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  • Abyss: Joined Immortal in 2010. Became the second TNA Grand Slam Champion in 2011, and entered the Impact Hall of Fame in 2018. Joined WWE as a producer in 2019.
  • Brooke Adams: Came to TNA in 2010 and peaked during her tenure there.
  • Aksana: Made her WWE debut in 2010, left in 2014.
  • Mustafa Ali: Made his debut in WWE in 2016 as part of its relaunched Cruiserweight division
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  • Aliyah: Debuted in 2013.
  • Andrade "Cien" Almas: Won titles in NJPW and CMLL, and got signed by WWE in 2015.
  • Dean Ambrose/Jon Moxley: Debuted for FCW in 2011. Member of The Shield and has had runs with the WWE, Intercontinental, US, and Tag Team Championships, making him the first of the group to become Grand Slam Champion. Left WWE, returned to his indy persona of Jon Moxley, and signed with All Elite Wrestling in 2019.
  • Stephen Amell: Debuted in 2015 and became a part-time wrestler afterwards.
  • Karl Anderson: Won the IWGP Tag Team Championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2010, became one of the founding members of Bullet Club in 2013, debuted for WWE in 2016.
  • Ken Anderson: Joined TNA in 2010.
  • "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti: Arrived in CHIKARA in 2012.
  • Kurt Angle: Wrestled in TNA for several years. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017. Worked his last match at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.
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  • Austin Aries: Returned in TNA in 2011. Greatest moment is winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in 2012. Debuted for WWE NXT in 2016. Left WWE a year later and returned to Impact, where he became the fifth TNA Grand Slam Champion in 2018.
  • Sidney Bakabella. Started as Joey Eastman, introduced the Bakabella persona in 2012.
  • Sasha Banks: Debuted in 2010, joined WWE in 2012, and got a mega push in 2014. Joined the main roster in 2015. Became an inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Champion in 2019.
  • Travis Banks: Debuted in 2009, but became famous in the UK scene for his appereances in WhatCulture Pro Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling, and Progress Wrestling since 2016. Started to wrestle in WWE in 2018.
  • Wade Barrett: Debuted in WWE in 2010 and won the first season of WWE NXT. The most memorable part of his career was his time as the leader of The Nexus. Left WWE in 2016. Former general manager of Defiant Wrestling, current GM of the revived World of Sport Wrestling.
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  • Batista: Retired in 2010. Made a brief, and failed, comeback in 2014. Started acting shortly afterwards, and retired again at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.
  • Bayley: Debuted for NXT in 2012, becoming its top female babyface in 2014. Joined WWE's main roster in 2016. Made history in 2019 twice by becoming both an inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Champion and the first-ever female Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion.
  • Shelton Benjamin: Left WWE in 2010, debuted for ROH that same year and for NJPW in 2012, returned to WWE in 2017.
  • Big E. Langston: Debuted for FCW in 2010 and WWE in 2012. Member of The New Day.
  • Big Show: Became a Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion in 2012. He planned to retire from WWE in 2018, though he hasn't made it official yet and makes occasional appearances.
  • Aleister Black: Made his name on the indie scene as Tommy End. In 2016, he joined WWE and became a star on NXT.
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  • Tessa Blanchard: Debuted in 2014, and now wrestles for Impact Wrestling.
  • Blind Rage. Debuted in 2001, left in 2006, returned in 2012, retired apparently once and for all in 2016.
  • Alexa Bliss: Debuted in 2013, rose to prominence over time and hit the main roster in 2016. Became the first female wrestler to win the WWE Raw and Smackdown Women's championships in 2017. Third quarter into 2019, she became the second female Triple Crown Champion.
  • Matt Bloom: Left NJPW in 2012 to return to WWE as Lord Tensai, later shortened to Tensai. Retired in 2014 to become a trainer.
  • The Blue Meanie: Still working independents.
  • Sinn Bodhi. Debuted in CHIKARA at the end of 2010.
  • Boogeyman. Won his first title in 2015 and continues to make a few one-off appearances in WWE.
  • Booker T: Returned to WWE in 2011, wrestling on a semi-regular basis until 2014 and had stints on commentary and as an authority figure. Joined the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • Scarlett Bordeaux. Debuted in 2011.
  • Tyler Breeze: Debuted in WWE's developmental territory FCW in 2010 as Mike Dalton, then spent a record five years in it and its sucessor, NXT, and debuted the Breeze gimmick in 2013, before finally debuting on the main roster in 2015.
  • Dana Brooke: Debuted in 2014.
  • Colt Cabana: Continues to wrestle in the indies.
  • Terra Calaway: Debuted in 2011.
  • "Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun: Arrived in CHIKARA in 2014 as Volgar.
  • Sami Callihan: Wrestled mostly on the indies before joining WWE in 2013 as Solomon Crowe before leaving two years later. Had a brief stint in Lucha Underground as Jeremiah Crane. Nowadays wrestles mostly for Impact and won its world title.
  • Cameron: Debuted (both in WWE and overall) in 2011.
  • Arik Cannon
  • Drew Carey: Inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • Carlito Colón
  • Carmella: Debuted in WWE in 2013. Hit the main roster in 2016.
  • Claudio Castagnoli/Cesaro: Debuted for FCW in 2011 and the main WWE roster in 2012.
  • Dalton Castle/Ashley Remington: Debuted late in 2009. Mainly wrestles for Ring of Honor winning its world title in 2017.
  • John Cena: Wrestled a 5 star match in 2011 against CM Punk, feuded with a returning The Rock from 2012-2013 and was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap by returning to the midcard in 2015. Has since focused on an acting career.
  • Cheerleader Melissa: While not as big as she was the previous decade, she remains a fixture in SHIMMER.
  • Christian: After 14 years in the wrestling business, his greatest moment came in in 2011 when he won the World Heavyweight (and WWE Grand Slam) Championship in a ladder match. He is considered retired as of 2014.
  • Tommaso Ciampa: Signed for WWE in 2015. Debuted in the NXT brand where he was a top heel.
  • Brodus Clay: Debuted in 2010 as a part of WWE NXT, Made his official re-debut as "The Funkasaurus" in January 2012. Left WWE in 2014 and briefly worked with TNA. Is now a political commentator for Fox News.
  • Adam Cole: Debuted in 2007, but first came to greater prominence through championship success in both Pro Wrestling Guerilla and Ring of Honor starting in 2012. Later debuted in WWE NXT in 2017. Became NXT's second ever Triple Crown Champion in 2019.
