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AS I SEE IT 1/9

AS I SEE IT
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

In 2011, PWBTS.com had 1,755,878 page views, with readers from 67 nations and territories including United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Venezuela, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Israel , Ireland, Japan, Italy, Colombia, Russia, France, Peru, Belgium, Mexico ,Spain China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Czech Republic, India, New Zealand, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Portugal, Romania, Philippines, South Korea, Panama, Burundi, Bermuda, Malaysia, Finland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Pakistan, Indonesia, Norway, Vietnam, Lithuania, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Egypt, Taiwan, Greece, Hungary Austria, Sweden,Yemen, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Georgia, Cyprus, Cayman Islands, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Moldova, Thailand

In noting the countries above, I assume there's a good possibility that at least a few of those PWBTS.com visitors are from the US military. According to AddFreeStats, I already know there have been many visits from US military hostnames. For those of you in the US military, wherever you're serving, thanks for taking time to read PWBTS.com. I hope we've given you some enjoyment in the middle of your difficult task.

In other milestones, AS I SEE IT also begins its seventeenth with this column. Additionally, PWBTS.com, its flagship site has now reached over 43.7 million page views during its 17 year history.

As I've said in New Year columns year after year, that means that PWBTS.com has visitors from every region of the world... from every time zone...and from languages and cultures too numerous to count; reading about wrestling on our flagship site. To all of you... wherever you are from, thank you for taking time out of your day to read PWBTS.com's mix of wrestling news and opinions.

Thanks also go out to those websites that link to PWBTS.com and provide us with a wide variety of visitors such as:

Wrestling news sites from around the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany including Wrestleview, Gerweck.net, Inyourheadonline.com, Big News Network, Online World of Wrestling.

From Japan, KENTO! Japan....

Wrestling promotions including SHIMMER, Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, NWA Virginia, NWA Hawaii, Chaotic Wrestling (Connecticut), Heartland Wrestling Association, Ring Wars Carolina, Power Trip Wrestling/UK, Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation, Tri-State Wrestling Association, Classic Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling Federation, Hoosier Pro Wrestling, and Insanity Pro Wrestling.

Websites covering regional wrestling such as Socaluncensored.com, and Georgiawrestlinghistory.com and companies providing wrestling products such as Smart Mark Video, HybridEnt.tv.

Official websites of wrestlers such as Dory Funk.com, SamoaJoe.com, Gregvalentine.com. Stevecorino.com, Robbieellis.com, Jonny Storm, Billymaverick.com, Frankie Starz, Rockinrebel.com, Fabulousfrederick.com, ICP's Faygoluvers.com, KennyBolin.com, BobbyShields.com, Masonraige.com, Wrestlingandy.com, Alerelf.com and Sean-casey.com...

And a special favorite for me to notice..and for the last time...the website of what I always think of as the ECW Arena: Asylumarena.com

In 2011, AS I SEE IT and PWBTS have discussed various issues concerning independent wrestling, as well as puroresu, lucha, and WWE, including such subjects as the CM Punk vs. WWE, the Sinclair Broadcasting purchase of Ring of Honor, Zack Ryder's use of social media to get over (versus WWE's constant and largely fictional Twitter shilling , Randy Savage's death, the self destructive saga of the Hardy Brothers, and the end of ECW Arena as it exists.

Reminders of tragic anniversaries, such as the anniversaries of the death of Eddie Guerrero and Christopher "Chris Cash" Bauman, Owen Hart and Brian Hildebrand...and the anniversary of the passing of former WWF referee Joey Marella...

The passing of Verne Langdon, Gordon Scozzari, Guy Coffey, Jack LaLanne, Val Puccio, "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, Shawn Osborne, Johnny Heideman, Nick the Greek, Oliver Humperdink, Ham Lee, Pierre Morrison, Chip Fairway, Manny Guzman, Dusty Feldbaumer, Randy Savage, Larry Sweeney,

In 2012, as every year, here's hoping that AS I SEE IT gives you a lot more chances to make you think... that it can comment and report on many more moments of enjoyment... less moments that I feel moved to criticize... and FAR less where I have to report on or think about someone in wrestling that we've lost...and that it serves as the viewpoint for one longtime fan to share his opinions with all of you.

Until next time...

If you have comments or questions, or if you'd like to add the AS I SEE IT column to your website, I can be reached by e-mail at the address above.

If you'd like to add advertising on PWBTS.com (the flagship website of this column), banner ads are available for $400 for one year. These ads would appear on each newspage appearing on the newsboard. Cube ads are available for $200 for one year, which would be placed on the main newsboard page.