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  • Abyss: Joined Immortal in 2010. Became the second TNA Grand Slam Champion in 2011.
  • Brooke Adams: Came to TNA in 2010 and peaked during her tenure there.
  • Aliyah: Debuted in 2013.
  • Aksana: Made her WWE debut in 2010, left in 2014.
  • Dean Ambrose: Debuted for FCW in 2010. 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.
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  • 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.
  • Kurt Angle: Wrestled in TNA for several years. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • 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 Became the fifth TNA Grand Slam Champion in 2018.
  • Sasha Banks: Debuted in 2010, got a mega push in 2014. Joined the main roster in 2015.
  • 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.
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  • Wade Barrett: Debuted in WWE in 2010. The most memorable part of his career was his time as the leader of The Nexus. Left WWE in 2016. Currently general manager of Defiant Wrestling.
  • Batista: Retired in 2010. Made a brief, and failed, comeback in 2014. Started acting shortly afterwards.
  • Bayley: Debuted for NXT in 2012, becoming it's top female babyface in 2014. Joined WWE's main roster in 2016.
  • 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.
  • The Big Show: Became a Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion in 2012. He plans on retiring from WWE in 2018.
  • Alexa Bliss: Debuted in 2013, rose to prominence over time and hit the main roster in 2016.
  • Matt Bloom: Left NJPW in 2012 to return to WWE as Lord Tensai, later shortened to Tensai. Retired in 2014 to become a trainer.
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  • Booker T: Returned to WWE in 2011, wrestling on a semi-regular basis until 2014. Joined the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • 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.
  • 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. Has re-peaked in 2013. Forced to retire in 2016 due to suffering from several concussions. Eventually returned to in-ring action in 2018.
  • Cameron: Debuted (both in WWE and overall) in 2011.
  • Drew Carey: Inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • Carmella: Debuted in WWE in 2013. Hit the main roster in 2016.
  • 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.
  • Cesaro: Debuted for FCW in 2011 and the main WWE roster in 2012.
  • Cheerleader Melissa
  • 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.
  • Brodus Clay: Debuted in 2010 as a part of WWE NXT, Made his official re-debut as "The Funkasaurus" in January 2012.
  • 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.
  • 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 is now a solid main-eventer in the National Wrestling Alliance and competes 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.
  • Christopher Daniels: Returned to ROH in 2010, eventually becoming its first Grand Slam Champion in 2018.
  • Sara Del Rey: 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.
  • Fergal Devitt: Founded the Bullet Club in 2013. Joined NXT as Finn Bálor in 2014; he then became the longest NXT champion in history and the inaugural WWE Universal champion.
  • Ted DiBiase Jr.: Retired in 2013.
  • Tommy Dreamer: Returned to RAW in 2015.
  • EC3: Made his name first as Derrick Bateman in NXT before moving over to TNA. Became the Grand Champion in 2017.
  • Edge: Retired in 2011. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame the following year.
  • Emma: Debuted for WWE in 2012; hit the main roster in 2014, briefly released later that year and released for good in late 2017.
  • Elias: Debuted for WWE in 2014; called to the main roster in 2017.
  • Fandango: Made his WWE TV debut in 2010 as Johnny Curtis on WWE NXT. The peak of his career was when he and his entrance theme spawned a small dance craze called "Fandangoing".
  • 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.
  • Justin Gabriel: Made his WWE TV debut in 2010. Left company in 2014.
  • Zack Gibson
  • Goldberg: Returned to wrestling in 2016 after twelve years of retirement. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.
  • Goldust
  • Chavo Guerrero Jr.: Left WWE in 2011, debuted in TNA in 2012.
  • Vickie Guerrero: Retired in 2014.
  • 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.
  • Jillian Hall: Left WWE in 2010, retired in 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bret Hart: Made first WWE appearance in 12 years and briefly came out of retirement in 2010.
  • Katey Harvey: Debuted in 2011.
  • 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.
  • Bobby Heenan: Died in 2017.
  • 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.
  • Kota Ibushi: Offically 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.
  • Ivory: Came out of retirement for the first all-Women's WWE PPV Evolution in 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.
  • Nia Jax: Debuted in 2015. Peaked in 2018 after winning the RAW Women's Championship.
  • Chris Jericho: Began working a reduced schedule as of 2012.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kana/Asuka: 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.
  • Maria Kanellis: 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.
  • Billie Kay: Signed with WWE NXT in 2015. Made her main roster debut in 2018.
  • 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: Midcard face who had a brief heel main event run in 2011.
  • Kofi Kingston: Spent the first half of the decade as a midcard face. Member of The New Day.
  • Gail Kim: Returned to TNA in 2011. Retired in 2017.
  • Satoshi Kojima: In 2010, he 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.
  • 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.
  • Layla: Peaked as a member of LayCool, was the final WWE Women's Champion. Retired in 2015.
  • Lei'D Tapa: In-ring debut in 2011, TNA debut in 2013.
  • AJ 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.
  • Candice LeRae. Peaked from 2013 onwards, having a one-off appereance in TNA facing TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim, forming her World's Cutest Tag Team with Joey Ryan that year, and also making appereances in Ring of Honor and WWE (in the latter's Mae Young Classic).
  • Brock Lesnar: Returned to WWE in 2012, and proved himself a force to be reckoned with, even breaking the Undertaker's streak.
  • Jay Lethal
  • 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: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Low Ki: His entire run in WWE took place in 2010.
  • Angelina Love
