Pro Wrestling World Champions & Professional Football (Not In NFL)

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On Thursday, IMPACT Wrestling released an article on their website about current IMPACT World Heavyweight Champion Moose being one of only a handful of NFL football players who have progressed to a pro wrestling career that saw them win an officially sanctioned World Heavyweight Championship. The criteria were that they had to officially play at […] READ MORE



Opera House Cup Tournament Reboots After 71 years

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In the early days of pro wrestling, the Opera House Cup was a prestigious trophy won after a grueling multi-day wrestling tournament in the US that determined new challengers to the World Heavyweight Championship. In 1948, it was won by a young up-and-comer from Canada, Stu Hart, in what proved to be the tournament’s final […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: Jack Taylor, Canada’s First Wrestling Superstar

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. Today we look at Jack Taylor. Canada has long been a part of pro wrestling’s historical narrative. Much like […] READ MORE


The Harts and Von Erichs: A Feud Over 60 Years in the Making

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This week, Major League Wrestling (MLW) announced the signing of Marshall & Ross Von Erich, the wrestling brothers who are the sons of legendary Von Erich family member and WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Von Erich, with the company. While it furthers the Von Erich legacy and brings another legendary wrestling family to the pro […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: Luther Lindsay – The First African-American Contender

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. Today we look at Luther Lindsay. The Pioneers: Luther Lindsay Luther Lindsay was a multi-sport collegiate athlete prior to […] READ MORE


The Family Business: The Anoa’i and Harts

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Professional has always had a soft spot for familial lineage, both kayfabe and real. Throughout the industry’s storied history, families have dominated territories since almost the beginning – the Von Erichs, the Funks, the Vachons, the Guerreros, even the McMahons, who have owned the WWE (in some shape or form) for three generations (soon to […] READ MORE


The 10 Greatest: Puerto Rico, Part 2

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Emmanuel Rosada continues his look at the Top 10 Greatest Wrestlers from the island of Puerto Rico. Read part 1 of the Greatest Puerto Rican Wrestlers of All Time. 5. Carlito The son of one of the best or the best worker in Puerto Rico – we will debate that later – Carlito rose quickly […] READ MORE


The Canada 150, Prologue: The Promotions

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On July 1st, the nation of Canada celebrates it’s 150th birthday (obviously Canada’s original nation of indigenous peoples were around for over 14,000 years prior to the colonization, but we needed a much smaller number for this series). In honour of Canada’s historic birthday, we’re running an 11-part series called The Canada 150, looking at […] READ MORE


Happy 102nd Birthday, Stu Hart: Remembering an Icon

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Today would have marked the 102nd birthday of legendary wrestler, promoter and trainer Stu Hart, the patriarch of wrestling’s fabled Hart family, who passed away October 6, 2003 following a severe bout with pneumonia. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 3, 1915, Stu Hart’s family would move to Alberta soon after, where he would eventually […] READ MORE