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WWE Looking to Acquire Several Canadian Wrestling Tape Libraries Soon?

– It appears WWE may be looking to acquire some Canadian wrestling tape libraries. They issued a survey to fans in Canada today to gauge their interest on various programming when the WWE Network launches in Canada. WWE asked if fans would be seeing footage from these promotions:

* Stampede Wrestling (Calgary, Alberta): 1948-1989
* Grand Prix Wrestling (Montreal, Quebec): 1971-1975
* Border City Wrestling (Windsor, Ontario): 1993-Present
* ASW – All Star Wrestling (Montreal, Quebec): 1967-1975
* Northern Championship Wrestling (Montreal, Quebec): 1986 – Present
* Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling: (Moncton, New Brunswick) 1960s-1986
* NWA All Star Wrestling (Vancouver, British Columbia): 1960s-1989
* ECCW – Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC): 1996-Present
* Maximum Pro Wrestling (Windsor and Toronto, Ontario): 2010-Present

Border City Wrestling owner Scott D’Amore acquired parts of the Grand Prix Wrestling tape library earlier this year. WWE currently owns the Stampede Wrestling library except for any matches with Bret Hart as he acquired the rights to those a while back. WWE would have to license that footage from Bret if they wanted to use it.

Source: PWInsider

  • jedi

    They are mostly indemand you can watch anytime you want, but they are still mostly ppv or big events as opposed to shows that are still being converted.

  • Chris E.

    How does WWE show the old wrestling shows? Do they play them weekly in order of the original sequence? I would love to see Stampede Wrestling.

  • Max

    The writer needs to know that Quebec is not really Canada as it has a distinct language and culture