| Writer, editor|
| February 2, 1971 (age 46)
Kitchener, Ontario (1971-02-02) |
Bachelor of Applied Arts
Heath McCoy, Richard Kamchen, Mike Mooneyham, J. J. Dillon
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Greg Oliver (born Feb 2, 1971 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a Canadian sports writer. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
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He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in journalism, newspaper major, in 1993 from Ryerson Polytechnic University.
He is the author of six books on professional wrestling, and five books on hockey. He is also the co-founder and producer of the SLAM! Wrestling website, and has contributed to many other publications, including The Hockey News, Publishers Weekly, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Sun, Kingston Whig-Standard, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fighting Spirit Magazine. As a teenager, he published The Canadian Wrestling Report (1985-1990).
Oliver's work has been reviewed by Booklist, Quill and Quire, Publishers Weekly, Winnipeg Free Press, London Free Press, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, New York Journal of Books, and one book, Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys, made the Globe & Mail Top 10 for non-fiction in October 2013.
In July 2008, Bret Hart, an acclaimed professional wrestler, spoke at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, during the induction banquet for his father, Stu Hart, about Oliver. Upset over his ranking in one of Oliver's books - #14, behind Sky Low Low - Hart called Oliver a "charlatan". Heath McCoy, sports journalist also criticised Oliver for his placement of Hart and asked if Oliver was joking with that decision. McCoy also stated that he believed Oliver's book was highly biased towards Ontario wrestling.2008 James Melby Memorial Award for wrestling journalism from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame