World Title & Fed Titles in Toronto

Toronto only, there were many NWA defenses on the circuit 1950-1984. Bruno also defended the WWWF title on the circuit 1964-1969. The AWA Title saw action in Ottawa during the M-A era. 

All MLG unless noted

-AC


NWA Title 

50/01/19        Lou Thesz WCOR Whipper Billy Watson

50/03/30        Lou Thesz W Seelie Samara

50/08/17        Lou Thesz D Yukon Eric

50/09/21        Lou Thesz WCOR Timothy Geohagen

50/10/26        Lou Thesz W Timothy Geohagen

51/12/06        Lou Thesz DCOR Whipper Billy Watson

52/01/17        Lou Thesz WDQ Hans Hermann

52/10/23        Lou Thesz WDQ Whipper Billy Watson

52/10/30        Lou Thesz D Whipper Billy Watson

53/06/04        Lou Thesz W Gorgeous George

53/06/11        Lou Thesz W Red Mask

53/11/05        Lou Thesz WDQ Lord Athol Layton

54/08/05        Lou Thesz WDQ Great Togo

54/08/26        Lou Thesz W Paul Baillargeon

56/03/01        Lou Thesz LDQ Whipper Billy Watson

56/03/15        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Lou Thesz, to win the title

56/03/22        Whipper Billy Watson W Gorgeous George

56/03/29        Whipper Billy Watson W Wild Bill Longson

56/04/19        Whipper Billy Watson WDQ Hans Schmidt

56/04/26       *Whipper Billy Watson W Hard Boiled Haggerty and Hans Schmidt 

                       Special handicap match not specified title non title

56/05/03        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Hardboiled Haggerty

