I remembers when I was a child watching Saturday and Sunday Morning Wrestling, the tv commentator called Magee “le gentil géant” (Gentle Giant) when Magee carefully deposed his opponent back on his feet after submitting to his back breaker. Despite all the abilities in the world, gentle giants aren’t the best suited for the violent world of pro wrestling.
Black Belt in Karate
– 2 time Canadian National Powerlifting Champion 1981-1982
– 1 time IPF World Powerlifting Champion (+125 kg) 1982 in Munich
and placed 2nd in 1981 in Calcutta.
Best Powerlifting Competition Official Lifts:
Squat: 860 lbs (390 kg) in an 80s squat suit
Bench Press: 573 lbs (260 kg) raw
Deadlift: 820 lbs (372 kg) raw
Best Total: 2,230 lbs (1,011 kg)
Was the first Canadian to total more than 2,000 lbs for the three powerlifts.
Has set 23 British Columbian records.
Set the British Columbian record for the Clean and Jerk
1980 North American Tug-of-War Championship (placed 2nd)
– 3 times Canada’s Strongest Man champion 1982, 1983, 1988
– 3 times Le Defi Mark Ten Challenge winner 1984-1986
and placed 3th in 1988
1982 World’s Strongest Man (placed 2nd)
1983 World’s Strongest Man (placed 4th)
1985 World’s Strongest Man (placed 5th)
World’s Strongest Man Records:
Cement Block Lift (Smith Machine Squat): 955 lbs (433 kg) 1982
WSM Cheese Deadlift (partial deadlift with wrist straps from 18″ off the floor with high bending bar): 1,180 lbs (535 kg) winning lift 1983
– 1984 Mr. British Columbia winner
Learned wrestling at the legendary Stu Hart Dungeon. (Weird for such a mediocre wrestler!?!)
Pro Debut: February 22, 1986 vs. Riki Choshu in the main event of a major All Japan show.
WWF Debut: October 2, 1986
Ended his wrestling career in 1989.
“The Worst Match of the Year” back in 1988
Tom Magee vs. 40 years old 54th Yokozuna ex-sumo wrestler Hiroshi Wajima
All Japan – 4-21-1988
Some people named this shitty horrible match “The Worst Match of All Time” and Magee “the worst wrestler ever”.
Tom Magee was named runner-up for Pro-Wrestling Illustrated 1986 Rookie of the Year.
Played a pitfighter/biker fighting Brian Bosworth in “Stone Cold” in 1991.
And several other minor roles in movies and tv shows.
Today, Tom Magee is working as a trainer in the Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California. Certainly the most over-qualified trainer in California.
STONE COLD (1991) Brian Bosworth vs. Tom Magee
amazing freal athlete