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Stampede Wrestling
AcronymStampede
FoundedSeptember 11, 1948 (first run)
October 28, 1985 (second run)
April 2, 1999 (third run)
DefunctNovember 5, 1984 (first run)
December 18, 1989 (second run)
April 26, 2008 (third run)
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta
Founder(s)Stu Hart
Al Oeming
Owner(s)Al Oeming (1948–1959)
Stu Hart (1948–1984)
Vince McMahon (1984–1985)
Bruce Hart (1985–1989)
Bruce and Ross Hart (1999–2007)
Bill Bell (2007–2008)
Smith Hart
ParentNational Wrestling Alliance (until 1982)
World Wrestling Federation (1984–1985)
FormerlyKlondike Wrestling
Big Time Wrestling
Wildcat Wrestling

Stampede Wrestling was a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Calgary, Alberta. For nearly 50 years, it was one of the main promotions in western Canada and the Canadian Prairies. Originally established by Stu Hart in 1948, the promotion competed with other promotions such as NWA All-Star Wrestling and Pacific Northwest Wrestling and regularly ran events in Calgary's Victoria Pavilion, Ogden Auditorium and the Stampede Corral between 1948 and 1984. Bought out by promoter Vince McMahon, the company was briefly run by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) before being sold back to the Hart family the following year. Run by Bruce Hart until January 1990, he and Ross Hart reopened the promotion in 1999 and began running events in the Alberta area.

Along with its wrestling school known as "The Dungeon", many of the promotion's former alumni becoming some of the most popular stars in the World Wrestling Federation and other American promotions during the 1980s and 1990s, the promotion produced one of the earliest televised professional wrestling programs (today considered the forerunner of today's WWE) that remained one of Calgary's most popular sports programs eventually airing in over 50 countries.[1]

History[edit]

First run (1948–1984)[edit]

Stampede Wrestling was formed in 1948 by Stu Hart and Al Oeming under the name Klondike Wrestling, and held their first show on September 11, 1948, at the Sales Pavillion in Edmonton, Alberta. It also become the National Wrestling Alliance's Calgary territory in Canada. In May 1951, they changed its name to Big Time Wrestling. In February 1958, they introduced their version of the NWA International Tag Team Championship to replace the Alberta Tag Team Championship that was retired the year before, which was won by The Kalmikoffs.

In 1959, Oeming retired and Hart took full control of the territory. Hart would also retire their version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship. In 1965, he changed the name of the promotion to Wildcat Wrestling. Finally, in August 1967, he changed it to Stampede Wrestling, and the name stuck. In February 1968, they created their own singles title, the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship, which was won by Archie Gouldie (the future Mongolian Stomper). Four years later, they retired their version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship. In June 1978, they introduced the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship, with Dynamite Kid as their inaugural champion during his first tour in North America. In 1979, Stampede would bring back an old championship, the Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (the title was first introduced in June 1959, before being quickly abandoned), with Dick Steinborn as champion. In 1982, Stampede withdrew from the NWA.

On December 2, 1983, a riot broke out at the Victoria Pavilion in Calgary during a match between Bret Hart, Davey Boy Smith and Sonny Two Rivers against Bad News Allen, The Stomper and Stomper's kayfabe son Jeff Gouldie.[2] Longtime Stampede announcer Ed Whalen reportedly became distraught during the riot, in which a woman was trampled, causing him to quit from the Stampede on air. Speaking of the events he remarked, "We're starting to scare the patrons with this violence outside the ring, and I will not be associated with it anymore."[3] The event led to Stampede Wrestling being banned from Calgary for six months by the city's wrestling and boxing commission. In August 1984, Stampede Wrestling was sold to the World Wrestling Federation.[4] Of all the talent that WWF took upon their purchase of Stampede, they took only three wrestlers: Bret Hart, Davey Boy Smith, and Dynamite Kid. Their last show was held on November 5, 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a WWF/Stampede joint show.

Second run (1985–1989)[edit]

On October 28, 1985, the WWF sold Stampede back to the Hart family, with Bruce Hart taking the reins, and by 1986, the Calgary territory was given a shot of adrenaline with new talent such as Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit, Biff Wellington, and Johnny Smith coming in to tangle with Gama Singh and his Karachi Vice stable (which included Shinya Hashimoto, Gary Albright, and Mike Shaw) and The Viet Cong Express (which included a masked Hiroshi Hase). In December 1987, they added a women's championship, the IWA World Women's Championship, with Monster Ripper as their champion, but by January 1989, that championship moved to Japan.

