What era of pro-wrestling do you think was/is the best. When looking at the grand scope of things and not just focusing on WWE - the best era would have to be the early 2000s or the Rock 'n Wrestling period. The early 2000s saw a golden generation of independent promotions, and wrestlers sprout. Also the unsigned yet established wrestlers in WCW and ECW were let back into the independent scene which gave the independents a broader scope. Not to mention that the need for an alternative sparked companies like ROH, TNA and many others and allowed them to grow substantially. The early 2000s wasn't that bad of an era for the mainstream promotions either. WWE was still able to contract former WCW/ECW stars while they could still wrestle. In other words, guys like Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and so many others are thanks to the early 2000s indie wrestling boom. That was the benefits for the wrestling industry, but even the WWE also had a lot more depth in their roster, and had the best roster it had assembled in years. As for the Rock 'n Wrestling era, it was the only time the WWE had more than 1 competitor. There was the mat-wrestling style of the AWA (lets go bockwinkel), they had the grimey southern style of the NWA, they had the emotion-driven style of WCCW and so many other promotions that built stars and made so many names that went to the WWE and changed the wrestling world. I wasn't alive during then, but being a fan and a viewer of that era has made me a big 80s mark.