For many wrestlers the WWE is the pinnacle of the pro wrestling business - the holy grail that, should they get the opportunity to grab, is taken with both hands.
Vince McMahon and co have made it their business to recruit, raid and damn near pillage the best of the talent in rival rosters down the years, with many of the new arrivals seemingly willing to take a cut in pay to get a shot at the WWE.
Today though brings news that one highly talented wrestling duo, who fans were hoping to see make that very step in the near future, have talked themselves out of a deal with the organization.
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As reported by F4W Online, Ring of Honor stand out tag-team, The Briscoes, were unable to negotiate a deal with WWE after failing to get the company's higher ups to budge on their proposed contract offer.
"Ring of Honor recently made another offer to the brothers and it was better than WWE's offer. The Briscoes went back to WWE officials but they would not budge on their offer."
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Usually the WWE simply pony up and out bid their rivals when they have their eye on talent they want on the roster. After a difficult recent financial period for the company though, perhaps this is a sign of a more frugal period.
Indeed, with the WWE making such a big deal of signing 11 new talents to their Performance Center, there certainly seems to be a move to breeding Superstars through the WWE ranks.
It is unclear just how much Jay and Mark Briscoe were asking for (or how much ROH are going to pay them to stay) but it is likely a hefty sum after their rise to primetime prominence.
The eight-time tag-team champions of ROH were believed to be at the top of the WWE's wish list for new recruits after making a name for themselves on the indie circuit.
That doesn't look like happening now though and it isn't the first time the Bricoes have come close to a WWE deal. Back in 2009 the WWE turned down a chance to sign them after a tryout - a failure to be "cosmetically pleasing" for their potential audience seen as the reason that time.
What do you think WWE fans? Would the Briscoe Brothers be a success in WWE, or are there better tag teams out there? Have your say in the comments section below...
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