No independent is going out outdraw an indy MMA show these days. The model of wrestlers selling tickets to family and friends has been passed on to ammy fighters and they happily oblige but most of the time they get a cut of those sales. They are also competing for real so more people are as opposed to your weird Uncle that will laugh at you when you tell him you're a 'rassler. WWE will always be around but the indies are dying a slow death. Any good athletic kid nowadays would rather go into MMA than wrestling so all you're left with is screwball kids that get bullied in school that are yarders. This is why if you are promoting you should head for the hills and lick your wounds. You'll never win.