Share your stories: The History of WWE.com celebrates 8 years with exclusive prize pack
For 8 years, The History of WWE.com has kept the memories alive for both new and longtime wrestling fans alike. Some have used it to recall the first shows they went to as kids. Others, to settle bets over what really happened so many years ago. And there are those who have cited it as a resource for their own work documenting the wrestling industry.
As February 2010 marks the 8th anniversary of The History of WWE, we're celebrating and we want you to be part of it!
Much of the website's success is thanks to the fans that have helped make it the most accurate and complete collection of ring results in existance. So now we're putting the spotlight on you as a way to say thanks.
We want to hear your personal stories. You can go any direction and be as long or short as you want. The only criteria is that they be your own personal experiences.
Examples of what subjects you could cover: Have you had a life-changing experience because of being a fan? How has The History of WWE.com benefitted you? Why are you a wrestling fan? What's your best memory of being a fan? Did meeting a wrestler leave a lasting impression? Did you break into the business? What's your favorite piece of memorabilia?
E-mail your stories - along with your name and where you're from - to firstname.lastname@example.org. From now until the end of the month, we will compile your entries and post them to the site. At the end of the month, the entry that stands out the most will win an exclusive prize package courtesy of The History of WWE.com.
The WWE has had such a huge impact on my life. Even though I am only 24 years old, the WWE has played a big part in my life and continues to do so to this very day. My love of WWE started as a total accident. My dad had gotten tickets to an episode of Raw back in late 1999 when it was in Philadelphia (His company had a suite at the time) and my sister was a huge fan at the time and wanted to go. So my dad had purchased four tickets (one for my sister, himself, my mom, and a spare, just in case my sister wanted to bring a friend.) for Raw. My sister couldn't find anyone to bring so my dad asked if I wanted to go. Now at the time, I was really interested in artistic stuff like plays, show tunes, and theater. I had no idea what the WWE was and I thought it would be really lame. My dad talked me into going because he said there was a tv in the suite that I could watch instead and there would be lots of food to eat. So I gave in and went. I did watch some tv but there was really nothing good on, and I couldn't get over all the cheering. So, out of curiosity I went and sat in an empty seat. And the first person I see is none other than the King of Kings himself, Triple H. I couldn't get over how amazing he was in the ring. And then I saw The Rock! After I saw The Rock, I was instantly hooked. Because of that little 'accident' I have been watching WWE ever since. 11 years and still going strong. I go to every event that is in my area, order every PPV, watch every Raw, Smackdown, & Superstars, have attended 2 Wrestlemanias, (21 and 25 and both Hall of fame Ceremonies) That match between 'Taker and HBK last year was so unbelievable I can't even put into words how awesome it was. (And seeing Stone Cold get inducted into the Hall of Fame was so sweet!) I've also met Trish Stratus, Matt Hardy, Kane, and Chris Jericho. And I have a massive merchandise collection consisting of pictures, DVDs, play sets, action figures, WWE video games, stuffed animals, posters, bobbleheads, Superstar autobiographies, CD's, WWE magazines, autographed framed pictures, a lifesized cardboard cut out of the Undertaker, an Undertaker bomber jacket, an endless collection of t-shirts, WWE, board games, WWE jewelry, WWE VHS's, and a plethora of recorded episodes of Smackdown and Raw on DVD. I think it's so amazing that someone who knew nothing about the WWE 11 years ago transformed into the superfan I am today. I absolutely love going back and looking at WWE's history. It's very exciting to me to see all the superstars who have paved the way for the superstars of today. WWE is my #1 passion in life and it always will be. I have so many guys like Dusty Rhodes, Jake Robers, Jimmy Snuka, and of course every single McMahon to thank for paving the way for the superstars of today and for letting the tradition of this great sport continue.