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Stampede Wrestling is a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Calgary, Alberta and was for nearly 50 years one of the main promotions in western Canada and the Canadian Prairies. Originally established by Stu Hart in 1948, the promotion competed with other promotions such as NWA All-Star Wrestling and Pacific Northwest Wrestling and regularly ran events in Calgary's Victoria Pavilion, Ogden Auditorium and the Stampede Corral between 1948 and 1984. Bought out by promoter Vince McMahon, the company was briefly run by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) before being sold back to the Hart family the following year. Run by Bruce Hart until January 1990, he and Ross Hart reopened the promotion in 1999 and began running events in the Alberta area.

Along with its wrestling school known as The Dungeon, many of the promotion's former alumni becoming some of the most popular stars in the World Wrestling Federation and other American promotions during the 1980s and 1990s, the promotion produced one of the earliest televised professional wrestling programs (today considered the forerunner of today's WWE) that remained one of Calgary's most popular sports programs eventually airing in over 50 countries worldwide.

ChampionshipsEdit

Active until 2008Edit

  • Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship - revived in 1998 when Stampede started promoting again
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship - was revived in 1999 when Stampede started promoting again
  • Stampede International Tag Team Championship - revived in 2000 when Stampede started promoting again
  • Stampede Women's Pacific Championship - the only title that was not used in the original version of Stampede Wrestling

Retired, defunct, and inactive championshipsEdit

  • NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version)
  • NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Calgary version - replaced by the NWA International Tag-Team Championship (Calgary version) later known as the “Stampede International Tag Team Championship
  • Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship
  • Stampede Pacific Heavyweight Championship
  • IWA World Women's Championship - In 1989 the title began being promoted by All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship

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