  • Rob Conway: Known mainly as the non-French member of the Tag Team La Resistance in WWE, he Took a Level in Badass by winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in 2013. He served as a solid main-eventer in the National Wrestling Alliance and competed in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
  • Baron Corbin: Debuted in 2012. He won the Andre the Giant battle royal at WrestleMania 32 and MITB in 2017, and defeated Kurt Angle in the latter's final match at WM 35 in 2019, and remains one of WWE’s mot prominent heels.
  • Nikki Cross: Wrestled indies as Nikki Storm in the first half of the decade. Joined the WWE in 2016.
  • Crossbones. Debuted in 2004, left wrestling in 2012. Returned in 2017.
  • Lloyd Cthulowitz. Debuted in 2011.
  • Shawn Daivari/Khosrow Daivari/Daivari/Sheik Abdul Bashir. Wrestled for Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground and others.
  • Bo Dallas: Has been in WWE the whole decade. Started in developmental, had a brief main roster stint in 2013, debuted full-time in 2014.
  • Christopher Daniels: Started the decade out mostly in TNA. Returned to ROH in 2010, eventually becoming its first Grand Slam Champion in 2018. Now in AEW.
  • Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan: Joined WWE in 2010 for NXT. After a brief release from WWE, returned in 2010; peaked in 2012 during his reign as World Heavyweight Champion, where he was best known for his YES! YES! YES! catchphrase. Re-peaked in 2013. Forced to retire in 2016 due to suffering from several concussions. Eventually returned to in-ring action in 2018 and won the WWE Championship later that year.
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  • Tenille Dashwood: Debuted for WWE in 2012 as Emma; hit the main roster in 2014, briefly released later that year and released for good in late 2017. Signed with ROH in 2018 and moved to Impact in 2019, using her real name in both promotions.
  • Juan Francisco de Coronado. Debuted in 2008, started the gimmick in 2012, arrived in CHIKARA in 2014.
  • Sara Del Rey: Retired from wrestling in 2012, having spent her last years mainly in CHIKARA and ROH. Head female trainer for NXT.
  • Alberto Del Rio: Debuted in 2010; he won both the first (and so far only) 40-man Royal Rumble and the WWE Championship just a little less than a year after he debuted. Unfortunately, his popularity quickly plummeted afterwards. Left WWE in 2014, came back in 2015, left again in 2016. In the meantime, he worked for AAA, WWC, Lucha Underground, and Impact (among others) before founding Nación Lucha Libre alongside Chavo Guerrero Jr. in 2019.
  • Delirious. A booker for Ring of Honor and wrestled for CHIKARA from 2010-2014 and for other promotions. He still occasionally wrestles.
  • Deucalion. Debuted in 2007, had his big run in CHIKARA in 2014.
  • Sonya Deville: Competed in the 2015 Tough Enough season. Joined WWE in NXT in 2015, made her main roster debut in 2017; WWE's first openly lesbian wrestler and second openly gay wrestler overall (after Darren Young).
  • Fergal Devitt: Founded the Bullet Club in 2013. Joined NXT as Finn Bálor in 2014; he then became the longest-reigning NXT champion in history and the inaugural WWE Universal champion.
  • Ted DiBiase Jr.: Retired in 2013.
  • Tommy Dreamer: Returned to RAW in 2015. Left WWE in 2016. Returned for a second run in Impact Wrestling in 2018, also working dates for MLW. Became a producer for All Elite Wrestling in 2019.
  • Sugar Dunkerton: Left CHIKARA in 2013, continued working various indies.
  • EC3: Made his name first as Derrick Bateman in NXT before moving over to TNA as Ethan Carter III. Became the Grand Champion in 2017. Returned to NXT as EC3 in 2018, made the main WWE roster in 2019.
  • Edge: Retired in 2011. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame the following year.
  • Elias: Debuted for WWE in 2014; called to the main roster in 2017.
  • Paul Ellering: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 and had a managerial stint in NXT from 2016-2018.
  • Nelson Erazo/Homicide. Left TNA in 2010. Mostly wrestled in ROH afterwards. Returned to Impact in 2017.
  • The Estonian Thunderfrog: Debuted in 2012.
  • Lacey Evans: Debuted in 2014, signed with WWE and started working on NXT in 2016, debuted on the main WWE roster in December 2018-January 2019.
  • Fandango: Made his WWE TV debut in 2010 as Johnny Curtis on WWE NXT and won Season 4. Debuted the new Fandango gimmick in 2013. The peak of his career was when he and his entrance theme spawned a small dance craze called "Fandangoing". Now is back on NXT.
  • Charlotte Flair: Debuted in 2013. Debuted on the main roster in 2015 and was the final Divas Champion and became a multi-time Women's Champion afterwards. Added "Flair" to her ring name in 2016.
  • Ric Flair: Retired for real in 2012 after Jerry Lawler's heart attack.
  • Alicia Fox: Peaked in 2010 after winning the Divas Championship for the first time. Still in WWE to this day, despite her lack of relevance.
  • Justin Gabriel: Made his WWE TV debut in 2010. Left company in 2014. Now wrestles indies as PJ Black.
  • Nick Gage: Arrested in 2011, which didn't allow him to wrestle again until 2015.
  • Johnny Gargano: Signed for WWE in 2015. Debuted in the NXT brand. Became the Brand's first ever Triple Crown Champion in 2019.
  • Vin Gerard. Retired in 2012.
  • Zack Gibson: Debuted in WWE in 2017 for its NXT UK brand.
  • Glacier: Continues to work in the indies.
  • Goldberg: Returned to wrestling in 2016 after twelve years of retirement. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.
  • Goldust: Left WWE in 2019; shortly thereafter joined AEW as Dustin (Rhodes).
  • Gran Akuma. Retired in 2018.
  • Corey Graves: Debuted in 2014, retired in 2016 after a Career-Ending Injury and became a color commentator for NXT, Raw and Smackdown.
  • The Great Khali: Left WWE in 2014, made a couple of one-off appearances since then.
  • Chavo Guerrero Jr.: Left WWE in 2011, debuted in TNA in 2012. Founded Nación Lucha Libre along with Alberto el Patrón (Del Rio) in 2019.
  • Vickie Guerrero: Retired in 2014, but still makes occasional returns to WWE.
  • Billy Gunn: Reunited with Road Dogg to reform the New Age Outlaws and won their sixth world tag team championship in WWE by winning the WWE Tag Team Championship in 2014. Signed with AEW in 2019.
  • Jillian Hall: Left WWE in 2010, retired in 2014.
  • Hallowicked: Became CHIKARA's first-ever Triple Crown Champion in 2015.
  • Hania The Howling Huntress. Debuted in 2011, first as Aurora D'Amore, then as Saturyne for CHIKARA. Dropped the gimmick in 2013, retired in 2018.
  • Drew Hankinson: Left WWE in 2010, debuted in TNA in 2012, debuted in NJPW in 2013, won the IWGP Tag Team Championship three times, returned to WWE in 2016.
