Thread: The Great One
View Single Post
03-03-2013, 05:01 PM
Jonathan17's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oakville
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,070
vCash: 500
Back in '81, he started appearing in ads for GWG jeans. "Great Wayne Gretzky" had the same initials as the jeans. So "great" in relation to his name got a big boost from that ad campaign.

I have a feeling that the exact nickname may have been from a commercial.

Jonathan17 is offline   Reply With Quote