Haiti Kid

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Haiti Kid
Haiti Kid Feb 2009 New York City.jpg
Kessler in February 2009
Birth name Raymond Kessler
Born 1954
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Haiti Kid
Billed from Haiti
Debut 1971
Retired 1990's

Raymond Kessler is a Haitian retired professional wrestler, who had dwarfism, and wrestled under the name Haiti Kid in the World Wrestling Federation.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

He started his career in the WWF as a babyface in 1971, teaming up with Sonny Boy Hayes, Joey Russell, Little Beaver and Sky Low Low. Over the years, he fought in many promotions thought North America. They included Stampede, AWA, NWA, Championship Wrestling from Florida, Portland Wrestling and MACW.

On February 25, 1984, Haiti Kid appeared on an episode of WWF All-Star Wrestling teaming with Tiger Jackson to defeat Dana Carpenter and Poncho Boy. He appeared in Mr. T's corner at WrestleMania 2 in his match against Rowdy Roddy Piper.[1] He also competed at WrestleMania III in a mixed tag team match with Hillbilly Jim and Little Beaver against King Kong Bundy, Little Tokyo and Lord Littlebrook.[2][3] It was voted the worst match that year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

In 1993, he feuded with Butch Cassidy in Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council. This was believed to be his last year in wrestling.

Years after wrestling, rumours said that the Haiti Kid died on May 4, 2001, at the age of 46, but it was considered false as he was seen in February 2009, living homeless in Brooklyn.

Other media[edit]

He appeared in the Blaxploitation film Penitentiary III.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WrestleMania 2 official results". WWE. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  2. ^ "WrestleMania III Results". WWE. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  3. ^ Powell, John. "Steamboat - Savage rule WrestleMania 3". SLAM Wrestling. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 

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