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Topic: Stampede Wrestling


In the News (Thu 25 Apr 19)

  
  Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling - Highspots.com
Pain and Passion is a book about the history of the Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling, a wild western promotion that spawned some of the biggest wrestling stars in the world, from the big names of yester-year like Gene Kiniski and Superstar Billy Graham to modern heroes like Bret Hart, the British Bulldogs and Chris Benoit.
Make no mistake, the stars of Stampeded Wrestling were folk heroes in their day and their legacy is still fondly remembered in the west, and with the wrestling fans across the world.
This is a highly recommended read for anyone who was a fan of Stampede Wrestling or old school wrestling fans in general.
www.highspots.com /product.asp?AffiliateID=368&id=13571   (698 words)

  
  CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Bittersweet Stampede farewell for Neidhart & Wilson
I'm known as the Stampede Kid, I am Stampede Wrestling and it is a part of me. I am moving forward in my career and moving a step closer to my dream but at the same time I am leaving behind a lot of friends," Wilson told SLAM!Wrestling in an exclusive interview.
Stampede star Ravenous Randy, who was co-trainer of the current Stampede Wrestling training camp with Wilson, was also dealing with seeing two of his best friends leaving.
She and Vice wrestled the fourth match of the night, a hard-hitting contest that saw Nattie have her hand raised in victory after a wheelbarrow powerbomb.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/2007/01/27/3460807.html   (2718 words)

  
  PWTimes.com - Stampede Wrestling
Stampede Wrestling was opened up in 1948 by wrestling legend Stu Hart, father of Bret "Hitman" Hart and the late Owen Hart.
In 1984 Stu Hart passed on Stampede Wrestling to his son Bruce, In 1985 Stampede Wrestling was acquired by the World Wrestling Federation, in which the WWF/WWE acquired many of it's large wrestlers.
Stampede Wrestling was famous for "The Dungeon", a professional wrestling school located in the basement of the Calgary mansion owned by the Hart family.
www.pwtimes.com /info/encyclopedia/promotions/stampede-wrestling.html   (197 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
Stampede Wrestling was operated by Stu Hart between 1948 and 1984.
Stampede, a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until about 1982, was acquired by the World Wrestling Federation in 1984, who took most of the top talents away from the promotion and developed into the major professional wrestling promotion it is today.
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.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Stampede_Wrestling   (277 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Owen Hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Wrestling however was not Owen's first choice for a career; as Martha Hart (his widow) would explain in her book Broken Harts, Owen tried numerous times to find a profitable living outside of wrestling, but those attempts were unsuccessful so he decided to give wrestling a chance and see where it took him.
Stampede Wrestling is a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Calgary, Alberta that for decades produced a weekly television series that is considered the forerunner of todays WWE.
In professional wrestling, a ten-bell salute is given to honor a wrestler that has died, especially when that wrestler is a current member of the promotion or a distinguished former member of the promotion.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Owen-Hart   (8602 words)

  
 Stampede Wrestling Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Stampede Wrestling is a small professional wrestling federation based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, responsible for the birth of many of today's professional wrestling stars.
Stampede got its start in the before the 1950s and continued well into the 1980s, until 1989 when it folded after being bought out by the WWF.
The legacy of Stampede is one of sportsmanship and respect for the sport of professional wrestling.
www.geocities.com /StampedeFan23   (151 words)

  
 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A Cochrane-based wrestling promoter is trying to recreate the glory days of Stampede Wrestling this weekend with a "supercard" to be held in his town.
Devon Nicholson, 23, is bringing in classic Stampede villains Abdullah the Butcher, whose bloody bouts used to sell out the Stampede Corral in the '70s, and the Honky Tonk Man, a crooked Elvis impersonator whose schtick brought him fame in the '80s, for the May 12 show to be held at the Spray Lakes Arena.
Stampede Wrestling is synonymous with the Harts as Stu Hart was the promotion's founding father back in 1948.
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /columns/misc/heathmccoy03.html   (929 words)

