Stampede Wrestling Footage Pulled From The WWE Network

Over the past week, the WWE Network has added a ton of archived footage from various defunct promotions, including the NWA, AWA, Mid-South, Smoky Mountain and Stampede Wrestling. By Monday, the four hours of Stampede Wrestling footage had already been removed.

It appears that WWE did not have the rights to all of the Stampede Wrestling footage that they were running on the Network. While WWE does own the Stampede Wrestling tape library, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart actually owns the footage for his Stampede matches. Unlike the rest of the library which they own, WWE would have to go directly to Bret Hart in order to license the footage containing his matches.

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Source: PWInsider.com

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