Yvon Robert

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Yvon Robert

Title History

  •  AWA (Boston) World Heavyweight title defeating Danno O` Mahoney (July 13, 1936);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Masked Marvel (September 14, 1938);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Ernie Dusek (October 3, 1939);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Lou Thesz (October 23, 1940);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Lou Thesz (September 17, 1941);
  • NWA (National Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight title defeating Bill Longson (October 7, 1942);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating John Katan (April 28, 1943);
  • NWA (Toronto) British Empire Heavyweight title defeating Billy Watson (May 27, 1943);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Managoff (September 15, 1943);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Sandor Szabo (June 14, 1944);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Frank Sexton (August 23, 1944);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Gino Garibaldi (November 23, 1944);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Lou Thesz (November 16, 1947);
  • NWA (Toronto) British Empire Heavyweight title defeating Billy Watson (October 6, 1949);
  • NWA (Toronto) British Empire Heavyweight title defeating Billy Watson (January 25, 1950);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rogers (July 13, 1951);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Billy Watson defeating Tiny & Al Mills (January 12, 1953);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Killer Kowalski (July 8, 1953);
  • (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Herb Trawick defeating Tosh Togo & Great Togo (April 20, 1954);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Don Leo Jonathan (August 17, 1955);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Killer Kowalski (April 1956);
  • NWA (Tennessee) Southern Junior Heavyweight title defeating Chris Zaharias (1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Billy Wicks defeating Don & Jackie Fargo (January 5, 1958);

Career Highlights

  • 1935: Yvon Robert got his first big exposure after attacking world champion Danno O’Mahoney during a match (between falls)..
  • July 1936: Yvon Robert pinned Danno O’Mahoney in Montreal to claim the World Heavyweight title (recognized in New England)..
  • 1942: Yvon Robert defeated “Wild” Bill Longston to become the NWA World title, in Montreal..
  • November 23, 1944 – Montreal: Yvon Robert beat Gino Garibaldi to recapture the AWA World title!
  • 1948: Yvon Robert vs Gorgeous George drew a Montreal-record gate of $21,000 and broke that record within a year..
  • 1953: Yvon Robert & Whipper Watson formed a tag team and won the Canadian Tag Team titles..
  • November 12, 1953 – Toronto: Billy Watson & Yvon Robert wrestled Al & Tiny Mills with Boxing Champion Joe Louis as referee..
  • 1959: Yvon Robert retired from the ring..
  • July 12, 1971: Yvon Robert died at his home in Laval (Quebec) at the age of 56.