  • Jeff Hardy: Returned to TNA in 2010, which led to one of the most infamous moments in modern wrestling in which Hardy arrived to the main event of Victory Road 2011 doped to the gills. He's cleaned up his image since however. Returned to WWE with Matt Hardy in 2017.
  • Matt Hardy: Left WWE in 2010. Had some brief stints in TNA but his personal life got the best of him. Cleaned himself up, returned to TNA, and introduced a new gimmick that got over huge with the fans in 2016. Returned to WWE with Jeff Hardy in 2017 and brought over the gimmick in 2018.
  • Luke Harper: Joined WWE in 2012. Member of The Wyatt Family who moved up the roster with the rest of his stable a year later. Left WWE in 2019.
  • Bret Hart: Made first WWE appearance in 12 years and briefly came out of retirement in 2010. Made a guest appearance at AEW's inaugural Double or Nothing event in 2019, officially unveiling the new AEW World Championship belt.
  • Dasher Hatfield: Baseball-themed wrestler who works for CHIKARA.
  • Katey Harvey: Debuted in 2011. Mostly wrestles on Irish indies.
  • Jimmy Havoc: Popular British indie star who first made his name in PROGRESS and joined AEW in 2019.
  • Daizee Haze. Retired in 2011.
  • Gangrel/The Vampire Warrior: Still works on the indies, mostly in Oregon.
  • Bobby Heenan: Died in 2017.
  • The Hurricane/Shane Helms/Gregory Helms: Left WWE in 2010, but continues to do indies and makes occasional WWE appearances in his Hurricane gimmick.
  • Taeler Hendrix: OVW wrestler who was called up to for a short TNA run in 2012-13 during the Gut Check era. Wrestled in ROH in 2016.
  • Mark Henry: After over 15 years of wrestling, he finally established himself as a main-eventer in 2011 during his World Heavyweight Championship reign. Retired in 2017 and joined the WWE Hall of Fame a year later.
  • Chris Hero: Left ROH in 2012 to sign with WWE, where he was re-christened Kassius Ohno. Left WWE in 2013 and returned to his Chris Hero name. Wrestled mainly for NOAH and EVOLVE until 2017, when he returned to WWE and became Ohno again.
  • Paul Heyman: Returned to the WWE in 2012, primarily serving as Brock Lesnar's manager.
  • Hulk Hogan: Had a failed run in TNA from 2010-2013, before returning to WWE in 2014. He was fired and near-Unpersoned the next year after recordings of him calling one of his daughter's boyfriends the N-word surfaced. Re-personed in 2018.
  • Holidead. Debuted in 2013 and joined Stardom in 2015. Has done indie shows and lost to Io Shirai on an episode of NXT.
  • Kota Ibushi: Officially joined NJPW in 2013note . Won the 2015 New Japan Cup. Went freelance in 2016, which allowed him to compete in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, before returning to NJPW in 2017.
  • Icarus: Continues to be a mainstay of CHIKARA.
  • Ivory: Came out of retirement for the first all-Women's WWE PPV Evolution in 2018, inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame that same year.
  • Jacqueline. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
  • Jaka. Debuted in 2007 as Jonny Mangue, became Jaka in 2012. Best known for his work with Beyond, but also wrestled for CHIKARA and EVOLVE.
  • Mickie James: Left WWE and returned to TNA in 2010. Left TNA in 2013 and made a brief comeback in 2015. Returned to WWE in 2016 through NXT until officially joining the main roster in 2017.
  • Joey Janela: Started the decade as a local indie wrestler on the NJ circuit, later made his name in CZW before hitting the big time with AEW in 2019.
  • Jeff Jarrett: Left TNA in 2014 to start a new promotion, Global Force Wrestling (GFW). The two promotions merged a few years later and Jarrett briefly returned to power before leaving again. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018. Made a one-off appearance at the Royal Rumble 2019.
  • Jawsolyn. Debuted in 2017.
  • Nia Jax: Debuted in 2015 with WWE. Peaked in 2018 after winning the RAW Women's Championship.
  • Chris Jericho: Began working a reduced schedule as of 2012. Worked his first non-WWE matches in two decades with his 2018 NJPW run. Joined All Elite Wrestling in 2019 and became its inaugural World Champion.
  • Jigsaw: Mostly wrestles on CHIKARA
  • Jason Jordan: Debuted (both overall and in WWE) in 2011. Hit the main roster in 2016.
  • Kaitlyn: Debuted (both overall and in WWE) in 2010, retired in 2014. Returned to wrestling in 2017.
  • Kalisto: Wrestled mostly in Chicago indies, EVOLVE, Dragon Gate USA as Samuray Del Sol. Joined NXT in 2013, main roster in 2015, and SmackDown in 2016.
  • Kana/Asuka: Worked mostly with WAVE at the beginning of the decade. Joined NXT in 2015, main roster in 2017. Became the first ever female Royal Rumble winner in 2018.
  • Kane: Returned to masked Kane in 2011. Elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee in 2018.
  • Maria Kanellis: Left WWE in 2010. Gained major success managing her boyfriend (later husband) Mike Bennett in the indies. Returned to WWE with her husband in 2017, who now took her last name.
  • Kai Katana. Debuted in 2012, mostly works for Long Island indie VPW, had a small run in CHIKARA as Wani from 2015-2017, lost a dark match to Tye Dillinger in WWE.
  • Allysin Kay: Joined TNA in 2016 as Sienna. Became the NWA Women's Champion in 2019.
  • Billie Kay: Signed with WWE NXT in 2015. Made her main roster debut in 2018.
  • Frankie Kazarian: Left TNA in 2014 to go to ROH, and is now in AEW.
  • Kazza: Debuted in 2011. Mostly did Irish indies but is now in Stardom.
  • Kelly Kelly: Peaked in 2011, retiring the next year.
  • Tyson Kidd: WWE lower midcard staple. Forced to retire in 2015 after being injured by Samoa Joe.
  • Kid Rock: Inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.
  • Ron Killings/R-Truth: Midcard face who had a brief heel main event run in 2011. Gained new popularity in 2019 as the de facto face (as in central figure) of WWE's new 24/7 Championship.
  • Gail Kim: Returned to TNA in 2011. Retired in 2017.
  • Kimber Lee/Princess Kimberlee. Debuted in 2011, and became famous for her stints in CHIKARA and CZW. Joined WWE in 2016 and left in 2018. Is now back with CHIKARA.
  • Kofi Kingston: Spent the first half of the decade as a midcard face. Member of The New Day. Became a Grand Slam Champion at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.
  • Kelly Klein: Debuted in 2006, arrived in ROH in 2015.
