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Arguably the man who put Quebec on the map in terms of Professional Wrestling, Yvon Robert was a star in the business for three decades and is a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion.  Robert travelled across North America in his day and while he was based in Montreal, he would be known throughout the continent as a bona fide star.

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  • Other Aliases: The French Canadian Lion
  • Billed From: Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Key Championships Held: AWA World Heavyweight (Boston)
    MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight (13)
    NWA (Association)
    NWA (Toronto) British Empire Heavyweight (2)
    NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team
    International Tag Team (Montreal) w/Herb Trawick
    NWA (Tennessee) Southern Junior Heavyweight
    NWA  (Mid-America) Tag Team w/Billy Wicks
  • Why they will get in: This is a former World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Why they won't get in: Robert is barely mentioned today.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.   Pinned Danno O’Mahoney in Montreal to win that version of the World Heavyweight Title (7/13/36)
    2.   Beat Lou Thesz or the MAC International Title (10/23/40)
    3.   Defeated Whipper Billy Watson for the British Empire Heavyweight Title (5/27/43)
    4.   Again beat Lou Thesz for the MAC International Title (11/16/47)
    5.   Pinned Whipper Billy Watson for the British Empire Heavyweight Title in Toronto (1/25/50)

Should Yvon Robert be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 20%

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