Luc Poirier

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Luc Poirier
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Birth name Luc Poirier
Born (1962-01-09) January 9, 1962 (age 55) [1]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada [1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) The Masked Marvel
The Mercenary
La Merveille Masquée
Poirier
Rambo
Rocky Montana
Sniper
Billed height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Billed weight 135 kg (298 lb) [1]
Billed from South Africa (WWF)
Trained by Édouard Carpentier
Louis Laurence[1]
Debut 1982[1]
Retired 1999

Luc Poirier (born January 9, 1962) is a retired Canadian professional wrestler, better known under the name Rambo.

Early years[edit]

Before entering the world of wrestling, Poirier started training for shot put and discus as early as the age of 14 years old. His dedication and athletic abilities allowed him to become Canadian Junior discus throw champion.

Career[edit]

Poirier was trained by Edouard Carpentier and Louis Laurence and debuted in 1982. In the early 1980s, he joined the Montreal-based International Wrestling Association as a masked hooded wrestler and was known as " The Masked Marvel". Poirier wrestled as a face until October 1984, when he turned heel and changed his name to "The Mercenary". Shortly after turning heel, Poirier was unmasked by Gino Brito.[2][3]

From January 1985 to June 1985 Poirier wrestled at World Wrestling Federation house shows in Eastern Canada as a jobber. He also wrestled several try-out matches on Canadian television, but was not hired by the WWF. During this time, Poirier wrestled on a taping for WWF Superstars against Bret Hart in a scientific masterpiece in which Bret Hart was victorious.

Poirier went on to wrestle in Europe as "Rocky Montana", and in Europe and Japan as "Rambo". He achieved his greatest success under the later ring name in the Catch Wrestling Association. In the CWA, Poirier began a feud with Bull Power, and on July 6, 1991 in Graz, Austria he defeated Bull Power for the CWA Heavyweight Championship. His reign lasted until December 19, 1992, when he lost to Road Warrior Hawk in Bremen, Germany. Poirier regained the title on July 3, 1993 in Graz, and held the title for three years before finally losing to Ludvig Borga in July 1996. Poirier regained the title from Borga on December 21, 1996 in Bremen, and held the title until July 5, 1997, when he vacated it.[4]

In 1996, Poirier joined the United States Wrestling Association as "Sniper". Along with Kurrgan the Interrogator, Recon, and Tank, Poirier formed a stable known as The Truth Commission. The Truth Commission was billed as being a group of South African white separatist guerrillas, with their name a reference to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

In 1997, The Truth Commission joined the World Wrestling Federation, where they were initially managed by The Commandant. Tank and The Commandant soon left the WWF, and The Commandant was replaced by The Jackyl. Kurrgan went on to compete as a singles wrestler, while Poirier and Recon wrestled as a tag team. At the 1997 Survivor Series on November 9, 1997, the four remaining members of The Truth Commission defeated the Disciples of Apocalypse in an eight-man elimination match; Kurrgan was the sole survivor. The stable fragmented after The Jackyl instructed Kurrgan to attack Poirier and Recon after they lost a series of matches. Poirier and Recon took part in a fifteen team tag team battle royal at WrestleMania XIV on March 29, 1998 for the number one contendership to the WWF World Tag Team Championship, but were eliminated by Kurrgan, who interfered in the match. Poirier and Recon briefly feuded with Kurrgan and The Jackyl before leaving the WWF. Poirier then returned to the Canadian independent circuit and Germany until his retirement in 1999.

Personal life[edit]

He now lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida, retired from wrestling and works as a registered nurse at Mease Dunedin Hospital on the telemetry and stroke floor. Poirier got married to Francia Poirier on June 30, 2013.

In November 2010, he and British wrestler Dan Collins put on a wrestling show for European Wrestling Promotion in Germany, which led to Rambo's return to the ring in April 2011. Poirier was also inducted to the European Wrestling Hall of Fame.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Luc Poirier Bio". Cagematch.de. Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Int'l Wrestling - Montreal #18 Page #2". Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Int'l Wrestling - Int'l Wrestling - Montreal #11 Page #2". Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "CWA World Heavyweight Championship title history". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved April 12, 2007. 

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