Angelo Mosca would debut as a wrestler in Toronto in 1969,
but was already well known as a premier player in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with a real nasty streak.
After his retirement from football, Mosca would return to the area as a regular for both Tunney and the Wildman's Indy shows.
In 1978 he would challenge AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel, Andre The Giant, and have a bloody series with Chief Maivia before changing to a fan favorite.
'Big Nasty' would take over Toronto in 1980 with his victory over the hated Iron Sheik to capture his first of five Canadian Titles.
Some great struggles for the belt would ensue with Big John Studd, Mr Fuji, Bobby Duncum and Sgt Slaughter while elswewhere in the wrestling world he remained a vicious heel.
He would also team with Ric Flair (reprising their earlier Mid-Atlantic association) as well as the young team of Steamboat & Youngblood for a six-man tag in Guelph.
In 1984 Mosca would be stripped of the Canadian Title ending his final reign but would re-appear as a TV commentator and later as a promoter in the area