Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ted Herbert


Herbert had a good run through Quebec and the Maritimes and success in Japan during the mid 70's. In the Maritimes he would form a tag with Pierre 'Mad Dog' Lefebvre and at one time ran a wrestling school near Toronto in Brampton, ON. For reasons unknown he never made it to MLG and I have yet to see any mention at all in Ontario.

The clip below from Montreal 1974



11 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure he was in attendance for a card at the Trinity Sports Complex in Toronto around mid 90's, one of Ricky Johnsons CWA cards, and I thought he had a son starting wrestling that was on the card. Anyone know if he had a son who wrestled?

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    1. Lool yup a son santino, he also had a 3 daughters Tamara, Thalia, and me Nandie

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    2. Lool yup a son santino, he also had a 3 daughters Tamara, Thalia, and me Nandie

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    3. Hi am yoyo teds cousin Would like to correspond please acknowledge

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    4. Hi am yoyo teds cousin Would like to correspond please acknowledge

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    5. Hi Yoyo this is Monica Ted's wife , I just so your messages , my girls and I live in Toronto , send me ur number in I will give u a call , take care

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  3. Ted Herbert was one hell of a wrestler - and still is -, and was an amazing trainer. His son did wrestle throughout Ontario, and successfully toured in England. While in England he wrestled against the likes of "The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson [now known as WWE's Daniel Bryan], and wrestled alongside the newly signed WWE wrestler "The Man that Gravity Forgot" Pac. Both these wrestlers were known for their speed, given that they were physically: big and strong men. Ted Herbert was also a successful bodybuilder, winning competitions in Montreal, Quebec.

    Ted was an international wrestling superstar, and IWA Japan Heavyweight Champion, who tagged with the likes of Andre the Giant. He faced off against notable wrestlers such as, Dusty Rhodes, The Original Sheik, and Abdullah "The Butcher" [the list goes on] - while these wrestlers were in the prime of their careers. Ted also toured alongside Japanese wrestling legend Karl Gotch, who is known for his infamous shoot, or catch-as-catch-can style wrestling. He spoke of Gotch's and Billy Robinson's wrestling comradery, and how both of these men were feared.

    Both Ted and Santino Herbert successfully ran a training school in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, which opened its doors to students from around Ontario. These fist and second generation wrestlers were both physically gifted: big, and strong men, who were agile, and lighting quick, while being very strong. The endless sea of knowledge that both Ted and Santino brought to their dojo-style wrestling school allowed their students to learn the traditional aspects of professional wrestling, as well as the necessary, contemporary knowledge of the sport.

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  4. not many are going to beleive this but ted herebert is my father, i am Thalia Herbert and he passed away in novemeber of last year, iam sooo happy to see that sooo many pepole still love and recognize my father still, thank you to all

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  5. Just found out that Ted has died. THREE years ago already? I'm sad. He briefly dated my mom, in Montreal, in the 1970s. I have my picture with him, taken backstage at Centre Paul-Sauvé (where the wrestling events were presented, in Montreal, when not at the Forum...). Thalia, your father was not only a very good wrestler, but one true gentleman. R.I.P., Mr.Herbert! :'(

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  6. Monica, hope all is well with you and the family. My name is Brian Herbert, (Laura "Yoyo" Herbert's brother), (An earlier message that you responded to). I am a businessman currently residing in Atlanta, GA and would like to connect with you guys. My dad, McDonald Herbert aka "Clever Devil" just recently pass also. He took us quite often to see Teddy's fights in Trinidad as he partnerned with "Ray Golden Apolon". Please feel free to reach out to me on my email: bherb@aveteranstaffing.com or directly on my cell phone at 678-922-9363. Thanks

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