  
 Scripps Howard News Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Hart, his wife Helen and all 12 of their children (eight boys, four girls) were involved in the operation of what would become a legendary regional territory for much of the next 40 years because of the high quality of in-ring work and the quality talent which worked there.
The Billington saga is as tumultuous as the Hart family's, as substance abuse and serious injuries have left him devastated financially and wheelchair-bound at the age of 46.
Stampede Wrestling still exists and even bills a new generation of Hart family performers like Harry Smith (the son of Davey Boy Smith) and Nattie Neidhart (Jim Neidhart's daughter) on its talent roster.
www.shns.com /shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=PROWRESTLING24-11-23-05   (896 words)

  
 StormWrestling.com - Commentary - September 29, 2004
Stampede runs in a few different venues through out the City and I had never been to this end of town before.
Stampede doesn't have local TV so they are forced to rely solely on these live events to both get their show over and sell the next one.
I know wrestling is Entertainment and we all embellish on the truth but let's try to stay within the realm of believability.
www.stormwrestling.com /092904.html   (753 words)

  
 Other publishers
Pain and Passion is a book about the history of the Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling, a wild western promotion that spawned some of the biggest wrestling stars in the world, from the big names of yester-year like Gene Kiniski and Superstar Billy Graham to modern heroes like Bret Hart, the British Bulldogs and Chris Benoit.
This comprehensive look at one of the most fascinating aspects of the sport of wrestling is an entertaining journey through the world of tag teams, exploring their essential role in wrestling promotions both large and small.
Missy Hyatt was professional wrestling's first character—the original sexy "socialite" sidekick whose trademark Gucci purse and tough-girl attitude made her the most loved—and most hated—woman in wrestling.
www.1wrestlinglegends.com /crowbarpress/pubs/index.html   (552 words)

  
 Rodeo History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
By the time the Williams Lake Stampede rolled around in 1932 Lloyd was Arena Manager and was also doing double duty as a pickup man. It was in the arena at the Williams Lake Stampede that Cyclone was involved in the tragic accident that claimed his life.
In early times the Stampede was held at the beginning of June, over the years the dates were changed to the end of June or first days of July.
This annual Stampede was one of the only times many of these people had to visit and socialize with friends and family who lived in different areas of the Cariboo.
williamslakestampede.com /Rodeo/History.html   (3654 words)

  
 Warned.net - Stampede Wrestling Returns To TV
Stampede Wrestling is set to debut later this month, but you can catch a sneak preview now which is posted in the videos section of wrestletalkradio.com.
Stampede Wrestling is considered the forerunner of today's WWE television programming with its innovative production, storylines and sports entertainment.
Stampede Wrestling -- the brainchild of the legendary Stu Hart -- is making it's comeback, this time to the internet.
www.warned.net /StampedeWrestlingReturnsToTV.html   (233 words)

  
 Junkyard Dog
After losing his sight to the bag of "abrasive powder" that was thrown in his eyes by the `Birds, JYD would eventually return (along with, later on, his "sight") and gain his revenge during an inspirational series of "blind" Dog Collar matches against his cowardly attackers.
Sylvester Ritter was a power-wrestler, and was one of the first in a wave that would soon sweep over wrestling for several years during the 1980's.
As part of the World Wrestling Federation, JYD became a household name, and although he never wore any WWF gold, he was a huge star in the promotion for several of its best years.
www.midsouthwrestling.com /jyd.html   (1309 words)

  
 WEST - Stampede Wrestling gets pinned - Cross Country Smackdown: Pro Wrestling in Canada - CBC Archives
At the same time, Stampede Wrestling was under fire from Alberta's boxing and wrestling commission over alleged excessive violence.
The WWF has the best wrestlers in the worldÂ…The small wrestling business is obsolete." He quit the WWF in 1997 and joined a chorus of voices accusing the company of exposing child fans to excessive sexual imagery and profanity.
It was called Big Time Wrestling and then Wildcat Wrestling before becoming Stampede Wrestling in the 1960s.
archives.radio-canada.ca /IDC-1-41-1237-6837/sports/prowrestling/clip3   (656 words)

