Rick Martel

[Rick Martel GALLERY]

Title History

  • Stampede International tag team titles w/ Lennie Hurst defeating Duke Savage and Stan Kowalski (1974);
  • NWA Austra Asian tag team titles w/ Larry O` Day defeating Masa Saito and Ed Wiskoski (February 18, 1977);
  • NWA (New Zealand) British Empire/ Commonwelth Heavyweight title defeating Curtis Iaukea (May 26, 1977);
  • NWA (Hawaii) North American heavyweight title defeating Tor Kamata (March 1978);
  • NWA Georgia tag team titles w/ Tommy Rich defeating Ivan Koloff and Ole Anderson (October 13, 1978);
  • WWC North American tag team titles w/ Pierre Martel Awarded (January 22, 1979);
  • NWA (New Zealand) British Empire / Commonwelth Heavyweight title defeating Mad Dog Martin (March 19, 1979);
  • NWA (New Zealand) British Empire / Commonwelth Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Fuji (September 3, 1979);
  • NWA Pacfic Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rose (March 22, 1980);
  • NWA Pacfic Northwest tag team titles w/ Roddy Piper defeating Luke Williams and Butch Miller (March 29, 1980);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian tag team titles w/ Roddy Piper defeating Luke Williams and Butch Miller (May 19, 1980);
  • NWA Pacfic Northwest tag team titles w/ Roddy Piper Awarded (August 5, 1980);
  • WWF tag team titles w/ Tony Garea defeating Wild Samoans Afa and Sika (November 8, 1980);
  • WWF tag team titles w/ Tony Garea defeating The Moondogs Spot and Rex (May 1, 1981);
  • IWA (Montreal) International heavyweight title wins a tournament (September 1982);
  • AWA world heavyweight title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (May 13, 1984);
  • WWF world tag team titles w/ Tito Santana defeating Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart (October 27, 1987);
  • WCW world Television title defeating Booker T (February 16, 1998);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Rick Martel (Vigneault) is NOT related to Sherri Martel (Russel).

Getting into the Business:

  • 1974: Rick Martel and Lennie Hurst won the Stampede International tag team titles from Stan Kowalski and Duke Savage.

Wrestling in New Zealand:

  • May 1977: Rick Martel won the Commonwealth Championship (in New Zealand) from King Curtis Iaukea.
  • Rick Martel later lost to Ali Waziri (now better known as the Iron Sheik).
  • 1979: Rick Martel won the vacated Commonwealth Title again, and later lost it to Ripper Collins.
  • 1979: Rick Martel defeated Mr. Fuji to win the Commonwealth title for a third time.
  • Late 1979: Rick Martel left New Zealand and vacated the title.

Pacific Northwest Wrestling:

  • 1980: Rick Martel came to the NWA Pacific-Northwest territory, and immediately became one of their main stars.
  • March 22, 1980: Rick Martel beat Buddy Rose to become the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion!
  • March 1980: Rick Martel and Roddy Piper defeated the Kiwi Sheepherders for the Pacific Northwest tag team titles.
  • August 16, 1980: Buddy Rose defeated Rick Martel in a “Loser Leaves Town” match forcing Martel to forfiet both his titles.

World Wide Wrestling Federation:

  • November 8, 1980: Rick Martel and Tony Garea defeated The Wild Samoans for the WWWF tag team titles (lost to the Moondogs).
  • July 21, 1980: Rick Martel and Tony Garea defeated the Moondogs to recapture the WWWF tag team titles (lost to Fuji/Saito).

Montreal:

  • Rick Martel left the WWWF and became a regular performer in Montreal in the early 1980s.
  • ~~~Rick Martel a memorable “good guy vs good guy” feud against Dino Bravo in 1983.
  • September 1982: Rick Martel won a tournament for the vacated International Championship.
  • December 1982: Billy Robinson defeated Rick Martel for the International Championship.
  • ~~~The Montreal promotion never recovered from the loss of Dino Bravo and Rick Martel in 1986, when they signed with the WWF.

American Wrestling Association:

  • Rick Martel then left Montreal and joined Verne Gagne’s Minnesota-based AWA.
  • May 1984: Rick Martel shocked the world when he defeated Jumbo Tsuruta for the AWA world heavyweight title!
  • December 1984: Stan Hansen defeated Rick Martel to capture the AWA World title.
  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: Rick Martel vs Stan Hansen fought to a double disqualification. Rick Martel retains the AWA title.
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Rick Martel vs Harley Race fought to a double count-out.

