Forget Halloween. Christmas has come early for professional wrestling fans. The thirteenth annual Ringside Fest is coming to New York City on October 29th. Some of the biggest superstars from World Wrestling Entertainment are set to take pictures and sign autographs for fans who attend the event. This year’s lineup includes the first ever WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor, the current and defending RAW Woman’s Champion Sasha Banks, the huggable Bayley and Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan. Meet Jonathan Piontkowski, the man who put this extraordinary spectacle together. In an exclusive interview with the Huffington Post, Piontkowski told me the history of his annual event. He said, “Basically my company is Ringside Collectibles. We are the number one online retailer for wrestling action figures. In 2004, we decided to put on an event where the collector community can gather. We
Eric Holler, like lots of business owners, says his biggest months of the year fall between Halloween and Christmas. But, his wares aren’t your typical stocking stuffers: Holler runs Serial Killers Ink, one of the top sites for what’s known as murderabilia — collectibles owned by real-life mass murderers, from their letters and paintings to their underwear.
“People are getting in the mood for spooky, dark things,” Holler said by phone from his home in Jacksonville, Fla., where he has run Serial Killers Ink since 2009. “But it also has to do with Christmas shopping.”
Gift options for your loved ones this holiday season could include this crude watercolor painting, titled Angelic Rain, going for $50 by Teodoro Baez, a Chicago man who murdered and dismembered two people with a Samurai sword in 1999 over a drug dispute, and was sentenced to death in 2004.