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 Posted: Tue Nov 19th, 2019 08:37 pm
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Ya'll all feel like a part of #TeamOliver, a safe place to be with like-minded wrestling fans (and fans of other things too).
It's a weird thing when you are recognized for something, and yet have been taught all through the years not to toot your own horn, be humble, be honest.
Then today the news broke that the Cauliflower Alley Club is presenting me the 2020 James C Melby Historian award, which is awesome news. Jim was a super dude, and I'll have two awards now named after him, including the one from Waterloo, Iowa, from 2008 -- the one where Bret Hart went on a rant about me. Good times!
So I tried to write a column at SLAM! Wrestling that reflected that it is indeed a team effort for a recognition like this, including my family. 
Let me know what you think, and, more importantly, that you'll have my back when the Hitman does a run-in! LOL
Me and the Melby: When the news is about yourself



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This is awesome news and I can't wait to see you again Greg. I would chant "YOU DESERVE IT", but I'm not one of those guys. But you definitely do.

If you're still a shameless fan, make a post or a pm.

Congrats Greg



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Ha. Still addicted to Shameless, but the family all wanted to watch the new Jack Ryan, which we just finished. Back to Shameless for me. Into season seven through Netflix.



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Well deserved. There aren’t a lot of quality and professionally written books about wrestling, but yours are always great. I look forward to getting the new “Storytellers” one soon. But you’re still an asshole for thinking a midget is better than Bret Hart.



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srossi wrote: But you’re still an asshole for thinking a midget is better than Bret Hart.
Ah, it was TWO little people, Sky Low Low and Little Beaver, that made up the one entry. The Hitman never wrestled in front of the Queen of England!



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You've been around long enough Greg to know what award presentations involving pro wrestling leads to....With that said, I guess it is a foregone conclusion you will have that award smashed over your head in front of everybody.


ANNND we all know that Bret has a little experience with having awards smashed over his head and being sneak attacked during award ceremonies. I think he wants to be the one doing the attacking for once.


Anyway, good luck and congratulations. You have always done great work as far as I am concerned and I always enjoy the pictures you post of the various conventions you attend. I can actually see your tag-teams and heels books sitting across the room as I type this post out.

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I have been putting together #TeamOliver to prevent that from happening! LOL
carpetbeggar wrote: You've been around long enough Greg to know what award presentations involving pro wrestling leads to....With that said, I guess it is a foregone conclusion you will have that award smashed over your head in front of everybody.



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Congrats Greg. That being said, the rumor is that the award belonged to Crimson Mask this year.



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True story. I was told I was getting it and then I was going to be postponed a year because one of the deserving Japanese historians were going to be coming ... and that was not the case, so I was back on.

But no Crimson Mask!



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Has Yohe or Ken Viewer ever tried to lay claim to this award?

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Yohe has received it. Others include:
Mike Rodgers
Don Luce
Dave Meltzer
Dennis Brent
George Schire
Tom Burke
Vance Nevada / Vern May
Stephen Yohe
Scott Teal



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Brent must be up to the year 2000 by now in his acceptance zpeech... from 2015.

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Congrats Greg. Well deserved.

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A well-deserved honor, Greg! Slam Wrestling and your books are high quality reading; fun and informative!

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The Doc wrote: Congrats Greg. Well deserved.
That's it?

Seems anticlimactic compared to his welcome thread.



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