Originally Posted by TomasThunder619
Not a boom. I feel it's calm before the storm right now. The actual boom will happen in 5-7 years I believe.
I agree with this for the most part.
I don't know if wrestling will ever have another "boom period" (My definition of "boom period" is the Monday Night Wars era). I feel like a "boom" would require WWE having a direct competitor. Somebody they're competing with for the viewers every week. (Not TNA as they're on a day where WWE has no programming on TV).
Mainstream wise, wrestling is going to be good in 5-7 years. Whatever happened with WWE talent relations recently have really made me interested. WWE seems to be slowly signing the top indy guys, which will make for some awesome stuff in the future providing they all make it to TV. On the other hand, the indies are going to take a real hit. Seems like every couple of months they take away a top indy guy, or are rumored to be looking at him. It's good because a lot of these guys really deserve more than the money they make on the indies, but I honestly get really worried when I hear someone's signed. WWE has improved the turnover rate for indy guys, but I still worry that we'll end up seeing one of them get used horribly and released, and when they come back to the indies they don't really have the same buzz to them. (Brent Albright springs to mind, also Colt Cabana to an extent). But like I said above, we need more than a few talented guys in the midcard to make people choose to watch WWE over whatever else is on TV at the same time. (I haven't had cable since late 2009 so I honestly have no idea what that would be. Probably Dancing With The Stars or some stupid shit like that.)
TL;DR: Will wrestling be good? Yes. Will we have a "boom period"? probably not.