56/06/07        Whipper Billy Watson D Pat O'Connor

56/06/14        Whipper Billy Watson W Pat O'Connor

56/06/28        Whipper Billy Watson DCOR Yukon Eric

56/07/05        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Dick Hutton

56/07/26        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Dick Hutton

56/08/02        Whipper Billy Watson W Dick Hutton

56/08/30        Whipper Billy Watson W Mighty Ursus

56/09/13        Whipper Billy Watson W Hardboiled Haggerty

56/10/04        Whipper Billy Watson W Mighty Ursus

56/10/11        Whipper Billy Watson WDQ Mr. Hito

56/10/18       *Whipper Billy Watson W/DQ Mr Hito & Mr Moto 

                      Special handicap match not specified title non title

56/11/01        Whipper Billy Watson WDQ Mr. Moto

56/11/08        Whipper Billy Watson W Mr. Moto

56/11/22        Lou Thesz D Whipper Billy Watson

57/05/16        Lou Thesz D Gene Kiniski

57/11/14        Dick Hutton W Lou Thesz, to win the title

57/12/05        Dick Hutton W Yukon Eric

58/01/16        Dick Hutton WDQ Whipper Billy Watson

58/01/30        Dick Hutton D Whipper Billy Watson

58/06/26        Dick Hutton W Wild Bill Longson

58/08/14        Dick Hutton WDQ Lou Thesz

58/08/21        Dick Hutton D Lou Thesz

58/09/11        Dick Hutton D Whipper Billy Watson

58/10/30        Dick Hutton WDQ Whipper Billy Watson

58/11/27        Dick Hutton WCOR Hombre Montana

59/01/15        Pat O'Connor WCOR Lou Thesz

59/01/22        Pat O'Connor D Lou Thesz

59/01/29        Pat O'Connor W Hans Schmidt

59/03/05        Pat O'Connor WCOR Dick Hutton

59/03/19        Pat O'Connor D Ilio DiPaolo

59/07/30        Pat O'Connor D Don Leo Jonathan

59/08/20        Pat O'Connor WDQ Gene Kiniski

60/06/30        Pat O'Connor WCOR Anastas Minasian

60/07/28        Pat O'Connor WDQ Whipper Billy Watson

60/09/15        Pat O'Connor WCOR Whipper Billy Watson

60/11/17        Pat O'Connor WDQ Tiny Mills

60/11/24        Pat O'Connor D Whipper Billy Watson

61/09/07        Buddy Rogers W Frank Townsend

61/11/16        Buddy Rogers WDQ Whipper Billy Watson

62/02/08        Buddy Rogers WCOR Bulldog Brower

62/02/15        Buddy Rogers WDQ Bulldog Brower

62/03/01        Buddy Rogers WDQ Bulldog Brower

62/07/12        Buddy Rogers WCNC Bruno Sammartino

62/08/02        Buddy Rogers LCNC Bruno Sammartino

62/08/30        Buddy Rogers W Bruno Sammartino

63/01/24        Lou Thesz W Buddy Rogers, to win the title

63/02/07        Lou Thesz W Buddy Rogers

63/03/14        Lou Thesz W Bruno Sammartino

63/05/09        Lou Thesz WDQ Bulldog Brower

63/06/20        Lou Thesz WCOR John Paul Henning

63/10/10        Lou Thesz W Johnny Valentine

63/11/14        Lou Thesz W Bulldog Brower

64/01/16        Lou Thesz D Gene Kiniski

64/11/05        Lou Thesz W Professor Hiro

65/07/08        Lou Thesz W Professor Hiro

65/07/29        Lou Thesz D Whipper Billy Watson

65/09/16        Lou Thesz W Johnny Valentine

66/02/27        Gene Kiniski WCNC Johnny Valentine

66/04/17        Gene Kiniski W Johnny Valentine

66/05/29        Gene Kiniski WCOR Ernie Ladd

66/10/23        Gene Kiniski W Edouard Carpentier

66/10/30        Gene Kiniski WCOR Whipper Billy Watson

66/12/04        Gene Kiniski W Edouard Carpentier

66/12/18        Gene Kiniski D Edouard Carpentier

67/01/01        Gene Kiniski WDQ Johnny Valentine

67/03/05        Gene Kiniski WDQ Mighty Igor

67/05/07        Gene Kiniski WCOR Mighty Igor

67/07/16        Gene Kiniski WCOR Bulldog Brower

67/07/23        Gene Kiniski WDQ Tiger Jeet Singh

67/09/03        Gene Kiniski W Johnny Valentine

67/09/10        Gene Kiniski W Johnny Valentine

68/04/28        Gene Kiniski WCOR Edouard Carpentier

68/06/16        Gene Kiniski WCOR Assassin

68/06/23        Gene Kiniski W Ernie Ladd

68/11/17        Gene Kiniski W Bulldog Brower

69/05/18        Dory Funk Jr W Ivan Koloff

70/01/18        Dory Funk Jr W Gene Kiniski

70/04/05        Dory Funk Jr W Gene Kiniski

71/06/06        Dory Funk Jr DCOR The Sheik

73/02/11        Dory Funk Jr W Johnny Valentine

73/06/24        Harley Race W Pat O'Connor

73/09/23        Jack Brisco W Eric the Animal

73/12/16        Jack Brisco WDQ Johnny Valentine

74/04/21        Jack Brisco W Johnny Valentine

74/07/21        Jack Brisco W Tony Parisi

74/08/18        Jack Brisco W Dominic Denucci

74/09/08        Jack Brisco DDQ The Sheik

74/09/22        Jack Brisco W Billy Red Lyons

75/03/23        Jack Brisco WCOR Stan Stasiak

75/11/30        Jack Brisco LDQ Spiros Arion

76/01/04        Terry Funk W Edouard Carpentier

76/01/11        Terry Funk W Stan Stasiak

76/11/19        Terry Funk W Dominic Denucci

76/12/05        Terry Funk W Carlos Rocha

77/02/06        Harley Race W Terry Funk, to win the title

77/04/03        Harley Race D Ken Patera

77/07/10        Harley Race WDQ The Sheik

79/04/08        Harley Race D Ricky Steamboat

80/04/13        Harley Race D Dewey Robertson

80/11/16        Harley Race DCOR Ric Flair

81/04/12        Harley Race DCOR Angelo Mosca

81/08/30        Dusty Rhodes W John Studd

