To those reading this, The Wrestling Mania wants to extend a very sincere, very compassionate “thank you” to everyone. This isn’t an out-of-the-blue thanks. This is something that we’ve openly discussed about in private conversations. We’ve felt the need to give back to all of you.
Several months ago, Richard Hughes, John ‘Huxy’ Huxall and myself (Quinn Smith), joined The Wrestling Mania after being ‘relieved of our duties’ at WrestlingNewsSource.com. At the time, TWM’s status at a social media level was satisfactory. The level of followers, interactions, and general interest alone was not high by any means but we were happy with it. There was one man at the time manning everything. Dean Puckering, the owner of TWM.
Dean is the heart and soul of this site. He graciously took in Richard, Huxy and myself when we were let go from the other site. He saw potential in all of us and looking for ways to expand, he took a risk in accepting a couple of strangers into the house he built. Dean has busted his ass from the very beginning with The Wrestling Mania, trying to do just about everything. He’s been an inspirational, motivational, sincere leader within TWM and while he very well is the “boss”, he doesn’t treat anyone as if they are beneath him. Arguably one of the most-kind hearted, thoughtful individuals I’ve personally ever have come across. It’s because of him and the others in TWM, as well as all of you fans and followers that I’ve found my love for pro-wrestling again. This is where this read brings us; to you.
Lets start with some facts. On November 2nd 2014 we had 4,529 followers on Twitter. While that’s a fairly high number in itself, what unfolded within the last 4 months is unfathomable. This past Friday we surpassed 20,000 followers. 15,471 followers gained in a 4-month span. We hit 19,000 followers March 11th and within 2 days again over 1000 more. We’ve previously set our own ideas on how many we’d like to have by certain dates and as they days continued, we’d surpass another goal and another and another, and another. It’s something that while it may not seem like a ‘big deal’ to others, it is to the ones that work and strive to make TWM a success each and every day. It’s a big deal to us to have a cohort of people genuinely care about what we do. You guys actively partake in discussions and in some instances, are sticking up for those being mistreated through social media. I’ve seen it first hand and have had it happen as well. You folks are the most loyal of fans/followers/family I’ve, along with the rest of TWM have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Whether it be something you don’t agree on with us but still partake in a civil debate, or something hilarious that you tag us in, thinking we will enjoy it. The fact that we come across your mind alone is a humbling honor that we are all incredibly grateful for. You guys and gals have made the last 5 months of TWM (and my life) some of the most fun times.
140 characters aren’t enough to express and neither is this lengthy paper. Just know that we actively talk about how awesome you guys are, how thankful we are to have a community and a family and a following like the one we have. We have many more plans on expanding and getting our name out there. You’ve already done so much for us and we can’t ever thank you enough.
This is only the beginning, everyone. Let’s make 2015 OUR year.
We love you all,
The Wrestling Mania.