  • Becky Lynch: Returned to wrestling as a manager after five years of retirement in 2011, until finally returning to action the following year. She debuted in the WWE through NXT in 2013, until she finally joins the main roster in 2015. Became the inaugural SmackDown Women's Champion in 2016, then WWE's Breakout Character by late 2018.
  • Jerry Lynn: Retired in 2013.
  • Brad Maddox: FCW wrestler who joined WWE's main roster in a non-wrestling role.
  • Magnus
  • 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.
  • Santino Marella: Retired in 2014.
  • 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.
  • Maryse: Retired in 2011, before returning to WWE five years later as a valet for her husband, The Miz.
  • Michelle McCool: Peaked in 2010 as a member of LayCool, retiring one year later.
  • 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
  • Shawn Michaels: Retired in 2010. Inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • TAKA Michinoku
  • 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.
  • Ember Moon: Joined WWE NXT in 2016. Made the main WWE roster in 2018.
  • Liv Morgan: Debuted in 2014. Made the main WWE roster in 2017.
  • Matt Morgan: Almost retired in 2013.
  • John Morrison: Left WWE in 2011, is currently having success in the indies, Lucha Underground, and Impact.
  • Rey Mysterio Jr.: Took on a less active role as time went on. Left WWE in 2015 to wrestle independently, though he started making sporadic appearances for the company starting 2018.
  • Yuji Nagata: 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.
  • Natalya Neidhart
  • Adrian Neville: Debuted for NXT in 2012 and joined WWE's main roster in 2015.
  • New Jack: Retired in 2013.
  • 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.
  • "Mean" Gene Okerlund: Semi-retired since 2001, still makes the occasional appearance in documentaries and anniversary shows.
  • Kenny Omega: Debuted in New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2010, 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.
  • 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.
  • Diamond Dallas Page: Returned to WWE in 2012, and wrestled once in 2015 and again in 2016. Inducted into the HOF in 2017.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Summer Rae: Debuted in 2011. Hit the main roster in 2013 with Fandango.
  • Madison Rayne
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rhyno: After returning to WWE in 2015, he became one half of the inaugural SmackDown tag team champions with Heath Slater.
  • 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.
  • 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 Booker for Smackdown who has faced heavy criticism.
  • 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.
  • Rosemary: Member of Decay that debuted in TNA in 2016, won the Knockouts title at the end of the year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The duo split up for good in 2017, but only on-screen; they remain married in real life.
  • Lio Rush: Debuted in 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marty Scurll: Gained sucess 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.
  • 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 New Japan Pro Wrestling 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.
  • Velvet Sky: Took a Level in Badass in 2012 and eventually became TNA's most popular Knockout.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Richie Steamboat: Joined WWE in 2010, released from WWE in 2013.
  • Kevin Steen: Joined WWE in 2014 as Kevin Owens. Quickly moved up to the main roster.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Toni Storm: Debuted in 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tazz: Commentator for TNA until 2013.
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Taryn Terrell: Left WWE in 2010. Was in TNA from 2012-2015.
  • Eve Torres: Peaked in 2012 after turning heel, retired the next year.
  • 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.
  • 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 led to calls for the rescission of his Hall of Fame membership.
  • 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.
  • The Undertaker: His WrestleMania streak was beaten by Brock Lesnar in 2014, and lost again in 2017 to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33.
  • Lisa Marie Varon: Had a fairly successful run in TNA from 2009-2013.
  • Ivelisse Vélez
  • Sean Waltman: Still working indie matches.
  • 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 The Switchblade in 2017. Won the IWGP United States Championship in 2018, the first championship of his career.
  • Taylor Wilde: Retired in 2011.
  • Xavier Woods: Debuted for WWE in 2013. Member of The New Day.
  • 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.
  • Toru Yano
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Beautiful People
  • Breezango: Both Breeze and Fandango debuted in 2010, teamed up in 2016.
  • Bullet Club: Founded in 2013 in NJPW, also appearing in many promotions that have working agreements with NJPW, most notably ROH.
  • ChickBusters. Both AJ Lee and Kaitlyn made their WWE debuts in 2010, the team debuted in 2011.
  • D-Generation X: Disbanded in 2010 following Shawn Michaels' retirement. Returned sporadically since.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Prime Time Players: Debuted in 2010 as individuals; 2012 as a team.
  • 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. Follwing Seth Rollins' Intercontinental Championship in early 2018, it became the first stable in WWE history to have all members crowned Grand Slam Champions.
  • Team Hell No: Debuted in 2012. Daniel Bryan, one-half of the team, was also new to the decade.
  • 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 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.
  • The Usos: Debuted for WWE in 2010.

Wrestling events:

Promotions

  • Defiant Wrestling (formerly WhatCulture Pro Wrestling)
  • Progress Wrestling
  • Lucha Underground: Debuted in 2014.
  • MLW. Had a successful revival as a promotion since 2017. with initially a series of iPPVs and later a weekly TV series.
  • Total Divas: A reality show focusing on the lives of WWE's female talent. Premiered in 2013.
  • WWE NXT Started off as a fake competition show in 2010, replacing WWE's incarnation of ECW before becoming WWE's new farm league in 2012, before evolving into a red-hot indy-style wrestling promotion.

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 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, fourteen wrestlers have won this feat in this decade so far; two with the original formatList , seven with the new oneList , and five with bothList 
    • Four wrestlers in TNA/Impact achieved this feat: Abyss, Samoa Joe, Eric Young, and Austin Aries.


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