  • Satoshi Kojima: In 2010, he left All Japan Pro Wrestling and returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling and proceeded to win the G1 Climax, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship (again) and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in three years time.
  • Jessica "ODB" Kresa: Left TNA in 2014, wrestled in ROH, and made some short-lived comebacks to TNA.
  • Bobby Lashley: Had success in TNA and returned to WWE in 2018.
  • John Laurinaitis: Became an antagonistic authority figure for much of the earlier parts of the decade.
  • John "Bradshaw" Layfield: Returned to commentary in 2012 and has wrestled the occasional match.
  • Layla: Peaked as a member of LayCool, was the final WWE Women's Champion. Retired in 2015.
  • Jeremy Leary: Arrived in CHIKARA in late 2016.
  • A.J. Lee: Debuted in NXT in 2010 and joined the main roster a year later. Switched over to managing in 2012 and gained newfound popularity that catapulted her to the Divas Championship upon her return to the division. Retired in 2015.
  • Keith Lee: Gained notoriety with his ROH run in 2016. Joined WWE in 2018.
  • Lei'D Tapa: In-ring debut in 2011, TNA debut in 2013.
  • Mandy Leon. Debuted in 2014. Best known for her work with ROH.
  • Candice LeRae. Peaked from 2013 onwards, having a one-off appearance in TNA facing TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim, forming her World's Cutest Tag Team with Joey Ryan that year, and also making appearances in Ring of Honor and WWE (in the latter's Mae Young Classic and later being signed outright).
  • Brock Lesnar: Returned to WWE in 2012, and proved himself a force to be reckoned with, even breaking the Undertaker's streak.
  • Jay Lethal: Left TNA in 2011 to return to ROH.
  • Jushin Thunder Liger: Worked with NJPW throughout the decade, also appearing in promotions that have working agreements with NJPW. Even made a one-off appearance for WWE NXT with NJPW's blessing in 2015. Worked his retirement match on January 5, 2020 on night 2 of NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 14 and had his official retirement ceremony the following night at NJPW New Year Dash!!
  • Lita: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. Became an occasional correspondent for the company during special events. Came out of retirement for a few times, notably during RAW's 1000th episode in 2012, the first ever Women's Royal Rumble in 2018 and the first all-women's PPV later that same year.
  • Teddy Long: Spent his final years in GM duties from 2010 to 2013. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Gavin Loudspeaker/Louden Noxious: Main ring announcer and commentator for CHIKARA
  • Angelina Love: Left and came back to TNA several times before ending the decade in ROH.
  • Heidi Lovelace/Ruby Riott. Debuted in 2011. Worked OVW from 2012 to 2013 and CHIKARA from 2015 to 2016, before joining WWE and becoming Ruby Riott, joining the main roster not long after arriving to the company.
  • Low Ki: His entire run in WWE, as Kaval, took place in 2010, having wrestled developmental a year beforehand. Has since wrestled mainly in TNA, NJPW, and MLW.
  • Becky Lynch: Returned to wrestling as a manager after five years of retirement in 2011, before finally returning to action the following year. She debuted in the WWE through NXT in 2013, until she finally joined the main roster in 2015. Became the inaugural SmackDown Women's Champion in 2016, WWE's Breakout Character by late 2018, and winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble and first-ever women's match to headline WrestleMania in 2019.
  • Jerry Lynn: Retired in 2013. Joined All Elite Wrestling as a producer in 2019.
  • Brad Maddox: FCW wrestler who joined WWE's main roster in a non-wrestling role. Retired in 2015.
  • Magnus: Won the TNA title in 2013, then left in 2015 to go to GFW, returning after the merger. Now wrestles in ROH under his real name.
  • Jinder Mahal: Made his WWE TV debut in 2011. Left in 2014 and came back two years later. Got a main event push in 2017, complete with a WWE World title run.
  • Dean Malenko: Retired from in-ring action since 2001, but served as a WWE producer and made sporadic TV appearances until 2019. Joined All Elite Wrestling as a producer shortly thereafter.
  • Tony Mamaluke: Mostly did indies in the northeast. Retired in 2018.
  • Santino Marella: Retired in 2014. Came back for sporadic in-ring appearances in 2017; began hosting an Impact Wrestling Twitch show under his real name of Anthony Carelli that same year.
  • Eva Marie: Debuted in 2013, retired in 2017. One of the most hated wrestlers in WWE history, and considered a symbol of everything wrong with WWE's women's division before 2016.
  • Mercedes Martinez: Wrestled in women’s indies and did both Mae Young Classics for WWE. Now signed to a contract.
  • Truth Martini: Worked as a manager in Ring of Honor from 2010-2016.
  • Maryse: Retired in 2011, before returning to WWE five years later as a valet for her husband, The Miz.
  • Ashley Massaro: Returned briefly in 2017. Died in 2019.
  • Drake Maverick: Signed to TNA as Rockstar Spud in 2012 and left in 2017. Signed to WWE under this name at the tail end of 2017.
  • Michelle McCool: Peaked in 2010 as a member of LayCool, retiring one year later.
  • Nigel McGuinness: Started the decade as TNA’s Desmond Wolfe. Retired in 2011 and became a commentator on WWE NXT since.
  • Drew McIntyre/Galloway: Had a huge heel push in 2010 that floundered. Left WWE in 2014, found success in TNA and came back to WWE in 2016.
  • Shane McMahon: Made his triumphant return to WWE in 2016 after leaving the company in 2009.
  • Stephanie McMahon: After several years of mostly backstage work, returned to being a regular on-screen figure in 2013.
  • Vince McMahon: His on-screen presence diminished as time went on, only appearing for the occasional big angle. His real-life handling of WWE has been increasingly criticized over time.
  • Melina: Left WWE in 2011. Semi-retired.
  • Rosa Mendes: Stopped wrestling in 2015 and formally retired in 2017, but did some minor indie shows a year later.
  • Shawn Michaels: Retired in 2010. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. Re-formed D-Generation X (with Triple H) for a one-off appearance at the WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia in 2018.
  • TAKA Michinoku: Continued to be a mainstay in NJPW, NOAH, and KAIENTAI.
  • Missile Assault Man/Missile Assault Ant: Debuted in 2011 as R.B. Banks.
  • The Miz: Peaked in 2010 when he won his first (and, to date, only) WWE championship. His career faltered for several years afterwards but he found new momentum in 2016.
  • MJF: Debuted in 2015. First made his name in CZW, continued to become famous in MLW, and became a star in AEW.
  • Ember Moon: Got her start on the indies, namely Austin’s ACW. Joined WWE NXT in 2016. Made the main WWE roster in 2018.
