Mike Pankow and I have crossed passed personally and professionally for years. We shared an interest in celebrities, wrestling and more.
A couple years ago, Mike started Windy City Slam, a website covering the world of wrestling in Chicago and around the world. Mike features the big companies, like the WWE, AEW and Impact, but also shines the spotlight on Chicago area independent companies. It's a great combination of all worlds of wrestling.
Mike is a good guy and a tireless worker. A veteran journalist, Mike knows how to get a story and an interview. At Wizard World a couple years back, he scored interviews with Mick Foley, Tommy Dreamer and more. Over the years, he also had a couple very important interviews with Chris Nowinski, a former wrestler and co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
I have wanted to interview Mike for a while and the pandemic presented the opportunity. With no live Chicago events, Mike has a little extra time.
Mike talked about the history of Windy City Slam, some of his favorite interviews and wrestlers, his thoughts on AEW and more. As a knowledgeable fan and journalist, Mike has interesting thoughts on all.
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