Tim Hackman - Co-Host, Blog editor, Twitter wrangler, tights enthusiast
Tim Hackman has been an academic librarian for over 20 years and has worked in library management for 10+ years. He grew up a huge WWF fan (especially Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat, Tito Santana, and the British Bulldogs) but fell off sometime around 1989. He picked it up again in college, during the height of the Monday Night Wars, and attended his first wrestling show -- a WWF Monday Night Raw in Baltimore -- in 1998. (He's reasonably certain this was the show.)
Tim hasn't met nearly as many wrestlers as Rich has, but he did meet George "The Animal" Steele and King Kong Bundy at a middle school gymnasium show in 1999. Since then he's met King Haku, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Sgt. Slaughter, Demolition, Dante Martin, and The Gunn Club. Tim's all-time favorite wrestlers are:
Bret "The Hitman" Hart
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
He enjoys watching both AEW and WWE, though he recognizes that both could be improved and doesn't understand why people on the Internet are so intent on hating one or the other. Probably his favorite wrestling memory is attending a lucha libre show in Monterey, Mexico. Between matches the kids were allowed to get in the ring and jump around like maniacs, which was a lot of fun but also a liability nightmare. Tim tried to speak his poor Spanish to one of the wrestlers, only to find out the guy was actually from California. El D'oh!
Tim is originally from Red Lion, PA, attended Shippensburg University (PA) and has master's degrees in library science (2002) and English language and literature (2006) from the University of Maryland. He lives in Norfolk, VA with his wife, Jackie and his dog, Otto, a Chin/Pug/Maltese/Dachsund mix (#chinpug). Professional info about Tim can be found on his blog.