  • Carlene "Jazz" Moore: Still wrestles on the indies occasionally
  • Shannon Moore: Had a stint in TNA from 2010 to 2012. Now wrestles indies.
  • Liv Morgan: Debuted in 2014. Made the main WWE roster in 2017.
  • Matt Morgan: Almost retired in 2013, but has only wrestled sporadically since then. Now a local politician in Florida.
  • John Morrison: Left WWE in 2011, is currently having success in the indies, Lucha Underground, and Impact before returning to the company in 2019.
  • Rey Mysterio Jr.: Took on a less active role as time went on. Left WWE in 2015 to wrestle independently, though he returned to the company in 2018. Became a WWE Grand Slam Champion in 2019.
  • Yuji Nagata: Still a mainstay of NJPW. Won the GHC Heavyweight Championship.
  • Tetsuya Naito: After a tour through CMLL and TNA in 2009, made his return to New Japan Pro-Wrestling in January 2010, and went on to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship, NEVER Openweight Championship, the G1 Climax in 2013, the New Japan Cup in 2016, and eventually the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Also founded Los Ingobernables de Japon in 2015.
  • Shinsuke Nakamura: Became a megastar with his new "King of Strong Style" gimmick. Became longest-reigning IWGP Intercontinental Champion in his first reign which started in July 2012. Debuted in NXT in 2016 and joined the main WWE roster the next year.
  • Naomi: Made her WWE debut in 2010. Peaked in 2017.
  • Kevin Nash: Made WWE comeback in 2011 and entered semi-retirement around that time. Joined the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015. Announced his full retirement on January 5, 2020 (coincidentally the same date as Jushin Liger's retirement match).
  • Necro Butcher. Retired in 2016.
  • Natalya Neidhart: Has consistently wrestled in WWE throughout the decade.
  • Adrian Neville: Wrestled mostly for Dragon Gate USA until 2012. Debuted for NXT in 2012 and joined WWE's main roster in 2015. Left WWE in 2018 and reverted to his indie name of PAC. Joined AEW in 2019.
  • New Jack: Retired in 2013.
  • Willow Nightingale: Debuted in 2015.
  • Kazuchika Okada: After being sent on a developmental tour to TNA, Okada returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling in January 2012, repackaged as "The Rainmaker", and defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win NJPW's top title, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, making headlines and helping gather interest in New Japan as it experienced a major influx of interest not only in Japan but from other places in the world and the longest reigning IWGP Heavyweight Championship in history.
  • Quinn Ojinnaka: Debuted in 2012. Wrestled in TNA/Impact and ROH as “Moose”.
  • "Mean" Gene Okerlund: Semi-retired since 2001, still made the occasional appearance in documentaries and anniversary shows until early 2018. Died in 2019.
  • Oleg The Usurper. Debuted in 2008, arrived in CHIKARA in 2014.
  • Kenny Omega: Left ROH in 2010. Debuted in New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2010, and after spending some time mostly focused on DDT wrestling, he became a megastar in NJPW, winning the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship, the first IWGP United States Championship and winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Joined All Elite Wrestling in 2019.
  • Titus O'Neil: Debuted in NXT in 2010, currently wrestles for RAW.
  • Bob Orton Jr.: Still steps into the ring on occasion.
  • Randy Orton: Had a succesful face run from 2010-2013 before joining The Authority. Went face again in 2015 and mostly remained that way since. Became a Grand Slam Champion in 2018.
  • Will Ospreay: Debuted in 2012 and got noticed on the international stage with his success in NJPW starting in 2016.
  • David Otunga: Debuted on WWE TV in 2010 for the NXT competition. Became a prominent player at the beginning of the decade before shifting his focus to commentary.
  • Kevin Owens: Wrestled mostly in ROH until 2014. Joined WWE in 2014. Quickly moved up to the main roster.
  • Diamond Dallas Page: Returned to WWE in 2012, and wrestled once in 2015 and again in 2016. Inducted into the WWE HOF in 2017. Made a cameo appearance at AEW's inaugural Double or Nothing event in 2019.
  • Paige: Debuted for FCW in 2011. Peaked in 2014 after joining WWE's main roster. Disappeared from WWE in 2016 due to personal issues before coming back in 2017. Retired in 2018.
  • Paige Turner. Debuted in 2013.
  • Archibald Peck/R.D. Evans/Robert Evans. Debuted in 2001, arrived in CHIKARA in 2011 and Ring of Honor in 2012, worked as a producer for WWE.
  • Pentagón Jr.: Had runs through Lucha Underground, AAA and AEW as well as several other indie promotions through 2012 to the start of the following decade.
  • Karlee Pérez: Had a WWE run as Maxine from 2010-2012. She joined Lucha Underground in 2014 as Catrina.
  • Beth Phoenix: Retired in 2012. Joined the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Roddy Piper: Died in 2015.
  • Mad Man Pondo: Continued to wrestle on hardcore-oriented indie promotions.
  • Montel Vontavious Porter: Left WWE in 2010. Had short runs in NJPW and TNA since then and has mostly been on the indies
  • Bruce Prichard
  • Prince Nana: Remains a highly prominent manager in ROH.
  • The Proletariat Boar of Moldova: Debuted in 2013.
  • CM Punk: Peaked in 2011 when he won the WWE championship and "left" WWE afterwards. He established himself as a true main-eventer afterwards, before controversially quitting the company in 2014. Joined UFC shortly afterwards. Returned to wrestling as an analyst for FS1's WWE Backstage program in 2019.
  • Mike Quackenbush. Continued leading CHIKARA, retired from active competition in 2013, returned in 2016 and has been in and out of the ring ever since.
  • Madison Rayne: Left and returned to TNA/Impact several times, joined ROH in 2018 before again going back to Impact in 2019.
  • Roman Reigns: Debuted in 2010. The breakout member of The Shield and the new top babyface of WWE, despite heavy fan outcry. Forced to take a break from wrestling in 2018 due to a recurrence of leukemia; returned in 2019 with the disease in remission.
  • The Revival: Debuted in 2014 as a team on WWE's NXT brand.
  • Dusty Rhodes: Died in 2015.
  • Cody Rhodes: Established himself as a singles start in 2010 during his "Dashing" phase. He also had one of the longest Intercontinental championship reigns during this period. Became Stardust in 2014, left WWE in 2016. Became wildly successful in the independent scene afterwards, co-promoted the All In indy event in 2018, and eventually became one of the founders of All Elite Wrestling.
  • Rhyno: After returning to WWE in 2015, he became one half of the inaugural SmackDown tag team champions with Heath Slater.
  • Stevie Richards
  • Matt Riddle: Debuted in pro wrestling in 2015 after a career in Mixed Martial Arts.
