~~~Maurice Vachon won the AWA World Heavyweight title as well as the AWA World Tag Team titles with his brother Paul.
The Vachon Brothers
August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: The Vachon Brothers defeated The Crusher and Dick The Bruiser in a Steel Cage Match!
June 6, 1979: Verne Gagne and Mad Dog Vachon defeated Pat Patterson and Ray Stevens for the AWA Tag Team title.
1987: Maurice Vachon lost his leg after being hit by a car outside his home in Iowa.
1996: Maurice Vachon was honored by the WWF for being one of the great old-timers that helped make wrestling.
December 9, 2005 – Great Lake Wrestling: Mad Dog Vachon spoke about Crusher, saying that at the age of 75, he could still bench 350!
2003 – Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club when he was presented with the Iron Mike Mazurki Award.
November 21, 2013 – Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon passed away of natural causes at 84 years old.
Mike Aldren wrote (On March 4, 2010): Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, 80, was announced this past week for the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame. He will be inducted by Pat Paterson. Vachon is patriarch to one of pro wrestling’s most accomplished families. He is the brother of wrestlers Paul and Vivian Vachon, and the uncle of former WWE manager Luna Vachon. He was among the AWA’s all-time great heels with a career spanning four decades. After retirement in 1986, Vachon, a native of Montreal, Quebec, settled in Carter Lake, Iowa, near his wife’s home town of Omaha, but tragedy struck when he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver, resulting in the amputation of his leg. The Vachons moved to Omaha shortly thereafter. He later appeared in beer commercials and was a restaurant critic for a Quebec City television station. His last appearances on WWE television came at the In Your House 7 pay-per-view. He was sitting near ringside, when Kevin Nash (Diesel) ripped his artificial leg off and used it as a weapon in his match with Shawn Michaels. He also made an appearance at the 1998 Over the Edge pay-per-view, in a segment where he and the late Reggie “The Crusher” Lisowski were mocked by Jerry Lawler, including Lawler trying to steal Vachon’s artificial leg.
Maurice R. Vachon
September 29, 1929 (Montreal)
Originally Montreal, Quebec
Retired in Omaha, Nebraska
Height and Weight
5'9" 231 lbs
Mad Dog Vachon
The Pile Driver
Jacques Rougeau Sr.