Shaun Plummer is hired and becomes the first ever reporter, besides Paul Nemer, on Wrestleview in early 1998.
Pro-Wrestling Angle merges with Wrestleview
Bill Clark, owner of Pro-Wrestling Angle on TWNP, decided to close his site and merge with Wrestleview and become the website's first co-webmaster.
By the summer of 1999, Wrestleview had a solid staff. Members included: Shaun Plummer, Wrestling Historian, Alexi Franklin, Fred Cook, Ryan Boyd, Vin Gopal, Shawn Moniz and others.
Paul Nemer was approached with an opportunity to create an online newsletter with Fred Cook, dubbed the Innovators of Wrestling Newsletter. It didn't last long as Paul turned his focus more on Wrestleview and Fred wanted to open a website called The Innovators of Wrestling.
Wrestleview.com Domain Purchased
Wrestleview was operating under different names/URL's before February 18, 2000, ex: Hitman 316. The domain is officially purchased by Paul in 2000.
Bob Magee joined Wrestleview.com. Bob contributed for well over 12 years for Wrestleview with his weekly Ass I See it column and his independant coverage. Check out his site at PWBTS.com
Staff Changes on Wrestleview
Co-webmaster Bill Clark left Wrestleview due to a busy schedule. Shawn Moniz, who was operating Wrestling-Complex.com and an active reporter on Wrestleview, becomes the website's new co-webmaster.
First Interview with a Wrestler
Paul Nemer interviews Terry Taylor, who was with WCW at that time. Older WWE fans might know him as the The Red Rooster. This marked the first ever interview Wrestleview conducts with a wrestler. This was followed by many interviews including: Tatanka, Bill DeMott, Paul Bearer, Tom Prichard, Jim Duggan and others.
Gerald Dunn, who once reported and helped Calvin Martin on Lords of Pain in 1998 and owned WrestlingEmpire.com, decided to come back to reporting. He opened LoP Media and Paul Nemer helped him with the site. Gerald started fading away from the site and a possible merger was brought up, but eventually fell through.
Kevin Lowery Joins Wrestleview
Paul Nemer knew Kevin Lowery for a couple of years through Bret Hart's official forum. Kevin and I spoke and he was hired as a reporter for Wrestleview. At the same time, Kevin had informed me that he had opened a website site with Adam Martin called Pro Wrestling Coverage located at PWCoverage.com.
Many of you know him as the owner of TheHistoryofWWE.com. He deserves a mention on here. Paul Nemer knew Graham for a little while before he decided to join Wrestleview as a reporter on the day of WrestleMania 17. Graham suggested the start of a weekly prize contest for our visitors, which he ran.
Wrestleview Audio Show (Lycos Talk Radio)
Adam Martin, still at PWCoverage.com, joins Paul Nemer to create a weekly wrestling radio show called the Wrestleview Audio Show on Lycos Talk Radio. The show would go on to hold the No. 1 spot on the website until the service was closed.
Adam Martin joins Wrestleview
Kevin Lowery and Adam Martin merge Pro Wrestling Coverage with Wrestleview. In doing so, they also migrate content that would be used in the Wrestling Information section.
We Are Old School
Shortly after the merger with Pro Wrestling Coverage, Adam, Kevin, Shawn and Graham decided to revamp the site and update all sections. The slogan "We Are Old School" is introduced, given the backgrounds of everyone involved with the website.
Adam Martin Runs the Show
In the summer of 2002, Paul Nemer goes on a three month 3 month vacation to visit family and watch the World Cup. Shawn Moniz was slowly fading out and Adam Martin was running the show on Wrestleview.com for the entire summer. Paul noted, "I'll never forget that summer, this catapulted Adam Martin's wrestling online presence."
New Logo Introduced
Adam Martin works with Paul Nemer to create an updated logo for Wrestleview. The logo would feature a W and V, with many on staff referring to the website as "WV." This style of logo, in some form or fashion, would continue for 15 years.
Wrestleview gets mentioned in newspaper
For the first time, Wrestleview gets a mention in a non-wrestling media newspaper/outlet. Tim Baines of the Ottawa Sun gave a nice plug for wrestleview in the newspaper. This is how we got to know Ryan Allen. Ryan helped us for a couple of years on the site.
No Way Out
Paul Nemer, Adam Martin and some others met in Montreal for the WWE No Way Out PPV. The Eric Bischoff vs Stone Cold PPV. During that weekend, Ryan Droste was taking care of Wrestleview. Ryan helped out with Wrestleview for a few years. Ryan today runs topropepress.com.
Wrestleview.com Partners with Wrestling News Live
After taking part for many years as a special guest, Adam Martin becomes a full-time member of the online wrestling radio show "Wrestling News Live" with the Trey Dawg and JSK. Wrestleview.com would become the official news source of the program.
Hunter Golden begins doing live coverage of WWE RAW. Hunter goes on to write weekly results for five years.
Modified Logo Introduced
Brian Farmer, who would go on to create the live "Wrestleview Backtalk" show airing live after wrestling PPV events, creates a modified version of the existing Wrestleview logo.
The staff saw a series of changes in the summer of 2008, including the introduction of new feature writers and more staff. This included Adam Martin being promoted to Editor in Chief, Hunter Golden becoming the new Managing Editor and Tom Van Stone becoming our official Web Developer introducing a brand new web design.
Wrestleview VIP Launches
Paul Nemer, Adam Martin, Hunter Golden and Tom Van Stone launch the first ever premium section of Wrestleview.com in 2009, charging $4.99 per month. The section would launch with the popular “Wrestling News Live” program as the flagship of the podcast network along with original weekly original audio content.
Wrestleview Radio Debuts
After parting ways with Wrestling News Live, the Wrestleview Radio show is created as the new flagship of the Wrestleview Radio Network/VIP area. The show would debut the same night Bret Hart made his first on-camera appearance for WWE since 1997 and the same night TNA competed with a live Impact featuring the debut of Hulk Hogan. Wrestleview Radio would be hosted by Adam Martin, Hunter Golden and Doug Lackey for four years.
David Stephens begins doing the weekly RAW results. David does a run for 4 years before Mike Tedesco took over.
Jason Namako started contributing to Wrestleview.com. After many news contributions, Jason would eventually join the staff later on that year.