Every decade or so, wrestling fans can look back on the passing years and reflect on how much the professional wrestling industry has changed in such a short period of the time. Extend that timeline back 30, 40, or even 50 years or more, and it’s nearly unrecognizable. Gone are the days of small, regional promotions. Gone are the generic, interchangeable personas of most wrestlers. And gone are the days when being a wrestling fan was a unique interest. Wrestling is now bigger, more complex, more diverse, and more mainstream than ever before, thanks to some important events that forever altered its course – for better or for worse. Here are 10 moments that changed wrestling forever.