Greg with Tiger Jackson and a copy of The Canadian Wrestling Report.


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 (now called Toronto Metropolitan 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 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.

Through the years, there 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. (And Steve got the same award the following year.)

So, where do you go from here?


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