Action shot from the Oshawa Arena summer 1950. These two had a couple of bouts while Atkins was the newest and toughest heel and Stack was the local hero.
Atkins, fresh from Australia was tearing up the Toronto scene, already putting fear in the hearts of wrestlers across the region. Stack, an affable type who ran a farm here in the Oshawa area was a tall fast scientific type,who could get down and brawl if he had to.
Atkins was a workhorse in Oshawa appearing in over 100 bouts with 45 main events between 1949 and 1968, second only to Pat Flanagan. Stack had close to the same run appearing from at least 1946* to 1963. *lot of microfilm missing from 1940s
Of course both men went on to be long time referees at Maple Leaf Gardens and around the area. Stack first through the 1950's and 60's and Atkins in the 1970's and early 1980's.
We have looked at both on the main site as well as the Oshawa site, links below
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MLWP Fred Atkins - Ferocious Fred
Oshawa Wrestling History - lots on Billy Stack