  • The Rock: Returned to WWE in 2011 and wrestled for the first time since inducting his maternal grandfather into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 and in-ring since 2004. Became a ten time World Champion in 2013.
  • Road Dogg: Reunited with Billy Gunn to reform the New Age Outlaws and won their sixth world tag team championship in WWE by winning the WWE Tag Team Championship in 2014. Head nooker for SmackDown.
  • Seth Rollins. Member of The Shield. Became WWE's top heel in 2014 and won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in 2015.
  • Bobby Roode: Peaked from 2011-2013 and was the longest reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion. In 2016, he joined WWE, become hugely popular thanks to his theme song, and captured the NXT championship.
  • Adam Rose: Had been wrestling as far as 1998, but didn't gain prominence until appearing in NXT in 2011 (and before that, in its predecessor, FCW) as Leo Kruger. Debuted the Rose gimmick in 2013 and moved to the main roster in 2014. Left WWE in 2016.
  • Mandy Rose: Joined WWE in NXT in 2015, made her main roster debut in 2017.
  • Rosemary: Member of Decay that debuted in TNA in 2016, won the Knockouts title at the end of the year.
  • Jim Ross: Left WWE in 2013. Signed with AXS TV in 2016 to do commentary for its NJPW weekly program, until 2018. Returned to WWE part-time in 2017, left in 2019, and signed with All Elite Wrestling within days.
  • Ronda Rousey: Joined UFC in 2013 and became a cultural phenomenon in 2015. Made a guest appearance at WrestleMania 31 before joining WWE full-time in 2018. Took a break from WWE in 2019 to try to start a family.
  • Erick Rowan: In February 2011, Ruud signed a developmental contract with WWE and was assigned to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling under the ring name Erick Rowan, where he debuted as a member of the Wyatt Family.
  • Peyton Royce: Signed with WWE NXT in 2015. Made her main roster debut in 2018.
  • Rusev and Lana: Two of WWE's top heels. Rusev arrived in 2011 before hitting the main roster with Lana in 2014. Had a successful monster heel run, but his momentum slowed down after he lost to John Cena. On-screen, the duo split up in 2017, reunited in 2018, and split again in 2019, shortly before a reported hiatus from WWE. In real life, they've been married since 2016.
  • Lio Rush: Debuted in 2014.
  • Joey Ryan
  • Ryback: Debuted in WWE in 2010 as Skip Sheffield, from WWE NXT and The Nexus, though that run pales in comparison to his time spent as Ryback. Left WWE in 2016.
  • Zack Ryder: After three years of being stuck in the mid-card with Curt Hawkins and later as a solo competitor, he became a huge internet favorite, leading him to the United States Championship.
  • Zack Sabre Jr.: Became famous in the middle of the decade for his technical wrestling in Pro Wrestling Noah, Progress Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
  • Sabu. Still working all over the world.
  • Sumie Sakai: Became the inaugural ROH Women of Honor Champion in 2018.
  • Samoa Joe: Became the third TNA Grand Slam Champion in 2012. Joined NXT in 2015 after leaving TNA, and moved to the main WWE roster in 2017.
  • Pinkie Sanchez: Left CHIKARA in 2011, returned in 2014, left in 2016.
  • Damien Sandow: Gimmick debuted in WWE in 2012. His "Idol Stevens" run of 2006 doesn't come close to what he's done now. Found huge popularity teaming with the Miz in 2015. Left WWE in 2016.
  • Randy Savage: Died in 2011. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
  • Tony Schiavone: Resurfaced in 2019 as AEW's commentator.
  • Veda Scott: Debuted in 2011.
  • Marty Scurll: Gained success in Progress Wrestling and Ring of Honor during this decade with his "The Villain" gimmick.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
  • Shark Boy
  • Sheamus: Won his first WWE Championship at the very end of the previous decade, so most of his accomplishments were in this decade. Largely became a base breaker over time.
  • Katsuyori Shibata: Rejoined NJPW in 2012 after having left in 2005 to become a freelancer, had matches that earned a five star rating from Dave Meltzer in both 2013 and 2014, won NJPW's Openweight Championship in 2016.
  • Ai Shimizu: Became a part-time wrestler starting 2013.
  • Silver King. Died in 2019.
  • Skylar Marie/Skylar/Blanche Babish. Debuted in 2016.
  • Heath Slater: Debuted in NXT in 2010 before making his name with Nexus. Moved over to Smackdown with Corre before establishing himself as a comedy character. Became one half of the inaugural Smackdown Tag team champions with Rhyno.
  • Snoop Dogg: Inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
  • Al Snow
  • Jimmy Snuka: Was Unpersonned by the WWE in 2015 following his murder charges until his death in 2017.
  • Tamina Snuka: Made her WWE debut in 2010. First was a valet to the Usos before her actual wrestling career took off a year later.
  • Kris Statlander. Debuted in 2017.
  • Richie Steamboat: Joined WWE in 2010, released from WWE in 2013.
  • Scott Steiner
  • Kia Stevens: Left TNA in 2010, had a run in WWE from 2011-2012 as Kharma before returning to TNA as Awesome Kong. Dabbled in acting in 2017, becoming part of the main cast of GLOW (2017). Joined AEW in 2019 under the Awesome Kong name.
  • Still Life with Apricots and Pears. Debuted in 2018.
  • Sting: After finishing up his TNA run, he made his much overdue WWE debut in 2014, unfortunately retiring two years later due to cervical spinal stenosis.
  • Trish Stratus: Has came out of retirement a few times, most recently in 2018. Joined the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • Roderick Strong
  • AJ Styles: Left TNA in 2013, reached his in-ring peak in 2014, debuted for WWE in 2016.
  • Sarah Stock: Trainer for NXT.
  • James Storm: Briefly sojourned to NXT in 2015. Returned to TNA/Impact Wrestling in 2016. Left for good in 2018.
  • Lance Storm: Came out of retirement in 2010, working the occasional indy show through most of the rest of the decade. Joined Impact as a producer in 2019, and moved to WWE in the same role later that year.
  • Shane Storm. Left CHIKARA in 2011.
  • Toni Storm
  • Braun Strowman: Debut in 2015 as a member of The Wyatt Family before being split up in the 2016 draft. Found unexpected success on Raw in 2017.
  • Summer Rae: Debuted in 2011. Hit the main roster in 2013 with Fandango.
  • Super Crazy
  • Jack Swagger: Won the World Heavyweight title in 2010. Had a brief main event comeback in 2013 but spent most of his time as a midcard staple. Left WWE in 2017, signed to Bellator in MMA under his real name of Jake Hager in 2018, and then joined AEW (again under his real name) in 2019.
  • Larry Sweeney: Committed suicide in 2011.
