About

Sean Ross Sapp is the Managing Editor of Fightful.com. In addition to news updates, the Morehead State University alum provides podcasts, long-form articles, interviews and more. Sean has been featured on Wrestling Inc., WhatCulture, Fansided, Rant Sports and 1Wrestling. He provides color commentary for Absolute Action MMA, and manages the Kraken Fight Team in Maysville, Kentucky. 


"Showdown Joe" Ferraro is a mixed martial arts analyst formerly of Canadian sports channel Rogers Sportsnet where he was the host of UFC Central. That television show aired on Sportsnet 360, while the radio show aired on Toronto's sports radio station The Fan 590.  He also wrote columns and blogs for Sportsnet and The Fan 590 as well as Showdown Entertainment, a company he founded in 2002.  Joe brings his vast MMA knowledge and experience to the Fightful.com team and is our resident MMA insider. 


Matt Riddle is a former UFC fighter and current pro wrestler. He competed on the UFC's "Ultimate Fighter 7" show in 2008 and eventually earned a UFC contract. He went 7-3-2 in the UFC before deciding in 2014 to follow his dreams into professional wrestling. Within a year he had earned a WWE tryout, and he is currently a standout performer with the Evolve promotion as well as PWG and other companies.


Alex Pawlowski has trained and worked as a stage actor for over twenty years, so of course one day he decided to quit his office day job and start writing about wrestling on the internet. For free. Eighteen days later, Sean Ross Sapp hired him to work for Fightful, and now he writes about Raw, Smackdown, NXT, and Lucha Underground, as well as taking on the duties of Associate Editor. And he gets paid! He can also be heard on the post-Raw and post-WWE PPV podcasts and you can catch his special “Reaction” Columns several times a week. He lives in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wonderful wife who doesn’t watch wrestling.


James "Jimmy Van" VanderLinden is the Founder of Fightful.com.  He is a former online wrestling writer and reporter, having previously owned JimmyVan.com which he ran from 1997 to 2006.  He is also a former independent wrestling promoter in Ontario, Canada, as well as the author of the book "Wrestling's Underbelly: From Bingo Halls to Shopping Malls" released in 2005.  He is currently co-owner of a marketing and development company in Toronto.