My name is Joe Vincent, and I used to operate an internet wrestling empire. Okay, well “empire” might be too strong of a term, but I owned and my team managed a whole slew of medium-to-big professional wrestling websites many years ago. Today, most of those websites are non-active, though they are accessible through the Internet Archive. Over the years, the data and information from those sites have been pooled here at XHeadlines.com. And, depending on when you read this opinion piece, you may have come to this page through TBLWrestling.com. TBL was once the crown jewel of that old wrestling website empire – a position that it held for a long time. In this resurrected empire and, frankly, due to ease of functionality and not having to provide regular site updates, TBLWrestling.com now presents a feed of opinion columns posted here at XHeadlines.com.
In fact, the entire empire was resurrected over the last year and a half in a similar format – the former domains have been turned into shell websites that feature some form of a classic “newsboard” with posts and updates fed directly from XHeadlines.com. What that should tell you is that all of the active effort behind this new structure is being focused on providing great updates on XHeadlines.com that will be fed out to a host of companion websites. Oh, and I guess this is important to understand – I have no interest in engaging in the type of programming or updates that you may find on other wrestling websites these days. I am not going to promise to be the best or most updated website out there – I am older now and my life does not allow for that any more. However, I will not have garbage posted on this website and then fed out to the full compliment of shell sites. No thanks. Keep that garbage on social media where it belongs. My hope is to build XHeadlines.com into a classic wrestling website, just like The Balrog’s Lair and TBLWrestling.com were in their heyday.
This is what you can expect from the resurrected empire:
XHeadlines.com – updated news, opinions, results, and whatever else you might expect to find on a classic wrestling website. In addition, I plan to include the full catalog of old newsboard posts from all of the prior websites – or at least the ones that I have access to, which numbers in the tens of thousands.
WOWRevolution.com – galleries that are updated on a semi-regular basis (likely to be quarterly) with all of XHeadlines.com’s updates fed in.
TBLWrestling.com – opinion updates fed from XHeadlines.com.
TheBalrogsLair.com – a website dedicated to the history of my time as an internet wrestling entrepreneur, but primarily talking about the websites during their time as active domains. Think of this as a living history of this group of websites.
TNAStars.com – ideally, this will find itself as a website with the history of Total Nonstop Action, Impact Wrestling, and potentially Global Force Wrestling, too. There will not be new, active content on this website, but it will have the Impact Wrestling updates from XHeadlines.com fed into it.
AEWHeadlines.com – updates about AEW fed from XHeadlines.com.
IWHeadlines.com – updates about Impact Wrestling fed from XHeadlines.com.
NWAHeadlines.com – updates about NWA fed from XHeadlines.com.
ROHHeadlines.com – updates about ROH fed from XHeadlines.com.
MLWHeadlines.com – updates about MLW fed from XHeadlines.com.
There you go, folks. That’s 10 domains that form the foundation of this new attempt at being a presence on the internet wrestling scene. As I considered why to even bother with this effort again, a few things came to mind. First, the people that I met doing this the first time became genuine friends over the years. Re-engaging with them in this hobby and, maybe, finding a few new buddies from this effort would be worth the time. Second, it would be a shame to have these website sitting dormant when I know that they meant so much to so many folks over the years. Third, with the growth and explosion of AEW on the wrestling scene, I have gone from zero interest in professional wrestling to a mild-to-sometimes-strong interest in the sport again. In other words, why not play around in the internet wrestling space again?!
Thanks for checking in, folks. I hope that you come back and read some more opinions as they get posted.