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316. Earl McCready
The Canadian flagbearer in the 1928 Olympics, Earl McCready would go on to be one of the most successful collegiate wrestlers of all time, winning the NCAA Title for the University of Oklahoma three years straight (1928-30).  McCready would become a major star in the professional ranks in Canada and the United Kingdom winning the British Empire Title three times.

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  • Other Aliases: Mr. X
  • Billed From: Amulet, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Key Championships Held: British Empire/Commonwealth (New Zealand) (2)
    British Empire (Toronto) (3)
    NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight
  • Why they will get in: He was a major player internationally for years.
  • Why they won't get in: Should the WWE Hall of Fame look to induct more old-school Canadians they may look beyond McCready.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Ended the ten year reign of Jack Taylor for the British Title (1933)
    2.  Beat George Walker to be recognized as the undisputed British Empire Champion in New Zealand (11/9/37)
    3.  Is named the first British Empire Champion in the Toronto territory (1941)
    4.  Won the British Empire Championship again by defeating John Katan (11/11/42)
    5.  Went to Stu Hart’s territory in Western Canada and became a headliner instantly (1950’s).

Should Earl McCready be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 25%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 75%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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