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DAVE SCHERER

Dave Scherer has been covering the business of professional wrestling since the early 1990s, Dave started “The Wrestling Lariat” newsletter in June of 1995. Over the next few years, the Lariat grew steadily and became one of the must-read publications for those in and around the wrestling business.

In August of 1997, Dave was approached by Bob Ryder to become a part of the new website 1Wrestling.com. Ryder wanted the name value of Dave and the Lariat to be one of the draws for the new website, and the two joined forces. Dave worked at 1Wrestling.com as columnist, reporter and webmaster until January of 2004 before deciding to branch out on his own and start this website.

Dave’s extended network of contacts and ability to consistently break the top stories in pro wrestling has made him a must-read for anyone who follows the wrestling business online. Dave’s column, “The Daily Lariat,” quickly became a favorite of cyberspace’s wrestling fans.

Also during Dave’s time at 1Wrestling.com, he was a staff and features writer for the now-defunct WOW and ECW magazines. He also penned the Saturday pro wrestling column at the New York Daily News for two years. And, he was the webmaster for the Extreme Championship Wrestling website until the company ceased operations in 2001.

Dave’s combination of reporting skills, humor and ability to succinctly analyze the trends and patterns of today’s wrestling business allow for him to pen informative and entertaining pieces for the readers of PWInsider.com.

Dave Scherer can be reached at daveschererpwi@gmail.com.

MIKE JOHNSON

Mike Johnson is one of most well known and respected writers covering the world of professional wrestling today, having traveled all over the United States and Canada to cover everything from the grandest pay-per-view events to the smallest independent shows. He's sat everywhere you can imagine - from Domed Stadiums and major arenas to converted supermarkets and housing project basements (yes, really!) - while studying, covering, and writing about the ever-changing, at-times insane genre known as sports-entertainment.

Mike has been writing full-time about professional wrestling since 2004 when PWInsider.com was founded. He's interviewed hundreds of stars and legends from every aspect of professional wrestling, including The Ultimate Warrior, Sting, Eric Bischoff, Jesse Ventura, Rob Van Dam, Mick Foley, Ted DiBiase, Tommy Dreamer, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Kevin Sullivan, Stan Hansen, Abyss, Billy Robinson, Tully Blanchard, Taz and many, many others.

Beyond his audio duties in the Elite section of PWInsider.com, Mike can be heard weekly co-hosting "The Mouthpiece Wrestling Show", which is syndicated in a number of major radio markets, including Boston, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Providence, Rhode Island, among others.

Prior to PWInsider.com, Mike worked with the original Extreme Championship Wrestling, serving as it's official website's historian, and was regularly credited on ECW broadcasts as a researcher for announcer Joey Styles on International talents. Mike was also heavily involved with the popular ECW DVD series released by Pioneer Home Video, including scripting several of the most popular titles in that line. MIke also assisted with the company's action figure and video game lines.

Beyond ECW, Mike has written for the influential Wrestling Lariat Newsletter (currently being archived in The PWInsider.com Elite section), Total Wrestling Magazine in Great Britain and 1Wrestling.com. Currently, Mike is also working as a consultant for Capstone Press on a series of eleven (and counting) children's books about professional wrestling that have been released to school and public libraries across the United States.

Prior to writing full-time, Mike worked for several years in management and production roles for the film and Broadway worlds, allowing him to bring a very unique point of view to professional wrestling as an entertainment property.

A native New Yorker, Mike is proud to work seven days a week and spend endless hours writing, traveling, recording audio, conducting interviews and watching every form of pro wrestling he can. He prays every day that he'll always have this, his dream job.

Mike Johnson can be reached at Mike@PWInsider.com.