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RIP WWE Magazine

I usually don’t post news outside of my column, but I thought this item was newsworthy:

According to The Wrestling Observer, the last issue of WWE Magazine produced by the company itself will be in October. The Magazine will have been in operation for thirty years; it first began as WWE Victory Magazine in 1984.

There is still the possibility that another publisher will pick up the magazine, with WWE licensing the magazine name to them. This probably isn’t that surprising of news as print media has been dwindling down in many forms over the past several years, from magazines to newspapers. 

Read more at http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/330635/WWE-Ending-WWE-Magazine-Soon.htm#tWp4j8jEIQfkx5BV.99

It appears that the magazine was the center of budget cuts as the entire editorial staff for it was laid off.  Like many readers here, I greatly enjoyed WWF magazine when I became a fan in the mid-1990s.  It’s sad that it may be ending for good, but the quality of it has steadily deteriorated for quite a while.