SO, PRO WRESTLING, EH? THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE!
The Pro Wrestling bug bit me in 1985, as Hulkamania ran wild all over me.
I started The Canadian Wrestling Report in August 1985, and it ran for five years. During that time, I wrote for a couple of wrestling magazines, attended countless shows, and made some friends that I have to this day.
After attending Ryerson University to study journalism, I began working at the Toronto Sun newspaper … and existed for about five years with a relatively wrestling-light life.
Then came the Monday Night Wars, which coincided with the Internet growing exponentially, and I was caught up in it all again, this time with the SlamWrestling.net website, initially a part of the Sun Media website, Canoe (CANadian Online Explorer — get it?), where I was a Day One employee.
SLAM! Wrestling grew and grew, to the point where I was asked about writing a book. The first one, The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians, came out in March 2003, and the most recent, the seventh, The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Storytellers, came out in August 2019.
In between have been so many wonderful experiences, sad moments and heartache, friendships, and entertainment.
I have also been honored to receive the James C Melby Award from the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, in July 2008, along with my frequent co-writer Steve Johnson, and the James C. Melby Historian Award from the Cauliflower Alley Club in September 2021.
So, where do you go from here?
- Order The Canadian Wrestling Report and learn more about the newsletter.
- Check out the cool, vintage iron-ons from the AWA that I have for sale.
- This page details all five books from The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series (four of them written with Steve Johnson).
- I was a part of a four-person team that wrote Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport.
- SLAM! Wrestling: Shocking Stories from the Squared Circle was co-edited by Jon Waldman and I.
- My Wild Life in Pro Wrestling, Country Music and with the Mets, which I wrote with John Arezzi.
- Coming in the Spring of 2023 is the autobiography of Debrah Miceli, who wrestled as Madusa and Alundra Blayze, and then drove monster trucks. It is called The Woman Who Would Be King: The MADUSA Story.
- My wife, Meredith Renwick, wrote Bang Your Head: The Real Story of the Missing Link, with Dewey Robertson.