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In late 1997 Black Mountain Wrestling Federation closed its doors, which in turn lead to the closure of the AES organization. Throughout the following 12 years, the popularity of wrestling declined with independent wrestling being the main source of the sport.
In 2009, independent wrestling had a spike in popularity with the /W/WF, which was soon followed by ACW and SCW the following year. The two companies had a new generation of talent which regained public interest. Laura Brennan, Lance Meszaros and Mick Spade emerged from /W/WF and moved to ACW, leading to an increase of new talent being trained at its developmental territory, which included the likes of Osakan Destroyer, Estramir Mastern and Skyler Altus.
With a new generation waiting in the wings and a new audience, wrestling became a large part of culture once again. The reinvigorated interest lead to the return of AES in early 2011 with World Wrestling Armbar being its flagship show.