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Canadian Hall of Fame: Maurice 'Mad Dog' Vachon

REAL NAME: Maurice 'Mad Dog' Vachon
BORN: September 1, 1929, Montreal, Quebec
DIED: November 21, 2013, Omaha, Nebraska

 The Mad Dog is still a folk-hero in Quebec today, even if it's not his home any more. From a family of 13 children came the Mad Dog, Paul 'The Butcher', and Vivien Vachon (and niece Luna Vachon). The Mad Dog and The Butcher bit heads and scratched eyeballs around the world.

  Maurice was a legitimate amateur wrestler, and represented Canada in 1948 Olympics in London (he finished 7th at the middleweight level) and in the Empire Games. Professionally, he was always a loose cannon, sometimes the hated heel, sometimes the underdog hero. His biggest success came in the AWA where he battled Verne Gagne over the World Title, and also held the tag titles on a few occasions. For a time, he lived in Winnipeg, an important stop on the AWA circuit.

 In October 1987, he lost a leg after being hit by a car near his home in Iowa while out for some exercise.

 In May 1996, Vachon, and other oldtimers were honored by the WWF at its In Your House pay per view. Though in-ring action may be out of the question these days, the Mad Dog did make his contribution. Diesel knocked over Vachon, and took his artificial leg. Diesel then whacked Shawn Michaels with it and then Michaels used it on Diesel while Vachon continued to get his tux all mussed up by lying flat on the floor, apparently oblivious to it all.
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MAD DOG VACHON STORIES
  • December 12, 2013: Mad Dog's Montreal friends gather to celebrate his legacy
  • November 24, 2013: Our own memories of Mad Dog
  • November 22, 2013: Mad Dog's Winnipeg connections
  • November 21, 2013: Mad Dog Vachon dead at 84
  • November 21, 2013: Fights & growls: Wrestlers remember 'ultimate bad guy' Mad Dog Vachon
  • November 21, 2013: Me and Mad Dog Vachon
  • Mar. 27, 2010: WWE Hall of Fame ceremony a serious event
  • Mar. 22, 2010: WWE Hall of Fame one more honour for Mad Dog
  • Nov. 10, 2009: Mad Dog the big dog at Quebec Sports Hall of Fame induction
  • Nov. 9, 2009: It's Vachon week in Montreal
  • Oct. 23, 2008: Retro review: It's a fight throughout Mad Dog Vachon book
  • Aug. 19, 2008: Knee surgery can't tame Mad Dog Vachon
  • Oct. 3, 2006: Historia hits bullseye with documentary
  • July 4, 2004: Curtain closes on Winnipeg Arena
  • April 6, 2003: Mad Dog gets top CAC honour
  • Jan. 30, 2002: Mad Dog tribute fills wrestling void
  • Jan.21, 2002: Vachon to be feted in Winnipeg
  • Jan.17, 2002: Vachon still has his bite
  • March 9, 2001: My dinner with Mad Dog and Butcher
  • Sep. 15, 2000: Young Olympian was not yet a Mad Dog
  • May 19, 1999: Mad Dog Vachon a real pussycat
  • May 17, 1999: Vachon's bark worse than his bite
  • May 17, 1999: Mad Dog Vachon has his day on Comedy Network
  • May 14, 1999: Mad Dog Vachon visits CANOE for a LIVE chat
  • May 11, 1999: Vachon bio a joyous romp
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