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About the Site

Pro Wrestling Update is a personality-driven website covering the pro wrestling industry. Featuring news, recaps, reviews, and all sorts of other content with an opinionated bent, PWU aims to keep fans of the industry informed as well as entertained.

About the Author

Jonathan Sullivan began his writing “career” back in 2009, initially covering the movie industry until leaving to launch the first version of Pro Wrestling Update in 2013. Although it only lasted a year it didn’t curb his enthusiasm to cover pro wrestling and his work has appeared on various sites of his own creation in addition to well-known outlets like 411Mania and Pro Wrestling Ponderings.  He currently resides smack dab between the D and FW of Texas with his girlfriend and her dog and, yes, he’s a white dude in his 30s so FINALLY there’s a new voice covering things.

Rating System

Pro Wrestling Update uses the established five-star rating system made famous by Dave Meltzer and The Wrestling Observer, with some tweaks here and there. All media, be it wrestling events or movie reviews, will use this to maintain parity. Here’s the breakdown:

***** = top-tier (rating will be given out VERY rarely, if ever)
**** = must-watch
*** = good to great
** = average
* = bad
DUD = unwatchable
NR = matches too short to review properly (3 minutes or less) or are non-starters
SQUASH = obvious one-sided squash matches, mostly used for older TV recaps. Occasionally expounded upon if a squash match’s quality is very apparent (i.e. FUN SQUASH or DULL SQUASH)

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