The first women’s wrestling match in Newfoundland took place in the summer of 1955 at the Memorial Stadium. The advertised photos of Alberta’s Alma Mills peaked curiosity across the island prior to her arrival, but audiences were shocked when they finally got to see her in the ring.
Missing sports during the pandemic? Craving some Newfoundland sports nostalgia? Someone just uploaded full games from the final St. John’s Maple Leafs AHL season in 2004. You’re welcome.
Did you know The Rock’s father was a Amherst-born Nova Scotian who broke down racial barriers in the world of wrestling?
Although he possessed otherworldly talents, Nova Scotia-born boxer Sam Langford died penniless in 1956. Langford’s story is built more on rumour and legend than actual fact, because when he was active there was a concerted effort to diminish his historic career.
In Newfoundland’s sporting folklore much of what we know is not actually known. A lot of the information we have is based on rumour and storytelling and of course, loosely kept statistics. This keeps the legends and myths of our past alive and ensures they have a level of mystery to them, which in turn makes them somewhat larger than life.
New Evolution Wrestling packed St. John’s CLB Armoury to capacity once again for their third annual Republic Rumble event.
On Friday of last week as you no doubt have heard, there was a bus crash that killed fifteen people. Many of them were teenagers. Hockey players on their way out of town for a road trip. The entire nation has felt this loss because so many of us have been on the same bus making the same trip to the same out of town game.
After a historically significant set of achievements this skating season, will Newfoundland’s Kaetlyn Osmond get her highway?
The 39 year old boxer had been in an artificially induced coma since a fight last May.