Archie Gouldie

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Archie Gouldie
Born Carbon, Alberta, Canada
Resides Maynardville, Tennessee[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Archie Gouldie[1]
Mongolian Stomper[1]
The Stomper[1]
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight 260 lb (120 kg)
Billed from Mongolia
Debut 1961
Retired 1995

Archie Gouldie is a retired Canadian professional wrestler. He wrestled for Stampede Wrestling for decades as Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie. He was also known by the ring name The Mongolian Stomper. Bret Hart named Gouldie as the greatest Canadian wrestler of all time, in an episode of WWE's Legends of Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Stampede Wrestling[edit]

Gouldie held the North American heavyweight title a record ten times between 1968 and 1984, quite a streak of longevity for that time frame. He was also the first champion, defeating former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O'Connor in the tournament finals. Gouldie feuded with British mat technician Billy Robinson, among others, for the title.

Although he wrestled as a heel during the majority of his Stampede tenure, Gouldie made a face turn late in 1983 after Bad News Allen turned against Gouldie and his storyline "son", Jeff, during a six-man tag team match and brutalized and injured Jeff (which led to Stampede TV host Ed Whalen to quit the company in protest); the attack led to a bloody feud which climaxed with Gouldie defeating Bad News for the Stampede North American title (his tenth, and what would be final, reign).

Gouldie never used the Mongolian Stomper gimmick while wrestling in Stampede; instead, staying true to his roots, he went with the gimmick of a tough Alberta cowboy as just "The Stomper".

Southeast Championship Wrestling[edit]

Gouldie achieved most of his US fame in this territory, based in Knoxville, Tennessee. He held the NWA Southeast Heavyweight Championship a record eleven times between 1976 and 1981, winning it for the last time against Jerry Stubbs and losing it to Jos LeDuc. He feuded with Robert Fuller and Ronnie Garvin over the title.

Smoky Mountain Wrestling[edit]

Gouldie, by now in his 60s, joined SMW, like Southeast based in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1992. At this point in his career, the Stomper was considered a babyface, teaming with former rival Ronnie Garvin in his feud with Paul Orndorff and feuding with Kevin Sullivan's latest incarnation of evil wrestlers. Gouldie defeated Rob Morgan at the first Bluegrass Brawl in Pikeville, Ky. According to several magazines, Gouldie maintained his shape by riding his bicycle almost everywhere he went, sometimes riding up to 60 miles a day.

After wrestling[edit]

After his wrestling career came to an end, Gouldie served for several years as a deputy sheriff in Knox County, Tennessee, working as a correctional officer.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • All-Star Championship Wrestling
    • ASCW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[2]
  • Tennessee Mountain Wrestling
    • TMW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[2]
    • TMW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Powers[2]
  • United Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • UACW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[2]
    • UACW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Big Jesse[2]
  • USA Wrestling
    • USA Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mongolian Stomper profile". Obsessed With Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame (1948–1990)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 

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