Frank Tunney

Career History


  • Frank Tunney began promoting Boxing and Wrestling at Maple Leaf Gardens as early as the late 1930s..
  • Frank Tunney was the longtime promoter for wrestling in Toronto, and had a strong working relationship with Vince McMahon Sr...
  • Frank Tunney regularly held sellout shows at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto with Whipper Watson & Yvon Robert as headliners..
  • 1960-61: Frank Tunney was the President of the National Wrestling Alliance..
  • 1977: Frank Tunney formed a partnership with Jim Crockett..
  • March 25, 1979: Frank Tunney promoted a match between Bob Backlund (WWWF Champion) vs Nick Bockwinkel (AWA Champion)..
  • 1983: Frank Tunney continued to promote wrestling matches up until his death, when his nephew Jack Tunney took over the office..
  • March 1987: The WWF had a Frank Tunney Memorial Tag Team Tournament won by the Killer Bees, Jim Brunzell & B. Brian Blair..