Pro wrestling legend Archie 'The Mongolian Stomper' Gouldie passes away
The greatest heel in Stampede Wrestling and one of Bret Hart's favorites is no more.
In tragic news coming in, Stampede Wrestling legend Archie ‘The Mongolian Stomper’ Gouldie passed away at the age of 78, yesterday afternoon in his sleep.
With lingering health issues, a constant battle with Alzheimer's and a recent hip-breaking fall, The Stomper was at the doorstep of death for a while. In spite of a hip replacement surgery, he couldn’t recover and breathe his last.
A legendary name at Stampede wrestling – thanks to his exemplary heel work, The Stomper was a seasoned traveler who wrestled all around the world. Widely considered as the greatest heel in Stampede wrestling history, his work found an ardent fan in the legendary Bret Hart.
The Stomper was one of Bret Hart’s favorite wrestlers when he was a kid, who was genuinely scared on one occasion when The Stomper was in a feud with Bret's dad Stu Hart.
The Stomper had issued threats to the Hart family and claimed that he would burn their house down, that scared the living hell out of a young Hitman. Later on, when Bret went on to follow his father’s steps and become a pro wrestler himself, he wrestled The Stomper in a nostalgic match for the WWE Hall of Famer.
He considers Stomper as one of the best of that Era, who holds countless championships reigns and accolades coupled with an induction in the Stampede Wrestling Hall Of Fame. Our condolences with Archie’s family and may his soul rest in peace.