The top 10 wrestling stories of 2020

Jan 1, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

Wow, well, what a year this has been.

From sold out stadiums and arenas…to empty arena shows, 2020 has been quite a surreal year. One from the movies as I like to say. While fans have been absent for the past nine months, the world of professional wrestling kept on going and considering the circumstances, I think everyone did pretty well.

There’s nothing that can replace live fans in an arena and I can guarantee you that no one will ever take fans for granted ever again. But we’ve seen some of the best shows this year and that is credit to WWE, AEW, Impact, and all their staff and wrestlers. For that, we say THANK YOU!

2020 did bring a variety of stories with it, some good, some bad, and some ugly. Below, and in no particular order, well, except maybe from the top one, we take a look at the top 10 wrestling stories of the year on


There were several major stories in 2020 but none bigger than the COVID-19 outbreak that pretty much paralyzed the whole world. With countries at a stand still in hopes of limiting the spread of the virus, the wrestling business – just like most of the other businesses – was greatly affected by the coronavirus.

As COVID-19 wrecked havoc, WWE, Impact, and All Elite Wrestling fought to stay alive by still producing their weekly television shows from closed sets. WWE moved to the relatively small WWE Performance Center, AEW moved to The Daily’s Place, and Impact Wrestling hold their shows at the Skyway Studios in Nashville. With no tours and no ability to let the public in, all shows took place in front of zero fans, including the highly-anticipated WrestleMania. The pandemic damaged AEW and its plans came to a screeching halt at a time when they were gaining momentum and selling out arenas just months after inception. Each company suffered at least one coronavirus outbreak but it was WWE who fared the worst with many people testing positive leading to several changes to many television shows throughout the year.

Independent wrestling also took a big hit and many promotions which were hoping for a payday during WrestleMania weekend had to close down.

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