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Encyclopedia > Stu Hart
Stu Hart
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Ring name(s) Stu Hart
Born May 3, 1914
Flag of Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Died October 16, 2003 (aged 88)
Calgary, Alberta
Billed from Canadian Navy
Debut 1946
Retired 1972

Stewart Edward "Stu" Hart, CM (May 3, 1915October 16, 2003) was a Canadian amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, promoter and trainer. Stu also founded Stampede Wrestling, a promotion based in Calgary, Alberta, and was the father of famous wrestlers Bret and Owen Hart. is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location of Saskatoon (indicated by the red star) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Saskatchewan Establishment 1883 Incorporation 1906 Government  - Mayor Don Atchison  - Governing body Saskatoon City Council  - MP Carol Skelton Brad Trost Maurice Vellacott Lynne Yelich  - MLAs Graham Addley Pat Atkinson Lorne Calvert Ken Cheveldayoff Eric Cline David Forbes Andy... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary in Alberta Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Alberta Region Calgary Region Census division 6 Established 1875 Incorporated 1884 (town)   1894 (city) Government [1]  - Mayor Dave Bronconnier (Past mayors)  - Governing body Calgary City Council  - Manager Owen A. Tobert  - MPs List of MPs Diane Ablonczy Rob Anders... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Canadian Forces Maritime Command (MARCOM) is responsible for naval operations of the navy of the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Stampede Wrestling is a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Calgary, Alberta that for decades produced a weekly television series that is considered the forerunner of todays WWE. // Stampede Wrestling was operated by Stu Hart between 1948 and 1984. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...

Contents

History

Hart played football for the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1938 and 1939 seasons. He was a talented amateur wrestler, and was eligible for the Olympics, but never got the chance due to World War II. Stu enlisted in the Canadian Navy and served as the Director of Athletics. The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Canadian Forces Maritime Command (MARCOM) is responsible for naval operations of the navy of the Canadian Armed Forces. ...


It was during his service that Stu was introduced to Professional Wrestling. After recovering from a car accident, Stu competed in various exhibition matches to entertain the troops. In 1946, while receiving training from legendary professional wrestler pioneer Toots Mondt, Hart debuted in New York, and embarked on a long, eventful career, at one point wrestling a tiger and a grizzly bear. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Toots Mondt(1886-1976) is a former wrestling promoter in the mid-20th century who promoted with Vincent J. McMahon. ... NY redirects here. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Historical distribution of tigers (pale yellow) and 2006 (green). ... Binomial name Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758 Ursus arctos range map. ...


In 1948, Hart established Stampede Wrestling, which would be responsible for developing many second generation wrestling superstars. Three years later, he purchased a mansion in Patterson Heights, Calgary. The Hart House is now considered a historical site for the many famous figures that had passed through its doors. Its basement, known as the Dungeon, would provide notorious training grounds with an extensive legacy all its own. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Hart House is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canadas Patterson Heights. ...


Family

Stu considered family to be his biggest achievement in life. Married for 53 years to Helen Hart (who died in 2001), together they raised 12 children in the Hart mansion. All four of Stu and Helen's daughters would marry wrestlers. Seven of the eight Hart boys went on to become professional wrestlers, and the other became a referee. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

