Pro Wrestler Profile - Mad Dog Vachon

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Joseph Maurice Régis Vachon
Ring Names
  • Mad Dog Vachon
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight
  • 230 lbs (104 kg)
Born September 14, 1929
Died November 21, 2013 (aged 84)
Birth Place Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Billed From
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( January 1, 1950 - October 13, 1986)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion American Wrestling Association AWA July 9, 1963 April 4, 1986
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE June 15, 1984 February 2, 1986
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA February 23, 1971 December 13, 1975
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA May 17, 1968 January 6, 1969
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA January 7, 1959 January 3, 1964
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Jul 1963
Jul 1963
Finishers
  • Piledriver

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2010, Individual
Titles Won

American Wrestling Association

  • 5 AWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 2 AWA World Tag Team Championship (1 with Paul Vachon, 1 with Verne Gagne)
  • 3 AWA Midwest Tag Team Championship (2 with Bob Orton Sr., 1 with Paul Vachon)

Central States Wrestling

  • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States Version) (with Baron Von Raschke)

Lutte Internationale

  • 1 Canadian International Tag Team Championship (with Edouard Carpentier)

International Wrestling Enterprise

  • 1 IWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 IWA World Tag Team Championship (with Ivan Koloff)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (with Paul Vachon)

Mid-South Sports

  • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version)
  • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Georgia Version) (with Paul Vachon)

Pacific Northwest Wrestling

  • 6 NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (with Fritz Von Goering)

Pro Wrestling America

  • 1 PWA Heavyweight Championship

Southwest Sports, Inc.

  • 3 NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (1 with Pierre LaSalle, 1 with Paul Vachon, 1 with Duke Keomuka)
  • 1 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version)

Stampede Wrestling

  • 3 NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (with Paul Vachon)
  • 2 NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (with Paul Vachon)
Other Accomplishments
  • WWE Hall of Fame induction (class of 2010)
  • Quebec Sports Hall of Fame induction (class of 2009)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (class of 2004)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Iron Mike Mazurki Award Winner (2003)
  • Medaglia d'oro ai British Empire Games in the Freestyle wrestling maschile (Auckland 1950)
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