10 Moments That Will Shape Wrestling During The Next Decade

These are the ten moments that will change the wrestling industry over the next ten years.


Think about the seismic shift that has taken place in the wrestling industry over the past decade. In 2010, Daniel Bryan had his debut on NXT's first season and, four years later, the fans willed him to a main event victory at WrestleMania XXX; the same WrestleMania at which The Undertaker's legendary streak came to an end.

The WWE Network launched this decade, and the company landed mega TV deals with FOX, for SmackDown and the USA Network, for Raw and NXT. Then there was this group of wrestlers tearing it up on the indies who decided it was time for a paradigm shift, and All Elite Wrestling was born. The past decade has seen monumental moments that have changed the wrestling landscape.

The next decade is sure to come with its own ups and downs; AEW are still finding their feet as a new promotion, and for the first time in a long time questions are being asked about the "independent contractor" status of wrestlers. Put the two together: with a second billionaire backed wrestling organisation in America, what will become of the independent wrestling scene?

With an eye towards the future, these are the 10 moments that will shape the wrestling industry over the next decade.


Brady Coyle is a board game enthusiast, an outdoor enthusiast, a crossword enthusiast and doesn't know a lot about synonyms. He saw a button that said "Contribute" and, presented with the opportunity to share his opinion, he will never say no. He lives in Thunder Bay, Canada, a place that has never been above -23°C.