While no one is likely to confuse Toronto with New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Baltimore, Chicago or Minneapolis when it comes to classic wrestling memories. But more has happened in the Great White North than most people would know.
Often called "Bizarro World" for its tendency to favor heels and nostalgia acts, Toronto was once a thriving territory under the promotion of the Tunney family. The city has hosted multiple World Title changes, record-setting events, once-in-a-lifetime matchups, and yes, even two WrestleManias.
Full disclosure: as a Toronto resident for 40+ years, there is going to be an obvious bias here. Several of these memories may not resonate for many wrestling fans, either because they're not classically-remembered events, or they just happened way too long ago.
In counting down the Top 50 Toronto Wrestling Memories, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories looked at the following criteria:
How unique was this memory to the city?
Is it likely to be replicated again?
How memorable are these memories, even years later?
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