Corsica Joe

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[Slam!: Corsica Joe & Sara Lee: A Love Story]

Title History

 

  • Canadian Junior Heavyweight title (as Francois Miquet) defeating Bob Lortie (????, 1948);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean billed as champions (February 5, 1957);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Don & Jackie Fargo (July 23, 1957);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Don & Jackie Fargo (August 17, 1957);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Don & Jackie Fargo (October ??, 1957);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Don & Jackie Fargo (October 19, 1957);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Billy Wicks & Yvon Robert (January 12, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating ????? (March ??, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Chris Belkas & Herb Welch (April 4, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Tex Riley & Dick Beyer (May ??, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Doc & Mike Gallagher (October 2, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Don & Jackie Fargo (December ??, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Billy Wicks & Yvon Robert (January 12, 1959);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Luis Hernandez & Angelo Martinez (May 26, 1959);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Luis Hernandez (June 4, 1959);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Don & Bobby Fields (January 4, 1960);
  • NWA (Georgia) International Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating ???????? (June ??, 1960);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating ???????? (May ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Mario Milano & Len Rossi (September ??, 1964);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Bobby & Lee Fields (October 21, 1964);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Jesse James & Buddy Fuller (April 16, 1965);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Tag Team titles w/Corsica Jean defeating Jesse James & Greg Peterson [Tournament] (June 25, 1965);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Chin Lee defeating Mario Milano & Len Rossi (December ??, 1966);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Corsica Joe first started wrestling under his real name of Francois Miquet and was billed from his hometown of Bonbillett, France ..
  • Corsica Joe is the younger brother of professional wrestler “Felix Miquet” who is a legendary figure in british wrestling history..
  • Corsica Joe formed a tag team with Corsica Jean (Real Name: Jean Louis Roy) known as the Corsica Brothers in Florida…
  • March 14, 2010: Corsica Joe passed away at the age of 90 in Nashville, Tennessee..

    Bill Behrens wrote (March 15, 2010): The NWA mourns the passing of NWA Hall Of Fame wrestler, Francois Miquet also know as Corsica Joe who died in Nashville, TN on 3-14-10 at the age of 90. Joe and his tag team partner Corsica Jean were inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA. The team held the NWA World Tag Team Titles (Mid-America Version) 5 different times from 1957-1959. The team was also 2 time NWA Southern Tag Team Champions (Georgia version) in 1965. Joe was married for 43 years to professional wrestler Sara Lee who died Apil 5, 2008. Both Joe & Sara appeared for NWA TNA on the early weekly PPVs.

 


Dave Meltzer wrote (March 15, 2010): NWA Hall of Famer Francois “Corsica Joe” Miquet passed away on Sunday in Nashville, TN. He was 90. Miquet followed his brother, Felix Miquet, into wrestling in the late-1940s, and went on to hold many regional titles with his storyline brother, Corsica Jean. He was married to lady wrestler Sara Lee for 45 years until she passed away in 2008 at the age of 76. The couple appeared together on some of the early weekly TNA PPV events at the Nashville Fairgrounds.