Pro Wrestler Profile - Rick Martel

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Richard Vigneault
Ring Names
  • Rick Martel
  • Gus Griffin
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight
  • 230 lbs (104 kg)
Born March 18, 1956 (age 65)
Birth Place Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Billed From
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Cocoa Beach, Florida
Nicknames The Model

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( June 7, 1973 - July 15, 1998)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW December 15, 1997 July 13, 1998
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE May 13, 1986 January 22, 1995
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW November 22, 1986 December 12, 1986
Promotion American Wrestling Association AWA June 5, 1982 April 20, 1986
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW July 12, 1984 October 11, 1984
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA January 1, 1983 December 9, 1983
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE July 8, 1980 April 3, 1982
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA April 9, 1975 August 11, 1980
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 14, 1980 March 5, 1980
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Nov 1989
Nov 1989
May 1986
May 1986
Feb 1980
Feb 1980
Finishers
  • Boston crab
  • Slingshot splash
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Model", by Jim Johnston - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

Titles Won

World Wrestling Federation

  • 3 WWF Tag Team Championship - with Tony Garea (2), Tito Santana (1)

World Championship Wrestling

  • 1 WCW World Television Championship

American Wrestling Association

  • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship

Georgia Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship - with Tommy Rich

Lutte Internationale (Montreal)

  • 1 Canadian International Heavyweight Championship

NWA All-Star Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) - with Roddy Piper

NWA Mid-Pacific Promotions

  • 1 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)

NWA New Zealand

  • 3 NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship (New Zealand version)

Pacific Northwest Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship
  • 3 NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship - with Roddy Piper

Stampede Wrestling

  • 1 Stampede International Tag Team Championship - with Lennie Hurst

Universal Superstars of America

  • 1 USA Heavyweight Championship

World Championship Wrestling (Australia)

  • 1 NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship - with Larry O'Dea

World Wrestling Council

  • 1 WWC North American Tag Team Championship - with Pierre Martel
Other Accomplishments
  • New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2011)
  • 48° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
  • 70° in the PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Tito Santana)

Relations

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