Steve Gillespie, Former Stampede Wrestling Star, Passes Away at 56

Steve Gillespie, Former Stampede Wrestling Star, Passes Away at 56

EDMONTON, AB: The WCSN is sad to report the passing of long-time Albertan wrestling star “Dr Hannibal” Steve Gillespie. 

Gillespie was 56 years old.

In 1987, Gillespie began training at the famous Hart Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta and made his in-ring debut in 1989. Over his 25-year career, Gillespie wrestled for a number of Alberta’s premier wrestling promotions, including Stampede Wrestling, Cam-Am Wrestling, and Real Canadian Wrestling. Throughout his career, Gillespie captured the CRMW Tag Team Championships three times, as well as the CRMW Mid-Heavyweight Championship as well.

Not only was Gillespie a respected in-ring technician but a highly regarded trainer as well. In fact, Gillespie was one of the trainers involved in the early development of wrestling legends Chris Jericho and Lance Storm.

The WCSN would like to pass on their condolences to Mr. Gillespie’s friends, family and loved ones.

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