Did anyone used to read the Apter Mags (Pro Wrestling Illustrated, The Wrestler, Inside Wrestling)? I used to read them in the late '80s & early '90s. The only wrestling I could see on TV back then was the WWF (and then NWA/WCW starting in the early '90s) so they were pretty much my only exposure to rest of the world of wrestling. My next door neighbor gave me a box of them when he moved in about 1988 or '89. I only actually bought them a couple of times, but I'd always leaf through them at the store, especially for the Top 10. I actually had an arena report from a WWF house show printed once too.
Post by Jack Raines on Apr 14, 2012 18:40:17 GMT -5
Yeah, I used to read them all the time as a kid.
PWI magazine was how I first learned of things like ECW (which I didn't see until it was on TNN), Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and I think they even reported on the Arn/Sid/scissors incident because I somehow knew about it years before I had the internet.
Loved the Apter mags, when i was younger it was my first intro to Ric Flair, Lex Lugar,Nikita Koloff, ect. We only got WWF on Saturday morning so lots of new faces that i never got to see on tv. Still got a ton of them from back in the day and had a opportunity to meet Bill Apter in Miami this year and he was a true gentleman
Post by hitmanmike1 on Apr 21, 2012 6:16:15 GMT -5
For the longest time I would buy PWI for over 20 years till I moved in to my house which that was the only way I knew about other promotions. The only ones I have kept are the special issues. I only buy PWI for the PWI 500, Mid Yr Reprt and Year End Issue now