  • Mr. T: Inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • Yoshihiro Tajiri
  • Hiromu Takahashi: Debuted in 2010.
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Masato Tanaka: Continued his success into the current decade.
  • Yoshi Tatsu: Japanese wrestler who was mostly used as a babyface jobber by WWE. Left the company in 2014.
  • Chuck Taylor
  • Tazz: Commentator for TNA until 2013. Now works in AEW.
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Taryn Terrell: Left WWE in 2010. Was in TNA from 2012-2015. Retired in 2018.
  • Bruce Tharpe: Became the president of the National Wrestling Alliance in 2012 and remained so as well as an on-air figure until 2017. He also servered as a heel manager and ring announcer for NWA wrestlers who toured in NJPW from 2013-2016.
  • Eve Torres: Peaked in 2012 after turning heel, retired the next year.
  • Manami Toyota. Retired in 2017.
  • Akira Tozawa: Signed on with WWE in 2016.
  • Thea Trinidad: Debuted in 2010.
  • Triple H: Stopped wrestling full-time in 2011 to become the on-screen COO and offscreen Executive of Talent Relations. Took a more active onscreen role in late 2011 and again from 2013 to 2016. Defeated Batista in what proved to be the latter's final match at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.
  • Donald Trump: Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Became the first person with WWE-related connections to become U.S. President following his election in 2016. Tapped Linda McMahon to his administration and tweeted a clip from his WrestleMania 23 appearance online. Public outcry over his presidency has included calls for the rescission of his Hall of Fame membership.
  • Tursas
  • Mike Tyson: Inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.
  • Ultimate Warrior: Joined the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014, then poignantly dying just a few days later.
  • UltraMantis Black
  • The Undertaker: His WrestleMania streak was beaten by Brock Lesnar in 2014, and lost again in 2017 to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33.
  • Daffney Unger: Retired in 2015.
  • Lisa Marie Varon: Had a fairly successful run in TNA from 2009-2013.
  • Ivelisse Vélez
  • Velvet Sky: Took a Level in Badass in 2012 and eventually became TNA's most popular Knockout
  • The Velveteen Dream. Debuted on 2014. Signed by WWE on 2015.
  • Christina Von Eerie
  • WALTER: Most of his career took place on this decade. Near the end of 2018, he signed with WWE and from 2019 onwards performs in the NXT UK brand.
  • Sean Waltman: Still working indie matches.
  • Jimmy Wang Yang/Akio/Yang
  • Katarina Waters: Joined TNA in 2011. Returned to Impact in 2018.
  • Jay White: Debuted in 2013. Entered the NJPW dojo in 2015. Became a NJPW regular under the new moniker of Switchblade in 2017. Won the IWGP United States Championship in 2018, the first championship of his career, and added the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to his résumé in 2019.
  • Taylor Wilde: Retired in 2011.
  • Xavier Woods: Debuted for WWE in 2013. Member of The New Day.
  • Charles Wright. Came out of retirement in 2007 and has made sporadic appearances in the indies and WWE to this day. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as The Godfather in 2016.
  • Bray Wyatt: Debuted for WWE in 2010 as Nexus member Husky Harris before being repackaged as leader of The Wyatt Family. Joined main roster in 2013 and won the WWE title in 2017, as well as the Raw tag team title in 2018 with Matt Hardy. Reached new heights in 2019 with his Firefly Fun House segments and "Fiend" persona.
  • Toru Yano
  • Darren Young: Became part of The Nexus in 2010, and tag-teamed with Titus O'Neil in 2012 as the Prime Time Players. Currently wrestles on the independent circuit.
  • Eric Young: Became the fourth TNA Grand Slam Champion in 2014. Joined NXT in 2016. Main roster debut in 2018.
  • Mae Young: Had her last ever match in 2010, thus becoming the first person ever to wrestle over the age of 80, and the first person to wrestle in nine different decades. Died in 2014.
  • Su Yung: Briefly wrestled in WWE’s FCW developmental as Sonia, but launched to stardom through her Impact wrestling work.
  • Sami Zayn: Joined NXT in 2013. Main roster debut in 2016.
  • Dolph Ziggler: Peaked in 2013 when he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to win his second World Heavyweight Championship (his first reign in 2011 lasted less than an hour).

Tag Teams and Stables

  • 3.0
  • 3MB: A group of three midcard heels who got together in 2012 in hopes of more success. All of the members except for Drew McIntyre have debuted in this decade.
  • Aces & Eights: Debuted in TNA on June 14, 2012.
  • American Alpha: Former amateur wrestlers Jason Jordan and Chad Gable form a team in July 2015 that sends a love letter to Kurt Angle and The World's Greatest Tag Team. Ironically, the former would become Angle's on-screen bastard son and the latter would later team with Shelton Benjamin.
  • The Ascension: Originally starting out as a stable in August 2011 consisting of Ricardo Rodriguez, Conor O'Brian, Kenneth Cameron, Tito Cole, and Raquel Díaz after several membership changes, it became a tag team of O'Brian and Rick Victor in 2013 that captured the NXT Tag Team Championships and had the longest reign in the title's history to date, while having their ring names shortened and tweaked to Konnor and Viktor, respectively. They were quickly promoted to the main roster afterwards, grabbing a new gimmick calling back on the teams of the 1980s like The Road Warriors. Their popularity plummeted afterwards and they were ultimate let go in 2019.
  • The Authority: The McMahons, Triple H, Seth Rollins, and Randy Orton join forces in 2014 to screw over Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and anyone else they don't like.
  • The Bar: A tag-team formed by Sheamus and Cesaro. They're one of the most dominant tag teams from the Reality and New eras of the WWE.
  • The Batiri: Obariyon and Kodama debuted in 2010, Kobald and the team name debuted in 2011.
  • The Beautiful People
  • Bella Twins: After taking a one-year hiatus in 2012, both twins returned with a vengeance. Brie peaked in 2013 and Nikki peaked from 2014-2015.
  • Breezango: Both Breeze and Fandango debuted in 2010, teamed up in 2016.
  • British Strong Style: The Moustache Mountain team debuted in 2015, while the trio in 2016.
  • Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes: Formed in 2009, dissolved in 2012, returned in 2014, ended in 2016.
  • Bullet Club: Founded in 2013 in NJPW, also appearing in many promotions that have working agreements with NJPW, most notably ROH.
  • Caged Heat
  • ChickBusters. Both AJ Lee and Kaitlyn made their WWE debuts in 2010, the team debuted in 2011.
  • The Colony
  • Da Soul Touchaz
  • D-Generation X: Disbanded in 2010 following Shawn Michaels' retirement. Returned sporadically since. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019.
  • Enzo and Cass: Cass debuted in 2011, Enzo in 2012, a year later they teamed up.
