Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kick-Out!! is Fair to Flair

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw a bunch of cryptic tweets over the last few days with the hashtag #FairToFlair. Today, I'm happy to announce the launch of Fair to Flair, a joint venture between myself, Jason Mann of Wrestlespective, Mitch of PizzaBodySlam and K Sawyer Paul of Footnotes of Wrestling.

For almost two years, I've been talking about a better wrestling media and I believe the four of us will create it. I want to especially thank Jason for offering me a spot in this project and make it clear that this was not a decision I made lightly. I've been offered numerous spots with other wrestling websites, whether it was to write or podcast, but ultimately turned them all down. Some were really close, they would've been great opportunities to increase exposure for Kick-Out!!, but none of them felt right until now. This isn't just an opportunity for me, this is an opportunity to create something really special and unique, and I think the four of us will change the dialogue within the Internet Wrestling Community.

What does this mean for Kick-Out? Don't worry, it's not going anywhere, it just means I have to do more work. Raw live blogs, Smackdown and PPV reviews, Five Count lists, Kick-Out!! Radio, they'll all be right here at kickoutwrestling.com as they have been since the site started in March of 2009. Some content will be cross-posted, I'll write some columns exclusively for Fair to Flair, we'll be doing a roundtable podcast featuring all four contributors, and a really cool series of shows that I'm super excited for you to hear, but you'll have to wait just a couple weeks for more details!

Essentially, this is the culmination of what I wanted out of this site when I started it. I was just one guy, how much difference can one guy make? As fun as it was exposing 20 sites "reporting" the same story verbatim, it was much more exciting to find other, like-minded wrestling fans with their own blogs. We certainly don't or won't agree on everything, but we agree that wrestling websites can be much better. And by no means are we the only good wrestling bloggers out there, but hopefully the four of us can be loud enough to encourage those other voices to get louder and more sites with original content to pop up and eventually we'll be able to drag wrestling websites out of the internet's dark ages.

So please, follow , tell us your thoughts on the venture, tell us what you want to see in your wrestling websites, and please debate with us about what's happening on TV on any particular week. After all, while I'm making this sound like SERIOUS BUSINESS, at the end of the day, it's all about wrestling, which is fun, and that my friend, is Fair to Flair.

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