On November 19, 2019, the Cauliflower Alley Club announced that the 2020 James C. Melby Historian Award will be going to Greg Oliver. The CAC is akin to professional wrestling's alumni association and the annual reunion -- in April 2020 at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas -- draws nearly a thousand wrestlers, managers, promoters, referees, photographers, writers, historians and fans from around the globe. Greg posted a column to SLAM! Wrestling reflecting on the journey and #Team Oliver: Me and the Melby: When the news is about yourself
Steve Johnson and I have been doing the media rounds to promtoe The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Storytellers (From the Terrible Turk to Twitter). I was on Mike Richards' morning show on Sauga960AM, and then Steve and I were both on Rasslin Memories Then and Now on Pioneer 90.1. And Jon Langmead did a lengthy piece on both of us for PopMatters.com: The Pro-Wrestling Story Collectors: An Interview with Sports Authors Steve Johnson and Greg Oliver.
Tying together the stars of professional wrestling, country music and the New York Mets is one man: John Arezzi. In his memoir, out in the spring of 2021, from ECW Press, Arezzi will bring the reader along on his wild ride, from a pioneering wrestling radio show to baseball's minor leagues to working with Patty Loveless, Kelsea Ballerini and Taylor Swift. To complete his life story, Arezzi is teaming with accomplished wrestling journalist Greg Oliver, author or co-author of 15 previous books, including the acclaimed Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series. Oliver has also run the respected SLAM! Wrestling website for more than 20 years. CLICK HERE for the rest of the press release.
John Arezzi and Patty Loveless.