  
 Wrestling Information Archive - Calgary Stampede Wrestling Info
This is a hobby site and used for wrestling informational purposes only.
The NWA Name and Logo are registered trademarks of Pro Wrestling Organization, LLC.
This site is in no shape or form harming the product, it's wrestling fan website.The site contains nothing that infringes upon the copyrights of the wrestling federations to which this site is dedicated.
www.100megsfree4.com /wiawrestling/pages/old/stmpinfo.htm   (172 words)

  
 This article first appeared in Alberta Venture Business Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Down at Stampede Park, cars full of teenagers are pulling into the parking lot adjacent to the Agricultural Pavilion for the evening's show.
One of Stampede Wrestling's biggest fans is Ed Whalen, who served as their ringside announcer for over 30 years.
"Stampede Wrestling has good credibility in the market," says Trevor Countryman, an investment representative for Yorkton Securities who is looking at financing for the enterprise.
ourworld.cs.com /GordCope/StampedeWrestling.html   (2544 words)

  
 Strong Style Spirit ~ Half a decade of New Japan support
Along with being based in Stampede Wrestling, he was also involved in the brief Matrats project headed by Eric Bischoff.
One of the most highly touted prospects out of Stampede in a long time, TJ caught the eye of New Japan, and was invited to compete on a tour in late 2002, where he adopted the ring name of Stampede Kid.
The pride and joy of Stampede's wrestling scene, Stampede Kid is a bright young talent who combines solid groundwork with spectacular high-flying, and is a great prospect for New Japan.
www.puroresufan.com /roster/stampede.php   (216 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In 1955, he moved to Calgary and became the News and Sports Director for the new Calgary TV station CHCT (later popularly known as 2&7, and then Calgary 7, and later still as part of the Global Television network).
While at his CHCT job, the late Calgary wrestling legend Stu Hart (father of Bret Hart and Owen Hart) asked Whalen to work for him on his new wrestling show.
After his time with Stampede Wrestling, Whalen became beloved by Calgarians as the television voice of the Calgary Flames on 2&7/Calgary 7 from 1980 (right after the city won the NHL franchise) until his retirement in 1999.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Ed_Whalen   (356 words)

  
 Bruce Hart back in ring
Bruce Hart, son of legendary wrestling king Stu Hart, is staging a comeback of sorts as he steps in the ring for Stampede Wrestling's famed Good Friday show at the Ogden Legion next Friday.
According to the folks at Stampede Wrestling, this move marks this second generation Hart the sole remaining active wrestler in his famous wrestling family.
Hart has wrestled here and there over the last 10 years, but the focus of his efforts have been in training the up-and-comers.
www.chl.ca /SlamWrestlingHarts/bruce_01apr09-sun.html   (259 words)

  
 Stampede Wrestling to return
Stampede Wrestling is ready to return to the scene of the crime.
Founded and promoted by the Harts' father, Stu, the Stampede Wrestling circuit produced dozens of talented young wrestlers who have since moved on to international fame and fortune in the World Wrestling Federation or World Championship Wrestling.
Wrestlers like Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit are two others who learned their trade with Stampede Wrestling and are hoping to return for the April 2 card.
www.canoe.ca /SlamWrestlingArchive/feb25_stampede.html   (473 words)

  
 Stampede Wrestling -- Ogden "Legion of Doom" Auditorium * 2625 - 78th Ave SE * Calgary, Alberta
When Stampede Wrestling made its long-awaited return on Good Friday 2nd April 1999, the Victoria Pavillion -- its centre of home base operations for so many years in days gone by -- once again became home for its regular Calgary events.
I joined Stampede in an official capacity on its Friday 12th October 2001 event, and as event correspondent for its next event on Friday 2nd November.
Stampede Wrestling's last event at the Ogden Legion to date was on Friday 3rd October 2003.
www.freewebs.com /swol/index.html   (366 words)

