Howdy, dear and patient readers. Two pieces of good news I have for you that I wanted to share with you all today, and a pimping of sorts.
First up is that the casting call for new RTB writers went well. Have three new writers hard at work on their debut pieces, one of whom will specialize in old-school stuff (think pre-Monday Night Wars). I’m excited to see these new guys debut and carry on the RTB torch, and I’m excited for you guys to read the new product.
Now, the pimping (saving the best for last). In a couple weeks – the week of April 8th – I will be guest-writing Mathew Sforcina’s Ask 411 Wrestling column at 411Mania. I did this once before last summer and had a tremendously fun time, and Mathew has need of my services again, so … there ya go. If you have a question you’d like to see answered in the column, email me and put “Ask411 question” in the subject. Fair warning, though; this is a guest-hosting gig. We typically get more opinion-oriented questions, or questions that don’t require insane feats of research, like counting every title defense Lou Thesz ever had. So go easy on me. 🙂
Now for the last news, the big’un. Remember how former RTB writer Neil Cathan and I were teaming up to do an RTB book, only for it to collapse under legality issues? And that Neil was going to do a sort-of summation of it, giving the broad strokes and enough detail to follow the storyline without getting bogged down in every word or every move?
Yeah, 80-some-odd-thousand words later, it is done.
And Part I bows this Friday. As in, two days.
Set aside some time, friends. Pop some popcorn, get settled into the butt-groove on your couch and get ready. An RTB that tackles two issues at the same time, from our very immediate past:
“What if John Cena’s ‘worst year ever’ really was his worst year ever?”
… AND …
“What if Dean Ambrose debuted with the aborted Mick Foley feud?”
Neil and I spent many, many an hour plotting out this thing, and Neil may have shaved a year or two off his life writing this opus. We hope you enjoy it. See you Friday.