Jack Taylor (Canadian Wrestler)
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Jack Taylor Canadian Wrestler
Jack Taylor
Born1887
Ontario, Canada
Died(1956-05-19)May 19, 1956
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Billed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Billed weight212 lb (15 st 2 lb; 96 kg)
Debut1911
Retired1942

Jack Taylor (1887 - May 19, 1956) was a Canadian successful amateur and professional wrestler. Considered to be Canada's first great wrestling superstar[1] in his time he was the childhood idol of wrestling icon Stu Hart[2][3] and trained Toots Mondt.

Biography

Championships and accomplishments

Amateur Wrestling

  • Canadian Heavyweight Championship[4][5]

Professional Wrestling

References

  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the World's Greatest Professional Wrestlers. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-817-8.
  2. ^ van Herk, Aritha (2002). Mavericks: An Incorrigable History Of Alberta. Penguin Canada. ISBN 978-0140286021.
  3. ^ Hatton, Nathan (April 3, 2016). "Jack Taylor: Canada's first great heavyweight". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer.
  4. ^ Waddell, Christopher; Taras, David (2016). How Canadians Communicate V: Sports. Athabasca University Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-1771990073.
  5. ^ Thomas, Lewis Herbert, and T. C. Douglas. The Making of a Socialist: The Recollections of T.C. Douglas (1984). p, 37. online edition
  6. ^ "Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. April 3, 2016.
  7. ^ Whalen, Ed (host) (December 15, 1995). "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame: 1948-1990". Showdown at the Corral: A Tribute to Stu Hart. Event occurs at 15:38. Shaw Cable. Calgary 7.

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