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Stan Stasiak

Stan

Title History

  • NWA (Toronto) International Tag Team titles w/Man Mountain Campbell defeating Karol & Ivan Kalmikoff [Tournament] (June 8, 1961);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Heavyweight title defeating Don Leo Jonathan (1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Mad Dog Vachon (June 18, 1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Haru Sasaki defeating Shag Thomas & Pepper Martin (June 21, 1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Mad Russian defeating Shag Thomas & Pepper Martin (July 14, 1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Mighty Ursus defeating Bearcat Wright & Shag Thomas (January 6, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Paul Jones (May 18, 1966);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Heavyweight title defeating Dave Ruhl (1967);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Heavyweight title defeating Luther Lindsay (1967);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Moondog Mayne (January 5, 1968);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Moondog Mayne (August 16, 1968);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Dutch Savage defeating Paddy Barrett & Don Leo Jonathan (September 2, 1968);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Vic Rossitani (October 11, 1968);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Tony Marino defeating Moondog Mayne & Tony Borne (July 10, 1969);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Curtis Iaukea (December 1970);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Dutch Savage (March 27, 1971);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Red Bastien (June 24, 1972);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title (July 14, 1972);
  • WWWF Heavyweight title defeating Pedro Morales (December 1, 1973);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dominic DeNucci (July 1974);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Pepper Martin (July 16, 1976);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Roddy Piper (June 30, 1979);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Dutch Savage defeating Butch Miller & Luke Williams (September 22, 1979);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Dutch Savage defeating Chris Colt & Buddy Rose (December 1979);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Killer Brooks (1980);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title (July 1980);
  • NWA Amarillo Brass Knuckles title won a tournament (August 7, 1980);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Buddy Rose defeating Steve Regal & Matt Borne (November 4, 1981);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Billy Jack Haynes defeating Assassin & Rip Oliver (December 12, 1982);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Billy Jack Haynes defeating Assassin & Rip Oliver (March 10, 1983);

Career Highlights

  • 1958: Stan Stasiak made his wrestling debut in Quebec, Canada..
  • Stan Stasiak had the nickname “Crusher” early in his career and used a bearhug as a finisher..
  • The name “Stan Stasiak” was taken from a wrestler from the 20s who died from blood poisoning, contracted during a match..
  • December 1973: Stan Stasiak defeated Pedro Morales to win the WWWF Heavyweight title..
  • December 1973: Bruno Sammartino defeated Stan Stasiak to win the WWWF Heavyweight title..
  • In Toronto, Stan Stasiak had NWA title shots against Jack Brisco (1975) and Terry Funk (1976)..
  • Stan Stasiak also had a WWWF title match against Superstar Graham (1977), and an AWA title shot against Nick Bockwinkel (1978)..
  • Stan Stasiak is known as the master of the heart punch..
  • 1984: Stan Stasiak moved to Toronto and worked for several years as a security guard at the Toronto Simpsons/Hudson’s Bay store..
  • 1997: Stan Stasiak moved back to the west coast..
  • June 19, 1997: Stan Stasiak passed away as a result of heart failure at age 60..
  • Stan Stasiak is the father of former WCW/WWE wrestler Shawn Stasiak.