Born May 3, 1915 in Saskatoon, Stu grew up in Edmonton. He headed off to New York City in 1946, looking for fame, fortune and a career in wrestling. He would wrestle, then become a huge influence on the international scene as a promoter with his Stampede Wrestling in Calgary.

His home became home for many up-and-coming stars as they learned how to wrestle ... and scream as Stu would yank an arm out of a socket or twist a noggin' in ways it shouldn't be twisted. It was tough love, but wrestlers like Andre the Giant, The British Bulldogs and The Junkyard Dog learned the ropes under his tutelage.

Stu gave so much ... his time, money and passion. And now he's gone. He'll be missed.

- NWA: TNA is cooking up some big business for its Nov. 30 three-hour pay-per-view, which will be headlined by Jeff Jarrett vs. Hulk Hogan. Jarrett cracked a guitar over The Hulkster's head earlier this week in Japan. Look for Jarrett to win the TNA title as early as this coming Wednesday.

- WWE has its No Mercy pay-per-view tonight, at 8 p.m., on Viewers Choice. It seems like most of the publicity is going toward a Father-Daughter "I Quit" match with Vince McMahon against his daughter Stephanie. WWE has been taking some flak for giving this match such a big lead-in. There's no question Vince is one of the company's biggest heels, but he has to lessen his in-ring involvement. By simply interfering, he can be an effective heel. Too much wrestling, especially against a woman, cannot be good for ratings. Stephanie is due to take some time off. She's marrying Triple H in real life next weekend.

- Here's the rest of the No Mercy card: Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker (biker chain match); The Big Show vs. Eddie Guerrero; Matt Hardy vs. Zach Gowen; Chris Benoit vs. A-Train, and what could be the best two matches of the evening in John Cena vs. Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio vs. Tajiri.

- Kane is alive and well. Well enough to lose control on RAW. From his hospital bed, Kane responded to Shane McMahon's challenge by tossing around his doctor (Chad Collyer, who wrestles in Ohio). The nurse in the scene was Nidia's sister, who wrestles as Nurse Lulu on the Ohio Valley Wrestling circuit.

- Both Test and Rodney Mack are on the limp. Test could be out for a month or so after breaking two bones in his foot, while Mack's injured knee could keep him out until late February at the earliest.

- Playboy magazine lists Sable as No. 20 in its ranking of its Top 50 Image Makers.

- CPW International is gearing up for its megashow Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Guertin Arena. The double main event is legendary carver Abdullah the Butcher and Wild Dangerous Dan facing Guy Sauriol and Dave Le Justicier; and Pierre Carl Oullet vs. Thunder. Also on the card: Dynamite Tommy Blade vs. Paranoid Jake Matthews; The Black Panthers and Psycho vs. The Drunken Scotsmen and Tray Hugh Mongus; MVP Michael Von Payton and Sweet Cherrie vs. Righteous Rick Sterling and Misty Haven; The Freak Zakk Manson vs. Shane Simmons vs. Mr. Know It All Shawn Demers; Face of Death and Dru Onyx vs. Aftershock; and Casey The Crow Katana vs. Kevin Steen. Tickets are on sale at the Guertin box-office and Ticketmaster (755-1111 or www.ticketmaster.ca). A press conference (open to the public) will be held Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Les Raftsmen bar at 60 St-Raymond Blvd. in Hull. There will also be an autograph session at the Olympiques junior hockey game Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Gino Brito, Pierre Carl Ouellet and JJ Crooke will be there.

- What's up with Chris Jericho's chivalry? The King of Bling Bling came to Trish Stratus' rescue on RAW. Also on the show, Stone Cold Steve Austin delivered a stunner to Stacy Keibler, who wouldn't drink the beer he offered her.

  • More on Stu Hart
  • Buy Stu Hart's biography in the SLAM! Wrestling store
  • Stu Hart Photo Gallery
  • You are invited to sign Stu Hart's Book of Condolence at www.ObituariesToday.com



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    Goodbye to the King of Harts
    By TIM BAINES -- Ottawa Sun


    Stu Hart was a wrestler. A teacher. A promoter.

    And he was a decent human being, patriarch of The Hart Family.

