‘Canada’s Greatest Athlete’ finally pins the Hall of Fame, by Dr. Sport Greg Douglas (Updated)

Time waits for no man. Unless that man is Gene Kiniski.

by Dr. Sport Greg Douglas

The Orca

October 17, 2021

Dr. Sport: Once more recognized than the prime minister, late wrestler Gene Kiniski is headed for the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Moray Keith no doubt perked up from his bed in Delta Hospital last week when he heard the news that his good friend, the late Gene Kiniski, had finally been confirmed as a 2021 inductee into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Recovering from a recent stroke, Keith has been a staunch Hall of Fame advocate for the professional wrestler who referred to himself world-wide, over a 40-year career, as “Canada’s Greatest Athlete.” The Keith and Kiniski families go back three generations.

BC Sports Hall of Fame curator Jason Beck says Kiniski had been nominated several times in the past in the Athlete and the WAC Bennett Award categories “but this year’s selection committee felt he was best suited in the Pioneer category.”

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  1. Absolutely Deserves It!! When wrasslin’ was at it best. The Best of the Best.

    A great era that was. Bulldog Brown, Eric Froelich, Sweet Daddy Seeki, Haystack Calhoun, Bad Boy Shields.

    Speaking of eras, how about some Rollerderby recognition. Liz Ard. Paul “The Bear” Rupert.

    Was entertained by them all, with Gene “Canada’s Greatest Athlete” at the top of the heap. Wrasslin and mic skills.


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