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Joe Tomasso
Birth nameJoseph DiTomasso[1]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died(1988-04-30)April 30, 1988
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Assassin
Assassin #2
The Bat
Joe Tomasso
Tiger Tomasso
Tiger Joe Tomasso[2]

Joe Tomasso was a Canadian professional wrestler born in 1922 from Montreal. He is most known from his matches in Stampede Wrestling and American Wrestling Association.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

DiTomasso was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada but moved to Hamilton, Ontario at a young age.[3]

Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]

Tomasso debuted in 1952 for Stampede Wrestling, then know as Big Time Wrestling, where he lost his debut match against George Scott.[4] His second match was against Stu Hart where he once again lost.[5] In his third match, Joe, Chico Garcia and Ripper Leone defeated George Scott, Sandy Scott and Sugy Hayamaka.[6]

In 1960, Tomasso was defeated by Bob Rasmussen in one of his first American Wrestling Association matches.[7]

In 1976, Joe was defeated by Karl von Schotz.[8] After two years of not wrestlng, Tomasso had his last wrestling match in 1980 where he defeated Smith Hart by disqualification.[9]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

According to wrestling book Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling, Tomasso was in a friendly "clique of Alberta wrestlers", including Tiny Mills.[10]

Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Tiger 'Tweet Tweet' Tomasso". SLAM!. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. "Joe Tomasso". WrestlingData. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Joe Tomasso". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  4. "Big Time Wrestling". Cagematch. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  5. "Big Time Wrestling". Cagematch. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  6. "Big Time Wrestling". Cagematch. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  7. "AWA". Cagematch. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  8. "Stampede". Cagematch. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  9. "Stampede". Cagematch. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. McCoy, Heath (2005). Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling. Canwest, later ECW Press. ISBN 978-1550227871. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "Joe Tomasso". Cagematch. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  12. "Official Stampede Wrestling Hall Of Fame (1948-1990)". wrestling-titles. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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