Jason the Terrible

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Not to be confused with Tracy Smothers.
Jason the Terrible
Birth name Karl Moffat
Born (1960-07-31) July 31, 1960 (age 55)
Calgary, Alberta
Resides British Columbia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Jason the Terrible
Karl "Butch" Moffat
The Jackal
The Spoiler
Hans Hermann[1]
Billed height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Billed weight 121 kg (267 lb; 19.1 st)
Debut 1983
Retired 2004

Karl Moffat (born July 31, 1960), known by his ring name Jason the Terrible, is a Canadian professional wrestler who was a veteran of Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling as well as Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling and the World Wrestling Council.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

In August 1981, Moffat attacked a Stampede Wrestling wrestler in the ring, and was tackled through the ropes onto a table.

Moffat debuted in Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling promotion in 1983 under the name Karl "Butch" Moffat.[1] During the mid-1980s, he would win several tag team titles including (Vancouver) All Star Tag Team Championship and the Grand Prix Tag Team Championship in 1984 and 1985.[1] He also had a successful singles career with the World Wrestling Council twice winning that promotion's Television Championship as well as its Caribbean and Tag Team titles between 1987 and 1989.[1]

Moffat also had a successful run with Stampede Wrestling, feuding with Owen Hart as Jason the Terrible, with white overalls, a hockey mask, and a chainsaw. However, Bret Hart claims that he was bleeding too much in his matches.[2] Ross Hart agrees, saying that "it was a bit of a turn off with our audience."[3]

Moffat won the Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling North American Championship twice in 1993 and 1994, winning it from Chris Jericho and Eric Freeze. On September 23, 1994, he teamed with Randy Rudd and defeated Sonny Corleone and Rob Austin to win the Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Championships.[1]

In 1998, he wrestled two matches for Steve Wilde and Otto Gentile's Can-Am Wrestling Federation, losing to both Dr. Hannibal (in a Falls count anywhere match) and the Cuban Assassin. In 2004, Moffat wrestled three matches in Top Ranked Wrestling, one singles match and two tag team matches. He won his first singles match, before winning one and losing one of the tag-team matches.[1]

Later that year, Moffat lost to R.A.G.E. in All Star Pro Wrestling, in what was his final match.[1]

Karl Moffatt made his return to the ring under the Jason the Terrible gimmick for Real Canadian Wrestling in Edmonton where he teamed with Katana to face C-Block in a bloody street fight. Moffatt return to RCW March of 2013 to win the Canadian Tag titles with Partner Steven Styles by defeating C-Block in a Bloody brawl.

Jason/Styles lost the tag titles to The Hardliners on May 24th in Camrose Alberta.

Personal life[edit]

Moffat says that he wasn't friends with most wrestlers, and that he didn't get along with anyone.[3]

While travelling with fellow Stampede Wrestling veterans Davey Boy Smith and Chris Benoit, Moffat suffered 2 fractures in his left leg following a head-on collision in Jasper, Alberta on July 4, 1989.[4] That injury cut short his career.[5]

Bret Hart described Moffat as a biker,[6] and as a dumbass.[7] Hart also described a practical joke played on Moffat, in which he congratulated Allen Coage on his daughter's piano skills. Coage proceeded to pretend that his daughter had lost both her hands in a boating incident, and threatening to attack Moffat. He later confessed that he didn't have a daughter.[8]

Moffat is currently a truck driver in British Columbia.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Americas Wrestling Federation
    • AWF Americas Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling
    • CRMW North American Championship (2 times)
    • CRMW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Randy Rudd
  • Real Canadian Wrestling
    • RCW Canadian Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Top Ranked Wrestling
    • TRW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Machete Singh

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Karl Moffat". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ Hart, Bret (2007). Hitman Bret Hart. Random House. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-307-35567-6. 
  3. ^ a b c Van Der Greind, Blaine. "Moffatt's Jason the Terrible a Stampede original". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Wrestler Profiles". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ Hart, Bret (2007). Hitman Bret Hart. Random House. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-307-35567-6. 
  6. ^ Hart, Bret (2007). Hitman Bret Hart. Random House. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-307-35567-6. 
  7. ^ Hart, Bret (2007). Hitman Bret Hart. Random House. p. 383. ISBN 978-0-307-35567-6. 
  8. ^ Hart, Bret (2007). Hitman Bret Hart. Random House. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-307-35567-6. 

References[edit]

  • McCoy, Heath. Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling. Toronto: CanWest Books, 2005. ISBN 0-9736719-8-X
  • Meltzer, Dave. Tributes II: Remembering the World's Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC, 2004. ISBN 1-58261-817-8

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