A member of Calgary's famous Hart wrestling family is hoping to bring Stampede Wrestling back to local fans.
Bruce Hart, a former wrestler himself, believes there's an appetite for regular, live performances in this city — and eventually across Western Canada.
Hart is currently training wrestlers with the goal of hosting a televised event this November.
He wants to return to Stampede Wrestling's roots and has no grandiose plans to try to supplant World Wrestling Entertainment, commonly known as the WWE.
"[It's] kind of the antithesis of what Stampede used to be," he said.
See more on Bruce Hart's training program and his ideas for a Stampede Wrestling comeback tonight on CBC Television News starting at 5 p.m.
"Stampede was sort of like two guys going at it and a lot more action than talk, and WWE is about 60 per cent talk and about 40 per cent action — not all that spectacular either."
Hart is now putting the call out for wrestlers and other supporting characters for the show.