About this site


Roger & AC in Roger's 'Wrestling Room' 2015

Welcome to mapleleafwrestling.com  Classic Wrestling in Ontario since 2003.

Home to Gary Will's Toronto Wrestling History alongside Roger Baker's photos and AC's Toronto Tales

For more Toronto stuff see Toronto posts on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Quicker things by AC on Twitter @mapleleafwrestl1

Thanks to Roger Baker for contributions to mapleleafwrestling.com. Many of the classic photos come from Roger's collections from his many years as a fan and then professional photog shooting Wrestling and Boxing bouts at MLG and around Ontario and the US. We are fortunate to have his contributions to the articles as he shares his memories from the classic days of ontario pro wrestling. Roger wrote many great stories for the wrestling mags of the day that featured his photos and time spent with many of the biggest stars ever to appear at Maple Leaf Gardens. Thank you Roger!

Thanks to Griff Henderson and Gary Will for their contributions to mapleleafwrestling.com. Griff and I have shared stuff for years and Gary is the go-to guy for Toronto history.

Thanks to Chris Kovachis; the keeper of the belt

Thanks to all of the contributors over the years
Ed White aka Johnny Davis/The Spoiler, Michael Cannon, Kevin Bazkur, Chris Owens, Mark Eastridge, Jim Painter aka Big Jim Lancaster, Tim Gerouard aka Tim Gerrard, Daren Gleason, Dave O'Halloran, Wes Maidment, Chris Swisher, Mr Thompson, Jerome Mac Donald, Eric Peddle, Chris Drury, Doug McLeer, Pete Jarvis, Rob Elder, Todd Cummer, Greg Oliver, Vern May aka Vance Nevada, Barry Hatchet, Dick Bourne, Ron Hutchison, Pete Lederburg, and everyone who has sent me stuff, or helped with articles !

Historical info comes from the newspapers and original clippings, scrapbooks, photos etc. A lot of info from Gary's stuff and the pages here on his TWH.

The site has been scaled back and is being re-worked

It's always good to hear from family of the wrestlers we feature, if you can help add to the story  please contact me.

The Canadian Title book is available at Mid-Atlantic Gateway Bookstore alongside Dick Bourne's excellent books covering the wrestlers and titles of the M-A (and Toronto) area.
Next one coming Fall/Winter 2020-21?

-AC 2020