  • Smith (b. 1949), wrestler.
  • Bruce (b. 1950), a wrestler and promoter
  • Keith (b. 1951), wrestler and firefighter
  • Wayne (b. 1953), wrestling referee.
  • Dean (1954-1990) who died of kidney failure, also a wrestler.
  • Ellie (b. 1955), who married the wrestler Jim Neidhart, with whom she had three daughters: Jennifer, Kristen (Muffy) and Nattie Neidhart.
  • Georgia (b. 1956), who married the wrestler, firefighter and gym owner B.J. Annis, with whom she had four children: Teddy Hart, Matt (who died from flesh-eating disease in 1996 at the age of thirteen), Annie and Angela. Currently employed in Calgary at The Cookbook Company.
  • Bret (b. 1957), WWF and WCW wrestling legend. Bret has four children with his first wife Julie, whose sister, Michelle was married to the Dynamite Kid.
  • Alison (b. 1959), who was married to the wrestler Ben Bassarab, with whom she has two daughters, Lindsay and Brooke Bassarab.
  • Ross (b. 1961), a wrestling producer and part-time wrestler.
  • Diana (b. 1963), who was married to the wrestler Davey Boy Smith (The British Bulldog) up until 2000. She wrote a book entitled Under the Mat about life in the Hart family; it was removed from bookstores only weeks after its release in November 2001, following a lawsuit by Owen Hart's widow Martha over the contents. Her son is wrestler Harry Smith, and she and Davey also have a daughter together, Georgia Smith.
  • Owen (1965-1999), a WWF wrestler who died when a wrestling stunt involving a rope descent from the top of an arena to ring level went wrong.

Family life with Stu Hart was colourful, including having André the Giant as a babysitter and a wrestling grizzly bear named Terrible Ted sleeping under the front porch. Despite his career, Stu was a gentle man with a big heart. He loved to cook Sunday dinner for all twelve of his children and their families (including pets). Hart was one of the most respected trainers of professional wrestlers - some of his students who are currently active include Edge and Mark Henry. Smith Hart was a professional wrestler. ... Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart (born January 13, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ... Keith William Hart (born 1951) is a Canadian retired firefighter and professional wrestler. ... A Canadian firefighter A firefighter is trained and equipped to extinguish fires, rescue people, aid and assist during natural disasters and, increasingly, provide emergency medical services. ... Dean Hart was a professional wrestler. ... James Henry Jim Neidhart (born August 2, 1956), is a professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim The Anvil Neidhart. ... Natalie Katherine Nattie Neidhart[1] (born May 27, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian professional wrestler who is currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Teddy Hart Theodore Annis, also known as Ted Hart or Teddy Hart, is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious but rare infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues (fascia). ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Thomas Wilton Billington (born December 5, 1958) in Golborne, Lancashire is an English retired professional wrestler. ... Ben Bassarab is a Canadian former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Stu Harts Stampede Wrestling promotion throughout the 1980s. ... Diana Hart ( born in 1963 in Calgary, Alberta) is the youngest daughter of Canadian wrestling promoter Stu Hart and now she is the youngest living child. ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ... Under The Mat Welcome, yeah I said welcome, its kinda a pun. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... André the Giant was the stage name of André René Roussimoff, (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) a French professional wrestler and actor. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... Mark Gordon Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown! brand. ...


Family tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stu Hart
 
 
 
Helen Hart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smith Hart
 
Bruce Hart
 
Wayne Hart
 
 
 
 
Dean Hart
 
 
Bret Hart
 
Julie Hart
 
 
Diana Hart
 
David Smith
 
 
Owen Hart
 
Martha Hart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Neidhart
 
 
 
Ellie Hart
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keith Hart
 
Jade, Dallas, Alexandra, and Blade Hart
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harry Smith
 
 
 
 
Oje Edward Hart
 
Athena Christy Hart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Neidhart
 
 
Natalie Neidhart
 
Georgia Hart
 
B.J. Annis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ross Hart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kristen Neidhart
 
 
 
 
 
Matt Annis
 
 
Angela Annis
 
 
 
 
Alison Hart
 
Ben Bassarab
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theodore Annis
 
Annie Annis
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lindsay Bassarab
 
Brooke Bassarab
 
 

Smith Hart was a professional wrestler. ... Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart (born January 13, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ... Dean Hart was a professional wrestler. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Diana Hart ( born in 1963 in Calgary, Alberta) is the youngest daughter of Canadian wrestling promoter Stu Hart and now she is the youngest living child. ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... James Henry Jim Neidhart (born August 2, 1956), is a professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim The Anvil Neidhart. ... Keith William Hart (born 1951) is a Canadian retired firefighter and professional wrestler. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Natalie Katherine Nattie Neidhart[1] (born May 27, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian professional wrestler who is currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Ben Bassarab is a Canadian former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Stu Harts Stampede Wrestling promotion throughout the 1980s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Death

Hart was admitted to Rockyview General Hospital on October 3, 2003 for an elbow infection and then developed pneumonia. He also suffered from ailments associated with diabetes and arthritis. He died 13 days later at the age of 88. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body. ...