Despite a valiant four years trying to resurrect the wrestling scene in Calgary to its former glory, Stampede officially shut down on December 18, 1989. The closure stemmed from long-standing problems between Bruce Hart and Ed Whalen, producer Fred May's constantly editing too much content off TV, and pay disputes within talent. Their final show before closing down was held in Edmonton on December 16, with Larry Cameron defeating Bob Emory in the main event to retain the North American Heavyweight Championship.

Failed attempts to relaunch[edit]

Despite Stampede officially closing down in December 1989, there were several attempts to revive the promotion. The first attempt occurred around March 1990 by Bruce Hart, but it only lasted three months, running smaller towns outside Calgary and Edmonton, due to a lack of approval by the Calgary Wrestling & Boxing Commission to promote shows. The next attempt was around December 1991 by Abu Wizal, but only lasted a couple weeks. Between July 1995 and July 1997, Bruce Hart promoted one-off shows periodically at the Rockyford Rodeo in Rockyford, Alberta.

On December 15, 1995, a special Stampede Wrestling tribute show was held at the Corral in Calgary, celebrating Stu Hart's life and career. It featured several Stampede alumni, as well as talent from both the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. The main event saw Bret Hart successfully defend the WWF Championship against Davey Boy Smith.

Final run (1999–2008)[edit]

In early 1999, Bruce and Ross Hart reopened Stampede Wrestling, showcasing graduates from the Hart Dungeon training school. However, only weeks after their first event, the promotion once again became inactive following the death of Owen Hart in May. Although considering closing the promotion, the Hart family continued to promote events five months later and began touring western Canada. Although successful, the Harts were forced to cancel several tours in late 2001 and early 2002 due to the arrival of a rival promotion backed by a Calgary businessman. The promotion also lost much of its roster due to its rival hiring away top stars.

In 2005, promoters Bill Bell and Devon Nicholson took over day-to-day operations for Stampede Wrestling. During an event at the Spray Lakes Sawmill Sportsplex in Cochrane, Alberta, Nicholson would face Abdullah the Butcher after the scheduled main event between Lance Storm and Rhyno was canceled when Rhyno failed to appear. At that same event, longtime tag team partners TJ Wilson and Harry Smith faced each other in Smith's final match for the promotion before leaving for World Wrestling Entertainment. Bruce and Ross Hart sold Stampede Wrestling to Bill Bell in 2007. The promotion ceased operations again in April 2008.

Stampede's weekly shows were held mostly at the Victoria Pavilion in Calgary, with special events held at the Stampede Corral.

Television program[edit]

Stampede Wrestling was the basis for a long-running weekly sports broadcast produced in Calgary showcasing many of the promotion's most popular wrestlers. Hosted by Ed Whalen most of its run, which went from 1957 to 1989, the series was syndicated around the world and reruns continue to be shown in some countries to this day. At the time Stampede was revived in 1999, a second Stampede Wrestling TV series was attempted, hosted by Bad News Allen and play by play commentator Mauro Ranallo, but it was short-lived and Whalen was not involved.

Tape library[edit]

WWE currently controls Stampede's extensive tape library. In December 2015, the WWE Network began adding Stampede Wrestling shows to its Vault section.[5] However, it was all removed a few days later, after Bret Hart proved that he owned the rights to the footage of his matches.[6]

The Dungeon[edit]

Stampede Wrestling was famous for "The Dungeon", a professional wrestling school located in the basement of the Calgary mansion Hart House, home of the Hart family. Stu Hart and Mr. Hito were the main trainers in the Dungeon. The school trained a number of ECW, WCW, WWE and NJPW stars, including the Hart Brothers, Mark Henry, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Ricky Fuji, Hiroshi Hase, Ken Shamrock, Justin Credible and Edge.

