* Wrestling/{{TNA}} currently is Wrestling/{{WCW}} had WCW not been bought out by [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]].
** In particular, TNA in 2010-2011 was almost exactly the same as WCW in 1996-1997. [[FaceHeelTurn Heel turn]] by Wrestling/HulkHogan and his emergence as the leader of a dictatorial faction (Wrestling/NewWorldOrder in WCW, Immortal in TNA), Wrestling/EricBischoff as his sycophant, and Wrestling/{{Sting}} as the [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood figure]] who leads a crusade to defeat them both.
** Interestingly, TNA usually refuses to acknowledge WWE by name (references are often highly elliptical) even though WWE took on all of WCW's canon as part of its own continuity when it incorporated it.
* In fact, [[FleetingDemographicRule we have a similar trope that more specifically covers pro wrestling]].
* Wrestling/{{ECW}} was so great it needed two promotions to fill the void it left. Wrestling/RingOfHonor is the successor to the technical wrestling and [[Wrestling/{{CZW}} Combat Zone Wrestling]] is the successor to hardcore wrestling. Both promotions run most of their shows in ECW's home venues such as The Arena in Philadelphia and The Manhattan Center in New York. However, they didn't belong to the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] and out of these two, only ROH has a television deal.
* [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship The UFC]] is considered by most to be the successor to Pro Wrestling in general, since it follows the same exact model, although lately they have been trying to move away from that structure.
** More accurately, UFC is [[DoingInTheWizard what pro wrestling would be like if it weren't fake]].
* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html World Heavyweight Championship]] is this to WCW's top title of a similar name and design, which was unified into the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE Championship]] months after the "entertainment company"'s purchase of WCW.
* [[{{Camp}} Tongue in cheek]] all women's promotion Wrestling/{{GLOW}} spawned a number of spiritual successors, such as POWW, the LPWA, CRUSH, Women Of Wrestling and Wrestling/{{Wrestlicious}}. Despite their names and premises, Wrestling/{{Shimmer}} and Shine are ''not'' examples, instead being recurring showcases of the best and the future of the business. Shine may very well become one to GLOW however, depending on how its relationship with Big Vito's school works out.