Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

In 2011, had 1,755,878 page views, with readers from 67 nations and territories including United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Venezuela, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Israel , Ireland, Japan, Italy, Colombia, Russia, France, Peru, Belgium, Mexico ,Spain China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Czech Republic, India, New Zealand, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Portugal, Romania, Philippines, South Korea, Panama, Burundi, Bermuda, Malaysia, Finland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Pakistan, Indonesia, Norway, Vietnam, Lithuania, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Egypt, Taiwan, Greece, Hungary Austria, Sweden,Yemen, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Georgia, Cyprus, Cayman Islands, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Moldova, Thailand

In noting the countries above, I 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 many 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.

In other milestones, AS I SEE IT also begins its seventeenth with this column. Additionally,, its flagship site has now reached over 43.7 million page views during its 17 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.

From Japan, KENTO! Japan....

Wrestling promotions including SHIMMER, Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, 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, Championship Wrestling Federation, Hoosier Pro Wrestling, and Insanity Pro Wrestling.

Websites covering regional wrestling such as, and and companies providing wrestling products such as Smart Mark Video,

Official websites of wrestlers such as Dory,,,, Jonny Storm,, Frankie Starz,,, ICP's,,,,, and

And a special favorite for me to notice..and for the last time...the website of what I always think of as the ECW Arena:

In 2011, AS I SEE IT and PWBTS have discussed various issues concerning independent wrestling, as well as puroresu, lucha, and WWE, including such subjects as the CM Punk vs. WWE, the Sinclair Broadcasting purchase of Ring of Honor, Zack Ryder's use of social media to get over (versus WWE's constant and largely fictional Twitter shilling , Randy Savage's death, the self destructive saga of the Hardy Brothers, and the end of ECW Arena as it exists.

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 Verne Langdon, Gordon Scozzari, Guy Coffey, Jack LaLanne, Val Puccio, "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, Shawn Osborne, Johnny Heideman, Nick the Greek, Oliver Humperdink, Ham Lee, Pierre Morrison, Chip Fairway, Manny Guzman, Dusty Feldbaumer, Randy Savage, Larry Sweeney,

In 2012, 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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