It’s been a year since I started this blog experiment, and it’s been exciting to see it grow. Here are the top ten posts from the past year:
1. The Black Panther Jim Mitchell – Still working on this book, though it’s taking longer than anticipated. Other opportunities and the difficulty of finding solid info on this forgotten trail blazer have made it difficult, but it’s still in the works. Happy to see this was the top post from year one.
2. Help Kenny Bolin Tell His Story – The story is now out and available from Amazon.com, with some help from fans who responded.
3. Everybody Loves Blue Pants – Interview with NXT’s most electric unsigned star. Thanks again to Mad Man Pondo for the hook up.
4. Who is Dean Hill? – Profile on OVW’s legendary announcer.
5. Khloe Belle Turns Hero – “Sista don’t care” in the ring, but outside the ring is another matter.
6. The Outlaw Returns – Profile on wrestler turned actor Ben Wood.
7. Is Shane Goode Enough? – Shane Mercer’s had a tough month, but he got some well deserved attention during the lead up to Tough Enough.
8. Meet the New Owner of HWA – A second life for a beloved promotion in Ohio promotion.
9. A New Hoosier Promotion EMERGEs – Profile on central Indiana’s EMERGE wrestling, available to watch on Roku’s Indie Wrestling Channel.
10. Meet Mary Elizabeth Monroe – She’s now going by Kelly Klein in Ring of Honor, and she’s one to watch in 2016.
Given that independent wrestling dominates the top ten, you can expect more of the same in 2016 from this blog. I also have several book projects in the works in addition to the Black Panther. I’ve been working with the daughter of Lord Leslie Carlton on his biography. I just started a book on women’s wrestling. And research continues on a new Louisville book focused on the Allen Athletic Club of the 1930s-1950s.
Thanks for reading.