Grand Prix Wrestling
Published Tuesday, January 4, 2011 9:02AM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 2, 2013 10:35AM EST
Grand Prix Wrestling had the greatest collection of talent ever collected in a Canadian promotion. Paul and Maurice Vachon decided to go into competition with Johnny Rougeau's established promotion, All-Star Wrestling / Les Etoiles de la Lutte.
The Vachons brought in all their friends - Killer Kowalski, Don Leo Jonathan, Edouard Carpentier, Billy Two Rivers, the Leducs and the Hollywood Blondes.
The Grand Prix shows were initially taped at the Verdun Auditorium, but were soon moved to the CFCF studios.
The anchor of the Grand Prix English-language show was Jack Curran. Curran was paired with a variety of colour commentators including promoter Paul Vachon, wrestler Luigi Macera, Ottawa sports broadcaster Ray Boucher, and Jack Britton, who was an ex-wrestler and promoter and the father of Gino Brito.