Top Lancaster-based wrestling magazine closes

UK wrestling magazine Power Slam, based in Lancaster, has published its final issue after 20 years.
UK wrestling magazine Power Slam, based in Lancaster, has published its final issue after 20 years.
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A Lancaster-based wrestling magazine has printed its final issue after 20 years in circulation.

Power Slam was Britain’s longest running and best selling professional wrestling and mixed martial arts publication.

Based at White Cross, the magazine was run by Lancaster writer, wrestling fan and businessman Findlay Martin.

Mr Martin, 44, said it was “a difficult decision” to close the magazine after 237 issues and said there were numerous factors, including the economy.

“Whether we like it or not – and self-employed people 
often like it the least – we all have to move with the times,” he said, in a statement on www.psmag.co.uk .

Power Slam’s first issue went on sale in July 1994 and it was a fixture on news stands throughout the UK.

Prior to that, Mr Martin edited a magazine called ‘Superstars of Wrestling’ based in Sandylands House, Morecambe, published by Maximum Publications run by Lancaster businessman Martin Higginson.

Mr Martin wrote and edited Power Slam with assistance from a team of freelance writers. He is now working on his first eBook – Pro Wrestling Through The Power Slam Years: 1994-2014 – due for release later this year under his SW Publishing Ltd banner.