81/11/15        Ric Flair W Harley Race

82/04/25        Ric Flair DDQ Harley Race

82/06/27        Ric Flair W Jack Brisco

82/10/17        Ric Flair W Dory Funk Jr

83/02/20        Ric Flair W Terry Funk

83/03/27        Ric Flair W Roddy Piper

83/04/10        Ric Flair WDQ Roddy Piper

83/05/29        Ric Flair W Greg Valentine

83/07/10        Harley Race WDQ Ric Flair

83/07/24        Harley Race WDQ Ric Flair

83/09/18        Harley Race W Mike Rotundo

84/02/12        Ric Flair W Harley Race

84/05/27        Ric Flair W Dick Slater

WWWF/WWF Title

64/02/20 Bruno Sammartino W Great Kudo

64/02/27 Bruno Sammartino W Bulldog Brower

64/03/19 Bruno Sammartino W Professor Hiro

64/07/16 Bruno Sammartino WDQ The Beast

64/07/30 Bruno Sammartino LCOR The Beast

64/08/20 Bruno Sammartino WCNC The Beast

64/11/19 Bruno Sammartino D Waldo Von Erich

65/01/10 Bruno Sammartino WCNC Waldo Von Erich

65/01/31 Bruno Sammartino W Waldo Von Erich

65/04/25 Bruno Sammartino WDQ Johnny Powers

65/07/15 Bruno Sammartino WCOR Johnny Powers

65/09/26 Bruno Sammartino WDQ Johnny Powers

65/11/07 Bruno Sammartino WDQ Bulldog Brower

65/12/05 Bruno Sammartino WCOR Bulldog Brower

66/03/10 Bruno Sammartino W Professor Hiro

66/06/19 Bruno Sammartino LCOR Dr. Big Bill Miller

66/07/24 Bruno Sammartino WCOR Dr. Big Bill Miller

67/09/24 Bruno Sammartino WDQ Tiger Jeet Singh

67/10/15 Bruno Sammartino WDQ Tiger Jeet Singh

67/12/10 Bruno Sammartino W Dr. Big Bill Miller

68/03/03 Bruno Sammartino WDQ Prof. Toru Tanaka

68/03/24 Bruno Sammartino WDQ Prof. Toru Tanaka

69/06/29 Bruno Sammartino W Baron Mikel Scicluna

76/02/29 Bruno Sammartino W Waldo Von Erich

76/03/14 Bruno Sammartino W Killer Kowalski

76/03/28 Bruno Sammartino WCOR Ox Baker

76/04/11 Bruno Sammartino W Brute Bernard

77/07/10 Superstar Graham WP Chief Jay Strongbow

77/11/20 Superstar Graham WP Stan Stasiak

77/12/11 Superstar Graham W Chief Jay Strongbow


78/02/19 Superstar Graham WP Edouard Carpentier

78/05/15 Bob Backlund WCOR Superstar Graham

78/06/25 Bob Backlund WP Ken Patera

78/07/16 Bob Backlund LCOR Superstar Graham

78/08/13 Bob Backlund W Superstar Graham

78/09/10 Bob Backlund WP Gorilla Monsoon

78/10/22 Bob Backlund WP Ivan Koloff

79/03/25 AWA TITLE/WWWF TITLE: Nick Bockwinkel DCOR Bob Backlund

79/05/13 Bob Backlund WP Moose Morowski

79/06/03 Bob Backlund WP Ernie Ladd

79/06/24 Bob Backlund WP Greg Valentine

79/07/15 Bob Backlund WCOR Ric Flair

79/08/19 Bob Backlund WDQ Ken Patera

79/11/04 Bob Backlund DCOR Baron Von Raschke

79/11/18 Bob Backlund WP Baron Von Raschke

79/12/09 Bob Backlund LCOR Pat Patterson

79/12/30 Bob Backlund WP Pat Patterson

80/01/13 Bob Backlund DCOR The Destroyer

82/01/17 Bob Backlund WP Greg Valentine

82/07/11 Bobby Backlund W Greg Valentine

82/08/08 Bobby Backlund LCOR Jimmy Snuka

82/08/22 STEEL CAGE: Bobby Backlund W Jimmy Snuka

82/10/03 Bobby Backlund W Cowboy Bob Orton

82/10/31 Bob Backlund L/DQ Playboy Buddy Rose

82/12/12 Bob Backlund W Playboy Buddy Rose

AWA Title

77/10/16 Nick Bockwinkel WP Dominic Denucci

77/11/20 Nick Bockwinkel W Edouard Carpentier

77/12/11 Nick Bockwinkel WP Edouard Carpentier

78/01/08 Nick Bockwinkel WP Stan Stasiak

78/02/05 Nick Bockwinkel WSub Chief Jay Strongbow

78/03/05 Nick Bockwinkel W Greg Gagne

78/05/15 Nick Bockwinkel DDQ Jim Brunzell

78/06/25 Nick Bockwinkel WP Rufus R. Jones

78/07/16 Nick Bockwinkel WP Angelo Mosca

78/09/10 Nick Bockwinkel LCOR Andre the Giant

79/01/14 Nick Bockwinkel LDQ Dino Bravo

79/02/04 Nick Bockwinkel WDQ Tiger Jeet Singh

79/03/04 Nick Bockwinkel WP Billy Robinson

79/03/25 AWA TITLE/WWWF TITLE: Nick Bockwinkel DCOR Bob Backlund

79/10/15 Nick Bockwinkel D Dewey Robertson (curfew)

82/04/25 Nick Bockwinkel LDQ Angelo Mosca 11:15 (Double World Title NWA)


Christmas for the Toronto Wrestling fan

Some gift ideas for the Toronto (or other!) wrestling fan in your life.


Ron Hutchison's Pain Torture Agony is a great tale of a life in wrestling. From rabid Toronto fan turned wrestler to trainer of the stars....

Available from Crowbar Press 

If you are in Canada try Ron directly as he has some copies that can ship domestically. Ron is on Twitter at @RonHutchison1

We looked at it here Ron Hutchison: Pain Torture Agony!

Photos MLG 81-82


 Click on the photo -then right click on it- to 'open image in new tab' to see full size....

Some photos I took from ringside MLG..Most taken with my trusty Konica Sureshot 35, couple in there with the old 110. That camera was the source of many wasted shots. Oh to get some of those back...

All 3 major Fed champions of the time are in there; Flair Backlund Bockwinkel, as well as the only tag appearance of the East West connection Ventura & Adonis. A few are from the Wood St entrance where the wrestlers would enter as well as one from the Westbury Hotel (Race). Also can see announcer Norm Kimber, refs Terry Yorkston, Fred Atkins & Bill Alphonso, and usher Ernie who took the wrestlers robes and belts etc to the back before the bouts started in this era. 

-AC 

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-AC