    Hart, 88, who left his mark on the wrestling world and on the Calgary sports community, died Thursday after pneumonia, stroke and failed kidneys did what so few others could do -- keep him down for the count.

    WWE boss Vince McMahon weighed in after Hart's death: "He was one of those larger-than-life human beings who come along so seldom."

    Born May 3, 1915 in Saskatoon, Stu grew up in Edmonton. He headed off to New York City in 1946, looking for fame, fortune and a career in wrestling. He would wrestle, then become a huge influence on the international scene as a promoter with his Stampede Wrestling in Calgary.

    His home became home for many up-and-coming stars as they learned how to wrestle ... and scream as Stu would yank an arm out of a socket or twist a noggin' in ways it shouldn't be twisted. It was tough love, but wrestlers like Andre the Giant, The British Bulldogs and The Junkyard Dog learned the ropes under his tutelage.

    Stu gave so much ... his time, money and passion. And now he's gone. He'll be missed.

    - NWA: TNA is cooking up some big business for its Nov. 30 three-hour pay-per-view, which will be headlined by Jeff Jarrett vs. Hulk Hogan. Jarrett cracked a guitar over The Hulkster's head earlier this week in Japan. Look for Jarrett to win the TNA title as early as this coming Wednesday.

    - WWE has its No Mercy pay-per-view tonight, at 8 p.m., on Viewers Choice. It seems like most of the publicity is going toward a Father-Daughter "I Quit" match with Vince McMahon against his daughter Stephanie. WWE has been taking some flak for giving this match such a big lead-in. There's no question Vince is one of the company's biggest heels, but he has to lessen his in-ring involvement. By simply interfering, he can be an effective heel. Too much wrestling, especially against a woman, cannot be good for ratings. Stephanie is due to take some time off. She's marrying Triple H in real life next weekend.

    - Here's the rest of the No Mercy card: Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker (biker chain match); The Big Show vs. Eddie Guerrero; Matt Hardy vs. Zach Gowen; Chris Benoit vs. A-Train, and what could be the best two matches of the evening in John Cena vs. Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio vs. Tajiri.

    - Kane is alive and well. Well enough to lose control on RAW. From his hospital bed, Kane responded to Shane McMahon's challenge by tossing around his doctor (Chad Collyer, who wrestles in Ohio). The nurse in the scene was Nidia's sister, who wrestles as Nurse Lulu on the Ohio Valley Wrestling circuit.

    - Both Test and Rodney Mack are on the limp. Test could be out for a month or so after breaking two bones in his foot, while Mack's injured knee could keep him out until late February at the earliest.

    - Playboy magazine lists Sable as No. 20 in its ranking of its Top 50 Image Makers.

    - CPW International is gearing up for its megashow Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Guertin Arena. The double main event is legendary carver Abdullah the Butcher and Wild Dangerous Dan facing Guy Sauriol and Dave Le Justicier; and Pierre Carl Oullet vs. Thunder. Also on the card: Dynamite Tommy Blade vs. Paranoid Jake Matthews; The Black Panthers and Psycho vs. The Drunken Scotsmen and Tray Hugh Mongus; MVP Michael Von Payton and Sweet Cherrie vs. Righteous Rick Sterling and Misty Haven; The Freak Zakk Manson vs. Shane Simmons vs. Mr. Know It All Shawn Demers; Face of Death and Dru Onyx vs. Aftershock; and Casey The Crow Katana vs. Kevin Steen. Tickets are on sale at the Guertin box-office and Ticketmaster (755-1111 or www.ticketmaster.ca). A press conference (open to the public) will be held Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Les Raftsmen bar at 60 St-Raymond Blvd. in Hull. There will also be an autograph session at the Olympiques junior hockey game Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Gino Brito, Pierre Carl Ouellet and JJ Crooke will be there.

    - What's up with Chris Jericho's chivalry? The King of Bling Bling came to Trish Stratus' rescue on RAW. Also on the show, Stone Cold Steve Austin delivered a stunner to Stacy Keibler, who wouldn't drink the beer he offered her.

  • More on Stu Hart
  • Buy Stu Hart's biography in the SLAM! Wrestling store
  • Stu Hart Photo Gallery
  • You are invited to sign Stu Hart's Book of Condolence at www.ObituariesToday.com