Archie Gouldie, Canadian-American professional wrestler, Died at 71

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Archie Gouldie was born on November 2, 1944, and died on January 23, 2016.

He was a Canadian professional wrestler.

He wrestled for Stampede Wrestling for years as Archie “The Stomper” Gouldie.

Archie was also known by the ring name The Mongolian Stomper.

However, Bret Hart named Gouldie as the greatest Canadian wrestler of all time, in an episode of WWE’s Legends of Wrestling at which point Pat Patterson and Jon Suchon lost their minds.

Mr.Gouldie held the North American heavyweight title a record 14 times between 1968 and 1984, quite a streak of longevity for that time frame.

Archie was also the first champion, defeating former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor in the tournament finals.

He has fought with British mat technician Billy Robinson, among others, for the title.

Even though, Archie Gouldie wrestled as a base during the majority of his Stampede tenure, Gouldie made a face turn late in 1983 after Bad News Allen turned against Gouldie and his storyline “son”, Jeff, during a six-man tag team match and brutalized and injured Jeff (which led to Stampede TV host Ed Whalen to quit the company in protest); the attack led to a bloody feud which climaxed with Gouldie defeating Bad News for the Stampede North American title (his 14th, and what would be final, reign).

Gouldie never used the Mongolian Stomper gimmick while wrestling in Stampede; instead, staying true to his roots, he went with the gimmick of a tough Alberta cowboy as just “The Stomper”

Archie Gouldie passed away at 71 yrs old.

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