Bill Apter


William Stanley Apter (given birth to Oct 22, 1945) can be an American journalist focusing on professional wrestling, and is most beneficial known for the publications which he was area of the editorial personnel and photographed fits from your 1970s towards the 1990s, including Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Apter was therefore closely connected with these publications that these were generally known as “Apter Mags.”

Early career

Apter was a reporter-writer-photographer for a number of wrestling and boxing mags published by Stanley Weston, like the Wrestler and Inside Wrestling. He was ultimately promoted towards the senior editor place at Weston's wrestling magazines.


The publications Apter worked for were fond of the normal fan and usually operated beneath the premise that professional wrestling had not been scripted or predetermined. The editors from the mags got the mentality that these were covering wrestling just how Sports activities Illustrated covers additional sports.Apter also hosted a Television section, The PWI Scouting Statement on Ideal of World Tournament Wrestling, Jim Crockett's NWA Television show broadcast regular on WTBS, and a stint using the nationally syndicated Pro Wrestling This Week Television news publication, and sections on a large number of other televised wrestling displays. He was also the co-host (with Gordon Solie) of pro wrestling's 1st commercial house video "Lords FROM THE Ring."In 1991, Apter helped compile the PWI 500, an in depth ranking of the very best 500 wrestlers in the world. Pro Wrestling Illustrated offers released the list each year since its inception.In 1999, he accepted the editorship of WOW Publication. The publication folded in 2001.


Apter functions for while an editor, article writer, and video-interviewer. He is a feature columnist for Fighting with each other Spirit journal and plays a part in the Italian wrestling journal known as "Tutto Wrestling Journal" inside a section known as "Apter's Alley."Apter made his go back to the Pro Wrestling Illustrated category of magazines like a freelancer in Quantity 20, 2008 from the Wrestler having a 90-minute query and answer program with Tammy Sytch. Apter in addition has completed an interview with Nick Bockwinkel for another release from the Wrestler magazine.In 2012 and 2013, Apter appeared on the few demonstrates were produced for the WWE Network. He in addition has been quoted in a number of tales on In January 2014, Apter released his first content on about your day Bruno Sammartino dropped his WWE Tournament.In October 2015, ECW Press posted Apter's book "Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn't Understand IT HAD BEEN Broken!" The publication has used Apter all around the United States also to the united kingdom for publication signings and sometimes to execute his one-man-show predicated on the publication. The publication is also obtainable in two audio forms—a download edition at or an MP3 Compact disc.In November 2016, Apter began a podcast using the book title.In Dec 2016, Apter was honored at Pennsylvania's Keystone Condition Wrestling Alliance having a proclamation from Governor Tom Wolf commending his lifetime work in the pro wrestling business aswell as his humanitarian just work at the nonprofit AHEDD, assisting persons with disabilities to find competitive work. On that same day time the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Expenses Peduto, declared Dec 3, 2016 "Expenses Apter Day time."

Other careers

Along with former wrestler "Cement Cowboy" Paul Swanger (aka "Paul Big Keep"), Apter sings and will comedic work within an "previous classes" nightclub respond. Apter also functions for the nonprofit firm AHEDD in Pa as a jobs specialist. The business helps find careers for those who have disabilities and work coaching.Lately Bill Apter has turned into a regular face as a bunch of pro wrestling fan conventions both in america, Germany, and the uk, including WrestleReunion.