Greetings and salutations, my friends. I was going to start with “ladies and gentlemen” but there’s somebody in wrestling that starts promos like that. We love ya, Paul Heyman. Anyway, we are starting a new project involving TJWrestling starting this week and it’s something I have thought about doing for a long time. I’m introducing TJRWrestling on Patreon this coming Thursday, August 30th. There’s no link right now, but I will have a post up on Thursday and let you know where to go. For now, this is just an information style post.
What’s Patreon? It’s a way for content providers to grow in whatever field they are working in. In our case with TJRWrestling, that means writing about wrestling and it will also mean producing audio content. The way it works is you’ll go to our Patreon page (that’s going to be official on Thursday) and you can see the tiers we have for the extra content we will provide.
Before I got to what will be on the Patreon page, I want you to know that all of my reviews and our writers content will stay right here on TJRWrestling.net. That means my WWE Raw Deal review, Smackdown review, WWE PPV previews and reviews will not move. I actually had a good friend suggested that I put them on the Patreon page, but I don’t think I can do that in good conscience. Those are what brought me to the dance so to speak and I want to keep them on this website.
Why am I doing it? I want to grow the TJRWrestling brand, I want to keep doing this because I love it, but we need to find other ways to make money too. Right now there are five ads on the site and if I wanted to, I can probably put four or five more ads on here, but then it would be too much and I’d have people complain to me about it. I don’t want to put more ads up. Patreon is something several wrestling and sports sites that I’m familiar have used and have had success with.
Over the years, I have had a lot of people say how much they enjoy what I’ve written over the years and they wanted to throw a few bucks my way to support me. It was flattering, but it was not like I would set up a Paypal for it. I feel like by doing a Patreon, it will allow people to support what we do while also giving you guys exclusive content that you can only get there.
I’ve been doing this for nearly 20 years now. In that time, I have not asked for or wanted any money from anybody, but the cost of living is higher than ever in today’s world and we all have bills to pay. I want to keep doing this for as long as possible, so this is the route I plan on taking. You don’t have to do it. I get that money is tight and maybe you don’t care to read more and hear more of my takes. That’s fine. I just want you to know that if you are able to help, you are helping us build something special with TJRWrestling and for that I will be forever grateful.
I will state again if you have no interest in contributing to this that is perfectly fine. I’m not begging for money. This is just another way to try to make a living and by helping us, you’re getting more great content.
There will be three separate tiers to start with beginning at $3, then $5 and $7 along with $40 as the highest choice. It might change down the road as we grow and add more content with more contributors. It is US dollars, but it is also available for anybody worldwide.
Here’s what we are going to do when we launch on Thursday:
– Classic audio PPV breakdowns with TJRWrestling writer Kurt Zamora and myself going over a PPV. This will likely be weekly. The first one is Fully Loaded 2000. ($3 and above)
– Patreon members only Q&A where I can go deeper into answering questions. ($3 and above)
– Every Monday, a review of a Raw episode from 2000. Text review and audio. The first one will be next Monday, September 3. It will be Mondays because that’s when Raw airs. ($5 and above)
– Every Thursday, a review of a Smackdown episode from 2000. Text review and audio. The first one will be next Thursday, September 6. Why Thursday? Because that’s when Smackdown aired in those days. ($5 and above)
– When there is a PPV from 2000, they will go up in order, so Royal Rumble 2000 will go up first when it is in order. Text review and audio. Those will be on Sundays ($5 and above)
– Raw Deal audio version for current shows. ($7 and above)
– Smackdown Review audio version for current shows. ($7 and above)
– Current WWE PPV previews and reviews in audio form. The same goes for NXT Takeover events. ($7 and above)
– Request a PPV review in text and audio formats. ($40)
I’m still figuring out more content to post, so there will be additions in the coming days.
That’s all for now. I have to get to my Raw Deal review. Thanks for reading.
Owner and Editor in Chief of TJRWrestling