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By Mike Johnson on 2020-08-24 08:10:00

Former WWE announcer Todd Pettengill got hurt over the weekend at his home in Texas when a branch he was cutting down off a tree hit him in the head.  He is said to be sore but OK.

Former WWE developmental and ECW star William Jones aka Chilly Willy has launched an official YouTube channel at this link.  Jones now resides in The Philippines.  

James Gunn, the Director of The Suicide Squad, released the following poster for the film, including John Cena suited up as Peacemaker:

Stonecutter Media will continue their monthly PPV series featuring current stars during their time in Combat Zone Wrestling. has confirmed the current schedule for 60 minute specials airing on PPV, satellite and on demand providers is as follows:

September: Brodie Lee: The Big Rig 

October: El Generico: The Generic Luchador 

November: Lio Rush: The One 

December: AJ Styles: The Living Phenom 

This Thursday's edition of Vampiro Unleashed on the El Rey Network will feature a discussion with Ben Lopez, Executive Director of NALIP about "what it takes to be in front of and behind the camera as a LatinX creator in the film industry."

El Rey will air 1972's Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter this Sunday 8/30 at midnight.  The plot - "A mad female scientist needs Santo's blood for a youth serum; and she has Frankenstein's reliable old monster to help her get it."

Kenny McIntosh is launching Inside the Ropes as a full-fledged old school wrestling magazine with some really talented folks, including Bill Apter, Findley Martin and Keith Elliot Greenberg on board.  The official press release reads:


AUGUST 23 - Inside The Ropes announced today the launch of a new monthly nostalgia-themed wrestling magazine, which will be released worldwide on September 17 exclusively via online store

The launch of Inside The Ropes Magazine was announced via the documentary The Last Read which is available for free on YouTube at the following link:

Although the focus of Inside The Ropes Magazine will be largely geared towards modern content with news, reviews, profiles and analysis, the new publication is also intended to cater for wrestling fans who yearn for the “good old days”.

Inside The Ropes Magazine will look to achieve that with extensive retro-themed content (including classic figures, video games, title changes, PPVs, TV shows, merchandise, magazines, wrestler profiles and much more), bright and vibrant styling throughout, numerous hidden Easter Eggs for long-time fans, and an overall 80s/90s aesthetic.

The incredible team assembled to work on Inside The Ropes Magazine has over a collective century of experience in wrestling journalism. Some of the contributors include:


The owner of the Inside The Ropes brand, Kenny has conducted interviews with major stars past and present over the past eight years via Inside The Ropes live stage show tours and Inside The Ropes’ popular YouTube channel.

DAN RICHARDSON                         

The author of the Amazon best-selling Titan Trilogy book series and the former editor-in-chief of WrestleTalk Magazine and WhatCulture Wrestling, under his previous pseudonym “James Dixon”

·FINDLAY MARTIN                           

The former editor of UK publications Superstars of Wrestling and Power Slam, which ran collectively from 1991-2014 and a best-selling author.

·BILL APTER                         

The “godfather of wrestling magazines” with over 50 years of experience in the industry as the writer and editor of publications including Pro Wrestling IllustratedThe WrestlerInside WrestlingWOW Magazine and Tutto Wrestling.


Former senior writer for WWF/WWE publications including WWF MagazineWWE MagazineRaw Magazine and SmackDown Magazine and a best-selling author.

·BRIAN ELLIOTT                 

The long-time editor of FSM (Fighting Spirit Magazine) until it folded in 2019.

·JUSTIN HENRY                 

Long-time contributor to popular websites WrestleCrap and Cultaholic and co-author of the Amazon best-selling Titan Screwed.

·SONDRA RUTH                 

Co-host of the Inside The Ropes podcast                              

“I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today if it wasn’t for wrestling magazines like Power Slam. I owe the career and life I have to the great work done in wrestling magazines over the years. To bring together this Mount Rushmore of wrestling journalists in a collective effort to preserve this vital medium for years to come means the world to me.” – Kenny McIntosh

“I get goosebumps when I think about this magazine and that I am part of it. This cannot be the last hurrah for wrestling magazines. It’s up to us to keep it alive. It’s up to you to support it. It’s a tradition.” – Bill Apter

“There’s no doubt the media world is changing and this may be the last chance to have a great wrestling magazine” – Brian Elliott

"This is our opportunity to really save wrestling magazines and pass that down to a generation that needs it” – Keith Elliot Greenberg

“This magazine feels like a natural progression of everything I’ve done prior to this point. I can’t wait to get started” – Findlay Martin

“Our magazine is written by people who love pro wrestling, who remain fans. We want our magazine to transport readers into a larger-than-life world. We are going to pay homage to magazines of the past – to the past in general – but with modern, well-written content that people can enjoy in 2020 and beyond.” – Dan Richardson

Pre-orders for single issues and subscriptions to Inside The Ropes Magazine are available worldwide right now from

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