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Rene Goulet

Title History

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Pepper Martin defeating Professor Hito & Tony Borne (June 1, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating Haru Sasaki & Mr.Fuji (October 6, 1966);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Great Mephisto (February 9, 1971);
  • WWWF Tag Team titles w/Karl Gotch defeating Tarzan Tyler & Luke Graham (December 6, 1971);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Don Fargo defeating Pepper Gomez & Wilbur Snyder (September 21, 1974);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson defeating Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich (December 13, 1977);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Sweet Brown Sugar (April 21, 1981);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • Rene Goulet defeated Jack Brisco and Terry Funk in a Tornado (3-WAY) match in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida..
  • December 10, 1969: Rene Goulet defeated Jack Brisco in Brisbane, Australia.

American Wrestling Association

  • Rene Goulet spent much of his career in the AWA as a babyface, often teamed with Doug Gilbert and Verne Gagne..
  • September 1, 1972–Soldiers Field: Rene Goulet defeated Don Muraco..
  • September 7, 1974–Comiskey Park: Wilbur Snyder defeated Sgt. Jacques Goulet.

Dick The Bruiser’s World Wrestling Association – The Legionnaires

  • 1970s: Rene Goulet wrestled as “Sgt. Jacques Goulet” in a French Foriegn Legion tag team known as The Legionnaires.

World Wide Wrestling Federation

  • December 6, 1971: Rene Goulet & Karl Gotch defeated Luke Graham & Tarzan Tyler for the WWWF Tag Team titles..
  • February 1, 1972: King Curtis & Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Rene Goulet & Karl Gotch for the WWWF Tag Team titles..
  • August 9, 1980 – Showdown at Shae: The Hangman defeated Rene Goulet..
  • August 28, 1980 – House Show: Hulk Hogan defeated Rene Goulet..
  • September 22, 1980: Ken Patera defeated Rene Goulet..
  • 1981: Rene Goulet & Andre The Giant beat Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami in the finals of the New Japan MSG Tournament in NY..
  • July 23, 1984 – Brawl to End in All: Afa defeated Rene Goulet (Also participated in a Battle Royal later)..
  • January 1985 – House Show: Rene Goulet wrestled a young Bret “Hitman” Hart..
  • February 18, 1985 – War to Settle the Score: Hillbilly Jim defeated Rene Goulet.
  • May 25, 2019 – Rene Goulet passed away at the age of 86.

World Wrestling Federation

  • 1984: Rene Goulet retired from the ring and took a job in the WWF head office as a Road Agent (from 1987-97)..
  • 2003: Rene Goulet is now retired and spends most of his free time playing golf in the Carolinas..


Updated: February 7, 2024 @ 3:51 pm

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July 12, 1932


Originally from Quebec City
Moved to Charlotte, NC






220 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Scorpion Claw Hold

Favorite Move(s)

Notable Feuds