Pete Wilson (wrestler)

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Pete Wilson
Birth name Peter Minnema
Born (1985-12-15) December 15, 1985 (age 31)[1]
Calgary, Alberta, Canada[2]
Spouse(s) Brooke Hart[3]
Family Hart
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Pete Wilson
Billed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[4]
Billed weight 189 lb (86 kg)[5]
Trained by David Hart Smith[6]
Ross Hart[6]
Teddy Hart[6]
Tyson Kidd[6]
Debut 2001[7]

Peter Minnema better known by his ring name Pete Wilson[6] (born December 15, 1985)[6] is a Canadian professional wrestler.[8]

Early life[edit]

Minnema has a sister named Jennifer.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Wilson was trained by the Hart family and debuted in 2001 in Eric Bischoff's Matrats promotion.[2][6] He also wrestled at Stu Hart's 88th Birthday Celebration show on May 2, 2003.[6]

Stampede Wrestling[edit]

He joined Stampede Wrestling under the ring name "Pistol" Pete Wilson. He later changed his ring name to "Pyro" Pete Wilson and formed a tag team with Phoenix Taylor known as "Fast and Furious". On June 17, 2005, Wilson defeated Gama Singh, Jr. and Dandy Myers in a three way match to win the vacant British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship.[2][9] On November 4, 2005, Wilson teamed with "Ravenous" Randy Myres to defeat the New Karachi Vice (Singh, Jr. and Tiger Raj Singh) for the International Tag Team Championship, making Wilson a double champion.[2][6][10] After successful title defenses against Harry Smith and TJ Wilson, and Dusty Adonis and Blanco Negro Dragon, they lost the titles on December 16, 2005, when Karachi Vice defeated them.[6] After losing the tag team titles, Myres and Wilson split as a team and began feuding throughout March and April 2006.[6][11] Wilson gained three victories over Myres, including one by disqualification, and one in a tables match.[6][12][13] He later dropped the British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship to Myres on May 26, 2006, after holding it for nearly a year.[9][14] On July 28, 2006, Wilson won the International Tag Team Championship for the second time, with Juggernaut, by defeating Duke Durrango and Chris Steele.[10] Wilson, however, received a legitimate injury in November 2006, and could not compete, so TJ Wilson replaced him as one half of the tag team champions.[10]

Wilson returned to Stampede on September 7, 2007, as a heel, defeating Brady Roberts. After the match, he went on a leave of absence, before returning on November 16, 2007, to defeat Scotty "The Body" Putty. He continued to appear in Stampede throughout 2008, losing to Teddy Hart on February 15 at My Bloody Valentine. He also competed against Chucky Blaze, and at Carnage In Acadia on April 26, the match went to a no contest, after Blaze performed his finishing move on Wilson through a table.

Other promotions[edit]

Wilson is part of the Hart Legacy Wrestling promotion.[15][16] During the "Resurrection" event in 2013 he suffered a shoulder injury and was rushed to the ER.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Minnema is married to Brooke Hart-Minnema. Granddaughter of Stu Hart and the daughter of Alison Hart and Ben Bassarab. Minnema and Hart met each other when he was wrestling for her uncles Bruce and Ross Hart's incarnation of Stampede Wrestling.[18][19]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ "Pete Wilson General Information". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pete Wilson". Stampede Wrestling. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Harry Smith remembers his father, The British Bulldog". May 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pete Wilson Overview". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Pete Wilson Overview". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Pete Wilson profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Pete Wilson profile". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  8. ^ "Pete Wilson: Profile & Match Listing". The Internet Wrestling Database. 
  9. ^ a b c d "British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title". Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title". Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  11. ^ "Calgary Stampede Wrestling (2005)". 
  12. ^ "Stampede Wrestling – March 10, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  13. ^ "Stampede Wrestling – April 21, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. 2006-04-21. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  14. ^ "Stampede Wrestling – May 26, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. 2006-05-26. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  15. ^ "The Stars". Hart Legacy Wrestling. Retrieved January 11, 2013. Calgarys own: "Pistol Pete Wilson" 
  17. ^ "Hart Legacy Wrestling Issues Already". PWInsider. 
  18. ^ Heath McCoy (2005). Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling. CanWest Books. p. 283 pp. ISBN 978-1-55022-787-1. 
  19. ^ "Harry Smith remembers his father, The British Bulldog". May 18, 2014. 
  20. ^ "RCW New Years Retribution". Retrieved 2016-05-12. 

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