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Yvon Robert

Yvon Robert (October 8, 1914 – July 12, 1971) was a French Canadian professional wrestler who was best known to fans as Yvon "The Lion" Robert.

Yvon Robert
BornOctober 8, 1914
Verdun, Quebec
DiedJuly 12, 1971(1971-07-12) (aged 56)
Laval, Quebec
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Yvon Robert
The French Canadian Lion
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight250 lb (110 kg)
Trained byEmil Maupas
DebutApril 9, 1932
Retired1959

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Yvon Robert

American Wrestling Association (1932–1935)

Yvon Robert started wrestling in 1932 at age 17. He got his first stint in Boston with promoter Paul Bowser's American Wrestling Association. He was trained by Emil Maupas. He was billed as the "French Canadian Lion". He made his professional wrestling debut on April 4, 1932. During his early career, Robert feuded with wrestlers such as Rasputin, Joe Cox and Ernie Dusek.

National Wrestling Association (1935–1936)

In 1935, he made his National Wrestling Association (NWA) debut as Yvon "The Lion" Robert. It was a territory of the National Boxing Association to sanction professional wrestling. He got his first big exposure after attacking world champion Danno O'Mahony during a match. He left the promotion in 1936.

Montreal (1936–1944)

At his tavern in Montreal in 1940 with pictures of wrestlers on the wall

In April 1936, he started wrestling in Montreal, Quebec. During his time in Montreal, he won the Montreal International Heavyweight Championship 16 times between 1936 and 1956. During 1943, he won the Montreal British Empire Heavyweight Championship.

American Wrestling Association (1936–1940)

Robert returned to the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in July 1936. Just two weeks after his return, Robert defeated O'Mahony to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship in Montreal, claiming his first world title. He was recognized as the world champion in New England and by the Montreal Athletic Commission. Robert was stripped in December 1937 for not defending against Lou Thesz. In 1940, he left AWA for a second time.

National Wrestling Association (1940–1943)

In 1940, he started his second stint with the NWA. There, got the biggest victory of his career, on October 7, 1942. On that day, he beat "Wild" Bill Longson to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in Montreal, Quebec. On November 27, he lost the title to Bobby Managoff in Houston, Texas. In 1943, he left the NWA.

Return to Montreal (1944–1959)

Robert returned to Montreal in 1944, and became a successful wrestler during this time. In 1948, he wrestled Gorgeous George to a draw before a Montreal-record gate of $21,000 and broke that record within a year. In 1953, he formed a successful tag team with Whipper Billy Watson and won the Canadian Tag Team Championship. On November 12, Watson and Robert defeated Al Mills and Tiny Mills at a wrestling event held in Toronto with boxing champion Joe Louis as the special guest referee. On January 5, 1958, he teamed with Billy Wicks to defeat Corsica Joe and Corsica Jean in Memphis, Tennessee, for the Mid-America Tag Team Championship, which would be Robert's final title. In 1959, he came out of retirement.

Robert was married to Leona. They had two daughters, Leona and Suzanne, and one son, Yvon Jr., who became a professional wrestler and promoter.

In the 1950s Yvon was proprietor of Cafe Le Boheme at 82 Balfour Ave. in Montreal.

On July 12, 1971, Robert died at his home in Laval, Quebec. He was entombed at the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.

Photographs of Yvon Robert
  • Yvon Robert against the "Green Mask", 21 May 1941

  • Two brothers of the Dusek Family against Yvon Robert and Laurent "Larry" Moquin, during a tag team wrestling match, Montreal, June 1945

