Fightful Select is creating exclusive pro wrestling and combat sports coverage.
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patrons

Thank you for checking out the Fightful Patreon! We hope you join and enjoy our awesome community. 
Who We Are
In 2016, former wrestling writer turned businessman Jimmy Van had the vision of creating the top crossover sports website in combat. The heavens opened up and Sean Ross Sapp was bestowed upon him, creating Fightful.com, which has become a leader in analysis, news, exclusives, interviews and podcasts across pro wrestling, MMA and boxing. After millions of downloads and listens in our first couple of years, we're looking to bring you even more special content.

What Makes Us Different
Fightful.com is a crossover combat sports and pro wrestling website, dedicated to bringing you the best in breaking and exclusive news, podcasts and columns with colorful analysis by those connected to wrestling.

Fightful has been cited by the likes of The Washington Post, The New York Post, Forbes, International Business Times, and others for our exclusive reports, and have interviewed the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Cormier, Cris Cyborg, Booker T, Canelo Alvarez, Deontay Wilder, Chael Sonnen, Sergey Kovalev, Stipe Miocic, Alberto Del Rio, Jim Ross and more.

Why Patreon?

Maintaining a site like Fightful.com and a staff of writers and content creators is expensive. Since our inception in July of 2016 and through the launch of this Patreon page in March of 2018, the site has remained expensive, as we aim to pay our writers a wage above the standard of other top wrestling websites. While it is a passion project for JV, it’s also a business venture that he at least wants to see become self-sufficient. If Patreon can help that become reality, we will provide more new and exclusive content such as covering events live in person, bringing on more podcast personalities, and recruiting more of the top combat sports writers and content providers in the space. That will in turn provide more content exclusive to our Patrons!
Tiers
Manager
$1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting Fightful's Patreon! For being a Manager pledge, you will receive our undying gratitude. 
Future Star
$5 or more per month

  •  A Patreon-exclusive Fightful bumper sticker (Note: Must stay on as a pledge for a minimum of two months)  
  • Access to Patreon-only text and video posts
  • Access to our Q/A shows (minimum of two monthly)
  • Access to our monthly Retro Review show
  • Fightful Photo Gallery exclusive access 
  • Twice-monthly Fightful outtake and behind the scenes footage clips
  • Weekly BTE/News/LU/IMPACT/NJPW/ROH show titled "The Fightful Weekender"
  • Weekly 205 Live/NXT Review show!
  • The bi-weekly "Dark Match Commentary" show!
  • UFC Rankings Update Breakdown videos!
  • The monthly "If It Were A Work, If It Were A Shoot" show!
  • Monthly "Alternate Fight Commentary" clips!
  • Monthly "Back In The Day" clips!
  • All of the Members Only podcasts from our archives!
  • All previous tiers rewards.  
Contender
$10 or more per month

  • SRS Paper Mask (Note: Must stay on as a Contender pledge for a minimum of two months
  • Shout out on a podcast of your choosing (let us know! Our inbox is open!)
  • An e-copy of Jimmy's book, "Wrestling's Underbelly: From Bingo Halls to Shopping Malls"
  • Constant early access to Fightful interviews and segments including "Wikipedia Fact Check," "Making A Finisher" and more, sometimes months before they air.
  • Access to Jimmy's archived match footage, with a new match each month, featuring commentary from SRS & JV!
  • Early access to the Fightful Wrestling Weekly!
  • Access to The List and Ya Boy's "Stupid People Extended" segment, exclusive to Fightful Select.
  • Twice Monthly "Russo Reveals" clips, with stories from Vince Russo & SRS!
  • Submit questions for interviews that may be used!
  • Fightful shirt of your choosing (Note: Must stay on as a pledge for a minimum of six months)
  • All previous tiers rewards.  
Champion
$50 or more per month
  • Patreon-exclusive Fightful mug
  • Guest star on a podcast of your choosing via Skype and talk shop on the air with our experts, Fightful will write a column on the topic of your choosing or Sean will provide alternate commentary or Retro Review on a match or event of your choosing or plus you'll be credited in-content.
  • A sponsorship spot on one episode per month of your choosing! 
  • All previous tiers rewards.  (Note: in order to get the shirt or mask, you still must stay at or above those tiers for the specified time frame)
Hall of Famer
$1,000 or more per month
  •  Have a custom ring entrance announcement created by former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts in MP3 form and played during the podcast
  • Have a life size cut out of YOU behind Jimmy during The List & Ya Boy for 2 months.  You'll also be mentioned in every episode during that two month period as a sponsor of the Fightful Podcast Network.
  • After your two months of cardboard fame are up, we will ship the cut out to you. 
  • Only one month of pledging is necessary for this tier's rewards, but you're more than welcome to stay on, if you'd like! 
  • All previous tiers rewards.   
G.O.A.T
$5,000 or more per month
COME HANG OUT WITH THE FIGHTFUL CREW.


