AS I SEE IT: by Bob Magee –

Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

In 2009, had 2,082,110 page views, with readers from 94 nations and territories including United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina, Italy, France, Japan, Poland, Mexico, Belgium, Russian Federation, New Zealand, Ireland, Taiwan, Israel, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, China, Peru, Spain, Czech Republic, Venezuela, India, Norway, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Finland, South Korea, Chile, Switzerland, Malaysia, Sweden, Indonesia, Singapore, Bermuda, Estonia, Egypt, Pakistan, Luxembourg, Thailand, Jordan, Hungary, Vietnam, Slovakia Croatia, Dominican Republic, Lithuania, Kuwait, Lebanon, Uruguay, Hong Kong, Iceland, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos Islands, Slovenia, Philippines, Guyana, Morocco, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Nepal, Mauritius, Malta, Ivory Coast, Herzegowina, Bosnia, Cyprus, Belarus, Antigua & Barbuda, Albania, Puerto Rico, Honduras, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, Guatemala, Moldova, Syria, Oman, Algeria, Iraq, North Korea

In noting the countries above, I can see countries like Kuwait and Qatar, and assume there’s a good possibility that at least a few of those visitors are from the US military. According to AddFreeStats, I already know there have been 2,041 separate visits from US military hostnames. For those of you in the US military, wherever you’re serving, thanks for taking time to read I hope we’ve given you some enjoyment in the middle of your difficult task, especially during this holiday season now ending.

In other milestones, AS I SEE IT also begins its thirteeen year with this column. Additionally,, its flagship site has now reached over 39.8 million page views during its 14 year history.

As I’ve said in New Year columns year after year, that means that 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’s mix of wrestling news and opinions.

Thanks also go out to those websites that link to 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,,,, Big News Network, Online World of Wrestling,,,, Feel The, Australian Sports Entertainment, and The Wrestling Voice.
  • From Japan, KENTO! Japan….
  • Wrestling promotions including SHIMMER, Derby City Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, and its fansite, 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, Cleveland All Pro Wrestling, G.L.O.R.Y Wrestling, Championship Wrestling Federation, Hoosier Pro Wrestling, and Insanity Pro Wrestling
  • Websites covering regional wrestling such as,, and
  • Companies providing wrestling products such as Smart Mark Video, Wrestling, Hybrid, and Wrestling Belt World.
  • Official websites of wrestlers such as Dory,,,, Jonny Storm,, Frankie Starz,,, ICP’s,,,,, and…
  • And a special favorite for me to notice…the website of what I always think of as the ECW Arena: Thearena.bizIn 2009, AS I SEE IT and PWBTS have discussed various issues concerning independent wrestling, as well as puroresu, lucha, and WWE, including such subjects as:
  • Congressional steroids report
  • The high profile of “The Wrestler” showing wrestling as a performance art to a msintream audience
  • The stunning in-ring death of Japanese legend Mitsuhara Misawa, which saddened many and signified to many the end of the classic era of Japanese wrestling
  • And a story which will be one of the major stories of 2010, the Linda McMahon Senate Campaign
  • The battle of the buyrates between UFC vs. WWEThe human side of the business, with such stories as:
  • Staff of this website raising funds for breast cancer, HIV/AIDS research, and Toys for Tots
  • Promotions and promoters raising funds for children’s charities, Toys for Tots, cancer research, scholarship funds, and autism research
  • 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 Cousin Junior, Paul E. Normous, Jim Wilson, Renato Torres, Robert Bruce, The Beast, Andrew “Test” Martin, Steve Doll, Rick Crabtree, Abismo Negro, Ted Grizzly, Playboy Buddy Rose, Princess Jasmine, John Tolos, Mitsuharu Misawa, Billy Red Lyons, Bud Osborne, La Parkita, Espectrito Jr., Waldo Von Erich, Takashi Matsunaga, Woodie Johnson, Al Tomko, Gladys Gillem, Shelby Adcock, Butcher Brannigan, Kerry Brown, Lester Welch, Lou Albano, Ryuma Go, Adam Firestorm, Mike LeBell, Umaga, and Steve WilliamsIn 2010, 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…

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