G’s Stampede Wrestling “Classic”

I don’t know if six years ago constitutes a “classic,” per say. However, with the Superbowl being a week prior, it occurred to me that there has been an off-and-on again revival of Stampede Wrestling.

Today’s match took place on September 15, 2006 during the half time CFL matchup between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Calgary Stampeders (the Rock’s former club). It is outside, under a veiled night sky… and because it’s Canada, it’s snowing/sleeting at negative three degrees Celsius.

Our bout for the North American Heavyweight Championship: Apocalypse {C} versus TJ Wilson (Tyson Kidd of WWE). While the footage is a little blurry (in part due to the weather), it’s an interesting watch. The two grapplers deal with the adverse ring conditions, trying not to slip on the icy canvas… and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an outdoor match anything like this. Enjoy!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY1cUecjhXg[/youtube]

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One Response to “G’s Stampede Wrestling “Classic””

  1. PatMan says:

    What conditions to do a match! I know they were not expecting snow and cold, but still they should have done this match early in the CFL season, during the summer or the very early fall at least. Then there would have been better conditions and a lot more people in the stands.( although it was half time so many people went for beers I am sure) haha Nice find G! Also, good mention of the Rock and his CFL palaying past in Calgary!

    Thanks for making the tag and putting up the Stampede Stuff around these parts

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