Monday, February 10, 2020

SLAM! Wrestling reviews "The Canadian Heavyweight Title"

"remarkable, compelling, and long-overdue"

Marshall Ward over at SLAM! Wrestling recently wrote a nice review of Andrew Calvert's excellent book "The Canadian Heavyweight Title: The Complete History 1978-1984."

The review begins:

My favourite period in wrestling is the Mid-Atlantic era and the Toronto territory of the late '70s to the early '80s.

I vividly remember sitting on the edge of my seat in the front row of the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, seeing greats like Johnny Weaver, Billy Red Lyons, Sweet Daddy Siki, the Great Kabuki, and "Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant.

That's why Andrew Calvert's new book, The Canadian Heavyweight Title: The Complete History 1978-1984, feels like it was written for fans like me, who long for the glory days of Jim Crockett Promotions and Maple Leaf Wrestling....

Read Marshall's entire review "Canadian title book opens a jar full of memories" on SLAM! Wrestling.

"A trip down memory lane..."

"The Canadian Heavyweight Title: The Complete History 1978-1984" is published by and available on as well as via links in the Mid-Atlantic Gateway bookstore.