The Wrestling Press
During 1999 TWP owner Greg Johnson started producing a black and white A4 wrestling newsletter in the UK called The Lions Den. In 2001 this evolved into an A5 fanzine entitled Pro Wrestling Press, however, the demand for printed fanzines soon declined and after a few years the decision was made to halt production.
On 23rd July 2009 the title returned in digital form, and from issue 2 onwards the magazine changed its name to The Wrestling Press.
In January 2011 Greg Johnson retired from his role of magazine editor to concentrate fully on design and admin, with current editor Darren Wood taking his place.
Also in January 2011 David Schmida became editor of TWP Online, assigned with the task of improving and expanding the website content.
The Wrestling Press is a free monthly digital magazine AND a daily updated website. Our aim is to provide unique and interesting coverage from all over the world, raising awareness of lesser known but deserving wrestlers and promotions, as well as covering mainstream wrestling in the US, UK, Germany and more.
This month WWE Superstar and movie star Steve Austin chats to The Wrestling Press about CM Punk, Rock/Cena, Tough Enough, acting and a whole lot more. Here’s a few of the things he had to say:
On CM Punk: “Aw hell I think Punk is a great guy, I’d say he looks up to me for what I did in the ring back in the day. I now look up to him for what he is doing now.”
On filming a comedy: “Comedy, no one has asked really, I have a script in progress, kind of a spoof of the action genre and I do want to do that.”
On his new DVD: “Looking back like that lets you see things you would change if you could go back. Early in my career I was in Ric Flair mode… I was really treading water for a time.”
On Tough Enough 2: “I hear there will be a second series, I’d say there’s a 95% chance of it right now. I really did enjoy doing it. That was my first foray onto reality TV.”
We also have interviews with TNA Champ Bobby Roode and Japanese sensation Dick Togo. As well as many other original features, such as; Survivor Series, the forgotten PPV – Home Town Pride (how lack of territories have killed the fans passion) – Star Ratings debate – Super Dragon – DG:UK – First ever SMASH champion (Exlusive!) – and much, much more.
TWP Issue 20 contents:
- STEVE AUSTIN
SCSA talks Punk, acting and Tough Enough
- SURVIVOR SERIES
The Forgotten Pay-Per-View
- BLONDE AMBITION
Props to the Ziggler
- HOME TOWN PRIDE
Yearning for territories of old
- BOBBY HEENAN BIOGRAPHY
History of The Brain
- THIS MONTH IN WRESTLING HISTORY
Enter the Deadman
- WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
- A CYNICAL MIND
Protecting the talent
- BOBBY ROODE
A few words with the champ
- HOTSHOTTING OF THE WORLD TITLE
Tag, you’re it!
- THE (NON) IMPORTANCE OF ENTRANCE MUSIC
Beyond the smoke and mirrors
- ARE STAR-RATINGS KILLING WRESTLING JOURNALISM?
Everyone’s a critic!
- SUPER DRAGON
The return to PWG
- IS SBG RUINING RING OF HONOR’S REPUTATION?
Davey Richards tug-o-war
- DICK TOGO INTERVIEW
The retirement tour
- 4FW REVIEW
Up close and personal
- THE IMPACT OF DG:UK
A phenomenal success
- STARBUCK COLUMN
First SMASH champion in history
>> WWE 12
>> Jim Cornette, Timeline history of WWE 1997
>> ROH Death Before Dishonor IX
- THE WOLFE PIT
Long term champs a thing of the past