Pete Wilson
Birth namePeter Minnema
Born (1985-12-15) December 15, 1985 (age 37)[1][2]
Calgary, Alberta, Canada[3]
Spouse(s)Brooke Hart[4]
FamilyHart (by marriage)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Pete Wilson
Billed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Billed weight189 lb (86 kg)[2]
Trained byDavid Hart Smith[2][5]
Ross Hart[2][5]
Teddy Hart[2][5]
Tyson Kidd[2][5]

Peter Minnema better known by his ring name Pete Wilson[5] (born December 15, 1985)[5] is a Canadian professional wrestler.[7] He is best known for his time in Stampede Wrestling where he held several titles, including the Stampede International Tag Team Championship which he held three times.

Early life

Minnema has a sister named Jennifer.[citation needed]

Professional wrestling career

Wilson was trained by the Hart family and debuted in 2001 in Eric Bischoff's MatRats promotion.[3][5] He also wrestled at Stu Hart's 88th Birthday Celebration show on May 2, 2003.[5]

Stampede Wrestling (2003–2008)

He joined Stampede Wrestling under the ring name "Pistol" Pete Wilson and was billed as the younger brother of TJ Wilson.[8] He later changed his ring name to "Pyro" Pete Wilson and formed a tag team with Phoenix Taylor known as "Fast and Furious". On June 17, 2005, Wilson defeated Gama Singh, Jr. and Dandy Myers in a three-way match to win the vacant British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship.[3][9] On November 4, 2005, Wilson teamed with "Ravenous" Randy Myres to defeat the New Karachi Vice (Singh, Jr. and Tiger Raj Singh) for the International Tag Team Championship, making Wilson a double champion.[3][5][10] After successful title defenses against Harry Smith and TJ Wilson, and Dusty Adonis and Blanco Negro Dragon, they lost the titles on December 16, 2005, when Karachi Vice defeated them.[5] After losing the tag team titles, Myres and Wilson split as a team and began feuding throughout March and April 2006.[5][11] Wilson gained three victories over Myres, including one by disqualification, and one in a tables match.[5][12][13] He later dropped the British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship to Myres on May 26, 2006, after holding it for nearly a year.[9][14] On July 28, 2006, Wilson won the International Tag Team Championship for the second time, with Juggernaut, by defeating Duke Durrango and Chris Steele.[10] Wilson, however, received a legitimate injury in November 2006, and could not compete, so TJ Wilson replaced him as one half of the tag team champions.[10]

Wilson returned to Stampede on September 7, 2007, as a heel, defeating Brady Roberts. After the match, he went on a leave of absence, before returning on November 16, 2007, to defeat Scotty "The Body" Putty. He continued to appear in Stampede throughout 2008, losing to Teddy Hart on February 15 at My Bloody Valentine. He also competed against Chucky Blaze, and at Carnage In Acadia on April 26, the match went to a no contest, after Blaze performed his finishing move on Wilson through a table.

Hart Legacy Wrestling

Wilson is part of the Hart Legacy Wrestling promotion.[15][16] During the "Resurrection" event in 2013 he suffered a shoulder injury and was rushed to the ER.[17]

Canadian Wrestling's Elite

Wilson wrestled for the promotion Canadian Wrestling's Elite during 2016,[18] he performed as a tag-team named Armed & Dangerous with “Dynamite” Dan Myers, they debuted in the main event of CWE's first event in Calgary against “Dungeon Master” Johnny Devine and "Hotshot" Danny Duggan.[19] In August 2017 they had a match together with Matt Hart against Silas Young, Tony Kozina and The Big Chief which was a tribute match to Matt's father Smith Hart who died in July.[20][21]

Personal life

Minnema is married to Brooke Hart-Minnema, granddaughter of Stu Hart and the daughter of Alison Hart and Ben Bassarab. Minnema and Hart met each other when he was wrestling for her uncles Bruce and Ross Hart's incarnation of Stampede Wrestling.[22][23] Minnema is a trainer at the Hart family's school, Dungeon Discipline Professional Wrestling School.[24]

Championships and accomplishments


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pete Wilson Overview". Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Pete Wilson". Stampede Wrestling. 2007-01-25. Archived from the original on July 26, 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  4. ^ "Harry Smith remembers his father, The British Bulldog". May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Pete Wilson profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  6. ^ "Pete Wilson profile". Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  7. ^ "Pete Wilson: Profile & Match Listing". The Internet Wrestling Database.
  8. ^ "Wrestling Observer Newsletter, 2003". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. 2003. p. 49. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  9. ^ a b c "British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title". Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  10. ^ a b c d "Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title". Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  11. ^ "Calgary Stampede Wrestling (2005)".
  12. ^ "Stampede Wrestling – March 10, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  13. ^ "Stampede Wrestling – April 21, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. 2006-04-21. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  14. ^ "Stampede Wrestling – May 26, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. 2006-05-26. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  15. ^ "The Stars". Hart Legacy Wrestling. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013. Calgarys own: "Pistol Pete Wilson"
  17. ^ "Hart Legacy Wrestling Issues Already". PWInsider.
  18. ^ "CWE SUPERSTARS". Archived from the original on 2017-08-11.
  19. ^ "ALBERTA'S MOST EXCITING TAG TEAM RETURNS TO CWE IN SHERWOOD PARK". January 21, 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-08-11.
  20. ^ "CALGARY, AB NIGHTMARE ON ELITE STREET CARD ANNOUNCED". July 16, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-08-11.
  21. ^ "CWE PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO SMITH HART AUGUST 10TH IN CALGARY". July 10, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-08-11.
  22. ^ Heath McCoy (2005). Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling. CanWest Books. p. 283 pp. ISBN 978-1-55022-787-1.
  23. ^ "Harry Smith remembers his father, The British Bulldog". May 18, 2014. Archived from the original on 2017-08-11.
  24. ^ "Dungeon Discipline Professional Wrestling School". Archived from the original on September 15, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  25. ^ "RCW New Years Retribution". Retrieved 2016-05-12.