  • You will be flown out to Toronto along with Sean.
  • You will watch, and have the option of participating in, the live stream of The List and Ya Boy! 
  • The famed "Jeff Jarrett Laser Engraved Guitar" from the SRS set!
  • A six-month podcast sponsorship on all Fightful.com shows!
  • Only one month of pledging is necessary for this tier's rewards, but you're more than welcome to stay on, if you'd like!
  • All previous tiers rewards.  
Goals
73 of 100 patrons
We reached our first Fightful Select goal in quick fashion. If we get to 100 subscribers (by the end of a given month) Jimmy Van will sing Stephanie McMahon's theme song!!
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Thank you for checking out the Fightful Patreon! We hope you join and enjoy our awesome community. 
Who We Are
In 2016, former wrestling writer turned businessman Jimmy Van had the vision of creating the top crossover sports website in combat. The heavens opened up and Sean Ross Sapp was bestowed upon him, creating Fightful.com, which has become a leader in analysis, news, exclusives, interviews and podcasts across pro wrestling, MMA and boxing. After millions of downloads and listens in our first couple of years, we're looking to bring you even more special content.

What Makes Us Different
Fightful.com is a crossover combat sports and pro wrestling website, dedicated to bringing you the best in breaking and exclusive news, podcasts and columns with colorful analysis by those connected to wrestling.

Fightful has been cited by the likes of The Washington Post, The New York Post, Forbes, International Business Times, and others for our exclusive reports, and have interviewed the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Cormier, Cris Cyborg, Booker T, Canelo Alvarez, Deontay Wilder, Chael Sonnen, Sergey Kovalev, Stipe Miocic, Alberto Del Rio, Jim Ross and more.

Why Patreon?

Maintaining a site like Fightful.com and a staff of writers and content creators is expensive. Since our inception in July of 2016 and through the launch of this Patreon page in March of 2018, the site has remained expensive, as we aim to pay our writers a wage above the standard of other top wrestling websites. While it is a passion project for JV, it’s also a business venture that he at least wants to see become self-sufficient. If Patreon can help that become reality, we will provide more new and exclusive content such as covering events live in person, bringing on more podcast personalities, and recruiting more of the top combat sports writers and content providers in the space. That will in turn provide more content exclusive to our Patrons!

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Tiers
Manager
$1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting Fightful's Patreon! For being a Manager pledge, you will receive our undying gratitude. 
Future Star
$5 or more per month

  •  A Patreon-exclusive Fightful bumper sticker (Note: Must stay on as a pledge for a minimum of two months)  
  • Access to Patreon-only text and video posts
  • Access to our Q/A shows (minimum of two monthly)
  • Access to our monthly Retro Review show
  • Fightful Photo Gallery exclusive access 
  • Twice-monthly Fightful outtake and behind the scenes footage clips
  • Weekly BTE/News/LU/IMPACT/NJPW/ROH show titled "The Fightful Weekender"
  • Weekly 205 Live/NXT Review show!
  • The bi-weekly "Dark Match Commentary" show!
  • UFC Rankings Update Breakdown videos!
  • The monthly "If It Were A Work, If It Were A Shoot" show!
  • Monthly "Alternate Fight Commentary" clips!
  • Monthly "Back In The Day" clips!
  • All of the Members Only podcasts from our archives!
  • All previous tiers rewards.  
Contender
$10 or more per month

  • SRS Paper Mask (Note: Must stay on as a Contender pledge for a minimum of two months
  • Shout out on a podcast of your choosing (let us know! Our inbox is open!)
  • An e-copy of Jimmy's book, "Wrestling's Underbelly: From Bingo Halls to Shopping Malls"
  • Constant early access to Fightful interviews and segments including "Wikipedia Fact Check," "Making A Finisher" and more, sometimes months before they air.
  • Access to Jimmy's archived match footage, with a new match each month, featuring commentary from SRS & JV!
  • Early access to the Fightful Wrestling Weekly!
  • Access to The List and Ya Boy's "Stupid People Extended" segment, exclusive to Fightful Select.
  • Twice Monthly "Russo Reveals" clips, with stories from Vince Russo & SRS!
  • Submit questions for interviews that may be used!
  • Fightful shirt of your choosing (Note: Must stay on as a pledge for a minimum of six months)
  • All previous tiers rewards.  
Champion
$50 or more per month
  • Patreon-exclusive Fightful mug
  • Guest star on a podcast of your choosing via Skype and talk shop on the air with our experts, Fightful will write a column on the topic of your choosing or Sean will provide alternate commentary or Retro Review on a match or event of your choosing or plus you'll be credited in-content.
  • A sponsorship spot on one episode per month of your choosing! 
  • All previous tiers rewards.  (Note: in order to get the shirt or mask, you still must stay at or above those tiers for the specified time frame)
Hall of Famer
$1,000 or more per month
  •  Have a custom ring entrance announcement created by former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts in MP3 form and played during the podcast
  • Have a life size cut out of YOU behind Jimmy during The List & Ya Boy for 2 months.  You'll also be mentioned in every episode during that two month period as a sponsor of the Fightful Podcast Network.
  • After your two months of cardboard fame are up, we will ship the cut out to you. 
  • Only one month of pledging is necessary for this tier's rewards, but you're more than welcome to stay on, if you'd like! 
  • All previous tiers rewards.   
G.O.A.T
$5,000 or more per month
COME HANG OUT WITH THE FIGHTFUL CREW.


  • You will be flown out to Toronto along with Sean.
  • You will watch, and have the option of participating in, the live stream of The List and Ya Boy! 
  • The famed "Jeff Jarrett Laser Engraved Guitar" from the SRS set!
  • A six-month podcast sponsorship on all Fightful.com shows!
  • Only one month of pledging is necessary for this tier's rewards, but you're more than welcome to stay on, if you'd like!
  • All previous tiers rewards.