396. Doug Furnas & Philip LaFon

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396. Doug Furnas & Philip LaFon

Doug Furnas was a power lifter from Oklahoma and in Japan, he would form a tag team with Philip Lafon from Montreal.  Wrestling-wise they became a well-oiled machine and would win the All-Japan Tag Team Titles five times before showing off their tandem skills in the United States.

Furnas and Lafon signed with the WWE in 1996, and while their start was strong, the duo was ignored and slid rapidly down the card.  That being true, their overall talent is undeniable and deserves celebration on some level.

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  • Other Aliases:

    The Can-Am Express (Team Name)
    Dan Kroffat (Philip LaFon)
    Phil Lafleur (Lafon)
    Black Sabbath (Lafon)
    Rocky Venturo (Lafon)
    Rene Rougeau (Lafon)

  • Billed From: Commerce, Oklahoma, U.S.A. (Furnas) Montreal, Quebec, Canada (LaFon)
  • Key Championships Held:

    AJPW All-Asia Tag Team (5)
    UWA World Tag Team (2)
    ECW World Tag Team              

  • Why they will get in: In terms of a talent, few teams matched them.
  • Why they won't get in: Their WWF run was a flop.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments:

    1.  Won the first of five AJPW All-Asia Tag Titles by defeating Samson Fuyuki and Toshiaki Kawada 6/5/89.
    2.  Defeated the Dynamite Kid and Johnny Smith for their third All-Asia Titles 4/20/91.
    3.  Captured the All-Asia Titles for the last time by defeating The Eagle and The Patriot 9/9/93.
    4.  At their WWE debut, survived in an eight-man elimination match with the Godwins as their partners against Tag Team Champions, Owen Hart & the British Bulldog and the New Rockers 11/16/96.
    5.  Won the ECW World Tag Team Titles from the FBI (Little Guido & Tracy Smothers) 12/5/97.

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