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Promotions

  • AAA (1992–)
  • All Elite Wrestling (2019–): Launched two new programs in 2021—the AEW Dark Elevation webcast and AEW Rampage on TNT. In January 2022, AEW Dynamite moved from TNT to TBS, and AEW CEO Tony Khan bought Ring of Honor in March 2022.
  • CHIKARA (2002–2020): Ceased operations in July 2020 after widespread allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct by co-founder Mike Quackenbush and several other wrestlers.
  • CMLL (1933–)
  • CZW (1998–)
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling (1997–): Merged into CyberFight in 2020, but maintains its separate identity.
  • Game Changer Wrestling (1999–2004, 2013–)
  • Impact Wrestling (2002-): Began to set PPV buyrate records not seen in nearly a decade after AEW World Champion Kenny Omega appeared on their programming.
  • MLW (2002–2004, 2017–)
  • National Wrestling Alliance (1948-)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling (1972–)
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH (2000–): Merged into CyberFight in 2020, but maintains its separate identity.
  • Ring of Honor (2002-): Announced a hiatus at the end of 2021. Purchased by Tony Khan in March 2022, but will be kept as a separate entity from AEW.
  • SHIMMER (2005-)
  • World Wonder Ring ST★RDOM (2011-): The joshi puroresu league goes worldwide in 2020 thanks to "No People Gate", no-crowd event transmitted for free via YouTube, and the death of Hana Kimura who was Driven to Suicide for the cyberbullying of his character in TV show Terrace House.
  • WWE (1952-)
    • WWE Raw (1993)
    • WWE SmackDown (1999-)
    • WWE NXT (2010–): Moves from Wednesday to Tuesday, ending the "Wednesday Night Wars" after mostly failing to put a dent in AEW Dynamite.

Events

  • Backlash. Reinstated in 2020 after a one-year hiatus. Renamed WrestleMania Backlash in 2021.
  • Elimination Chamber
  • The Great American Bash. Reinstated in 2020 and is held as an annual event for WWE's NXT brand.
  • Hell in a Cell
  • Money in the Bank – The 2022 edition will be the first to be held in a stadium instead of an indoor arena, effectively making placing MITB on an equal footing with WWE's biggest events.
  • New Year's Revolution. Revived in 2020 for a series of WWE Live shows for Raw and SmackDown titled the New Year's Revolution Tour; this tour was not held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • King of the Ring. Held in 2021 so far. It also introduces the female equivalent the Queen's Crown tournament.
  • Royal Rumble
  • SummerSlam
  • Survivor Series
  • WrestleMania
  • WWE Fastlane
  • WWE New Era (2016-)
  • Vengeance. Returned as a NXT TakeOver event under the name Vengeance Day in 2021. After the TakeOver series discontinued, it became its annual Valentine's Day event in 2022.

Miscellaneous

  • Grand Slam Champion:
    • WWE has crowned three female winners so far in this decade: Asuka, Sasha Banks, and Charlotte Flair. On the men's side, AJ Styles joined this club.
    • NJPW retroactively established its own version in 2021, with Jay White and Hiroshi Tanahashi having joined in that year.
  • Triple Crown Champion:
    • In WWE, six singles wrestlers and one tag team have so far joined this club in the decade: the WWE Grand Slam Champions mentioned above, plus Drew McIntyre, Big E, and The Street Profits.
    • Four wrestlers have joined NJPW's version in the decade: EVIL and Kota Ibushi, followed by the aforementioned NJPW Grand Slam champions.
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