrestling website like, IWHeadlines.com (And yes, that was a cheap plug!)and find out all the happenings of our favorite stars. We as fans are able to be more connected to the once elusive world of professional wrestling, and it is AWESOME!
With that being said, I thought I would change things up a bit and instead of focusing primarily on TNA, in this edition of A Chaotic Theory, I thought I would discuss the future superstars of our business. These are the names that are making headlines within the Independent circuits, pushing themselves to be seen and heard on any platform, no matter their size.
Every so often, we notice the national brands like WWE, TNA and ROH do a little roster shuffling. They take the older, more established stars, who have shined brightly within their own moments of the brand and change their roles up a bit. Instead of being virtually unstoppable, they are now using their high valued name and putting the younger guys over. Helping them create their own, unforgettable brand moments. It’s the circle of life within the professional wrestling business, it was done for them to get to the top and so they do it for others in the same manner. So who are these young, talented stars in the wrestling business destined for fame? In my opinion, these are the guys and gals that are consistently, outperforming, outshining and outlasting those that may call their competition. If you haven’t heard of them before today, then you are in for a real treat.
Uhaa Nation – Uhaa Nation is a name that you won’t forget. Not because it is so unique, but because of the talent that comes along with that name. Uhaa hasn’t been on the pro wrestling scene for too long, starting his career in 2009 under the infamous “Mr. Hughes” in the World Wrestling Alliance 4 (WWA4). Nation quickly became someone to notice within the Regional Promotions and began booking matches within multiple independent federations. Uhaa then moved onto bigger and better things after a successful audition with Dragon Gate USA Promotions, people began to take notice of this youngster in the squared circle. Uhaa manages to successfully maneuver insane high flying antics, while keeping his composure as a true powerhouse of any federation. Uhaa Nation is a name we have only just begun to hear about. 2014 could be his year!
Eddie Edwards – Eddie Edwards’ story is a little different from that of the previously mentioned Uhaa’s. Edwards has a nationally recognized name and the resume to back it up. Edwards has dawned every title within Ring Of Honor (ROH), making him their first ever triple crown winner. Eddie is also known as the first ever ROH Television Champion. Along with holding numerous other independent titles, Eddie has become a name that so many are talking about. His technical mat skills are astonishing and his charisma grows in gulps every day. It would be insane if Eddie isn’t signed to a bigger promotion in 2014.
AR Fox – AR Fox is another young talent that originated their pro career at WWA4, working for the talented “Mr. Hughes”. “The Whole Foxin’ Show” has already accomplished so much within the independent circuits, carrying numerous championships home. Fox has impressive ring skills, unique charisma and the ability to captivate an audience. With so much more still yet to be seen from this young talent, Fox is definitely one to watch in 2014.
Madison Eagles – Ms. Eagles is probably one of the most unrated talents out their today. Her name has been on the independent scene for over a decade now, competing in several different promotions. Throughout her career, she has held several titles including the Shimmer World Champion. Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked her #1 of the Top 50 Female Wrestlers of 2011. Madison is not only an active competitor but also a trainer and promoter for her own promotion in Australia called the PWA. Madison Eagles has been overlooked far too long. She is exactly what TNA needs to jumpstart those Knockouts.
Athena – Also known as The Goddess Athena, this young lady made her wrestling debut in 2007 on the independent circuit. She has wrestled in several Indy promotions and claimed a singles title or two within her early career. Athena has the charismatic disposition that could carry any division within women’s professional wrestling and given the opportunity, she would shine brighter than their brightest star. Athena’s career is still in the early stages, but I can certainly see her signing with the WWE within the year.
MsChif – MsChif is an incredible talent and by far my personal favorite female wrestler today. MsChif has accomplished leaps and bounds within the independent circuits. She has wrestled in promotions all over the USA and is known for being and unstoppable competitor with a horrible howl. Yes, I said howl. MsChif is a tough powerhouse of a competitor and stops at nothing to accomplish her goals. MsChif doesn’t have the normal “Diva” persona, so this is a perfect chance for TNA to swoop in and give her a chance to shine. 2014 will be good to MsChif and I am excited to see what happens.
These are just a few small stars shining so brightly among a galaxy of many that have been passed up because they didn’t have a certain “look” or spoke a certain way. Stars that we rarely get a chance to see in action unless we live within a certain region that they are performing in. There are so many names I didn’t get a chance to mention, I could write this particular column for days and days. I think that with TNA undergoing a restructuring currently, they have the perfect opportunity to pick up some of this great talent and give their depleting roster a much needed jumpstart. WWE should open their eyes up a little too. Their roster is large, indeed, but it is stale and although they have been consistently adding new personalities to the mix, their deflating audiences across the pond don’t seem to like the changes and have chosen to tune in to a competing promotion. The WWE could use any one of these amazing talents for their brand. All of these aforementioned wrestlers have found success through whatever avenues that they have journeyed down. They have clawed their way to the top of their respectable promotions and it’s only up from here, but then again that’s just my Chaotic Theory…