Tag Archives: Stu Hart

Giant-Meeker Team Winner

Spokesman-Review – September 30, 1949

The Cardiff Giant and Jerry Meeker teamed up to teach Stu Hart and Juan Hernandez some of the finer points of rough, rugged wrestling in a team match which featured the opening of the Masonic Temple wrestling season.

The Giant and Meeker used body slams and finished their foes with body presses in the first and third falls. Hart and Hernandez grabbed the middle fall, however, with a flying cross hold after 15:43. Continue reading

Stu Hart Receives Order Of Canada

Calgary Sun – June 1, 2001
By Rick Bell

They were all there, yesterday afternoon in Ottawa.

Judges and educators, captains of industry and top civil servants, entomologists and ornithologists, conservationists and playwrights, and the host of a Sunday-night sex show on TV. Continue reading

Ed Francis Main Event Mat Winner

The Calgary Herald – February 18, 1961

Gorgeous George may have been the most gorgeous guy on view during Pavilion wrestling shenanigans Friday night but he didn’t come out of the scrambling a winner.

Gentleman Ed Francis dumped the famed mat dandy in straight falls in about 25 minutes, the first on a disqualification and the second via the sleeper hold.

A near-capacity crowd watched Mighty Ursus and Dave Ruhl take a come-from-behind best-of-three fall victory over Alberto Torres and Johnny Walker in one of the two tag matches.  The Brunetti brothers, Joe and Guy, also came from behind to defeat the fiendish duo of John Smith and The Mongol.  The winning teams clash next week with the international tag crown at stake.

Eric The Red lost $50 in his forfeit challenge to pin Gino Marella within 10 minutes.  His money boosts the pot to $150 and another grappler will go after that prize next week.

It’s also likely that promoter Stu Hart will give Smith another crack at Francis in what would be a main event battle.

Tilman Grapples Hart on Monday

Spokane Daily Chronicle – February 18, 1948

Larry Tilman, signed by Promoter Hat Freeman today for the preliminary event next Monday night at the Temple arena, has yet to win a match. Continue reading

Mills Wins Match From Jerry Meeker

Spokane Daily Chronicle – May 5, 1950

Lord Albert Mills abandoned his rowdy ways last night – but as usual he came up the winner in the main event of promoter Hat Freeman’s wrestling card at the Temple arena. Continue reading

Meeker and Grant Tag Team Winners

Spokane Daily Chronicle – February 17, 1950

An assist, Jerry Meeker to the Cardiff Giant, provided the pair with a victory in the tag team wrestling match at the Masonic temple last night.

Meeker slugged Stu Hart, then rolled him to the Giant, who pinned him for the last fall.  Hart and Suni War Cloud had won one fall to be even with their opponents at the time.

Hart continued to battle both of his foes after the fall had been called, declaring it had been illegal.

Newcomer Bill Stack took the preliminary from Frank Hickey, two falls to one.