What is SquaredEagle?
What is SquaredEagle.com?
I’d like to take a little time to tell you about our site, but before we answer the question let’s talk a little bit about professional wrestling. Pro wrestling, like most sports, comprises of many different levels of competition. If you were to compare it to American Football, then the WWE would be the NFL. It is without a doubt the pinnacle of the wrestling world and the only thing that most fans watch. The NFL gets a majority of it’s new players from college football through their annual draft. The NFL calls it’s draft eligible players prospects. The WWE has no such system in place. It obtains wrestlers from many different organizations at any time during the year.
Simply put, SquaredEagle attempts to compile a list of the best wrestling prospects who may make their way to the WWE at some point. Much the same way Mel Kiper ranks the top potential draft picks for the NFL, SquaredEagle is dedicated to finding and ranking the top potential WWE prospects.
Why are there eligibility rules?
Thousands of independent wrestling promotions are currently operating in America alone. So in order to make it somewhat reasonable for us, we had to come up with some rules to narrow down the number of potential prospects. Besides, to go back the football analogy, college and the draft both also have eligibility rules. However, this does mean that some very talented prospects make be excluded from our rankings. For more on the eligibility rules, please visit our About page.
Isn’t NXT filled with the top WWE prospects?
Yes and No. Most of the wrestlers in WWE have performed in NXT at some point, but it is not the only source of new talent. Also, because the WWE owns and operates NXT, they sign the wrestlers on their roster to exclusive WWE contracts. Basically, we view wrestlers on the NXT roster as already being a part of WWE, and henceforth no longer prospects.