Tarzan Tyler

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Tarzan Tyler
Camille Tourville.jpg
Birth name Camille Tourville
Ring name(s) The Boot
La Bottine
Tarzan Tyler
Tarzan Tourville
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Billed weight 270 lb (120 kg)[1]
Born 1927
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died December 24, 1985
Laurentides Wildlife Reserve, Quebec, Canada
Billed from Miami Beach, Florida[1]
Trained by Jacques Rougeau, Sr.
Édouard Carpentier
Yvon Robert Jr
Debut 1960s[1]

Camille Tourville (1927-December 24, 1985) was a Canadian professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, Tarzan Tyler. He was one-half of the first WWWF World Tag Team Champions, along with Luke Graham.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Tarzan Tyler began competing in the United States during the 1960s after having spent nearly 10 years wrestling in Canada.[1] Tyler competed for World Championships against such stars as Verne Gagne, Lou Thesz, and Dory Funk, Jr.[1] His greatest success came as a tag team competitor, as he and Crazy Luke Graham defeated the team of Dick the Bruiser and The Shiek in 1971 to become the first WWWF World Tag Team Champions.[1]

Tarzan Tyler died, along with fellow wrestler Pierre 'Mad Dog' Lefebvre and referee Adrien Desbois, in Laurentides Wildlife Reserve upon returning from a wrestling event in Chicoutimi, Quebec on December 24, 1985, in a car crash.

He was a three-time heavyweight champion for Grand Prix Wrestling in Montreal in the 1970s.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. DK. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0. 

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