An Important Site Note

March 14, 2019

I recently moved this blog to a new web host and it would be an understatement to say it went badly. In short, the site (and backups) was pretty much destroyed and I’ve had to rebuild it from scratch. The good news is that although the actual post archive was irretrievably corrupted, I was able to extract the text of the reviews. With that in mind:

Starting next week I’ll resume posting the weekly release schedules for wrestling books on Amazon.

News posts and new reviews will go up as and when they are available.

I’ll repost an old review roughly once a day until everything’s back up. Apologies for long-term readers for the duplication. Hopefully, as the reviews date back four years, they’ll be of interest to most readers.

Aside from a few design changes (which I may be tweaking for a few days), the site/blog should otherwise work as normal. There’ll now be a single Amazon affiliate link at the top of the review (as an image link, which may be blocked by Adblockers) and at the bottom of the review (as a text link, which shouldn’t be blocked.) In both cases it should default to the relevant local Amazon site for your location.

Please let me know about any bugs or problems that come up and thank you again for your ongoing support.


  • René March 15, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Hi John,

    As one of those long-term readers, I truly appreciate your blog and am sad to hear you’ve had all those trouble migrating the website. Now I might be saying something truly useless here, but just in case it helps: your old site has been archived by the WayBackMachine at That means a huge part of it is still browsable and it might help you recover some of the older stuff – not just the text, but possibly some images and other content as well.

    It was last archived on November 25th 2018. You can find that version here:

    I hope this might help you a little!

    • jnlister March 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      That is great — thank you very much. Hopefully between this and the remnants of the database, I should be able to recover all of the reviews.