Championships[edit]

Active until 2008[edit]

Championship: Last champion(s): Active from: Active until: Notes:
Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship Ravenous Randy February 28, 1968 April 2008 The North American title was revived in 1998 when Stampede started promoting again[7][8]
Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship Gama Singh Jr July 1978 April 2008 The British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title was revived in 1999 when Stampede started promoting again[7][9]
Karl Anderson won it on March 12, 2006 in Santa Monica, California.[7][10]
Stampede International Tag Team Championship Pete Wilson & Chris Steele 1958 April 2008 The International Tag Team title was revived in 2000 when Stampede started promoting again[7][11]
Stampede Women's Pacific Championship Belle Lovitz June 15, 2005 April 2008 The Women’s Pacific Title is the only title that was not used in the original version of Stampede Wrestling[12]

Retired, defunct, and inactive championships[edit]

Championship: Last champion(s): Active from: Active until: Notes:
NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) Dave Ruhl November 1, 1946 1972 [7][13]
NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 1954 1959 Tag Team title replaced by the NWA International Tag-Team Championship (Calgary version) later known as the “Stampede International Tag Team Championship”[7][14]
Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship Dynamite Kid 1979 c. October 1985 [7][15]
Stampede Pacific Heavyweight Championship Michael Modest May 1999 June 27, 2001 [7][16]
IWA World Women's Championship Kyoko Inoue December 1987 1997 In 1989 the title began being promoted by All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling[7][17]
Alberta Tag Team Championship John Foti and John Paul Henning 1954 1957 [18]

Roster[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Tenure Notes
Alex Plexis Unknown 2005–2008
Apocalypse Eric Thompson 2000–2008
Bobby Sharp Robert Sharp 2012–2013
Brady Roberts Brady Roberts 2005–2008
Brandon Van Danielson Unknown 2005–2008
Bruce Hart Bruce Hart (wrestler) 1999–2003
Carlo Cannon Unknown 2005
Carrot Adams Unknown 2006–2008
Chris Steele Unknown 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006–2008
Chucky Blaze Michael Richard Blais 2005–2008
Crosse Deryck Barton 2006–2008
Duke Durango Jordan Clarke 2003–2006
Dusty Adonis Unknown 2005–2008
Eddie Mustang Unknown 1999–2005
Gama Singh Jr. Unknown 2004–2008
Greg Pawluk Greg Pawluk 1999–2000, 2003–2004
Harry Smith Harry Smith 1999–2006
Jimmy T Unknown 1999–2000, 2007–2008
Johnny Devine John Parsonage 1999–2000, 2002–2006, 2008
Juggernaut Craig Renney 2002–2003, 2006–2007
Karnage Unknown 2002–2005
Kirk Melnick Unknown 2000–2004, 2007
Lance Storm Lance Evers 2001
Marky Mark Unknown 2003–2008
Matt Richards Unknown 2004–2006
Michael Avery Unknown 2006–2008
Mike Modest Michael Ciriglio 2001
Neil Faith Neil Horsfall 2002
Pete Wilson Peter Minnema 2003–2008
Randy Myers Theo Francon 2001–2008
Retch Worthington Unknown 2007–2008
Richard Pound John Cozman 1999–2001, 2003–2004
Scotty Putty Unknown 2007–2008
Superfly Dan Unknown 2002–2008
Tatanka Chris Chavis 1999
T-Bone Unknown 2006–2008
Teddy Hart Annis, Edward Annis 1999–2006, 2008
Tiger Raj Singh Yuvraj Raj Dhesi 2004–2008
Tiger Kahn Marlon Kalkai 1999–2001
T.J. Wilson Theodore James Wilson 1999–2007

Female wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Tenure Notes
Anna Marie Unknown 2004–2005
Belle Lovitz Unknown 2002–2008
Mama Myers Unknown 2004–2006
Natalya Neidhart Natalie Neidhart 2002–2007
Phoenix Taylor Unknown 2003–2005, 2007–2008

Former personnel (1948–2007)[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

The Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame list professional wrestlers and others who have competed in Stampede Wrestling, from Stu Hart's Klondike Wrestling to the original Stampede Wrestling promotion which closed in 1990.[19]