World Wrestling Federation – Can Am Connection:

  • Rick Martel returned to the WWF, teaming with Tom Zenk as the Can-Am Connection.
  • November 15, 1986 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Moondog Spot and Steve Lombardi.
  • November 23, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Barry O and The Gladiator.
  • December 13, 1986 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • January 18, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Terry Gibbs and The Gladiator.
  • January 24, 1987 – Superstars: Bob Orton and The Magnificent Muraco vs. The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) ended in a double DQ.
  • February 8, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi.
  • February 14, 1987 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated The Gladiator and Tiger Chung Lee.
  • February 28, 1987 – Superstars: Lanny Poffo & The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) defeated Adrian Adonis & The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine).
  • March 8, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk and The Gladiator.
  • March 22, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Terry Gibbs.
  • March 28, 1987 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Johnny K-9 and Steve Lombardi.
  • March 29, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: The Can-Am Connection defeated Don Muraco and “Cowboy” Bob Orton.
  • April 18, 1987 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Barry O and Dusty Wolfe.
  • April 26, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi.
  • May 2, 1987 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: The Can-Am Connection defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolia Volkoff.
  • May 2, 1987 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Dusty Wolfe and Rocky Stone.
  • May 3, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Kamala and Sika.
  • May 30, 1987 – Superstars: The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) by count-out.
  • June 20, 1987 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Dave Wagner and Rick Renslow.
  • Mid-1987: The Hart Foundation defeated the Can-Am Connection when they “took out” Tom Zenk before the match.
  • June 28, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk and Terry Gibbs.
  • July 11, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Dusty Wolfe and Terry Gibbs.
  • July 19, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated The Shadows (Shadow #1 and Shadow #2).
  • ~~~Tom Zenk left the WWF, leaving Martel without a partner, so he recruited Tito Santana and they were known as Strike Force.

World Wrestling Federation – Strike Force:

  • July 25, 1987 – MSG Network: Rick Martel defeated Tama.
  • August 15, 1987 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • August 29, 1987 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Steve Lombardi & Tiger Chung Lee.
  • September 4, 1987 – King of the Ring: Rick Martel defeated Danny Spivey in the 1st round. Haku vs. Rick Martel ended in a time limit draw in the quarter-finals.
  • September 6, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Steve Lombardi & Terry Gibbs.
  • September 12, 1987 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated The Shadows.
  • October 10, 1987 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Barry Horowitz & Tiger Chung Lee.
  • October 11, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Terry Gibbs.
  • October 16, 1987 – MSG Network: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated The Islanders (Haku & Tama) in a best 2 out of 3 falls match.
  • October 25, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Steve Lombardi & Tom Stone.
  • October 27, 1987 – Superstars: Rick Martel and Tito Santana defeated The Hart Foundation to win the WWF tag team titles.
  • November 27, 1987 – Survivor Series: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana), The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid), The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell), The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) & The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash), The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff), The Dream Team (Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) & The Islanders (Haku & Tama) in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 13, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Dusty Wolfe & Steve Lombardi.
  • December 27, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Rick Gantner & Terry Gibbs.
  • January 2, 1988 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: WWE world tag team champions Strike Force defeated The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zukov) to retain.
  • January 16, 1988 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Dusty Wolfe & Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 24, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Dave Wagner & Tiger Chung Lee.
  • February 5, 1988 – The Main Event: WWE world tag team champions Strike Force defeated The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) to retain.
  • February 27, 1988 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Dusty Wolfe & Tom Stone.
  • March 6, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Barry Horowitz & Dave Wagner.
  • March 19, 1988 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & John Ziegler.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Barry Horowitz & Terry Gibbs.
  • March 27, 1988 – WrestleMania IV: Demolition defeated WWE world tag team champions Strike Force to win the titles.
  • April 9, 1988 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Los Conquistadores.
  • April 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Dusty Wolfe & Rick Renslow.
  • May 7, 1988 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Ron Rovishod & Terry Gibbs.
  • May 15, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Rick Gantner & Tony Ulysses.
  • May 28, 1988 – Superstars: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Dave Wagner & Rick Renslow.
  • June 12, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated Steve Lombardi & Terry Gibbs.
  • Both Rick Martel and Tito Santana disappear from the scene for about a year before reforming their team.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Rick Martel was in the royal rumble match won by Big John Studd.
  • January 21, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • January 29, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Dale Veasey.
  • February 20, 1989 – MSG Network: King Haku vs. Rick Martel ended in a time limit draw.
  • March 25, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 26, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jose Estrada.
  • April 2, 1989 – Wrestlemania V: The Brain Busters defeated Strike Force when Rick Martel walked out on Tito Santana!

