By: Mortimer Plumtree
Ever since the now ballyhooed "Attitude Era" or the "Monday Night Wars", however one would like to describe or acknowledge wrestling in the late 90's, pro wrestling and fans alike seem to be searching to define the next era, period, or even, the next few years. We've seen pro wrestling go through some unofficially coined phrases recently such as, "Ruthless Aggression" and "The Brand Extension", and of course a personal favorite of mine, "The Dark Era", describing the period of pro wrestling from 2001 to 2002 when the street of pro wrestling had one light on, the WWE.
Of course, since then, we've seen pro wrestling struggle through some growing times with TNA Wrestling and ROH alongside the growing advent and adjustment to the industry brought upon us by the internet. Today, the industry is strong, with multiple places to work once again for talent, and options for fans. Yet, there still seems to be that want, a need, a desire to capture and grasp the next era, the next big innovation, the next big bang, the next "something" in pro wrestling.