# Year Ring name
(Real name)[a]
Inducted by Inducted for Notes[b]
1 1995 Stu Hart[20] N/A Wrestling and Promoting Founder of Stampede Wrestling
2 1995 Jack Taylor[20] N/A Wrestling
3 1995 Al "Mr. Murder" Mills[20]
(Adolph Mittlestadt)
N/A Wrestling
4 1995 Lou Thesz[20]
(Aloysius Thesz)
N/A Wrestling
5 1995 Jim "Riot Call" Wright[20]
(James Wright)
N/A Wrestling
6 1995 Rube Wright[20]
(Reuben Wright)
N/A Wrestling
7 1995 Pat McGill[20]
(Patrick McGill)
N/A Wrestling
8 1995 Sky Hi Lee[20]
(Robert Leedy)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and Alberta Tag Team Championship (2 times)
9 1995 Luther Lindsay[20]
(Luther Goodall)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (1 time), NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
10 1995 Dr. Bill Miller[20]
(William Miller)
N/A Wrestling
11 1995 Whipper Billy Watson[20]
(William Potts)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
12 1995 Chief Thunderbird[20]
(Jean Baptiste Paul)
N/A Wrestling
13 1995 Earl McCready[20] N/A Wrestling Won the Alberta Tag Team Championship (1 time)
14 1995 Pat O'Connor[20]
(Patrick O'Connor)
N/A Wrestling
15 1995 Ilio DiPaolo[20] N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
16 1995 Édouard Carpentier
(Édouard Weiczorkiewicz)
N/A Wrestling
17 1995 Gorgeous George[20]
(George Wagner)
N/A Wrestling
18 1995 Argentina Rocca[20]
(Antonino Biasetton)
N/A Wrestling
19 1995 Killer Kowalski[20]
(Edward Spulnik)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (2 times) and Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (2 times)
20 1995 Czaya Nandor[20] N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (3 times) and Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (1 time)
21 1995 Waldo Von Erich[20]
(Walter Sieber)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (1 time) and Stampede Wrestling North American Championship (1 time)
22 1995 Tex McKenzie[20]
(Frank McKenzie)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
23 1995 Johnny Valentine[20]
(John Wisniski)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (2 times)
24 1995 "Crusher" Stan Stasiak[20]
(George Stipich)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (3 times) and Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
25 1995 Don Leo Jonathan[20]
(Don Heaton)
N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (2 times)
26 1995 George Gordienko[20] N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (1 time) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
27 1995 Archie Gouldie[20] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (14 times)
28 1995 Dave Ruhl[21] N/A Wrestling Won the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (8 times), Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
29 1995 Tiger Joe Tomasso[21]
(Joseph DiTommaso)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (4 times)
30 1995 Angelo Mosca[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
31 1995 Billy Robinson
(William Robinson)
N/A Wrestling
32 1995 Geoff Portz[21] N/A Wrestling
33 1995 Kendo Nagasaki[21] N/A Wrestling
34 1995 Tor Kamata[21]
(McRonald Kamaka)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (3 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
35 1995 Les Thornton[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
36 1995 Dan Kroffat[21]
(Daniel Kroffat)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (6 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (4 times)
37 1995 Mr. Hito[21]
(Katsuji Adachi)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (8 times)
38 1995 Leo Burke[21]
(Leonce Cormier)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (8 times) and Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (6 times)
39 1995 Dory Funk Jr.[21] N/A Wrestling Won the NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time)
40 1995 Terry Funk N/A Wrestling
41 1995 Harley Race[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
42 1995 André the Giant[21]
(André Roussimoff)
N/A Wrestling
43 1995 Sky Low Low[21]
(Marcel Gauthier)
N/A Midget Wrestling
44 1995 Little Beaver[21]
(Lionel Giroux)
N/A Midget Wrestling
45 1995 The Fabulous Moolah[21]
(Mary Ellison)
N/A Women's Wrestling
46 1995 Penny Banner[21]
(Mary Ann Kostecki)
N/A Women's Wrestling
47 1995 Alexander Scott[21] N/A Refereeing
48 1995 Cedrick Hathaway[21] N/A Refereeing
49 1995 J.R. Foley[21]
(John Foley)
N/A Managing
50 1995 The Dynamite Kid[21]
(Tom Billington)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (4 times), Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (5 times) and Stampede International Tag Team Championship (6 times)
51 1995 Davey Boy Smith[21]
(David Smith)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (2 times) and NWA Stampede International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (2 times)
52 1995 Keith Hart[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Stampede International Tag Team Championship (1 time) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (7 times)
53 1995 Bruce Hart[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (8 times), Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (2 times)
54 1995 Bret Hart[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (6 times), Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (3 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (5 times)
55 1995 Owen Hart[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (1 time)
56 1995 Brian Pillman[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (2 times)
57 1995 Chris Benoit[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (4 times) and Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (4 times)
58 1995 "Dr. D" David Schultz[21]
(David Schultz)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
59 1995 Jim Neidhart
(James Neidhart)
N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2 times)
60 1995 Duke Myers[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2 times)
61 1995 Kerry Brown[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (4 times)
62 1995 Hiroshi Hase N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede International Tag Team Championship (1 time)
63 1995 Larry Cameron[21] N/A Wrestling Won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
64 1995 Ed Whalen[22] N/A Announcing and Commentating
65 1995 Henry Viney[22] N/A Announcing and Commentating
66 1995 Tom Moore[22] N/A Other Calgary Boxing and Wrestling Commissioner
67 1995 Mike Bulat[22] N/A Promoting
68 1995 Bob Leonard[22] N/A Announcing, Photography and Promoting
69 1995 Ernie Roth[22] N/A Announcing and Commentating
70 1995 Sam Menacker[22] N/A Announcing and Commentating
71 1995 Tyrone McBeth[22]
(James Vilvang)
N/A Other Appeared as the "onscreen" president of the National Wrestling Alliance
  • a – Entries without a birth name indicates that the inductee did not perform under a ring name.
  • b – This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in the Calgary wrestling territory.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

