Pain And Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling by Heath McCoy

By Heath McCoy

Calgary's Stampede Wrestling spawned a number of the largest wrestling stars in background, from mat kings of the earlier like Gene Kiniski, to trendy idols like Bret 'Hitman' Hart, the British Bulldogs and Chris Benoit. ache and keenness tells how a small, family-run wrestling enterprise profoundly encouraged the area wrestling as we all know it this present day. yet it truly is greater than a wrestling tale - it is a story of relatives and human tragedy. The Stampede Wrestling tale is a wild blood-on-the mat saga over 50 years within the making.

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