Q: What is Wrestling Perspective?
A: Wrestling Perspective is a newsletter
for the discriminating wrestling fan. We dedicate our pages to
high-quality analysis of the wrestling business. Rather than reprint
news, rumors and gossip found in other publications, we tackle
important issues and put them under a microscope.
News publications, by their very
nature, are rushed and often filled with a hurried collection of facts
that don't lend much insight. Wrestling Perspective takes on a subject
and explores the many angles. When you're finished reading a Wrestling
Perspective article, you are likely to look at the subject
As for our interviews, we talk with
marquee players be they current stars, behind-the-scenes powerbrokers,
or legends of the game. Each interview goes beyond the standard quick
question and answer fare. When you read a Wrestling Perspective
interview, you learn more about the business, the wrestler, and the
human being who works as that wrestler.
Former WCW Announcer Chris Cruise
summed up Wrestling Perspective this way: "No other wrestling
publication provides incisive, long-form interviews from the biggest
names in the business, combined with smart commentary and The Phantom
of the Ring's look at the history of pro wrestling."
Q: Are your writers professionals?
A: Yes. This is something most wrestling
publications and Web sites cannot claim. Wrestling Perspective's
writers are media professionals and award-winning journalists with an
extensive history of publication in high- profile magazines and
newspapers. No other publication has a writing staff whose credits are
as expansive as Wrestling Perspective's. To learn more about our
writers click here.
Q: What's different about your
A: We conduct interviews with legends and
current newsmakers that are not the fluff you normally see on the Web.
Where else are you going to read in-depth interviews (10,000 - 20,000
words) with Lord Alfred Hayes and Terry Taylor? Where else are you
going to read a 10,000+ word interview with Bobby Heenan that goes
beyond the everyday stuff? Most interviews on the Web are short and
uninformative. When you're finished reading it, you don't get a sense
of the person. Wrestling Perspective interviews get inside the heads of
wrestling's important figures.
Q: Who have you interviewed?
A: It runs the gamut from legends like
Lou Thesz, Bruno Sammartino, the late Gordon Solie, Jack Brisco and the
Funk Brothers, to movers and shakers such as Jim Cornette, Johnny Ace,
Terry Taylor and George Scott, to today’s biggest stars such as Diamond
Dallas Page, Chris Kanyon, and William Regal.
Q: Do you print the same old news
and rumors that I can read for free on the Internet?
A: No. Our newsletter has always been
unique in that we take important wrestling issues and topics and
dedicate 2,000- to 3,000-word essays on them. We explore several
different angles on any given topic. But we do not rehash the same old
news found on the Net and in many other wrestling newsletters.
Q: Do you write about wrestling
A: Yes. Our resident historian, the
Phantom of the Ring ®, writes articles that are vital to
understanding how our beloved sport evolved into what it is today. He
examines a person, event or trend in wrestling history, dissects it and
shows how that person, event, or trend influenced the sport today. From
the History of the Stereotype to wrestling in the movies to the career
of Ed "Strangler" Lewis, the Phantom of the Ring brings the history of
the sport to life with his spirited, entertaining and informative
writings. For a sample of one of his great articles, click here.
Q: Is your Phantom of the Ring the
same one who wrote for Wrestling Eye, Ringside Reflector, Wrestling
Forum, and WOW?
A: Yes, the very same one. To learn more
about the Phantom of the Ring, click here.
Q: Do WWE employees really read
A: Yes. Though we can't tell you which
ones, several WWE employees not only read Wrestling Perspective, but
also are highly complimentary of the product.
Q: How long have you been
publishing Wrestling Perspective?
A: We started publishing Wrestling
Perspective in February 1990. We are one of pro wrestling's oldest
newsletters. We were college friends who shared a mutual love for
wrestling and were looking for an outlet to express our feelings on
this incredible industry. The end result: Wrestling Perspective.
Q: How often do you publish?
A: Six to ten issues a year
Q: Why don't you publish more
A: Quality or quantity? We only put out
Wrestling Perspective when there is enough high-quality content to fill
out an issue. We never pad our issues with frivolity. We never want you
to be dissatisfied with Wrestling Perspective, so we put our best
effort into every issue.
Q: Is the Phantom of the Ring a
A: Yes. When other wrestling commentators
call themselves the Phantom they are violating the Phantom of the
Q: Is Wrestling Perspective
A: Yes. Wrestling Perspective,
WrestlingPerspective.Com, In Perspective, A Different Perspective,
Perspective/Counter Perspective are trademarks of the Wrestling
Perspective partnership, Paul MacArthur & David Skolnick
Q: Are Wrestling Perspective
articles and interviews copyrighted?
A: Yes. They may not be quoted, reprinted
or distributed without written permission from Wrestling Perspective
publishers Paul MacArthur and David Skolnick.
Q: Do you sell your subscriber list?
A: No. We respect our subscribers'
Q: What awards have you won?
A: Wrestling Perspective was named the
Newsletter of the Decade at the end of 1999, by Evan Ginzburg,
publisher of Wrestling Then & Now.
Q: How much does Wrestling
A: $2.50 per issue in the US, $3.00 per
issue in Canada and Mexico, $3.75 overseas. Add $1 for back
Q: How can I subscribe?
A: You can send cash, check or money
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A: Sure. Click here for credit card ordering.
Q: Can I order back issues of
A: Yes. Click here for a list
of our available back issues.
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A: The world may never know. But two
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