  • McCoy, Heath. Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling. Toronto: CanWest Books, 2005. ISBN 0-9736719-8-X

Specific

  1. ^ "Stampede Wrestling gets pinned". CBC Television News. 1990-01-10.
  2. ^ "Dave Wells, "Stu Hart isn't happy," Lethbridge Herald, December 16, 1983.
  3. ^ McCoy, H. (2005) Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling. CanWest Books. p 187.
  4. ^ Meltzer, D. (2004) Tributes II: Remembering more of the World's Greatest Professional Wrestlers. Sports Publishing LLC. pp 105-106.
  5. ^ Mike Johnson (2015-12-03). "STAMPEDE WRESTLING, GWF/USWA ADDED TO WWE NETWORK". PWInsider. Retrieved December 4, 2015. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)
  6. ^ "Bret Hart Contacts Vince McMahon And WWE Attorney Over Stampede Wrestling Footage". WrestlingInc.com. 2015-12-09. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  8. ^ "North American Heavyweight Title (Calgary Stampede)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)
  9. ^ "British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title (Calgary Stampede)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)
  10. ^ "Stampede British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship". Jump City Productions.
  11. ^ "Stampede International Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Archived from the original on 2008-05-05.
  12. ^ "Stampede Women's Pacific Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)
  13. ^ "NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
  14. ^ "N.W.A. Canadian Tag Team Title (Calgary)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
  15. ^ "Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)
  16. ^ "Stampede Pacific Heavyweight Championship". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
  17. ^ "IWA Women's World Championship". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
  18. ^ "Alberta Tag Team Title". Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame (1948-1990)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Whalen, Ed (host) (December 15, 1995). "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame: 1948-1990". Showdown at the Corral: A Tribute to Stu Hart. Event occurs at 15:38. Shaw Cable. Calgary 7.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af Whalen, Ed (host) (December 15, 1995). "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame: 1948-1990". Showdown at the Corral: A Tribute to Stu Hart. Event occurs at 27:55. Shaw Cable. Calgary 7.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h Whalen, Ed (host) (December 15, 1995). "Stampede Wrestling Builders". Showdown at the Corral: A Tribute to Stu Hart. Event occurs at 40:00. Shaw Cable. Calgary 7.

Further reading[edit]

Books
  • Ayling, Tom. "Revolutionary: A Biography of George Waclaw Spelvin". (self-published) 2012 ISBN 978-1-105-42913-2
  • Erb, Marsha. "Stu Hart: Lord of the Ring". Toronto: ECW Press, 2002. ISBN 1-55022-508-1
  • Hart, Bret. "Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling". Toronto: Random House, 2007. ISBN 978-0-307-35567-6
  • Hart, Bruce. "Straight From the Hart". Toronto: ECW Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-55022-939-4
  • Billington, Tom. "Pure Dynamite". Etobicoke: Winding Star Press, 2001. ISBN 1-55366-084-6
Web

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