  
 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
July 23, 1995 : T.J. Wilson wrestled his first match in Stampede Wrestling in Calgary at the age of 15..
November 20, 2004--Stampede Wrestling: Harry Smith defeated TJ Wilson..
December 2, 2005--Stampede Wrestling: T.J. Wilson defeated Matt Richards..
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /profiles/t/t-j-wilson.html   (983 words)

  
 Pro Wrestling: Brett the Hitman Hart
I have been a fan of professional wrestling since the Summer of 1974, and have become a student of the athletic side as well as the entertainment side of the business.
I do not know how much money he made, but I do know that he made a lot while he was the centerpiece of the WWF and with WCW, but he lost quite a bit with the divorce and the stroke.
With the hockey team, the sale of Stampede, the DVD, his biography, his column and his acting, he is making a good living without having to get his brains any more scrambled that they might already be.
en.allexperts.com /q/Pro-Wrestling-1847/Brett-Hitman-Hart.htm   (398 words)

  
 Stampede Wrestling News and Rumors
The "Fallen Angel" Chris Daniels has signed the dotted lines to be apart of the big mid - summer Stampede Wrestling tour.
stampede is bring back some of past stars to the company here is some of the names:
The main event for the May, 11/2001 Stampede Wrestling card is set to be Bruce Hart defending his North American title against “The Principal” Richard Pound.
www.angelfire.com /ab3/albertaprowrestling/stampede.html   (328 words)

  
 Smash Wrestling - wwf - wcw - indy Wrestler Interviews
We recently had the opportunity to speak with this wrestling legend and former WWF and Stampede wrestling Star Bad News Brown.
Dan wrestled for the WWF weekly as he continued a grueling appearance, seminar, and no holds barred fighting schedule.
He held the National Wrestling Alliance heavyweight title in the professional wrestling ranks for longer than any other previous NWA champion.
www.firetank.com /smashwrestling/interviews.shtml   (656 words)

  
 Stampede Wrestling -- Bowness Sportsplex * 7904 - 43rd Ave NW * Calgary, Alberta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
However, a wrestler's lack of competitive gratification from a draw (which is the same as a tie in hockey or football) pales in comparison to that of a victory by disqualification or countout.
It is hardly a state secret that numerous matches in Stampede Wrestling have been plagued by a rash of disqualification, countout and double-countout decisions as of late.
Sports enthusiasts, fantasy wrestling league aficionados and internet wrestling journalists alike have been similarly appalled at the escalating number of inconclusive finishes here in recent weeks.
www.freewebs.com /swbs/sw0056.html   (2346 words)

  
 Strong Style Spirit ~ Half a decade of New Japan support
TJ "Stampede Kid" Wilson is one of the hottest new talents out of Canada in recent years, a graduate of the famous Hart Dungeon in Stampede.
In late April/early May, 2002, I was wrestling a Stampede show and a New Japan scout happened to be there.
TJ Wilson: My idols in wrestling growing up were Davey Boy Smith, Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart (they all helped me out with my wrestling in one way or another), and Shawn Michaels.
www.puroresufan.com /interviews/stampede.php   (2243 words)

  
 Jim Neidhart - Definition, explanation
He worked for Stampede Wrestling, Hart's Calgary based promotion, for several years, during which time he married Ellie Hart, one of Stu's daughters.
This became a running gag on the RSPW newsgroup, as when a question like "Who's the boss?" was asked, the answer given would be "Not Tony Danza, but Jim." He later reunited with Bret as part of his stable of Canadian sympathisers.
Neidhart continues to wrestle on the Canadian independent circuit, and is pursuing a career in real estate.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/j/ji/jim_neidhart.php   (488 words)

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