THE STOMPER SOUVENIR PENNANT

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Archibald Edward Gouldie (November 22, 1936 – January 23, 2016)[3] was a Canadian professional wrestler. He wrestled for Stampede Wrestling for decades as Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie, with the nickname coming from the wrestler's reputation of "stomping" on his opponents, when they were down, with his black cowboy boots. He was also known by the ring name The Mongolian Stomper. Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie was a young good guy in the Central States territory he wins the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Central States Version) from Enrique Torres in St. Joseph on Dec. 20, 1963, losing it to Rocky Hamilton on Jan 31, 1964, and took it back May 22, 1964, only to lose it to Sonny Myers June 12,1964. He wouldn't regain that title until 1965 from Sonny Myers losing to Bobby Shane on Dec, 4 1965, in Waterloo, IA. Archie won his first Central States Heavyweight Title from Ron Reed in St.Joseph, MO. on June 4th, 1965, holding it for 30 days, dropping it to Sonny Myers on July 4, 1965, in Kansas City, KS. Gouldie won the title for the second time on June 8, 1972, from Black Angus Campbell in St. Joseph, MO., only to lose it to Harley Race on July 7, 1972, in Kansas City, KS. Archie also proves himself to be an accomplished tag team wrestler winning the NWA North American Tag Team Championship on May 1, 1962, with his last title run coming on Oct 14, 1972. The Stomper teamed up 4 times with The Viking, 3 times with Bob Geigel, twice with Rufus R. Jones, once with Danny Little Bear, and once with Bob Ellis for a total of approximately 238 days. Gouldie held the North American heavyweight title a record 14 times between 1968 and 1984, quite a streak of longevity for that time frame. He was also the first champion, defeating former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O'Connor in the tournament finals. Gouldie feuded with British mat technician Billy Robinson, among others, for the title. Although he wrestled as a heel during the majority of his Stampede tenure, Gouldie made a face turn late in 1983 after Bad News Allen turned against Gouldie and his storyline "son", Jeff, during a six-man tag team match and brutalized and injured Jeff (which led to Stampede TV host Ed Whalen to quit the company in protest); the attack led to a bloody feud which climaxed with Gouldie defeating Bad News for the Stampede North American title (his 14th, and what would be final, reign). Gouldie never used the Mongolian Stomper gimmick while wrestling in Stampede; instead, staying true to his roots, he went with the gimmick of a tough Alberta cowboy as just "The Stomper" from Carbon, Alberta. Gouldie achieved most of his US fame in this territory, based in Knoxville, Tennessee. He held the NWA Southeast Heavyweight Championship a record eleven times between 1976 and 1981, winning it for the last time against Jerry Stubbs and losing it to Jos LeDuc. He feuded with Robert Fuller and Ronnie Garvin over the title. Gouldie, joined SMW, like Southeast based in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1992. At this point in his career, the Stomper was considered a babyface, teaming with former rival Ronnie Garvin in his feud with Paul Orndorff and feuding with Kevin Sullivan's latest incarnation of evil wrestlers. Gouldie defeated Rob Morgan at the first Bluegrass Brawl in Pikeville, Ky. According to several magazines, Gouldie maintained his shape by riding his bicycle almost everywhere he went, sometimes riding up to 60 miles a day. Offered here is a rare, original pennant for The Stomper.
This is an original, illustrated, brown felt pennant with white lettering, The STOMPER. Bold color and lettering. Clear illustration. The 4 gold tassels are firmly attached. Two small spots, otherwise clean front and back. Not creased. No tack holes. 29 inches long.

Size: 29 inches long

Condition: excellent