  • Evolution: Briefly reformed as a Power Trio (consisting of HHH, Orton, and Batista) in 2014.
  • Fortune: A band of TNA Originals united together by Ric Flair. Flair debuted in TNA on January 4, set the seeds on January 17 when he formed a partnership with AJ Styles, announced the group's formation on June 17, and declared the lineup complete on July 22, all 2010. All the other members had been in TNA for years beforehand, which played into the stable's mission statement.
  • Inner Circle. Debuted in 2019.
  • Tyson Kidd and Cesaro
  • The Kings of Wrestling. Broke up in 2011.
  • LayCool: Broke up in 2011.
  • Los Ingobernables de Japon: NJPW stable founded in 2015 by Tetsuya Naito, first recruiting Evil (Takaaki Watanabe) and (Tetsuya) Bushi, followed by (Seiya) Sanada and Hiromu Takahashi the next year. As noted above, Hiromu debuted in 2010, while Evil debuted in 2011. After Hiromu was injured in 2018, the stable added Shingo Takagi, newly signed to NJPW after more than a decade in Dragon Gate. Jay Lethal was a part-timer for a few months in 2016.
    • LIJ is an offshoot of the CMLL stable Los Ingobernables, which itself made its debut in 2014. Rush (William Arturo Muñoz), a founding member of the original stable, has been a part-timer with LIJ since it formed.
  • Lucha Brothers
  • Taguchi Japan: Debuted in 2017.
  • The New Age Outlaws
  • The New Day: A group of Baptist preachers/motivational speakers who debuted in late 2014. Consisted of veteran Kofi Kingston and recent arrivals Big E and Xavier Woods.
  • The Nexus: A group of rookie wrestlers from WWE NXT who got together to take over WWE in the summer of 2010. All but two of its members (well-established second leader CM Punk and temporary "slave" John Cena) made their individual debuts in this decade. Spin off group "The Corre" debuted in 2011. Ezekiel Jackson, the only member who did not come from the Nexus, debuted in WWE in 2008.
  • The Osirian Portal: Debuted in 2007, split in 2011, reunited in 2014, split in 2016.
  • Prime Time Players: Debuted in 2012 as a team.
  • Promociones Dorado: Debuted in 2018.
  • The Riott Squad: Debuted in 2017.
  • SAnitY: Debuted in 2016.
  • The Shield: Debuted in 2012. Peaked in 2013 when they won the WWE United States and Tag Team Championships at Extreme Rules before disbanding in 2014. All three members joined WWE in 2010, and Roman Reigns was virtually unknown until this decade. Reunited in 2017. Following Seth Rollins' Intercontinental Championship in early 2018, it became the first stable in WWE history to have all members crowned Grand Slam Champions. Disbanded again in 2019, shortly before Dean Ambrose left WWE.
  • The Super Smash Brothers: Signed with AEW in 2019 as The Dark Order.
  • Team Hell No: Debuted in 2012. Daniel Bryan, one-half of the team, was also new to WWE for the decade.
  • Team Sea Stars. Debuted in 2015.
  • The Undisputed Era: Debuted for WWE in the NXT brand in 2017. Led by Adam Cole, the group is completed by Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong. Progenitor tag teams Future Shock and reDRagon formed in 2010 and 2012, respectively.
  • The Usos: Debuted for WWE in 2010.
  • The Wyatt Family: A Deep South Cult trio led by Bray Wyatt, formerly Husky Harris of WWE NXT and The Nexus. Wyatt/Harris debuted on WWE TV in 2010, but was with the company for a few years prior. Luke Harper joined WWE in 2012, but Brodie Lee was well-known prior to the decade's start. Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman were completely unknown in the 2000s.
  • Xyberhawx 2000: Debuted in 2017.
  • The Young Bucks: After years in just about every significant US promotion other than WWE, joined NJPW in 2013, where they became part of Bullet Club and later The Elite. Along with Cody Rhodes, promoted the wildly successful All In indy event in 2018, and co-founded All Elite Wrestling.

Wrestling events:

  • JoshiMania- CHIKARA, December 2-4, 2011.
  • Backlash: Reinstated in 2016.
  • Elimination Chamber: The PPV debuted in 2010. Took a hiatus in 2016 until the next year.
  • Fastlane: Debuted in 2015 as a main roster PPV.
  • Hell in a Cell: 2016 featured the first time a women's match headlined a PPV event, as well as the first time women competed in the eponymous structure.
  • King of the Ring: Held in 2010, 2015, and 2019.
  • Royal Rumble: 2011 featured the first ever Rumble featuring forty participants, while 2018 saw both the first ever Rumble featuring women, as well as a Spin-Off event held in Saudi Arabia featuring fifty participants. The record for most eliminations in a single Rumble was broken twice this decade; first by Roman reigns in 2014, then by Braun Strowman in 2018.
  • SummerSlam: Started the decade exclusive to the Staples Center. Since 2015, they have been taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Survivor Series
  • Vengeance: Revived for a single time in 2011.
  • WrestleMania: WM 35 in 2019 was the first ever with a women's match as the main event.
  • Money in the Bank: The PPV debuted in 2010.
  • No Mercy. Reinstated in 2016.
  • No Way Out: Revived for a single time in 2012.
  • WWE Diva Search: An untelevized one was held in 2013.
  • WWE Cruiserweight Classic. The tournament debuted in 2016.
  • WWE Mae Young Classic: The tournament debuted in 2017.
  • WWE Main Event: The show premiered in 2012.
  • WWE Mixed Match Challenge: Started in 2017.
  • WWE New Era: Began in 2016.
  • WWE PG Era: Began in 2008, fans are divided whether it ended on 2011 (during CM Punk's rise to prominence) or in 2014 (which was the final year in which John Cena was solidly in the World Title picture).
  • WWE Reality Era: Circa 2014-2016.

Promotions

Championships

  • Big Gold Belt. Seemingly retired for good in 2014 after WWE's two world championships were unified.
  • Grand Slam Champion:
    • Christopher Daniels became the first wrestler to win this feat for Ring of Honor in 2018.
    • WWE updated its format starting 2015, substituting the defunct European, Hardcore, and World Tag Team Championships with the U.S., WWE Tag Team (later renamed Raw Tag Team), and SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Overall, 15 wrestlers have won this feat in this decade so far; two with the original format,List  nine with the new one,List  and five with both.List 
      • Bayley became the first women's Grand Slam Champion.
    • Four wrestlers in TNA/Impact achieved this feat: Abyss, Samoa Joe, Eric Young, and Austin Aries.
  • Triple Crown Champion: Bayley becomes the first ever woman to achieve this feat in May 2019. Alexa Bliss becomes the second on August of the same year.


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