“ Wrestling news. „
"pwrestlingnews.com" is a professional wrestling news and gossip website. The website reports a registration date in March 2003 but appears to have changed ownership in early 2010. Alexa traffic research reports a consistently low level of popularity during its lifecycle, and suggests the domain suffered a significant drop in website traffic around the second quarter of 2009. Its userbase is overwhelmingly American with 87% of recorded traffic originating from computers based in the United States.
In a long line of gossip and rumor websites, PWrestlingNews.com appears to be nothing out of the ordinary. What separates this website from being an average run of the mill experience is its interface design. The interface of the website is highly graphical with the most recent of headlines bearing images of events or personalities involved within the article. While I don't feel this significantly betters or worsens my user experience, it does make for a nice change over mindlessly reading standard text headlines through skimming the website to find superstars which are of interest to me.
Where this website comes apart is its lack of server stability. On several different testing occasions, I found many links within the website returned an "Internal Server Error" prompt. After a few moments pass I find this problem corrects itself and I am able to load the desired content held within a certain category. I have also found that the server is susceptible to time outs. Many clicks on the website often result in a partial page loads or fragments of text loading without accompanying images when there is an area that they are to load in.
The website is easy to use despite lacking in reliability. Each hyperlink on the website is accessed through an animated image based menu system at the top of the page which automatically displays links related to the category title; such as "WWE" within "Wrestling News". The developed links on the website, such as news related to TNA and WWE, are up to date with recent news articles but there are a few lingering points on the website which contain no data whatsoever such as wrestling news related to ROH. PWrestlingNews.com also contains a section related to wrestler profiles, though I find these to be more heartfelt reviews as opposed to true biographies.
The website is quick to load and responsive to my commands. Independent testing suggests 3.8 seconds are required to load 130 KB when using a broadband connection. Ultimately, however, I don't feel this is a website I would recommend to prospective users. It appears to be a simple work in progress which is lacking in stability and doesn't feature any content which I have found to be unique. There are much better and more developed resources available to the user, and if one has an established news source then I would not advise migrating from it to this domain.