Top Rope Press was founded in July 2014 by Ryan Droste. Droste has been covering the professional wrestling industry since the late 1990s, having been published by The Wrestling Observer, WrestleView, WhatCulture, The Inquisitr, Sports Illustrated and others. With the founding of Top Rope Press, Droste hopes to bring his vision for responsible wrestling journalism to an audience that wants well written, honest reporting. You won’t get click-bait nonsense on this website. We thrive on fact-checked reports and quality feature content.

Top Rope Press has also been the source of breaking several exclusive stories. As a reader, you can expect reports that you won’t get anywhere else. Here is a sampling of some of the news items where Top Rope Press was the source of the first report:

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