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De La Hoya buys "The Ring" magazine

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Kind of an odd situation for a boxer/promoter to now own the "Bible of boxing." I wonder if it'll affect content?

  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    He also now owns the rights to Pro Wrestling Illustrated, the old magazine that always had fake writer names to go along with the kayfabe material and Bill Apter.
  3. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Should we prepare ourselves for another career change for De La Hoya? As long as it's not singing (god awful)
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Next issue's cover: Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Child Molester Or Merely Child Porn Distributor?
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Dan Shocket wasn't real? I loved Off The Top Rope. Fuck Tommy "Wormslime" Rich!
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    He was real. So real I remember when he died. I know Matt Brock was a fake name, and I think ... Liz something or another ... dammit I can't remember, but I used to be all over this. I think Eddie Ellner was Shocket's replacement and also legitimate. He was the guy who threw his mother's ashes onto the Yankee Stadium field during a playoff game, I think.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    That reminds of of this video that came out before the fight:

  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    From Pro Wrestling Illustrated's wikipedia entry:

    Bill Apter, who can be seen at most high-profile wrestling events taking photos, was the senior editor of PWI for years. Stuart M. Saks is the current longtime publisher for PWI. Hunter S. Thompson-influenced Matt Brock has been PWI's most popular columnist. Brock, however, is actually a fictitious writer. Through the years, many different PWI editors have written stories as Brock. Likewise, columnist Liz Hunter is fictitious, as are oft-quoted WWF/WWE "inside source" Thomas Pilliard and "wrestling psychologist" Dr. Sidney M. Basil.

    While PWI writers do conduct certain legitimate interviews with figures within the wrestling business, the majority of "in-character" quotes are penned by the magazine's staff. The rule of thumb: If a quotation is about real-life events (i.e., the people behind the characters), it was uttered by the quoted source. If the quote pertains to any angle or someone's in-ring persona, the response is typically "invented" by the feature's writer.
  9. BertoltBrecht

    BertoltBrecht Member

    The first issue:

  10. boots

    boots New Member

    There goes the magazine.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Too late.

    The Ring lost its soul a long, long, LONG time ago.
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    I know but still....
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