April 5, 2011
SLAM! Wrestling Columnists
Over the years, SLAM! Wrestling has been fortunate to be the online home for some truly great columnists and pundits.
Here's a guide to the men -- and one woman -- who have been regulars on the website.
In his regular column with the Kingston Whig-Standard
, Dreamer takes readers behind the scenes of the wrestling world, sharing in his adventures on the road, and reliving great moments in ECW and WWF.
Tommy Dreamer columns
The Mat Matters Editorials are penned by SLAM! Wrestling staff, and over the years, have ruffled more than a few feathers.
Mat Matters editorials
Sometimes we get contributions from wrestlers, referees, or even fans that deserve a home on SLAM! Wrestling, and the Guest Columnist section is where they end up. It can be anything from an analysis of the current wrestling scene to poignant memories of a late colleague.
Guest column submission guidelines
Bret "The Hitman" Hart: What can be said about Bret Hart that hasn't already been said? He's one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, and wrote a popular column that appeared in the Calgary Sun for many years. The presence of the column here on SLAM! Wrestling helped make him an early adapter of the Internet, and established SLAM! Wrestling as a place to go on regular basis.
Archived Bret Hart columns
"Cyrus" Don Callis: He was The Jackyl in the WWF for a while, leading the Truth Commission, but it was as Cyrus (the Virus) in ECW that he really hit his stride. Callis' "No Holds Barred" column appeared in the Winnipeg Sun and Thunder Bay Chronicle until early 2005.
Archived Don Callis columns
"Hotshot" Johnny Devine: A graduate of the Hart Dungeon, Devine -- J.P. Parsonage -- carved out an entertaining career across Canada, and, in the United States, hit his peak in TNA, where he was part of Scott D'Amore's Team Canada and later the mysterious Havok. His columns appeared on SLAM! Wrestling from 2005 to 2008.
Archived Johnny Devine columns
Joe E. Legend: The Ontario-born Joe Hitchen has taken his Joe E. Legend persona global. Now based out of Germany, his take on the wrestling scene from the past -- he was a contemporary of Val Venis, Edge and Christian in the early days -- and now is unique and great reading.
Joe E. Legend columns
Portia Perez: Jen Gratton travels the world as the small but feisty Portia Perez and her columns, though they just ran in 2009, offer a fascinating perspective into what is traditionally a man's world.
Archived Portia Perez columns
Nick Tylwalk: A SLAM! Wrestling contributor since 1998, Nick has felt inclined to offer up his opinion on a variety of topics over the years.
Archived Nick Tylwalk columns
"Big Daddy's Beefs" with "Big Daddy" Donnie Abreu: A popular Toronto radio host Donnie has been a part of SLAM! Wrestling off and on since 1998. He may disappear for a while, but he keeps returning.
Archived Donnie Abreu columns
"Nothing But The Truth" with Eric Benner: A Montreal resident, Benner contributed a very well thought out weekly column for SLAM! Wrestling from 1998 until 2002.
Archived Eric Benner columns