Chris Maloney

CWN Founder & Editor

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Hometown: London, Ontario
Birthday: June 2nd
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick
Favourite Music: AC/DC, Dropkick Murphys, Frank Sinatra, Garth Brooks, Green Day, Our Lady Peace, Rise Against, The Tragically Hip, Twisted Sister, Zac Brown Band

Favourite Podcasts: 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, AEW Unrestricted, Busted Open, Insight with Chris Van Vliet, The Bryan & Vinny & Craig & Granny Show, The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, The Throwdown with Chris Maloney, TWiT: This Week in Tech, Wrestling is Life is Wrestling, Wrestling Observer Live, Wrestling Observer Radio
Favourite Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, London Knights, Michigan Wolverines, New England Patriots, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa Senators, Saint John Sea Dogs, Toronto Raptors, Western Mustangs
When I Became a Pro-Wrestling Fan: 1980
When I Became a Mixed Martial Arts Fan: 1993
Favourite Promotions: All Elite Wrestling, Greektown Wrestling, Hammerlock Pure Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Smash Wrestling, TNA Wrestling, Ultimate Fighting Championship, WWE, WWE NXT
Favourite Sharpshooters: #DIY, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Chris Sabin, Cody Rhodes, DEANER, Guerrillas of Destiny, Josh Alexander, Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, Lucha Brothers, Mike Bailey, Mike Rollins, Motor City Machine Guns, Rey Mysterio, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tetsuya Naito, Will Ospreay
Favourite Sirens: Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill, Jody Threat, Rhea Ripley, Tessa Blanchard, ‘Timeless’ Toni Storm
Favourite Legends: Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Chris Benoit, Christopher Daniels, Conor McGregor, Dan Severn, Davey Boy Smith, Demolition, Edge, Gail Kim, Georges St-Pierre, Miss Elizabeth, Naomichi Marufuji, Owen Hart, Paul Heyman, Roddy Piper, The Briscoes, The British Bulldogs, The Great Muta, The Rock, The Ultimate Warrior, Tyson Kidd, Ultimo Dragon
Favourite Personal Canadian Independent Wrestling Moment: Meeting Ultimo Dragon @ Smash Wrestling presents The Northern – Night 1 on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 in Etobicoke, Ontario
Favourite Personal Mixed Martial Arts Moment: Meeting Dan ‘The Beast’ Severn @ HWF Rage In The Cage on Saturday, July 24th, 1999 in London, Ontario
Favourite Personal Pro-Wrestling Moment: Attending WWF WrestleMania X8 on Sunday, March 17th, 2002 in Toronto, Ontario
Random Personal Wrestling/MMA Facts:
🍁 Attended first-ever WWF event at the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut on August 1st, 1986 featuring Dan Spivey, Mike Rotunda, Mr. Fuji & The Fabulous Moolah
🍁 Karate Sensei in the mid-90’s was Paul Jimmo, father of the late Ryan ‘The Big Deal’ Jimmo
🍁 Great Nephew of Bill Donovan, New Brunswick Sports Columnist & Editor for 37 years, who refereed his last match as a Maritime referee after being tossed out of the ring by the late Andre Roussimoff and separated his shoulder
🍁 Grandfather once drove the late Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage, Miss Elizabeth, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts and others in a cargo van from one New Brunswick airport to another due to a cancelled flight due to heavy fog. When asked about the WWF wrestlers, Grandfather’s response (excluding Miss Elizabeth) was ‘They dressed like bums and ate like pigs’
🍁 In late 2018 and early 2019, had the honour of being a contributor to PWTorch.com with regular NJPW Weekly Overview articles
🍁 Founder & Editor of FTCWF: For The Canadian Wrestling Fan (August 2001 to December 2007)
🍁 Host of OWR: Ontario Wrestling Recap & OWR: The Voice of Ontario Indy (January 2006 to late 2006)
🍁 Founder & Editor of CWN (January 2009 to Present)
🍁 Founder & Editor of the Sharpshooter (August 2017 to November 2019)
🍁 Founder & Member of Canadian Independent Wrestling (December 2017 to Present)
🍁 Host of the Sharpshooter Podcast (January 2018 to July 2019)
🍁 Host of TNT: Thursday Night Throwdown (January 2020 to July 2020)
🍁 Host of CWN Weekly (August 2020 to Present)
🍁 Host of CWN Interview, CWN Predicts & CWN Recap (August 2020 to Present)
🍁 Appeared LIVE in the WWE ThunderDome on Friday, September 25th, 2020 during WWE 205 Live & WWE Friday Night SmackDown
🍁 Founder & Editor of the Canadian Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame presented by CWN (January 2021 to Present)
🍁 Founder & Member of the Canadian Wrestling Network (February 2021 to Present)
🍁 Contributor to WrestlingObserver.com (April 2022 to April 2024)