World Wrestling Federation – vs. Tito Santana:

  • Rick Martel turned heel on Tito Santana, breaking up Strike Force, and resulted in a bitter feud that lasted over a year!
  • April 10, 1989 – Tele: Haku defeated Rick Martel.
  • April 22, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Terry Daniels.
  • April 22, 1989 – NESN: Rick Martel defeated Tito Santana.
  • April 30, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Brian Owens.
  • May 8, 1989 – MSG Network: Rick Martel defeated Tito Santana.
  • May 14, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jim Evans.
  • May 20, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated JT Thomas.
  • June 4, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jerry Lynn.
  • June 17, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Jim Evans.
  • June 25, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Red Tyler.
  • July 22, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Terry Daniels.
  • August 13, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • August 26, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Jerry Monti.
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: Rick Martel & The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) & Tito Santana.
  • September 23, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Terry Daniels.
  • October 1, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Tony Durante.
  • October 14, 1989 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Tito Santana vs Rick Martel went to a double disqualification.
  • October 14, 1989 – King of the Ring: Rick Martel defeated Bill Wood in the 1st round. Rick Martel defeated Luke in the quarter-finals. Rick Martel defeated Jimmy Snuka in the semi-finals. Tito Santana defeated Rick Martel in the finals of the KotR Tournament!
  • November 4, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Reno Riggins.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake, Dusty Rhodes, The Red Rooster and Tito Santana) defeated The Enforcers (Bad News Brown, Rick Martel, The Big Boss Man and The Honky Tonk Man) in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 3, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Red Tyler.
  • December 23, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Warren Bianchi.
  • December 28, 1989 – MSG Network: Rick Martel defeated Brutus Beefcake.
  • December 31, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Alan Martin.
  • January 13, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Jerry Monti.
  • January 21, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Mark Regan.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: Rick Martel was in the royal rumble match won by Hulk Hogan.
  • February 3, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Reno Riggins.
  • February 18, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Dusty Rhodes defeated Rick Martel by disqualification.
  • February 19, 1990 – MSG Network: Rick Martel defeated The Red Rooster.
  • March 10, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Louie Spicolli.
  • March 18, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Omar Atlas.
  • March 19, 1990 – MSG Network: Rick Martel vs. Bret Hart ended in a time limit draw.
  • April 1, 1990 – Wrestlemania VI: Rick Martel defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • April 7, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Nito Gomez.
  • April 13, 1990 – WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit: Jumbo Tsuruta and King Haku defeated Mr. Perfect and Rick Martel.
  • April 22, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Mario Mancini.
  • April 28, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Paul Roma.
  • May 13, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel vs. Roddy Piper ended in a double disqualification in the quarter-finals of the Intercontinental title tournament.
  • May 26, 1990 – Superstar: Rick Martel defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • June 17, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 8, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Brady Boone.
  • October 20, 1990 – Survivor Series Showdown: Rick Martel defeated Marty Jannetty.
  • November 11, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Tito Santana by disqualification.
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior & Tito Santana defeated Hercules, Paul Roma, Rick Martel, Ted DiBiase & The Warlord in a handicap tag team elimination match. The Visionaries (Hercules, Paul Roma, Rick Martel & The Warlord) defeated The Vipers (Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 23, 1990 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Rick “The Model” Martel defeated Tito Santana in the supposed blow-off of the feud.
  • November 24, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Pez Whatley.
  • December 2, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Reno Riggins.
  • December 16, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Sonny Blaze.
  • December 22, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Jim McPherson.
  • December 30, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Danny Brazil.

World Wrestling Federation – The Model:

  • Rick Martel became known as “The Model”, wrestling as a heel, although he had lost a lot of the athleticism he showed in his prime.
  • ~~~Sidenote: The “Model” gimmick was a J.J. Dillon’s idea — The model would carry a spray can of perfume called “Arrogance”.
  • The Model’s biggest feud happened when he accidentally blinded Jake “the Snake” Roberts by spraying him with Arrogance.
  • January 12, 1991 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Jim Evans.
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Rick Martel was in the royal rumble match won by Hulk Hogan.
  • January 20, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Rico Federico.
  • January 26, 1991 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Alan Reynolds.
  • February 16, 1991 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Tommy Landell.
  • February 24, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • March 16, 1991 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Frankie Lancaster.
  • March 24, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Terry Davis.
  • March 24, 1991 – Wrestlemania VII: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Rick “The Model” Martel in a famous “Blindfold” match.
  • April 28, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Martel.
  • May 11, 1991 – Superstars: Roddy Piper defeated Rick Martel.
  • December 28, 1991 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Rick Martel was in the Royal Rumble match won by Ric Flair.
  • January 25, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Mickey Jay.
  • January 31, 1992 – MSG Network: Rick Martel defeated The Texas Tornado.
  • February 2, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Brad Avery.
  • February 15, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Terry Daniels.
  • February 23, 1992 – MSG Network: Rick Martel defeated The Big Bossman.
  • March 1, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Louie Spicolli.
  • March 8, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Lee Thomas.
  • March 21, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Robbie Sampson.
  • April 5, 1992 – Wrestlemania VIII: Tatanka defeated Rick “The Model” Martel.
  • April 18, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Red Tyler.
  • April 26, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Chris Hahn.
  • June 28, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jay Sledge.
  • July 4, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Jason Knight.
  • July 12, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Scott Colontonio.
  • July 25, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Bill Pierce.
  • July 26, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Brian Brieger.
  • August 29, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Justin Taylor.
  • August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: Rick Martel battled Shawn Michaels for the love of Sensational Sherri, the match was a No Contest.
  • September 20, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jim Powers.
  • October 3, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Russ Greenberg.
  • October 11, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Victor Reeves.
  • October 24, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Butch Banks.
  • November 8, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Kenny Johnson.
  • November 25, 1992 – Survivor Series: Tatanka defeated Rick Martel.