In 2005 the City of Saskatoon announced that a street in the city's new Blairmore Suburban Centre development will be named Hart Road in Stu Hart's honour. Nickname: Location of Saskatoon (indicated by the red star) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Saskatchewan Establishment 1883 Incorporation 1906 Government  - Mayor Don Atchison  - Governing body Saskatoon City Council  - MP Carol Skelton Brad Trost Maurice Vellacott Lynne Yelich  - MLAs Graham Addley Pat Atkinson Lorne Calvert Ken Cheveldayoff Eric Cline David Forbes Andy...


In Wrestling

Finishing/signature moves

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Wrestlers trained by Stu Hart

Eldridge Wayne Coleman, (Born September 10, 1943), better known by his ring name Superstar Billy Graham, is a retired American professional wrestler. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ben Bassarab is a Canadian former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Stu Harts Stampede Wrestling promotion throughout the 1980s. ... William Haynes, Jr. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart (born January 13, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who performed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and inactive professional wrestler. ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ... Jack Barton Adkisson (August 16, 1929 - September 10, 1997) was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich wrestling family. ... Gene & Ole Anderson Gene Anderson (born 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died October 31, 1991) was a professional wrestler famous for his days of teaming with his brother Ole Anderson. ... Gene Kiniski was a professional wrestler. ... George Scott can refer to: George Scott, governor of Grenada from 1762-1764 George Gilbert Scott, a Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott Junior, his son also an architect George Byng Scott, administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia from 1863-1876 George Scott, a 1960s baseball player George C. Scott... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wayne Farris (born January 25, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee) is better known as the Honky Tonk Man. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Henry Jim Neidhart (born August 2, 1956), is a professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim The Anvil Neidhart. ... Keith Hart Keith Hart is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and a son of the legendary Stu Hart. ... Lance Timothy Evers (born April 3, 1969), known professionally by his ring name Lance Storm, is a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Peruzovic in October 14, 1947) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Shinya Hashimoto (July 3, 1965 - July 11, 2005), was a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Smith Hart was a professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sylvester Ritter (December 13, 1953 – June 2, 1998) was a professional wrestler best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and Mid-South Wrestling as The Junkyard Dog. ... The Dynamite Kid The Dynamite Kid, real name Tom Billington, was a professional wrestler from England. ... Mark Gordon Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown! brand. ...

Championships/accomplishments

  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Other National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ...

  • Northwest Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Pat Meehan and Luigi Macera

External links

  • Stu Hart at the Internet Movie Database
  • Canadian wrestling patriarch Stu Hart dies - By Judy Monchuk - Canadian Press
  • Stu Hart Biography
  • Walk of Fame shuns Stu Hart
Hart wrestling family
First generation
Stu Hart
Second generation
Smith Hart | Bruce Hart | Keith Hart | Wayne Hart | Dean Hart | Ellie Hart
Georgia Hart | Bret Hart | Alison Hart | Ross Hart | Diana Hart | Owen Hart
Jim Neidhart | Ben Bassarab | Davey Boy Smith | Martha Hart
Third generation
Teddy Hart | Nattie Neidhart | Harry Smith

  Results from FactBites:
 
Stu Hart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (732 words)
Stu enlisted in the Canadian Navy and served as the Director of Athletics.
Family life with Stu Hart was colourful, including having André the Giant as a babysitter and a wrestling grizzly bear named Terrible Ted sleeping under the front porch.
Hart was admitted to Rockyview General Hospital on October 3, 2003 for an elbow infection and then developed pneumonia.
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