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B.C. referee Gary Allen was ‘The King’ and one of the boys

“Jesus Christ, Denton, this kid’s a real mark!” Gary Allen said this to me in the middle of the ring one night. Al Tomko had brought in yet another guy to try out in his All-Star Wrestling territory, which was based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Al had sent me...

Mat Matters: We’re with you Christine!

Damn you COVID-19. You have caused so much pain and suffering, and now one of our own, photographer Christine Coons, is fighting you tooth and nail at a Connecticut hospital. We're pleased that she has seemingly taken a turn for the better, but we are still thinking...

Mat Matters: 30 years of Jericho is a celebration of reinvention

Right back at the beginning, you could see the greatness lying in wait, Canada’s second coming of the Great One. His name is Chris Jericho! While setting up the archives for Chris Jericho on SlamWrestling.net, story after story shows his mind at work -- right from the...

Detroit-area colleagues recall ‘Mr. Meaner’ Russell Redmon

Russell Redmon (March 4, 1972 - September 27, 2020) was a special part of the Detroit wrestling scene for years, and, as you'll read, he had an impact on his colleagues. Long-time jack-of-all-trades Brian Gorie starts off the tribute, and collected up thoughts from...