  1. "Title Lineages: AWA (Boston) World Heavyweight Championship".
  2. "American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title [Boston]".
  3. "Yvon Robert Jr. dead at 65", by Greg Oliver, SLAM! Wrestling
  4. Répertoire des personnages inhumés au cimetière ayant marqué l'histoire de notre société (in French). Montreal: Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.
  5. Hoops, Brian (January 12, 2019). "Pro wrestling history (01/12): The Outsiders win WCW Tag team titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. RetrievedJanuary 18, 2019.
  6. Oliver, Greg (November 27, 2016). "PRO WRESTLING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2017". Canadian Online Explorer.
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Yvon Robert
Yvon Robert Language Watch Edit Yvon Robert October 8 1914 July 12 1971 was a French Canadian professional wrestler who was best known to fans as Yvon The Lion Robert Yvon RobertBornOctober 8 1914 Verdun QuebecDiedJuly 12 1971 1971 07 12 aged 56 Laval QuebecProfessional wrestling careerRing name s Yvon Robert The French Canadian LionBilled height6 ft 0 in 1 83 m Billed weight250 lb 110 kg Trained byEmil MaupasDebutApril 9 1932Retired1959 Contents 1 Professional wrestling career 1 1 American Wrestling Association 1932 1935 1 2 National Wrestling Association 1935 1936 1 3 Montreal 1936 1944 1 4 American Wrestling Association 1936 1940 1 5 National Wrestling Association 1940 1943 1 6 Return to Montreal 1944 1959 2 Personal life 3 Championships and accomplishments 4 Gallery 5 References 6 External linksProfessional wrestling career Edit Yvon Robert American Wrestling Association 1932 1935 Edit Yvon Robert started wrestling in 1932 at age 17 He got his first stint in Boston with promoter Paul Bowser s American Wrestling Association He was trained by Emil Maupas He was billed as the French Canadian Lion He made his professional wrestling debut on April 4 1932 During his early career Robert feuded with wrestlers such as Rasputin Joe Cox and Ernie Dusek National Wrestling Association 1935 1936 Edit In 1935 he made his National Wrestling Association NWA debut as Yvon The Lion Robert It was a territory of the National Boxing Association to sanction professional wrestling He got his first big exposure after attacking world champion Danno O Mahony during a match He left the promotion in 1936 Montreal 1936 1944 Edit At his tavern in Montreal in 1940 with pictures of wrestlers on the wall In April 1936 he started wrestling in Montreal Quebec During his time in Montreal he won the Montreal International Heavyweight Championship 16 times between 1936 and 1956 During 1943 he won the Montreal British Empire Heavyweight Championship American Wrestling Association 1936 1940 Edit Robert returned to the American Wrestling Association AWA in July 1936 Just two weeks after his return Robert defeated O Mahony to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship in Montreal claiming his first world title He was recognized as the world champion in New England and by the Montreal Athletic Commission 1 Robert was stripped in December 1937 for not defending against Lou Thesz 2 In 1940 he left AWA for a second time National Wrestling Association 1940 1943 Edit In 1940 he started his second stint with the NWA There got the biggest victory of his career on October 7 1942 On that day he beat Wild Bill Longson to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in Montreal Quebec On November 27 he lost the title to Bobby Managoff in Houston Texas In 1943 he left the NWA Return to Montreal 1944 1959 Edit Robert returned to Montreal in 1944 and became a successful wrestler during this time In 1948 he wrestled Gorgeous George to a draw before a Montreal record gate of 21 000 and broke that record within a year In 1953 he formed a successful tag team with Whipper Billy Watson and won the Canadian Tag Team Championship On November 12 Watson and Robert defeated Al Mills and Tiny Mills at a wrestling event held in Toronto with boxing champion Joe Louis as the special guest referee On January 5 1958 he teamed with Billy Wicks to defeat Corsica Joe and Corsica Jean in Memphis Tennessee for the Mid America Tag Team Championship which would be Robert s final title In 1959 he came out of retirement Personal life EditRobert was married to Leona They had two daughters Leona and Suzanne and one son Yvon Jr who became a professional wrestler and promoter 3 In the 1950s Yvon was proprietor of Cafe Le Boheme at 82 Balfour Ave in Montreal On July 12 1971 Robert died at his home in Laval Quebec He was entombed at the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal 4 Championships and accomplishments EditAmerican Wrestling Association Boston AWA World Heavyweight Championship 1 time International Wrestling Association Montreal IWA International Heavyweight Championship Montreal version 16 times IWA World Tag Team Championship 2 times with Herb Trawick and Pat O Connor Maple Leaf Wrestling NWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship Toronto version 3 times NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship 1 time with Whipper Billy Watson 5 NWA Mid America NWA World Tag Team Championship Mid America version National Wrestling Association NWA World Heavyweight Championship 1 time Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2017 6 Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Class of 1996 Gallery EditPhotographs of Yvon Robert Yvon Robert against the Green Mask 21 May 1941 Two brothers of the Dusek Family against Yvon Robert and Laurent Larry Moquin during a tag team wrestling match Montreal June 1945References Edit Title Lineages AWA Boston World Heavyweight Championship American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title Boston Yvon Robert Jr dead at 65 by Greg Oliver SLAM Wrestling Repertoire des personnages inhumes au cimetiere ayant marque l histoire de notre societe in French Montreal Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery Hoops Brian January 12 2019 Pro wrestling history 01 12 The Outsiders win WCW Tag team titles Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online Retrieved January 18 2019 Oliver Greg November 27 2016 PRO WRESTLING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2017 Canadian Online Explorer External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Yvon Robert wrestler Profile At OWW Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Yvon Robert amp oldid 1053161154, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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