- Billy Stack
Bowmanville native Billy /Bill Stack had a long career based mainly around Oshawa
and Southern Ontario. He was a crowd favorite on Oshawa cards from at least 1946-1963
wrestling mostly in the main event in the early years. Notable bouts include unmasking
the Red Demon (as Red O'Malley) in 1949, and big bouts vs Fred Atkins and Nanjo Singh.
In later years Stack was a regular referee at MLG. He was also a distributor for
Whipper Watson's beverage company in the '50's and on one occasion while working the bouts
in Toronto, his barn north of Oshawa burnt to the ground.
Author and Broadcaster Barry Lloyd Penhale told me that Stack was a fine wrestler and could have
been a bigger star but worked as a bailiff or similar locally and didn't want to travel so much.
Mr Penhale related a story that Lou Thesz observed Stack in action at Maple Leaf Gardens and
remarked how impressed he was with Stack's wrestling talent.
Roger Baker's - Billy Stack Photos
if you have more info on Bill Stack or can contribute to a Career Record please contact me
Clip at bottom of page May 30 1950
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