I *SO* remember TWNPnews! They had to be the KINGS of CUTnPASTE news stealing.
I used to love how they'd start all their "news stories" with "I dont expect ________ to be back by WM", or "I have just received word that ________ was spotted backstage at Raw/Nitro. Look for him to be signed any day now".
My first internet memory was Scoops...exactly when I believe it was sometime in '97. I stuck with them until they went down but I heard about CRZ and WrestleLine (after reading Hyatte's crap I was willing for a change) around about late '98 early '99. And have stayed their except for my early on admiration for Keith's PPV recaps.
I was given a web address by a 'internet' friend of mine that linked me to a page on Wrestline with statistics from previous Wrestlmanias. It was my first experience of internet journalism. I just jumped on the WL bandwagon and it carried me to [slash] and then, later, to OO.com. I think it's only been a little more than year or so since I've began reading it.
In my case I was in the computer lab in my dorm and I was trying to figure out how to get this "internet" thing to work. When I finally figured out how to use a search engine (it only took a day) I decided to search for pro-wrestling and came upon the Online Museum and the FAQ. Eventually I found Scoops, which led me to New from Dayton that became Online Onslaught... I think you can figure out the rest.
"HOROWITZ WINS! HOROWITZ WINS! HOROWITZ WINS!" Jim Ross
I don't know how long I'm going to attempt to do this (or what even compelled me to start in the first place) but for some reason I got it in my head to compile a list of all the fictional pro wrestlers I've ever heard of ...