Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Canadian Heavyweight Title: The Complete History 1978-1984 presents with design & layout by Dick Bourne of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway
The Canadian Heavyweight Title  The Complete History 1978-1984
Available at The Mid-Atlantic Gateway Bookstore  and Amazon 
14.95 U.S. & Canada 126 pages black & white with color cover

Writeup at Mid-Atlantic Gateway   l    Review at Slam! Wrestling

In 1978 as the Toronto territory was taking off with the young stars of Mid-Atlantic wrestling, promoter Frank Tunney introduced a local championship. The Canadian Heavyweight Title, to be defended by the top star in Maple Leaf Wrestling. During those years the Toronto area was one of the most exciting and important territories in the wrestling world.  

In this book we take a look back at the emergence of the Canadian Heavyweight Title. The champions and challengers. Dino Bravo, Greg Valentine, Dewey Robertson, Hossein the Arab, Angelo Mosca Sr. & Jr. Big John Studd, and more. Join us as we revisit the big cards, the tournaments, the title belt, and other memorable slices of Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1978-1984.

...remarkable, compelling, and long-overdue tale about a championship belt that shared the stage with some of the most respected titles in professional wrestling history.- Marshall Ward -Slam! Wrestling

Short but oh so sweet! In-depth coverage of a short lived but absolutely loved belt here in the Toronto Maple Leaf Wrestling area. Recommend - Wes Maidment -Toronto Wrestling Historian

Toronto has a great history of wrestling drawing big names and huge crowds to Maple Leaf Gardens. This book is for those who remember and a great read for those that are keeping the sport alive today. Really enjoyed it. - Perry Gray -On The Ropes Wrestling

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