Illustrated History of the North American Heavyweight Title, Ontario


    In May of 1974 The Stomper aka Archie Gouldie had been the North American champion for Calgary's Stampede Wrestling when Dave McKigney brought him in as N.A Champ to open the season. The belt used here was made by Alex Mulko aka Nikita Kalmikoff and is one of the nicest of all his cast belts.

There was also a N.A. Title defended in upper New York state in 1974, Parisi & Stasiak among the holders, that lineage is not included here but may overlap at the end of 1974, this lineage represents Ontario only. Note there were North American Titles on the main circuit (Tunney) not covered here

McKigney's tours were mostly made up as they went along so the title drops out at times to make way for Andre to visit, or featured feuds. This is a fun look at the story of the title, not a complete list of all the tour dates just the ones advertised or reported as title defenses (at the time I originally did this a few years back). Originally at the old site so formatting is a bit off..















1974-75

74/05/15 London, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Luis Martinez
N.A. Title bout











74/05/16 Windsor, ON 
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Luis Martinez






















74/05/22 Toronto, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Angelo Mosca
N.A. Title bout





















74/05/29 London, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Luis Martinez
N.A. Title bout











Martinez appears as champ June 9


74/06/09 Sarnia, ON
Archie Gouldie W Luis Martinez
to win the N.A. Title in a Mexican Death match

74/06/12 London, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Angelo Mosca
N.A. Title bout











74/06/22 Barrie, ON 
N.A. Title bout
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Angelo Mosca



















74/06/26 London, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Angelo Mosca
N.A. Title bout













Vic Rossatani appears as champ in July in a 'return grudge' bout vs former champ Stomper

74/07/10 London, ON
Vic Rossatani (C) vs Archie Gouldie
N.A. Title bout








Gouldie has the title back 2 days later for bouts around Ontario

74/07/12 Wiarton, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Vic Rossatani
N.A. Title bout












74/07/20 Barrie, ON
N.A. Title bout
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Vic Rossitanni
N.A. Title bout

74/07/24 London, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Bobo Brazil
N.A. Title bout









74/08/07 London, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Bobo Brazil
N.A. Title bout

74/08/08 Simcoe, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Luis Martinez
N.A. Title bout

74/08/09 Orillia, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Tony Parisi
N.A. Title bout










74/08/13 Georgetown, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) L/DQ Andre The Giant
N.A. Title bout

74/08/14 Windsor, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Andre The Giant 
N.A. Title bout






























74/08/15 Simcoe, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Luis Martinez
N.A. Title bout












Gouldie still has the belt as of Aug 21

74/08/21 London, ON
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Bobo Brazil
N.A. Title bout












74/08/31 Midland, ON 
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Dewey Robertson 
N.A. Title bout













74/09/01 Keswick, ON 
Archie Gouldie (C) vs Dewey Robertson 
N.A. Title bout













Brazil appears as champ in October, may be some crossover here with Detroit/Cleveland

74/10/13 London, ON
Bobo Brazil (C) vs Killer Brooks
N.A. Title bout




Stasiak appears as champ in December















74/12/01 London, ON
Stan Stasiak (C) vs Tiger Jeet Singh
N.A. Title bout













Stasiak still champ at the start of the 1975 season

75/06/16 Midland, ON 
Stan Stasiak (C) vs Tony Parisi
N.A. Title bout





















75/07/25 - Niagara Falls, ON
Tony Parisi (C) L/COR Stan Stasiak
N.A. Title bout

1976-77

1976 opens with Waldo Von Erich as champ

76/05/27 Brantford, ON
Waldo Von Erich (C) vs Billy Red Lyons
N.A. Title bout











Von Erich is still champ in June

76/06/15 Brantford, ON

Waldo Von Erich (C) vs Billy Red Lyons
N.A. Title bout

76/06/16 St Catherines, ON
Waldo Von Erich (C) vs Lord Layton
N.A. Title bout













Lyons is champ in August losing to Colt on Aug 17 then regaining it on the 24th

76/08/17 Simcoe, ON
Chris Colt W Billy Red Lyons 
to win N.A. Title













76/08/24 Simcoe, ON
Billy Red Lyons W Chris Colt
to win N.A. Title

77/06/15 Brockville, ON
Geeto Mongol (C) D/COR Tony Parisi
N.A. Title bout




1982

The N.A. Title is absent from the scene until Whipper Watson Jr first billed as N.A Champion July 4 1982





















82/07/04 Scarborough, ON
Chris Colt W Whipper Watson Jr
to win the N.A. Title










Highlight of the summer. Jr & Colt had been feuding around the circuit

Colt defends the title in Cornwall in July and the next sign of a title change has Wildman as champ Aug 1 1982

82/08/01 Scarborough, ON
Chris Colt W Wildman
to win the N.A. Title in a Lumberjack-Chain match which they did in various combinations over the balance of the summer solo and in tags












82/08 Cornwall, ON
Whipper Watson Jr is back with the title in at least two bouts, one vs Colt


1983

At the start of the 1983 season Colt gets into a violent feud with Johnny Valiant, with Street Fights and Cage bouts all over the region. There is no sign of the title though














In Aug 1983 Colt is again billed as champ


83/08 Cornwall, ON
Johnny Valiant W Chris Colt
to win the N.A. title
in a Street Fight













Valiant is still champ in late Aug 83

Title inactive

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There were also the Big Bear Tag Titles in 1983 held by the Destroyers I & II team but seen in limited appearances.

The Sheik appeared with his U.S. Title (Old Detroit version kind of) as well as Tiger Jeet Singh as the Asian Champion. Johnny Powers billed as International champion. Rocha Portuguese champ etc etc 

Thanks to Wes Maidment , Gary Will, Vern May, Rudy Iseli

Some pics and posters borrowed from the great Big Bear Wrestling blog as noted by Rudy Iseli 

All other photos, items mapleleafwrestling.com collection