Maurice Vachon

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Maurice Vachon
Born(1929-09-14)September 14, 1929
Montreal, Quebec
DiedNovember 21, 2013(2013-11-21) (aged 84)[1]
Omaha, Nebraska
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mad Dog Vachon
Billed fromMontreal, Quebec

Maurice Vachon (September 14, 1929 - November 21, 2013[1]) was a Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known under his ring name, "Mad Dog" Vachon

He was known for competing in American Wrestling Association (AWA) where he played one of the all-time great heels. He spent four decades wrestling and retired in 1986. He is a member of the Vachon wrestling family with his brother Paul and sister Vivian Vachon, and the uncle of wrestler Luna Vachon. He died on November 21, 2013.[1]

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Pat Patterson in 2010.[2]

Championships[change | change source]

  • American Wrestling Association
    • AWA Midwest Tag Team Championship (three times) (with Bob Orton (two) and Paul Vachon (one))
    • AWA World Heavyweight Championship (five times)
    • AWA World Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Paul Vachon (one) and Verne Gagne (one))
  • Cauliflower Alley Club
    • Iron Mike Mazurki Award (2003)
  • Central States Wrestling
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States Version) (one time) (with Baron Von Raschke)
  • Lutte Internationale
    • Canadian International Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Edouard Carpentier)
  • International Wrestling Enterprise
    • IWA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
    • IWA World Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ivan Koloff)
  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (one time) (with Paul Vachon)
  • Mid-South Sports
    • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version) (one time)
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Georgia Version) (one time) (with Paul Vachon)
  • Pacific Northwest Wrestling
    • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship (six times)
    • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Fritz Von Goering)
  • Pro Wrestling America
    • PWA Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • He was ranked #166 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.[3]
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
    • Hall of Fame (Class of 2004) (with Paul Vachon)[4]
  • Quebec Sports Hall of Fame
    • Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)[5]
  • Southwest Sports, Inc.
    • NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version) (one time)
    • NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (three times) (with Pierre LaSalle (one), Paul Vachon (one), and Duke Keomuka (one))
  • Stampede Wrestling
    • NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (two times) (with Paul Vachon (one), Time The Tyger (one))
    • NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (three times) (with Paul Vachon)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Maurice 'Mad Dog' Vachon passes away". WWE. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2010 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee: "Mad Dog" Vachon". WWE. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  4. "The Vachons - Mad Dog & Butcher". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on April 3, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  5. "Mad Dog the big dog at Quebec Sports Hall of Fame induction". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved November 21, 2013.

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