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.
- My wife, Meredith Renwick, wrote Bang Your Head: The Real Story of the Missing Link, with Dewey Robertson.
- Coming in the Spring of 2023 is the autobiography of Debrah Miceli, who wrestled as Madusa and Alundra Blayze, and then drove monster trucks. Here’s a story / press release from SlamWrestling.net.