Mad Dog Vachon - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Mad Dog Vachon, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Joseph Maurice Régis Vachon was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada on September 14, 1929.

He died on November 21, 2013 at the age of 84.

Mad Dog Vachon was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2004 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Vachons).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Joseph Maurice Régis Vachon
  • Ring Names
    • Mad Dog Vachon ( June 18, 1962 - October 13, 1986)
    • Maurice Vachon ( June 20, 1951 - June 17, 1962)
  • Born September 14, 1929
  • Died November 21, 2013 (aged 84)
  • Nationality Nationality: CanadaCanada
  • Birth Place Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Billed From
    • Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
  • Weight
    • 230 lbs (104 kg)

Career History

  • Roles

    • Wrestler ( June 20, 1951 - October 13, 1986)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA July 9, 1963 April 4, 1986
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF June 15, 1984 February 2, 1986
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE February 27, 1977 March 26, 1977
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 23, 1971 December 13, 1975
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE March 24, 1973 April 19, 1975
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 17, 1968 January 6, 1969
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA June 20, 1951 January 3, 1964
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE January 7, 1959 July 17, 1959
  • Images History

    Jun 1951
    Jun 1951
  • Face / Heel Turns

    Alignmentfromto
    Face June 15, 1984 October 13, 1986
    Heel June 18, 1962 June 14, 1984
    Face June 20, 1951 June 17, 1962

  • Finishers

    • Piledriver ( June 20, 1951 - October 13, 1986)
  • Theme Songs

    • Theme Song "Mad Dog" - Single ( June 15, 1984 - February 2, 1986)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame

    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2010, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2004, Groups , The Vachons
  • 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)
    • 2 Nebraska Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 Nebraska Tag Team Championship (with Haru Sasaki)

    Central States Wrestling

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

    International Wrestling Enterprise

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

    Lutte Internationale

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

    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

    • Quebec Sports Hall of Fame induction (class of 2009)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2003)
    • Nebraska Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (inaugural class of 2018)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Iron Mike Mazurki Award (2003)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (1992)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • Ring Around The Northwest Newsletter Wrestler of the Year (1963)
    • Ring Around The Northwest Newsletter Tag Team of the Year (1962 - with Fritz Von Goering)
    • Gold medal at British Empire Games (Auckland 1950 - Men's freestyle wrestling, middleweight)

Teams & Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables

    • Baron von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon - Baron von Raschke ( January 8, 1983 - August 24, 1984)
    • Mad Dog Vachon & The Crusher - The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski , c ( December 18, 1983 - May 2, 1984)
    • Mad Dog Vachon & The Crusher - The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski ( June 23, 1979 - July 16, 1981)
    • Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon - Verne Gagne ( December 7, 1978 - November 30, 1980)
    • Baron von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon - Baron von Raschke ( January 24, 1976 - February 24, 1977)
    • The Vachons - Butcher Vachon ( June 18, 1966 - April 9, 1973)
    • The Vachons - Paul Vachon ( January 7, 1959 - January 6, 1961)
  • Family

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