(b. 1956) is a retired Canadian Professional Wrestler
who competed from the 1970s through the 1990s as Rick Martel.
He started in his native Quebec and competed for WWE
, the AWA
, various National Wrestling Alliance
territories, All Japan Pro Wrestling
, various other territories and independents before he had a short-lived comeback in WCW
in 1997-1998. He made his PPV debut at WrestleMania III
teaming with Tom Zenk as the Can-Am Connection in a win over "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr. and Don Muraco
. Among his in-ring achievements, he was a former AWA World Heavyweight Champion, a former 3x WWE World Tag Team Champion
(2x w/Tony Garea and 1x w/Tito Santana
as Strike Force) and a former WCW World Television Champion
. He retired in 1998 due to back injuries.
He was in no way related to "Sensational" Sherri Martel
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