The Canucks worthy of a spot in the pro wrestling hall of fame
Bret Hart, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Chris Benoit… did you know they were Canadian? By population, no other country on Earth has sent as many top performers to the upper echelon of the squared circle. But to this day, the origins of these superstars have been hidden or played down by promoters — Canada has been the dark secret of professional wrestling. But everything’s about to change as respected wrestling author Greg Oliver blows the lid off the secrets: Rowdy Roddy Piper was never from Scotland, he’s from Saskatchewan; Mad Dog Vachon, billed from Algeria, was from Quebec; Abdullah the Butcher learned to use a fork in Windsor, Ontario; Val Venis isn’t a porn star from Las Vegas but a wannabe helicopter pilot from Southern Ontario.
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians details all of the top stars to come out of the Great White North. Top wrestlers such as Chris Jericho, Whipper Watson, Chris Benoit, Gene Kiniski, Rick Martel, Killer Kowalski, Edge and Christian, Chris and John Tolos, Yvon Robert, and Sky Low Low are profiled. Plus, a special section features such famous fighting families as the Harts, the Cormiers, and the Rougeaus. Full of photos and fascinating stories and facts, The Canadians is a must-read for any wrestling fan — whether they hide their country of origin or not!
Greg Oliver is the author of 14 books and counting, and the producer of the long-running SLAM! Wrestling website. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son.
Published: March 2003
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.