Michel Dubois

Alexis Smirnoff

Title History

  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Fidel Castillo (1970);
  • ESA (Eastern Sports Association) International Tag Team titles w/Fred Sweetan defeating Rudy Kay & The Beast (May 11, 1972);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Jacques Rougeau (1973);
  • ESA (Eastern Sports Association) International Tag Team titles w/Fred Sweetan defeating Bobby Kay & The Beast for vacant titles (May 7, 1974);
  • ESA (Eastern Sports Association) International Tag Team titles w/Alfred Hayes defeating Johnny Weaver & The Beast for vacant titles (May 13, 1975);
  • ESA (Eastern Sports Association) North American Heavyweight title defeating Leo Burke (1976);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Bob Roop defeating Pepper Gomez & Pat Patterson (March 30, 1977);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Pat Patterson (April 16, 1977);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Ted DiBiase (January 7, 1978);
  • NWA (Central States) World Tag Team titles w/Bob Brown defeating Scott Casey & Mike George (April 6, 1978);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Ron Garvin (May 18, 1979);
  • IWA (Japan) World Heavyweight title defeating Rusher Kimura (July 21, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ivan Koloff defeating Tony Atlas & Kevin Sullivan (March ??, 1980);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ivan Koloff defeating Tony Atlas & Kevin Sullivan (April 26, 1980);
  • IWA (Montreal) Heavyweight title defeating Dino Bravo (1981);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Pierre Lefebvre defeating Tony Parisi & Gino Brito (1982);

Career Highlights

  • 1977: Michel Dubois became known as Alexia Smirnoff for a stint in the San Francisco territory.
  • Michel Dubois made an appearance in the movie BodySlam (Roddy Piper & Dirk Benedict) in the mid-1980’s.
  • ~~~If you are familiar with the film, Piper dumps Dubois into a fountain early in the movie.
  • August 9, 1986 – NWA: Bad News Allen defeated Alexis Smirnoff in a judo jacket match.
  • September 10, 1986 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Alexis Smirnoff.
  • September 28, 1986 – AWA: Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko defeated Frankie DeFalco & Mike Richards.
  • October 18, 1986 – AWA: Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko defeated Curt Hennig & Steve O.
  • November 1, 1986 – AWA: Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko defeated Earthquake Ferris & Jerry Saganowich.
  • November 27, 1986 – AWA: Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko defeated Buck Zumhofe & Jon Paul DeMans.
  • November 30, 1986 – AWA: Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko defeated Billy Robinson & Steve Olsonoski.
  • December 7, 1986 – AWA: Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko defeated Sonny Rogers & Spike Jones.
  • December 12, 1986 – AWA: The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko.
  • May 11, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff defeated Osamu Kido.
  • May 13, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff, Hacksaw Higgins & Tony St. Clair defeated George Takano, Kantaro Hoshino & Masahiro Chono.
  • May 14, 1987 – NJPW: Hacksaw Higgins defeated Alexis Smirnoff.
  • May 15, 1987 – NJPW: Kengo Kimura defeated Alexis Smirnoff.
  • May 16, 1987 – NJPW: Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido vs. Alexis Smirnoff & Hacksaw Higgins by count-out.
  • May 18, 1987 – NJPW: George Takano & Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Alexis Smirnoff & Hacksaw Higgins.
  • May 20, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff & Hacksaw Higgins defeated Tatsutoshi Goto & Umanosuke Ueda.
  • May 22, 1987 – NJPW: Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura defeated Alexis Smirnoff & Konga The Barbarian.
  • May 23, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff defeated Don Arakawa.
  • May 25, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff & Hacksaw Higgins defeated Kantaro Hoshino & Umanosuke Ueda.
  • May 27, 1987 – NJPW: Osamu Kido & Yoshiaki Fujiwara defeated Alexis Smirnoff & Scott Hall.
  • May 28, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff & Hacksaw Higgins defeated Osamu Kido & Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
  • May 30, 1987 – NJPW: Yoshiaki Fujiwara defeated Alexis Smirnoff.
  • June 1, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff & Hacksaw Higgins defeated Black Cat & Masahiro Chono.
  • June 3, 1987 – NJPW: George Takano defeated Alexis Smirnoff.
  • June 9, 1987 – NJPW: Kantaro Hoshino & Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Alexis Smirnoff & Tony St. Clair.
  • June 10, 1987 – NJPW: Alexis Smirnoff defeated Don Arakawa.
  • August 9, 1999 – Lutte 2000: Jacques Rougeau, Jacques Rougeau Sr. & Raymond Rougeau defeated Jimmy Garvin, Michel DuBois & Ronnie Garvin.
  • October 9, 2005 – NAW: Alexis Smirnoff defeated Rage.
  • May 2017 – Alexis Smirnoff will receive a Men’s Wrestling Award from the Cauliflower Alley Club.
  • January 5, 2019: Mike Dubois has passed away at the age of 71 due to a kidney failure.

    Former pro-wrestler Earl Black wrote: The hottest match I ever saw, was the bare knuckle tag boxing match between brothers Rudy Kay and Leo Burke, and the team of Freddie Sweetan and Justice Du Bois. It took place on a hot summer night at the end of the season in the Maritimes, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1972. Du Bois really was a judge, and Sweetan was a giant ex-paratrooper. The story was that Du Bois had beaten up Leo Burke in a bar, prompting ex-boxer Rudy Kay to challenge Du Bois to a bare knuckle boxing match. Du Bois said he would fight him, if he could choose a partner. The partner turned out to be the 6ft5 350lb Sweetan, and Leo Burke became Rudy’s partner. I wrestled Bobby Kay in an earlier match. Animosity had been building for months, Du Bois and Sweetan were hot, and Rudy and Leo were local heroes, as they were from near Moncton. Not only was the stadium sold out, but ten thousand people turned up outside and listened to the deafening noise from the fans inside. The ban on bare knuckle fighting was overcome by wearing tape on the hands. The match was furious, brutal and very dirty, Du Bois biting Rudy and stomping him with his jackboots. There did not seem to be any rules, except last man standing wins. Sweetan beat hell out of Leo and made him bleed profusely. Leo finally managed to tag Rudy in, who out-boxed Sweetan and Du Bois, soon it was a bloodbath. The fans were on their feet screaming through the whole match, which lasted about 25 minutes. When Rudy knocked out Du Bois, the whole town exploded. It was an experience I will never forget.