World Wrestling Federation – Lighter Schedule:

  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Rick Martel was in the Royal Rumble match won by Yokozuna.
  • September 27, 1993 – RAW: Rick Martel vs. Tatanka ended in a double count-out.
  • October 4, 1993 – RAW: Razor Ramon and Rick Martel were co-winners of a Battle Royal for the Intercontinental title.
  • October 11, 1993 – RAW: Razor Ramon defeated Rick Martel to win the vacant Intercontinental title!
  • November 7, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Dan Dubiel.
  • November 8, 1993 – RAW: Rick Martel defeated John Paul.
  • November 13, 1993 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion Razor Ramon defeated Rick Martel by count-out to retain the title.
  • November 24, 1993 – Survivor Series: Marty Jannetty, Randy Savage, Razor Ramon and The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Adam Bomb, Diesel, Irwin R. Schyster and Rick Martel in tag team elimination match.
  • November 28, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Rick Martel by disqualification.
  • December 11, 1993 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated JS Storm.
  • December 13, 1993 – RAW: Rick Martel defeated Tim McNeany.
  • January 22, 1994 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Rick Martel and Adam Bomb by disqualification.
  • January 22, 1994 – Royal Rumble: Rick Martel was in the royal rumble match won by Bret Hart.
  • February 12, 1994 – Superstars: Randy Savage defeated Rick Martel.
  • February 13, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Tommy Angel.
  • March 28, 1994 – RAW: Lex Luger defeated Rick Martel by submission.
  • April 4, 1994 – RAW: Irwin R. Schyster, Jeff Jarrett, Rick Martel & The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) defeated Tatanka, The 1-2-3 Kid, The Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn) & Thurman Sparky Plugg.
  • ~~~This was a match scheduled for WrestleMania (the night before) however the match was bumped to RAW.
  • January 22, 1995 – Royal Rumble: Rick Martel was in the royal rumble match won by Shawn Michaels.
  • 1995: Rick Martel left the WWF, to wrestle in various independent federations both here and overseas.
  • IN CANADA: Rick Martel formed a tag team with Don Casablancas (aka Don Callis) known as “The Super Models”.
  • Rick Martel and Don Callis pitched the idea of bringing “The Super Models” to the WWF and negotiated but it never panned out.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Late 1997: Rick Martel resurfaced in World Championship Wrestling and captured the Television title!
  • January 5, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Rick Martel defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • January 10, 1998 – Saturday Night: Rick Martel defeated Mark Truran.
  • January 17, 1998 – Saturday Night: Rick Martel defeated Hard Body Harrison.
  • January 19, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Rick Martel defeated Eddie Guerrero.
  • January 23, 1998 – Thunder: Rick Martel defeated Perry Saturn.
  • January 24, 1998 – Saturday Night: Rick Martel defeated Johnny Attitude.
  • February 14, 1998 – Worldwide: Rick Martel defeated Barry Houston.
  • February 16, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Saturn defeated Rick Martel.
  • February 16, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Rick Martel defeated Booker T to win the WCW Television title.
  • February 22, 1998 – SuperBrawl VIII: Booker T defeated Rick Martel to win the WCW Television title.
  • February 28, 1998 – Worldwide: Rick Martel defeated Silver King.
  • July 13, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Stevie Ray (WCW Television Champion) defeated Rick Martel.
  • Rick Martel was soon sidelined with a back injury, and he was out of wrestling for five months.
  • When he returned, in a match-up against Stevie Ray, he injured his neck, and Martel decided to retire.

Retirement:

  • Rick Martel was a good, agile wrestler with a good physique.
  • Many found him an odd choice for the AWA title – especially when Verne Gagne wouldn’t give the belt to Hulk Hogan.
  • 2002: Rick Martel is now involved real-estate and lives in Lac-Beauport, suburb of Quebec City, QC, Canada.
  • March 2004: Rick Martel recently had two hip replacement surgeries, so all the best for a speedy recovery.
  • June 24, 2007 – Vengeance (Night of Champions): Rick Martel made an appearance as a former World Tag Team Champion.
  • ~~~Rick Martel and Tony Garea got physically involved saving Sgt. Slaughter and Jimmy Snuka from Deuce and Domino.
Lac-Beauport, Quebec City